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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a vegan person, actually I do prefer meat . and in Chinese culture, vegetarian food is always not good taste. But I do heard from someone that Indian do best ever vegetarian food, so i give a goal finally for the first...time ever. Highly recommend Woodlands ! the food are all tasty , and the place is clean and tidy. on the day, i saw many foreigners and indian visiting the restaurants. I m pretty sure they are not new to the restaurant ! Try their THALI, value for money and you can taste many different food at one time !More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed November 29, 2020

First time at this restaurant and eating such cusine. The staff was incredibly attentive and friendly; and the restaurant, although small didn't feel too overcrowded. It was busy, and for good reason - the food is delicious and you could taste the calmness and care...in the food preparation. I ordered the lentil donut (comes with two donuts and three dipping sauces that are substantial enough so you're not running out); mushroom soup that was nothing like anything I'd tasted - the spices were incredible and it was very filling; I'd also ordered the Ghee plain dosa which was the perfect consistency for me (not too thin like the paper dosa, which my husband ordered). The Dosa comes with the same dipping sauce, which in themselves are amazing. Next time I would stick with just one order of dosa or of the donut not both (the portions are substantial but not so big that a single person cant enjoy it on their own). Overall the experience was a dance party for my tastebuds and more. If you are looking for food that pleases the mind and soul as much as your stomach then I highly recommend you try the food here.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 18, 2020

The space is not large, but light and pleasant ... and superb, polite and pleasant service. I didn't see any set lunch per se, but the thali choices serve that purpose. We also had an extra plate of chili paneer -- wow that was good...and I wanted to lick the plate afterwords. I chose the puri option and was glad for that, as they were light and fresh, almost like an Indian croissant. Two dosa sizes are available, and the server gently pointed out the one we chose at first was "the big one" and probably too big for one person. She was quite right about that! Together with a sweet lassi, all this made for a very satisfying though not cheap lunch. As often happens in HK, the main course for lunch looks reasonably priced but the drinks are extra and add up, at HK$30+ each. Would I go back? Absolutely. The chili paneer on its own would have been enough for me -- and a lot cheaper at the end. We finished the meal happy and satisfied.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Woodlands has been around in Hong Kong since 1981, longer since I have been here. I heard of it when I asked for curry recommendations but I didn't really know my way round those days. In a way, I am glad I didn't try it...earlier even though I have had countless of Indian meals because my knowledge of Indian food is better now. There has been a big change to Woodlands too, they have redesigned the restaurant and menu so diners get a fine experience. There was so much to choose from especially my favourite rices, they had tomato, coconut, yoghurt and even lemon rice. It was hard choosing a rice as lemon rice and yoghurt rice (curd rice) are my favourites. They even have JAIN curries to cater for people on a Jain Diet. The staff spoke good English so this place is expat friendly and they even have zero alcohol beer and zero alcohol wine per glass/bottle which can be ordered or you can buy them at Maharaja Mart. It is pretty amazing, you can get Zero alcohol Rose, Red and Whites!! Ended up ordering drinks as the selections were worth trying. They had pineapple lassi and my favourite Jal Jeera with soda. Pineapple lassi is a great option for people who do not like mango. Jal Jeera is just something I like because of the sourness and punchiness! For food, started on the Onion Rava Dosa which stayed crispy all the way through the meal and they serve it without oil which makes it healthy. The texture is similar to crispy French galettes and they taste tasty with or without the sambar. Next were the mains, the vegetable fried noodles were sooooooooooooooo delicious. They were soft and flavoured with lots of spices. Luckily they asked how spicy I wanted the noodles because I often forget they are spicy and end up not finishing it because it is too spicy. The lemon rice and the spinach mushroom curry were great together. Again the lemon rice is good on its own and I appreciate they used button mushrooms in the curry and not Asian Shitaake mushrooms. Will definitely be back again and it is now easier getting here as it is right near an MTR exit unlike the old days!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

Hi, We are very glad that you enjoyed dining at Woodlands and we are happy that you have made a visit after a long time. We sincerely thank you for your comprehensive review. We look forward to serving you in the near future. Team Woodlands.

Reviewed August 8, 2020

The Woodlands is something of an institutional place in the TST and TST East area of Hong Kong, having offered up vegetarian and jain friendly meals in the area since 1981. A few years ago they were taken over by new owner and management who...re-energised and spruced up their place on the 2nd floor of the Wing On Plaza with new and vibrant decor, updated restaurant website and menu and better overall dining experience for patrons. Now, you find a brightly lit place with nice sized seating area and a wide range of Northern and Southern Indian vegetarian cuisine all of which is well described on their website if you are less familiar with Indian cuisine. Woodlands also offers take-away and delivery, which you can order through platforms like deliveroo or directly through their website. Opening hours are 11.30-3.30pm (lunch) and 6.30-11.30pm (dinner) daily. We recently ordered delivery through their site, finding prices better there compared to other delivery order platforms for HK. Our order arrived in 45 minutes and the food was very, very good. Poppadums and dips were fine. The vegetable samosas were nicely fried and stuffed with a fragrant combination of potato, veg and cumin. These were filling and tasted perfect. Even more impressive was the tasty Northern Thali which included six very good servings of dal, a light flavoured channa masala and vegetable kurma, two more medium spicy curries and sweet order along with raitha, pickle, bowl of pulao rice and two chapati. It was a very large serving of flavourful food and a very good value for money order. Overall, a nice showing from Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant in TST East. There are a handful of good Indian restaurants in this area of the city, this is one we look forward to enjoying again in the near future.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2020

We are glad you enjoyed our food and service. Thank you for sharing your experience and comments in detail. We appreciate and sincerely Thank you for your valuable review about us. Looking forward to serving you soon in the future. Management - Woodlands

Reviewed March 6, 2020

Been coming here since childhood, it has always been one of the best Indian food to gos. Quality is fresh and unmatched, family style and great atmosphere

Date of visit: March 2020
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2020

Hi Ashah, Thank you for your encouraging review and recommendation. We Look forward to serve you soon.

Reviewed January 9, 2020 via mobile

Came here as I was after something veggy and tasty . Ordered the dumpling things and although I didn't see anything about grated eggs all over them on the menu there was . I was almost sick with how horrible the were didn't eat them.... Then got the curries some were okay but we're very watery . We then went to pay and was asked to write a review and we said we would later but was then told if you write one now you would get a discount from your bill .wouldn't go back sorryMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2020

Thank you for your comments and review. We would like to understand more about what dish you tried as we are a pure vegetarian restaurant and we don't have eggs in our dishes. We are serving authentic South Indian Vegetarian food. We generally ask our...More

Reviewed November 30, 2019

Couldn't fault it, great food and great service. Reasonably priced, and not so hard to find. View wasn't so bad. We had the dal makani, rice and paneer with roti. All were delicious, The only downfall was the roti looked and tasted like they were...the day before and just heated a little and given. Remaining food was on point. Perhaps they should give the option of naan so they won't have this problem.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2019

Thank you for sharing your views with us. As we don't have a tandoor oven we couldn't provide Naan to our customers and we are working on it.

Reviewed November 9, 2019 via mobile

Visited the restaurant today especially to have the Chat for lunch, ordered Sev Puri, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri and Dahi Puri. All the dishes were awesome and the service was good. The restaurant has been recently renovated and is now neat and tidy. Would recommend...this restaurant anyone wanting to have good quality Indian Vegetarian food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We will ensure that everyone enjoys their dining experience in our restaurant. We are happy that you liked our chat Menu and appreciate your review and rating. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Reviewed October 15, 2019

High quality, really good taste, price reasonable, fast service and that too for vegetarian, really appreciate their effort. Dessert not good, otherwise dosa, briyani etc. were awesome.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Arun_PE, Owner at Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2019

Thank you for review and comments. πŸ™πŸ™

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  • Woodlands Indian Vegetarian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 2.5