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38/B, Kamakshi Building, Circle House Matunga | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
+91 22 2401 4419
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Ranked #26 of 6,776 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $4
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is decent and serves good south indian food....but the place is overhyped....there is nothing extraordinary about the food served here...there are comparable restaurants all over mumbai....however the food here is very cheap

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We landed here after a family visit to temple early morning. No need to write much about the place. The queues say ut all. Matunga Circle (King's circle) has many old and known such places and Cafe Madras is must visit for anyone in the vicinity. The rava masala dosa and fresh idlis are recommended. Overall, you cannot go wrong... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Been there after reading a number of reviews. I will be honest, i was not impressed much. The service was very basic, the seating was not very comfortable and the food was good, not great. I know one can not expect high standards on service and ambiance at this price but i have been to places which charge less and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Easily one of the best places to have fresh, piping hot breakfast that is typically found in the southern states of India. Be ready to wait for a table on most days, though.the space is cramped and the tables are tiny, seating is far from being comfortable, you may have to share a table with fellow breakfast-ers yet the place... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

In Mumbai , if you are looking for exotic south indian food then this is the place . Mouthwatering Idlis , Uttapam, Dosas & south Indian coffee etc. Must visit ...

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Singapore, Singapore
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The thumb-rule for any world class city is that: try the places that are flocked by people and have a long waiting queue. This one is one such place in Mumbai- where people waiting would be as many as those eating inside the restaurants. Not without reason- real value for money, fast service, and excellent preparations perfected over the years... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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51 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This joint is always crowded. Closes early in afternoon around 2.30 to 3.00. Excellent south indian snacks. I enjoy the Bisibelebath here. Do not miss it. All other stuff like dosa, idli, wada are not to be missed. The servings like sambar and chutney are also excellent. You cannot think of having an exclusive seating here. You may have to... More 

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Mumbai
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The only thing that comes to mind about when i think of this place, is that it is 'average'. It has been around for donkey's years. You can go there a dozen times, and it does not impress or become memorable. The food is not bad, neither is the service. But there are much better options within walking distance from... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If you are in or around Matunga and you just cannot miss this place. consider yourself lucky if you find a table instantly ! but once you do, the food will blow your socks off ! The Rasam ( have one in a glass ) and the Sambar are the true kings of their meals. The Filter Coffee is Divine... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

It is not your gourmet restaurant neither it is your typical south indian restaurant (read: Eat fast make place for others). The best part I found during my visit was that the overall experience was friendly unlike the little arrogance faced in some typical famous south indian restaurants like Mani's also in Matunga near Ruia college. I ordered a neer... More 

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Address: 38/B, Kamakshi Building, Circle House Matunga | Near King's Circle, Mumbai (Bombay) 400019, India
Phone Number: +91 22 2401 4419
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Mumbai (Bombay)
Average Prices: USD 1 - 4
Cuisine: Indian

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