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“Superb Vegetarian restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saravana Bhavan

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Saravana Bhavan
52, Jln Maarof, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-22871228
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Ranked #245 of 2,314 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“Superb Vegetarian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Saravana Bhavan belongs to the chain of restaurants with the same name in South India. The quality of the food is excellent. Service is quick and efficient.

We mostly had dosas, uthappam and parotta / kurma. Excellent!

Staff are very nice here!

Highly appropriate for vegetarians, and families. Prices are very reasonable.

This place is just around the corner from Bangsar village (up the hill / on the left side of the road).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Kuala Lumpur
2 reviews
“Heavy use of spice”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Food here can be very inconsistent but mostly its so over spiced that you dont taste the vegetables but the spices instead.

Try sangeetha's in masjid india or 'WTF cafe' in Bangsar instead.

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“Very rude and pushy staff”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Staff here tried to sell us more food than we wanted and actually got angry when we didn't order drinks. Were complaining among each other loudly deliberately so we could hear. The place was almost empty so it's not like we were taking up a table that would otherwise be taken by someone who would order more.

We looked around at the (Indian) locals eating and most were just drinking table water. We are white Westerners so we reckon there is racism at play here.

The food was actually really nice but they made us feel so uncomfortable that I felt the need to write a negative review.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Saravana Bhavan - Brickfield - very tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I had been to Saravana Bhavan - Brick field and Masjid India. The food is really very tasty and authentic at SB brickfield and I visit more frequently at this place than the masjid India. The location brick field is much convenient and comfortable than the other one. Food was very tasty even though it is at a higher price for some items. The quantity served for some items such as Vegetable biriyani, Pualu etc. is less. Over all it is a nice place to have authentic south indian food. The dosa & chutney, vada & sambar, Idly, tea, coffee etc.are really very tasty. The mini tiffin served is also very nice. Service is also very good. I love to go to this restaurant for a tasty south indian food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Still Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I used to be a big fan of SVB sweets. The standard has gone down now. However, few of their food items are still tasty. Service is good.

Must Try:

Breakfast & Dinner:
Kichadi
Kara Thosai
Parotha (with potato masala & vege khorma)

Gravies:
Vege Kofta
Punjabi Dum Aloo (slightly sweet)

Rice Varieties:
Paneer Pulao

Snacks:
Vadai
Mushroom Rogan Josh
Kara

Slightly expensive, yet a satisfying place.

P.S: A place for Indian tourists if they miss homefood.

They do deliver food with a RM 3 charge. (Fast delivery in fact)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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