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Saravana Bhavan USA Incorporated

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1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
408-616-7755
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Saravana Bhavan

The food is good but if you don't like eating too much spicy food and i mean it a whole big pile, then really remind them a lot of times cause 1 time won't help.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
krishnanshu g
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food is good but if you don't like eating too much spicy food and i mean it a whole big pile, then really remind them a lot of times cause 1 time won't help.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Having lived in Tamil Nadu, I was shocked and amazed to find an HSB in California. This one feels more like a Denny's than the HSBs in India, but the food was very similar. We went late at night and had some standards (Idly Vadai, Dahi Vadai, Sambar Rice) that were almost as good as the HSBs back in TN.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

fast service, good variety of dosa and other south india food. you should try the mini idli and the thali.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The food tasted good. The menu and the recipe were authentic and typical of HSB. Initially I was kind of put off as it smelt like typical Singapore Komala Vilas. From the looks of the restaurant; service areas and washrooms a lot needs attention from the management

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Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

It delivers or beats expectations. The staff wirk hard to provide efficient service especially at busy times. The food could be served hotter such as the sambhar and other curries. Staff works hard to keep the place clean .. losing battle given the clientele on a Saturday afternoon ... It is a pleasure go be at a modestly priced family... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We live near this restaurant and visit from time to time. I recently had a takeout order of sambhar that contained a very large, stewed ant--since then I haven't gone back except at someone's request. (I didn't want to ruin their favorite restaurant for them.) We have also been to Saravana Bhavan in Singapore and Paris. Singapore was tastier but... More 

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Jaipur, India
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent tomato and onion uttapam besides Vada and samber. Gulabjamun are also very good. Rice preparations are in big variety. Spacious place but food is spicy Pl

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Carlsbad, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Food is the standard great saravana bhavan offering. However, the charm is missing. They don't make sweets and savouries here anymore.

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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My first preference at any tamil restaurant will be chilly barotta and badam kheer. The poori-channa was also tasty but will definitely recommend the chilli barotta. The spice level was just perfect. And the badam kheer was a perfect accompaniment to the barotta. Worth a visit.

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Goa, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were starved looking for Indian Cousine in the US. Luckily our friends found the perfect solution. Saravana Bhavan has kept up its quality in India and here it was no different. The Curd Rice, the Chutneys just took me back to India. Also, since Diwali was around the corner, they had a lot of Indian sweets on offer. A... More 

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Address: 1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
Phone Number: 408-616-7755
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
Cuisine: American, Indian

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  • Address: 1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-616-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Indian

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