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“Very nice buffet.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Haandi - CLOSED

Haandi
4904 Fairmont Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0121
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Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Derwood, MD
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Very nice buffet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

The buffet has a lot to choose from and the food is very excellent. It's also very good for vegetarians.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Reopened! Same great food, beautiful new digs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This Indian restaurant was closed for about 6 months and has just reopened in a new location in Bethesda. Each dish--eggplant, chicken curry, and shrimp--all excellent in ample portions so that everyone seemed to walking out with leftovers. The naan is great, too, served warm and freshly made. The staff is gracious about even packing up remaining naan and condiments, too. The couple next to us got their chutney and raita to go with their remaining entrees. The service is top-notch; just the right mix of attentiveness without hovering. If you're in a hurry, it's best to make a reservation; we waited about 20 minutes for a table--well worth it, though. The only thing we'd change about the new location would be a larger waiting area. With food this good, you can be sure there will always be someone waiting to get in.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“great choice for Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

There is a lot of bad Indian food in DC - but Haandi does it right. Don't let the small dining room put you off - the food selection is full and quality is excellent; traditional dishes made well. We were a party of 4 (1 vegetarian) and all agreed dinner was excellent.

Visited March 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Our go-to for Indian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Haandi is always our first choice, go-to restaurant for Indian food. Even my extremely picky daughter loves the food and asks to return frequently. Drove by the restaurant yesterday and was sad to see that it is currently closed, but from their website I see that they will be reopening in a new location in Bethesda later this year.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Family Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

One of the best around. Love the staff. A great place to try indian our kids want to go all the time now. Especially like the lamb byriani (we always get an order of mango chutney to eat with it) and the chicken Masala is particularly good. Also love the potatoes with cauliflower and the chick peas.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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