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Woodlands - Langley Park

8046 New Hampshire Ave.
Langley Park, MD 20783

301-434-4202

301-434-4207

Neighborhood: Langley Park

Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian

Opening Hours:
Open daily for lunch 11:30 to 3 and dinner 5:30 to 10.

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Nearby Metro Stops: Silver Spring

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://www.woodlandsrestaurants.com

Best Dishes:
Masala dosa; baigan bharta; vegetable korma; malai kofta; palak paneer.

Price Details:
Lunch buffet $6.95 weekdays, $8.95 weekends; appetizers $3.50 to $7.50; dinner entrées $6.95 to $14.75.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2012: Woodlands

Cheap Eats 2012

You can blow a hundred bucks on brunch for two at a hotel, or for about $20 you can swing by one of these no-frills southern Indian restaurants for their fantastic weekend buffet. Most cuisines suffer when dishes sit under heat lamps or atop warmers, but vegetarian-friendly southern Indian cooking lends itself well to the tray table. And these London imports have long delivered one of the most satisfying buffets in the area.

There’s always a steady supply of dosas—the thin rice-flour crepes stuffed with potato and onion, to be torn apart and dipped into coconut chutney—and the curries are swapped out when they get low. Ordering off the menu has its own rewards—a wider selection, particularly of the curries and breads.

Also good: Malai kofta, vegetable dumplings in almond curry; bhangan bhartha, stewed eggplant; aloo gobi, spiced potatoes and cauliflower.