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Hotel Saravana Bhavan

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious vegetarian food!

Good food, but rates are not too nominal. They serve authentic south-indian food and their sambar is very delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
ArunaSrinivas
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Erode, India
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been to this restaurant recently for my breakfast. I ordered for rice pongal and onion rava dosa. The pongal was very hot and yummy. The rava dosa was very hot, tasty and crispy. They served three types of chutneys and sambar as accomplishments. Oh ! what to say about them ? Simply excellent. In short, my breakfast was... More 

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Thank PVijayakumar
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at three of these chain restaurants in Chennai. All were outstanding. The ghee dosas are particularly delicious, but we did not eat a single duff dish. Staff were unfailingly attentive and helpful. We will miss this restaurant...

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Thank Miel L
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, but rates are not too nominal. They serve authentic south-indian food and their sambar is very delicious.

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Thank ArunaSrinivas
Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my mom after shopping in t.nagar and i was keen in going to saravana bhavan as it is known for its quality but to my shock ," Everything was cold, even the Idly" my mom got irritated and i asked the bearer to bring a new one which is hot at it really took 45 mins for... More 

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Thank Krithu
Chennai (Madras), India
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

awesome food , very good quality , pure south Indian food if you want to taste visit Hotel Saravana Bhavan any where is Chennai / all over world.

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Thank rameshbabu527
Manama, Bahrain
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had very worst food lunch on New Year Day @ Saravana Bhavan Hotel Bahrain, Cheated customers as 1.500 BD special lunch , but nothing special was there (which not even wort for .500 fils) rice not cooked properly, very bad quality of food, service also bad. Even other Bahrain road side chapatti, parotta hotel lunch meals are very far better... More 

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Thank SUDHAKAR A
Chennai (Madras), India
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

With full of hunger with my family with two kids aged 2 and 5. I asked the readily available food, he said dosa, so order 2 for kids and even mentioned to him. he took half an hour to bring two dosa... Cheap food but worst attitude towards customer..

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Thank victorsenthil
London
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We are big fans of the Saravana Bhavan eatery group and visit this branch in Chennai every time we are in the city. A afresh and ample vegetarian lunch for three for the price of a coffee back home in London! The food is the main attraction judging by the cars dropping off diners.

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Thank Scottannan
Mumbai Indian
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449 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

When I visited the non AC resturant in the first floor , I could see some improvement. I had 5 pieces idly served with sambar and three chutneys and gun powder. Quite good. The dada dosa was quite crispy and tasty. I can say the service is now better.

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Thank plpalani
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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112 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you on a shopping spree on pondy bazaar, you would definitely not miss this restaurant. It is right at the entrance after passing the flyover (coming from Vadapalani side). The parking is a headache and you may end up walking from a distance to reach the hotel. There are two floors of interest - one that offers local cuisine... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?