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House of India

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9350 Snowden River Pkwy Ste F2, Columbia, MD 21045-5275
+1 410-381-3844
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sat - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
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Darnestown, MD
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217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would never know how good the food is by looking at the store front. But walk inside and see just how plentiful and varied the buffet is. The buffet isn't cheap but it is good. I really enjoyed the dahl and butter chicken. There is plenty of seating. The service (when needed) is quick and friendly. They clearly know... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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289 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many non-descript Indian restaurants populate nondescript suburban strip malls, but House of India is NOT one of them. Although the location may be non-descript, the food is very, very good. The dining room is pleasant, if standard issue. The service is friendly and competent. But it's the food that stands out and of course that's what you want in... More 

Thank Hawk470
Silver Spring, Maryland
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is the only place we go to for Indian buffet. They have the best lunch buffet not only in Howard County but I think in MD. And it's cheap, too, for the quality of food.

Thank kilaonig
Columbia, United States
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

OK, it's a hole-in-the-wall place in a strip mall. Service can be a bit "iffy". But there is no denying that the chef knows what he is doing. I have tried just about everything on the menu, but I always return to any of their sauced dishes served in a heated bowl with jasmine rice - yummy! Large range of... More 

Thank Les J
Severn, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Went there for dinner and had the dinner for 2. Everything was amazing. Started with the lentil soup, excellent. Moved onto the Chicken Tikka and Sheek Kabab, both very tasty. Then we had the Vegetable Korma and Chicken curry. Everything was excellent. It was very hard to pick a favorite. We ran out of the basmati rice that came with... More 

Thank RandB1985
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and his coworkers come here every time they are in town for business. This time I came along on the trip. The food was wonderful. There isn't a bad dish. My husband prefers the Lamb Shahi Korma. It is good. I had the Chicken Tikka Masala. It was so delicious. The staff was very attentive and kept our... More 

Thank carrieme13
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

A very warm and quiet atmosphere welcomes you to the restaurant. The waitstaff are friendly and efficient; most of the service is done on carts. The chicken tikka masala is great, so it the chicken tandoori. Would go back anytime!

Thank Chris C
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

You are welcomed by a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful service. Overall, the dishes are authentic and tasteful.

Thank Chris C
Ellicott City, Maryland
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to the House of India restaurant. I will be going back. The great thing about Indian cuisine is that there are so many different regions. The House of India seems to focus on some regions that the other Indian restaurants do not. The flavors are just a little bit different, the spices are more attuned... More 

Thank larryell
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We visited House of India on Valentines Day 2016 - the restaurant was busy and based on the other reviews, we had very high expectations. We frequent really good Indian restaurants, like Chutney or Ananda in the area, and was hoping for a similar or better experience. Unfortunately, it wasn't even close. Staring with the very slow and inattentive service... More 

Thank Rich K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9350 Snowden River Pkwy Ste F2, Columbia, MD 21045-5275
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-3844

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?