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Vidyarthi Bhavan

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Plot No. 32, Ground Floor, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road | Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560 004, India
+91 80 2667 7588
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Today
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 158
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best ghee masala dosa in the world

Old is gold and it's so true and more in case of Vidyarthi Bhavan. This restaurant has a bigger space now but the space still seems less when you see the crowd. The ambience is basic and furniture is old but all this doesn't matter because its all about food. I always eat the ghee masala dosa... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Soumya N
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Old is gold and it's so true and more in case of Vidyarthi Bhavan. This restaurant has a bigger space now but the space still seems less when you see the crowd. The ambience is basic and furniture is old but all this doesn't matter because its all about food. I always eat the ghee masala dosa which according to... More 

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Karwar, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

1. I visited for evening snacks after listening to various reviews,TV shows. 2. The traditonal ambience in such a busy area is welcoming one. 3. The moment you take few steps beyond entrance gate of the restaurant , things change to good ambience and you love to sit down 4. I ordered Dosas. They have special texture on outside in... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I really dont understand what makes people go gaga about this place. Crowded, dirty, filthy place. Dosas dipped in ghee will be served on tiny plates with chutney poured all over it. Bye the time the dosa reaches your table it will become moist and soiled by the chutney. No seperate bowl, no spoon, no place for handwash. You will... More 

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

As this is oldest restaurant of basavanagudi and serves one of best masala dosa in bangalore..if u r in bangalore..this place is a must visit...

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are in bangalore and quote masala dosa, vidyarthi bhavan is the answer on everyone's lips, true! It's a culinary delight and most of the senior citizens are obsessed with this place for the yummy crispy masala dosa. It's a must experience but it pays to have patience cause it is always crowded. Finally it's worth the wait and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The food tastes as old as the place! Sadly, the place is considered one of the oldest landmark restaurant in Bangalore. Irony, such pathetic food represents our Bangalore. I would rate a "BIG ZERO" for: Quality of food: "BIG ZERO" Taste of food: Vomiting experience Service: 'Ooooh, What's that?' will be the response from the restaurant's management and staff! It... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Really nice heritage outlet for a signature masala dosa experience. This place is one of my favourite breakfast hangouts on sundays. Need to be early to avoid long frustrating waits. The ambience would definitely take you back in time and definitely worth the experience. Is open only for Breakfast and evening snacks. The main attraction is the special masala dosa... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This restaurant is known for its Dosa from 1940's. even after decades you can find the taste n aroma of the Masala dosa is same. Even Gandhibazar area has changed a lot with time but this restaurant has not changed the ingredients of the dosa. It was in olden days students use to throng in to this restaurant. Now people... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Dosa are great here love it all the time, though you need to wait..whatever time you go there its always busy be it morning or evening .

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have been to this place many times. It is for old timers who want to enjoy the taste of idly, Dosa, Uppittu and Kesaribath. Masala dosa is famous there, so people throng the place for that. Food is little oily and sticks to the hand. Foodies can enjoy the food over there. I like uppittu and kesaribath over there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plot No. 32, Ground Floor, Gandhi Bazaar Main Road | Basavanagudi, Bengaluru (Bangalore) 560 004, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  • Phone Number: +91 80 2667 7588

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 2

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?