A2B Adyar Ananda Bhavan

4.1
32 reviews
$30 and under
South Indian
Adyar Ananda Bhavan brings you exciting vegetarian food, making us a perfect place for dining with family or just a quick bite on the go. Our food is made using the fresh and pure vegetarian ingredients ensuring that we serve the healthiest food. Adyar Ananda Bhavan is reckoned among the best vegetarian restaurants all over India and abroad.
Our restaurant provides fabulous traditional South Indian food, tremendous North Indian food, and marvelous Chinese food for our dearest patrons. Customer satisfaction, immaculate ambiance, superior quality, perfect taste and fair price are the signs of A2B Restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 32 People Are Saying
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Sittoo
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I will give F for service. We were a group of 16 people. I ordered mixed vegetable pakoras and what we got was onion pakoras which came 40 minutes after the order. No one came to take the order for the main course until we fetched someone to come over. Their order on phone is ridiculously slow especially for big gatherings. We were all eating at different times. Some were served right away while others had to wait for 45 minutes. It was chaotic and unorganized to say the least.
They had included 18% gratuity to the bill without informing me and the waiter asked if we were interested in adding additional tip.
The staff is not friendly and courteous at all. Literally have to run after them to get their attention.
I would not recommend this place for big groups. Their service for small groups is tolerable.

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Tulasi
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Vada was un cooked and i asked the server to have it replaced , i had ordered poori masala had to go talk to manager to have it delivered. Thalli was good . Overall mixed reaction.

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MRam
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I think this is the best I have seen with respect to service, ambience and food. Love the huge menu choice, but would recommend warning the customer if their particular order would take longer than usual (as happened to our item that was ordered as the main meal). But very much appreciate that it was not charged to us. Overall, great job A2B. Keep up the quality of food and we will always love to come back!

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none
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The pictures did not match the food, resulting in our over-ordering. The sambar and the chutneys could be more tasty -- they were rather bland.

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HariV
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food. Keep up the quality. You can try more varieties

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Though we had a reservation, we had a 45 minute wait while other larger groups who walked in after us were seated.

Appetizers arrived last. The food was mediocre. No ambiance, very loud and tables are too close together.

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vipCTMDC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Most dishes were tasty. Sambar and samosas were a bit sub-par. Rava dosa was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They did not honour the reservation Manager was gone for some catering job and on-site manager was just too green to know how to handle customers. Their Excuse was - we know you had reservation but then sometimes people don’t show up so did not keep a table for you. We even offered them help to move a table to accommodate our party of 9. Answer was - our waiters get confused as our entire system gets messed up. The only options they had was split your family on two tables separated in a way that they can’t even talk or sit outside in sweltering heat.
So even when we had heard good reviews about the food, making reservation 2 weeks in advanced abs showing up on time, we ended up leaving without eating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Went here for Mother’s Day, was fairly packed but socially distanced. Food was good, the only problem is they forgot the get the masala for the dosa and the Sambar was cold and did not taste like before (felt like it was waters down). We told them the sambar was cold, and they were like OH, we actually advised them to take them back and at least put it in the microwave and give. They took it back and bought back the same cups and it was only lukewarm. Best time I guess to go is when it’s not a holiday or weekday when they are not sooo busy. I don’t think they were equipped to handle a crowd and so the food lacked in taste.

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SanthoshM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

No safety precautions!! None of the serving employees and order taking employees didn't wear gloves!!! Sefty wise I don't recommend

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Sonapari
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered entree and appetizers at the same time. The appetizers came after we were done with our dinner

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FromGermantownMD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Couple of things to improve:

1. Appetizers came last
2. We felt the medhu vadai was not cooked well. We had the same experience with mysore bonda last time.

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AmitM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food!

The service could be better though as we got our food from 1st person until 6th person with 30 minutes of difference. Some people were already done with their food when the last person's food arrived. This put a dent in my overall rating.

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sundar
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Food was good , but the outdoor tent was very dirty and spoilt the mood for eating .. prefer to dine in than outdoors but we were denied entry inside ... took a long timed or food to arrive ... being a Adayar guy I have huge respect for the franchise , but this one in Virginia did not do justice to the legacy of A2B as a brand ... sorry

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AswinA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Service is very poor and for the amount of money paying for the food they are hesitant to provide extra chutney and the sides with out which the main dish can't be eaten. Pleasee provide it without making the customers asking for it again and again and waiting for ever.

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vipSteveD
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great meal as always!!!

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M2NRDFamily
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service is excellent . We have been to this place 3-4 times with different family members since the pandemic started. Our first experience was great so we returned;however, the issue is the serving of cold food, especially the dosa. They took it back; we did not receive the paper dosa that we ordered by regular dosa. We were kind of bummed, but oh well.

We will return, but start with we need our food served extra hot (temperature).

FG
FromGermantownMD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We have been to A2B in Herndon a few times since it has opened. We feel the south indian sidedishes like sambar, chutney, kurma have gotten bland. Main dishes like dosai, fried rice, poori, Gobi 65 were great.

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sudhas
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good experience and meal. would recommend to friends

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vipFoodie19
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great socially distanced protocols in place in the main dining room. Food was delicious!

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vipvltravl
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good for South Indian dishes. Outside Tent Seating in Back Parking lot is well distanced.

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JaniceFrederick
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was marvelous and the service was kind and gracious. Dealing with Covid challenges is still being worked out but this is now my local India food go to.

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vipReens30
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast -had a craving for South Indian food.
Excellent food. Service was great.
Would highly recommend the food.

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Meeraj
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was good.. service was quick..

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NagenderK
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Vegetarian Food... Just Yummy at Right Price Cost

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The food is top notch and reminds me of the A2B locations I’ve been to in India. The sambar vada is always amazing and you can’t go wrong with any kind of dosa. The madras filter coffee is a perfect finisher to any meal as well.
They’ve done a great job with outdoor seating during these times of COVID, putting up tents in the back parking lot and even adding decor. I’d come back every weekend if I didn’t live 80 minutes away, though we do make it out every few months anyways!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came with 4 kids and we requested to get the kids food first and it was kind of them to be prompt. The kids loved the ghee roast with Sambhar chutney and positive. They loved the Sambhar . Then they ordered for paper roast . They loved it too. My husband ordered for Chole batura unfortunately it was not that good. The batura was more like a dead balloon. I ordered latcha parotta and navarathna korma. Navarathna korma was good but expected to see some authenticity but it was more of a simplified version of the navarathna korma . Vadacurry was not as expected . Chilly parotta was good . Gobi 65 and chilli corn was good. Kids loved the food happy and satisfied . Indoor dining is available and outdoor dining is also available. Social distancing is well maintained and all staffs were wearing mask and social distancing was maintained. No paper menus were provided . U need to scan a a code on the table and can view the menu on your phones . Each restaurant had its own speciality and I think they are good at dosas

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HarshitaP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tiffins are the best here. Especially pongal. The parottas with korma are a delight. Paneer pulao with cauliflower 65 would be a great choice.

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Dancinglady
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The South Indian dishes such as idli, dosa and vadai were authentic and simply delicious. I ordered the aviyal and it was nothing like what it should be- quite a miss! The chole-batura is also recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. Waited too long for the one single waiter for over 20 tables outside, even after making a reservation. Later seaters got better service than us. Go figure that one out.

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Sunil
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. However, service needs improvement. Main food came way before appetizer. Also, no one came to ask how things were going during the lunch.

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VimalA
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was slower than I would have liked. I think they are short of experienced staff.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from A2B Adyar Ananda Bhavan using the Order Online button. A2B Adyar Ananda Bhavan also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (571) 752-6028.

A2B Adyar Ananda Bhavan is rated 4.1 stars by 32 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.