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1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
408-616-7755
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Quality South Indian food

Good dosas, bhatura chole, idly and uttapam. Sambar serving is small, though you can ask for extra sambar. Their Kesari is also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Pammi K
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Los Gatos, California, United States
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Los Gatos, California, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Good dosas, bhatura chole, idly and uttapam. Sambar serving is small, though you can ask for extra sambar. Their Kesari is also very good.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Firstly if you have an expectation that you the get same kind of food from this place as you tasted back in Bengaluru or chennai then you will be disappointed. Had visited with couple of friends and had ordered chilli bajji, Idly, dosa and coffee. The only thing that was good is the bajji and coffee. We had ordered the... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sambar Vada at this place is really nice. Well located and spacious restaurant. Service is not superb and is a bit costly for the food they serve.

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Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 3 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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16 reviews
7 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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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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61 reviews
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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60 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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