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“Great food but plan to stay a while!”

Memsahib Indian Restaurant
Ranked #170 of 411 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: US$20 - US$100
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Reservations
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Great food but plan to stay a while!”
Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

Went with a friend for dinner on a Friday night. We got a reservation for 6:30; when we arrived we were the only ones there. By 7:30 it was filling up. Service is slow; probably half an hour to get our wine, despite being the only ones there! It was fine for us as the atmosphere is like sitting on the couch in you living room, we had photos to share and catching up to do, but you should definitely plan to make an evening of it! We shared one meat and one vegetarian six course dinner. Especially liked the eggplant appetizer and fish pakoras, but everything was good. If in doubt, we'd lean towards the vegetarian option. As stated by other reviewers, the service might be described as "my way or the highway"; they don't box leftovers and while service is quite friendly, I can't imagine how you'd get them to speed it up! Still, a unique experience for Rockville, complete with a belly dancer. Recommend it, just pretend you're on vacation and go with the flow.

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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great choice, Great food, Great value”
Reviewed 14 November 2012

The buffet lunch at Memsahib is a terrific bargain and an unexpectedly interesting experience. There is much to choose from and they replenish the chafing dishes regularly so you know it's freshly cooked. The vegetable samosas and fried vegetables and tandoori chicken are delicious, there are usually several vegetarian curry choices including chick peas, egg-plant and spinach and a couple of meat dishes - butter chicken and rogan goat or lamb, abundant nan and puri and a dessert to finish - all for about $11.00! Throw in bollywood dancers on the screen, and low level couch seating and you have a unique and enjoyable combination. It is all supervised by an amiable Indian couple with the wife running the restaurant and the husband the kitchen, guaranteeing an authentic experience.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome !”
Reviewed 22 August 2012

Took friends for a get together. The sumptuous six course meal was very good ! My friends were very happy and were talking about the meal even a week later. The belly dancing was very entertaining.

Visited August 2012
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Virginia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Absolutely the best Indian food around”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I have been to Mem Sahib since they started in Onley, Maryland. I am an Indian and have not had this good Indian food anywhere in DC area. The Tandoori Chicken is the best that you would anywhere around. It takes time but that is the idea, relax and enjoy. If you like Indian food or ready to try something new, you just can not go wrong.

  • Visited January 2012
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“The best of the best”
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I love Indian food and Mem sahib is the best Indian restaurant in Maryland

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