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“Excellent Indian meal” 5 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
Memphis, TN
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was quite special. My salted lassi was the best ever. Our somoza appetizers were freshly made an excellent. Garlic naan - exceptional. I had a lamb korma and my spouse had saag paneer. Both were quite good.

There was nothing on the menu that seemed terribly unique to the restaurant - all pretty standard fare - but the quality was simply the very best we have ever experienced. The service and setting is also excellent. Note, Haandi has recently moved to a new location a couple blocks away from the old.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derwood, MD
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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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Bethesda, Maryland
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88 reviews 88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 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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