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Southern Spice

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37, Mahatma Gandhi Road | Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
+91 44 6600 2827
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12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines...
The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines served up by some of the best Indian and International chefs. Taj Coromandel offers three distinctive specialty restaurants - Prego, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant; Southern Spice, the traditional South Indian cuisine restaurant serving the cuisines of the four southern states of India; Golden Dragon, the Signature Chinese restaurant of the Taj. Experience Global delights at the multi-cuisine, All Day Diner, Anise. Live it up at Chipstead, the Bar at Coromandel while sipping on unique cocktails or indulging in our collection of Single Malts and Cognacs. Authentic flavours, excellent service and welcoming ambience create a remarkable dining experience that is unrivalled anywhere else in Chennai.
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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
South Indian cuisine doesn't get more glamorous than this

I have always thought of South Indian cooking as "comfort food," but Southern Spice shows off its glamorous side. We ordered one of the tasting menus, which I highly recommend to sample a range of regional dishes. This is a perfect restaurant for date night or to bring friends or colleagues who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Chennai (Madras), India
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have always thought of South Indian cooking as "comfort food," but Southern Spice shows off its glamorous side. We ordered one of the tasting menus, which I highly recommend to sample a range of regional dishes. This is a perfect restaurant for date night or to bring friends or colleagues who are visiting Chennai. Bring an adventurous palate and... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This restaurant in Taj Coromandel was previously known as " Mysore " about thirty seven years ago.It has been renovated and named " Southern Spice." Had been there with the family and found the ambience very good with the typical South Indian instrumental music playing in the background and their service was courteous and the dishes were very tasty.For the... More 

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chennai
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Nice selection of south indian food, presented tastefully. Not very spicy inspite of the restaurant's name. The breads, dosas and appams are great. The ellaneer payasam is a delicate dessert made with tender coconut water - not to be missed. Good selection of wines - a rarity in Chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The South Indian food is great. The ambiance is excellent. The desert and coffee are a great way to finish.

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New Delhi, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent food...the best meal I have had in a very long time...amazing staff and a chef who surpasses every other chef!

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Superb food, combined with good service. The Thali is a must try. both veg and non veg. the captain will explain to you what to eat with what gravy. The spread is good.

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Paris, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our dinner here ranks as one of the best Indian, certainly the best Southern Indian, meals of my life. The Taj Coromandel hotel, where the restaurant is located, has spent lavishly on temple-inspired decor with smooth stone pillars and heavy beams supporting the chunky, square-carved ceiling. The attention to style is carried into the food, with individual dishes delivered in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My wife & I dined here during our stay at the Taj Coromandel. We had the tasting menu, comprising a number of Indian dishes. The food was plentiful and very nice. We specifically asked that the food not be too spicy (hot), which it mostly was. I do enjoy spicy food, but only in moderation. Overall our dinner was a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful ambience, good service and mouth watering food. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Chennai.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am sure many of you would have heard about this restaurant. One of the best place to enjoy a south Indian meal with cozy ambiance. Food is great, service is amazing and strongly would recommend reservations. Expats traveling to Chennai, do not forget to check in sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road | Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6600 2827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 39
  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines served up by some of the best Indian and International chefs. Taj Coromandel offers three distinctive specialty restaurants - Prego, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant; Southern Spice, the traditional South Indian cuisine restaurant serving the cuisines of the four southern states of India; Golden Dragon, the Signature Chinese restaurant of the Taj. Experience Global delights at the multi-cuisine, All Day Diner, Anise. Live it up at Chipstead, the Bar at Coromandel while sipping on unique cocktails or indulging in our collection of Single Malts and Cognacs. Authentic flavours, excellent service and welcoming ambience create a remarkable dining experience that is unrivalled anywhere else in Chennai.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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