Come lunchtime, it can be tough finding a seat at this popular Indian vegetarian joint. In the heart of bustling Masjid Jamek, there’s always a lively atmosphere here. There’s a substantial selection of a la carte dishes from Northern and Southern India, but to really appreciate Bakti Woodlands, you have to come for the lunchtime thali sets. The Madras thali will leave you fit to burst, while still attempting to savour all the flavours.
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|Venue name:||Bakti Woodlands||Contact:|
55 Lebuh Ampang
|Opening hours:||Daily, 7am-10.30pm|
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I was in the area today and decided to stop by Bakti Woodlands for chapati and a hot drink. I placed an order with an older gentleman with a mustache. I always have issues ordering hot tea with no milk no sugar wherever I go despite asking for "Teh O tanpa gula or black tea no sugar" so I decided to check with him again to make sure I had ordered black tea. I called him over just to make sure and he stated," we don't have black tea", "that's not what you ordered', "I asked you". He started getting upset and walked away talking rudely in his native language to pick up the tea. He brought the tea back and low and behold it was a milk tea with condensed milk. He "stated this is what you ordered and said I'll order another tea and it wil be black (that will be charged). Again, he was visibly upset and getting loud, so I just stated that it was fine and asked him to leave the tea and I didn't want another. He walked away again and started talking rudely in his native language again. Needless to say it was a bit uncomfortable to wait for my food and eat. He brought over my chapati set which I ate, the dish that was provided with the chapati was completely cold not even lukewarm. I went over and paid for the meal with no issue. I really didn't appreciate the way that he handled the situation, he didn't attempt to remedy anything and only made it an issue by getting irate "over tea". I decided to let it go because this seemed like a sad person or he could have just been having a bad day. Needless to say, I won't be going back there, shame because they lost what would have been a repeat customer. Do yourself a favor and go to another indian restaurant where they show some class and better manners. There are several restaurants on the same block take your pick. I went to Saravaan Bhavaan down the block, food was a bit more expensive but service is impeccable. What you should expect when paying for a meal.