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Pelita Nasi Kandar

Thiagaraya Road, T Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India (Thyagaraya Nagar)
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Ranked #381 of 2,145 restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Cuisines: Malaysian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Thyagaraya Nagar
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

One of the best for families to dine. Good food , friendly staff , homely , reasonable , variety of menu to choose. Not to miss in your menu, Seer fish head , Jumbo prawns with shell, and squid. One restaurant not to be missed. We visit on and often and everytime it is same the taste.

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Madurai
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

You walk in with a lot of expectations but the service and the food sets you back.Not very authentic Malaysian food.More like the the food you get in small indian restaurants in Malaysia.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

food is great for those miss malaysian taste. location is excellent in T nagar. nasi lemak doesn't taste good compared to the origanal one in malaysia...please order the nasi kandar.

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chennai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

They are god but when you ask for nasi lemak,, they don't give you the authentic nasi lemak chili.. instead they give you some rubbish with anchovies.. Service is good The location is good.. Their nais padand lack varieties.. Too bad , they have no mee siam or mee soto or even mee rebus.. they cater more for indian taste..... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I'm Indonesian and whenever I'm bored with Indian food, this is the only place to go in Chennai for something similar to Indonesian food. Nasi kandar is quite tasty and offer something different to Indian food, and the fried quail is my favorite. Martabak is just like the one I find at home. The sweet ice tea (Teh O) is... More

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Kulim, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Try "nasi campur" which is rice with lot of gravy. Super nice! And all sort of roti. But don't really like the fried stuff eg "mee goreng" and "nasi goreng". Not nice.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Want a decent place to sit down and enjoy some delicious food after a hectic shopping in Pondy Bazar market; nothing can be better than Pelita. Reasonable price, must try the Milesian food here (Non veg better). Casual dining with indoor and outdoor sitting. Considering it is a busy restaurant, food served is pretty fast.

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Bangalore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife is from Malaysia , I am an Indian, I want my wife to taste Food, We had a god Lunch there, But as per my wife taste buds , She says that the restaurant in Kl Malaysia taste is different what she ate it here is different.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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157 reviews 157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I have never had Malaysian food thus cannot confirm whether the food is authentic Malay or not. However I can confirm that I had a plate of Squid Fried Rice( probably callled Nasi Goreng Sotong) and it was nice. I like experimenting with new food and the Menu card made me target a few more dishes which I would want... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

A good restaurant with authentic malay food, visited the place more than 7-8 times....value for money and a nice place to visit with the family

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