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2444 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401-3719
+1 410-266-6355
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Vienna, Maryland
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

As soon as we walked in we were welcomed by the wonderful aroma of what was to come:) This was our first visit and will be followed up many times in the future for sure!! The service was on point and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend:)

Thank LynnJewell
Columbia, MD
Level Contributor
28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

There aren't many Indian choices in Annapolis, but Basmati is the best. Starting with the pappadam (sp?), which is the best I've ever had, through the rice or meat dishes, the food and service are great. I like that they ask how spicy you'd like your dish, even for things that aren't traditionally spicy (korma or masala), so you can... More 

Thank redrandy
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I hate to review when I've only visited at lunch, but the lunch is worth a visit! The buffet is generous in its selection and the food was all well prepared and incredibly tasty. It's also a very reasonable price, given the quality and quantity of food! The service was attentive, offering to refill drinks, clear plates, and generally making... More 

Thank Jessica F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Basmati offers a reasonbly priced bufffet with a great, delicious selection of vegetarian and meat dishes. Buffet also includes soup, naan, pakoras, rice, two desserts, salads and favorable sauces. Cinnamon spiced Indian tea also comes with the meal. They've modernized their buffet serving dishes which is very nice. Lovely decor is nice for having special occasions there such as birthdays.... More 

Thank 4ever_rose
Level Contributor
28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Consistently great service and great food. Never fails to deliver a great meal. I would like a little more white wine selection, but really what they have is good. I would recommend this restaurant and plan on going back again. I wish they would deliver to my house! I'll have to work on that. :-)

Thank betsybeee
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Basmati has an incredible lunch buffet with fresh hot naan bread, soup, salad, rice and at least 3-4 entree selections plus dessert. It is delicious every time. The tables are set with crisp white tablecloths, with friendly, attentive staff there to greet and welcome you. It has a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Thank Gregory T
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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667 reviews
388 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We were greeted immediately and the servers were attentive the entire time we were there. The buffet had a large selection of items and was very reasonably priced and included salad, fresh fruit, tea, and dessert in addition to the main dishes.

Thank Melaney68
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The food was wonderful, the service was top shelf and the owner was very gracious. This place belongs on your to do list if in Annapolis

Thank OwenWilmington_NC
Corpus Christi, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We went there on a date night and it was great. The food was excellent and we had very good service throughout the night. We both had meat samosas for appetizers and chicken tikka masala with garlic naan and some wine. The price was reasonable; not cheap but not overly expensive. One thing of note was that it was Saturday... More 

Thank M061656
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious and very well prepared buffet, comes with chai too. Today's even included malai kofta my very very favorite. I am coming back for more for sure

Thank Catherine N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2444 Solomons Island Rd, Annapolis, MD 21401-3719
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-266-6355

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?