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“Haandi's name is changed.” 5 of 5 stars
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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
Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Haandi's name is changed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I love this restaurant but we went to their new location last night, and they changed the name. According to an employee the owner kept a Virginia location and sold off the Bethesda, and he took the name. It's Kaldea or something. Still great food; love the salmon tandoori, and aloo gobi and lamb korma.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Memphis, TN
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
43 helpful votes 43 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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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