We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Order Online

Ratings and reviews



$5 - $10
Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features

Location and contact


Idly (2 Pieces)
Steamed rice and lentil cakes
Rawa Idly (2 Pieces) (Sat and Sun Only)
Rawa idly made with cream of wheat (semolina-karnataka dish)
Sambar Idly (2 Pieces)
Idly dipped in sambar
Idly Vada Combo (1 Piece Idly / 1 Piece Vada)
Steamed rice and lentil cakes / lentil donuts
Medhu Vada (2 Pieces)
Fried lentil donuts
Rasam Vada (2 Pieces)
Lentil donuts dipped in rasam
Sambar Vada (2 Pieces)
Lentil​ donuts dipped in sambar
(Served with Sauces)
Dahi Vada (2 Pieces)
Lentil donuts dipped in yogurt
Veg-Samosa (2 Pieces)
Crispy and flaky crust stuffed with potatoes and peas
Papri Chat
Special chips spiced to your taste; served with lentils, potatoes and topped with yogurt and tamarind sauce
Crispy​ rice flakes mixed with potatoes, peas, tomatoes, onions and spices
Crispy wheat shells with potatoes and chick peas served with spicy mint water
Samosa topped with chick peas, tomatoes and spices served with sweet yogurt, tamarind and mint sauce
Pav Bhaji
Spicy vegetable curry with toasted bread role
Tomato Soup
Mildly spiced light tomato soup, flavored with herbs
A traditional south indian sour and spicy soup
Sweet corn cream flavored with herbs
Mulligatawny Soup
Special indian soup based with lentil
(Rice crepes served with sambar and chutneys)
Plain Dosa
Thin​ rice crepes
Masala Dosa
Thin rice crepes filled with potatoes and onions
Thin rice crepes with onion topping
Onionchilli Dosa
Dosa filled with minced raw onions and chili
Sada Mysore Dosa
Thin rice crepes with layer of hot chutney with no filling
Mysore Masala Dosa
Thin rice crepes with layer of hot chutney filled with potato masala and onions
Thin rice crepes cooked in butter
Sadarawa Dosa
Thin wheat and lentil crepes with no filling
Onion Rawadosa
Wheat and lentil crepes with onions and chili with no filling
Served with entree of your choice, soup of the day, sambar, dhal curry, vegetable curry, yogurt, plain rice, naan and dessert
A-'la carte: your choice of entree served with one bread or plain rice
One bread
Plain rice
Aloo Palak
Spinach and potatoes are simmered in species and flavored with fenugreek leaves
One bread
Plain rice
Bendi Masala
Tender okra cooked with herbs and spices
One bread
Plain rice
Bendi Fry
Tender okra cooked with onions and spices and then deep fried
One bread
Plain rice
Baingan Bartha
Fresh eggplant baked on a low flame, mashed with tomatoes, onions and cooked with indian spices
One bread
Plain rice
Gutthi Vankaya
Hyderabadi special tender eggplants deep fried and cooked in special gravy (peanuts and sesame seeds)
One bread
Plain rice
Chana Masala
Chick​ peas cooked in exotic spices
One bread
Plain rice
Dal Makhani
Black lentils simmered for hours with herbs and spices and then tempered with butter
One bread
Plain rice
Kadai Paneer
Cottage cheese cooked with onions, tomatoes and green peppers in a rich butter gravy
Malabar Adai
Pancake made of mixed lentils and vegetables cooked in kerala style
Whole moong dhal and rice crepe topped with onions, chilies and ginger
Chole Batura (1 Piece)
Large puffy bread served with chickpeas
Poori Kurma
Whole wheat bread fried and puffed served with potato kurma
Special Upma
Cream of wheat cooked with fresh vegetables and garnished with nuts
Woodlands Special
Choice of soup, idly or vada, dosai or uthappam, all served with sambar and chutney
Served with raitha and pappadam (1 piece))
Vegetable Biryani
Basmati rice cooked with a mix of vegetables and aromatic spices
Bise Bele Bhath
Karnataka​ specialty featuring rice cooked in a special gravy with lentils and vegetables
Lemon Rice
Cooked rice mixed with lemon juice peanuts, peppers and other herbs and spices
Tamarind Rice
Cooked rice with tamarind paste, peanuts, red chilies other herbs and black pepper
Tomato Rice
Cooked rice, seasoned with tomatoes, spices and other herbs
Coconut Rice
Cooked rice with fresh coconut tempered with mustard seeds, red chilies and curry leaves
Yogurt Rice
Long grain rice cooked with homemade yogurt and lightly seasoned with spices
Ven – Pongal
Madras style rice and lentil cooked with spices and black pepper
Veg Spring Rolls
Crispy patries filled with vegetables
Gobi Manchurian (Served with Naan or Rice)
Dry cauliflower fritters with corn flour, cooked in spicy manchurian sauce
Gobi 65 (Served with Naan or Rice)
Fresh cauliflower boiled and mixed with yogurt, corn flour and soya sauce and finally deep fried in kadai
Hakka Noodles (Satand Sun Only)
Thick noodles cooked with soya sauce and garnished with spring onions
Chinese Fried Rice
Chinese styled vegetable rice dish, cooked with scallions, carrots and bel peppers
Chilli Paneer(Served with Naan or Rice)
Cottage cheese cooked in chinese spices
Deep fried whole wheat fluffy bread
Large fluffy bread
Multi layered whole wheat bread
Aloo Parata
Multi layered whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and spices
Chapathi (2 Pieces)
Thin soft whole wheat bread
Soft bread baked in a thandoori oven
Onion Naan
Delicious soft bread baked with chopped onions
Garlic Naan
Naan touched with fresh garlic and herbs baked in thandoori oven
Assorted Bread Basket
4 breads (naan, roti, garlic naan and onion naan)
Steamed rice and lentil cakes served with sambar and chutneys
Plain Dosa
Thin rice crepes
Masala Dosa
Thin rice crepes filled with potatoes and onions
Poori Kurma
Whole wheat bread fried and puffed served with potato kurma
South indian delightful soup made with lentils, vegetables and spices
Raita (Yogurt Sauce)
Yogurt mixed with carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and coriander leaves
Plain Rice
Boiled white rice
Papad (3 Pieces)
Deep fried lentil flat bread
Fresh vegetables sliced and served with dressing
Reviews (89)
Filter reviews
89 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews dosa lemon rice curries potatoes bread soup lunch buffet authentic south indian vegetarian food southern india vegetarian menu nice ambience decent food side dishes spicy patrons
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the area and my wife really enjoys Dosa. We travel a lot and live in the UK and find it hard to get consistently good Dosa. Having seen that Dosa is a speciality, and since we visit a restaurant of the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank JimB34
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Excellent lunch buffet with a nice variety of healthy vegetarian dishes! The rasum was outstanding and they make fresh masala dhosas throughout the buffet hours. Also very good are the side dishes and accompaniments; green beans, spinach with cheese, dhal, raitha, lemon pickle; the buffet...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sushant s
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Don’t eat BUFFET here! All 4 of us got sick after eating their weeke buffet. Food was cold, old and stale. There are much better options if you order from menu or go to Jaipur. Terrible terrible buffet. One of us is throwing up other...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dharam S
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This is a nice vegetarian restaurant with good variety in Buffet. I have visited this place twice and the taste is consistent. Starters have better taste than the main course.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ankitg445
Reviewed July 16, 2018

I was thrilled to visit this restaurant and the varied menu was impressive. Very authentic feel and very few non-indian patrons the Saturday night we visited. The place was full. Service was pretty good and the food came fairly fast. Everything I ordered was delicious...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Loved the Dosa, chats (Bhel puri and Papdi) - it was just the way it is prepared in India. This is a delightful little restaurant with Indian food prepared quite well. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank hshpn
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

It has been about 15 years since Woodlands was a fairly regular lunch stop. Perhaps today even better than memory. I have some other good Indian buffets on my list but even the exclusively vegetarian menu is still among my favorites in memory reaffirmed today....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LitoralSul
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We have been to woodlands since years now! The food is great for vegetarians. The dosas are a great fit for our family. Haven’t had their buffet for a while now.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Lakshmi R
Reviewed June 18, 2018

During my 2 month stay in Virginia for job training, I've come here for both lunch and dinner on many occasions. My father and I came for lunch during the first week I arrived and my mother and I came for dinner the following week....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Krishnan R
Reviewed May 29, 2018

this is one of my favorite restaurants ever - the buffet is amazing, delicious and cheap. whenever im in the area i make a point to stop by for lunch. highly recommended

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lizzie B
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 22 nearby hotels
Comfort Inn University Center
279 reviews
.31 miles away
SpringHill Suites Fairfax Fair Oaks
380 reviews
.32 miles away
Courtyard by Marriott Fairfax Fair Oaks
227 reviews
.36 miles away
Candlewood Suites Fairfax
365 reviews
.67 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 509 nearby restaurants
137 reviews
.15 miles away
Sugar Mama's Ice Cream
53 reviews
.05 miles away
Jersey Mike's Subs
32 reviews
.09 miles away
27 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 59 nearby attractions
NRA National Firearms Museum
369 reviews
.75 miles away
Center for the Arts
57 reviews
1.59 miles away
Fairfax Museum
43 reviews
1.85 miles away
Fair Oaks Mall
23 reviews
1.43 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Brandon K
May 17, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KSA320 | Reviewed this property |
$8 - 9
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing