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Murugans Idli Shop

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77-1/A,G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
+91 44 6675 1151
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 37
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Quick service with awesome Tiffin.Best for Breakfast and Dinner

Your food is seved on a traditional Plaintain leaf and they serve 4 variety of Chutney for a plate (2) idly.The idly and sweet pongal is a must wheu you visit this place.Ghee dosa and medu vada are other items which you need to try.You are in chennai and keep this too on your Veg list of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
jackmathi
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Chennai (Madras), India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Your food is seved on a traditional Plaintain leaf and they serve 4 variety of Chutney for a plate (2) idly.The idly and sweet pongal is a must wheu you visit this place.Ghee dosa and medu vada are other items which you need to try.You are in chennai and keep this too on your Veg list of restaurents.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Awesome south Indian snack food with idlis and filter coffee to die for!! served traditionally on a plaintain leaf - the chutneys are absolutely great

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The moment you enter the restaurant, you are put off as it was too crowded.. But that's what you should expect in a Udipi restaurant. The food was served on a banana plantan. But the food was awesome... Never have eaten such soft idlis... even the Dosas were good... The highlight was 4-5 different types of chatnis... simply awesome... But... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Quick service, traditional items with variety of chutneys! tried Ghee Dosa,a delicious stuff. What I liked was the choice menu. Not liked is obvious water shortage - mug and bucket for hand wash

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Had received suggestions form a friend, as a must try while in Chennai. All the food was awesome, from the hot steaming soft Idlis, to the crispy vadas, the pongal and not to miss the array of chutneys...one better than the other. The cherry on the cake was the sweet pongal...we went to heaven and back.....the service was so smooth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have been waiting for months to visit the place and finally when we did we were thrilled. Every thing was great. Incredibly soft idlis were great. So were the items. Strongly recommend to anyone. Make sure you watch their promotional video before you visit. (The one in which the lady who was chasing her eloped daughter, giving up the chase... More 

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New Delhi, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

There is no better idli that one can have better than Murugans .. Supple, fresh and chutneys (sauces) are beyond words .. The entire experience on eating on banana leaves just adds to the charm

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Trivandrum, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The only negative was that I had to wait for 15 minutes to get a seat. You will have to share your table with other customers as the place is always crowded.

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We stayed in Chennai for a week, and already visited this shop 4 times! The idli is the softest I've ever tasted in my life, had to go for seconds and thirds. Everything in the shop tastes fab, and the service is super fast....including the bill :)

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Lovely breakfast, Amazing Vada & Coffee, and lovely location ! My Favorite one is in the Highway connecting to Bangalore and an ideal place for a coffee break after passing through the Chennai Traffic

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77-1/A,G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6675 1151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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