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37, Mahatma Gandhi Road | Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
4466002827
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Ranked #12 of 2,482 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Hamilton New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I took my grandmother here for her 87 th birthday. We chose the Virundh (feast) and what a feast it was!! Very large multi course meal. Suggest you miss the previous meal to fully appreciate the food. Service was great with staff helping us choose well. The decor has been recently changed to an opulent Chola dynasty fantasy theme. unbelieveably... More 

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Bochum, Germany
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152 reviews 152 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

This is a beautifully decorated restaurant with top-notch service! We were a party of 10, where 9 of my colleagues love hot & spicy food! With a name like "Southern Spice" I knew i was going to be in for a real treat, especially as i find black pepper too spicy! Our host, knowing that I don't eat spicy food,... More 

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Every time I visit my family I take them out to a nice restaurant in Chennai.. This time around thought of going to Southern Spice... Big mistake! After getting seated, we waited forever for the menu to be handed(after asking for it a couple of times) and did I mention only one menu card for a party of 6.. The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I had a lovely dinner at Southern Spice. The place had a very cosy and romantic atmosphere. Although I think the tables are a little close and they tend to sit people together. I'm not a big fan of South India food and yet I found the food at Southern Spice really quite spectacular. The place: Aside from the pretty... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

This place is good to have a memorable anniversary,centenary,50th year. Good food and a nice place to meet up with old friends for a memorable fun. Good place. for food and everything. A memorable evening or weekend of a place. Rooms are too sky high for an average family.

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Mobile, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

The service, food quality and atmosphere make Southern Spice one of my best dining experiences to date! I dined at Southern Spice 6 times over my 11 day stay at the Taj. I cannot wait to return. The best South Indian food I have ever had!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Their appams .. & south Indian coffee is simply fantastic! I think I confused the name of this restaurant with Dakshin.( which was equally good)

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Chennai (Madras), India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I need to acknowledge that I prefer restaurants that temper the heat level in their food. So I dont go around looking for authenticity if it means hot, and prefer 5* version of some dishes with mild chilli-heat. Southern Spice isnt like that so was tough for me to enjoy a few dishes, but for some that could mean 'authentic'.... More 

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Chennai
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The newly renovated and reopened Southern Spice is a great experience. South Indian food served in a contemporary style, while retaining the essence of the South India. Attention to detail and ambience was superb. Truly enjoyed the delocious new menu items. Two of us had the new Light Thali, a set meal with "lighter dishes" basically all the steamed varieties,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The restaurant makes you feel like you have stepped into a different time with its ceiling, pillars and beautiful paintings. We opted for lunch thali's on two separate occasions as its a great way to sample more. And its a lot of food ! Personally i preferred the vegetarian thali more than the Meat and Fish thali. The service was... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Spice

Address: 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road | Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600041, India
Phone Number: 4466002827
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Indian

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