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Hotel Saravana Bhavan

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Thyagaraya Nagar
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102, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, Near Panagal Park, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
(+91) 44 28154662
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent mini tiffin but pricey

The mini tiffin is quite tasty. It packs a upma, sweet, dosa, idly and sides. It is a perfect option for a quick snack of an efficient breakfast. The restaurant gets quite crowded in weekends. Be prepared to wait if required. There is no parking nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Mohan K
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I had lunch and tiffin a few times at the restaurant in Mylapore in the last few weeks. The food is quite good although the portions in the thali were pretty small. Service and ambience leaves a lot to be desired though. The wait staff spend more time chatting than attending to customers. The cleaning staff are in great haste... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Pros: - Excellent quality of snacks; I have tried almost all dosas on their menu - and all of them were excellent - Great coffee - Quick service Cons: - Staff can speak only in Tamil; communication can become a problem - Prices are high; but the taste is so good, that it is still worth it.

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ernakulam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have been this restaurant accidently an I enjoyed whole meal that I had, I had idly with some kind of tomato chutney any way It was wonder full the sambar also very tasy I realy enjoyed the meal when ever I go to Chennai I will try to eat at this restaurant

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Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Once the Pride of Chennai, the HSB brand has probably outgrown itself. Two years back I would have rated this place excellent but now it looks run down, has lost the sheen and most importantly the dilution in quality, quantity albeit at increasing prices is a real dampener! It used to be a GO TO place for weekend outings with... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

For dinner only ala carte service is available for South Indian & North Indian food. We wanted to have Thali meals which is not available for dinner, but had ordered North Indian food which is very average. People who had skipped their lunch would like to have meals and not tiffin items. Hence if the restaurant can provide at least... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The mini tiffin is quite tasty. It packs a upma, sweet, dosa, idly and sides. It is a perfect option for a quick snack of an efficient breakfast. The restaurant gets quite crowded in weekends. Be prepared to wait if required. There is no parking nearby.

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Its the deafult choice if visited to chennai t.nagar for ourchase. We recmommed other to vist if possible to have tasty food.

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Pasig City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I've heard of Saravana Bhavan for several years now, as the best place for South Indian dishes. Having had my fair share of South Indian Cuisine, I dare say, hands down, this is the best so far. I just had to try and have as much as I could during the first visit, so I tried their Ghee Roast, Uppum... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Awesome spread /varieties of food. Taste is authentic and great. Is open till 11 pm and offers quick homedelivery too

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I have been going to this place for the last 10+ years and i must say this is definitely one of the best south indian joints in the city. They are very well known for south indian food and also for the best quality. They are very clean and have a non ac and ac section. They arent too fancy... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Address: 102, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, Near Panagal Park, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
Phone Number: (+91) 44 28154662
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Thyagaraya Nagar
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102, Sir Thyagaraya Road, Pondy Bazaar, Near Panagal Park, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Neighborhood: Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Phone Number: (+91) 44 28154662

Price and Cuisine

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

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