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“Spice explosion!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carnatic Cafe

Carnatic Cafe
Ground Floor, India Mall | Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110065, India
011 41008630
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Ranked #23 of 4,085 Restaurants in New Delhi
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Melbourne, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Spice explosion!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This was my first experience of southern Indian food and it was a wow experience! I had the "Bombat" dosa, which was recommended to me - and it was sensational! The chutneys are incredibly flavoured and we were licking our plates to keep enjoying the taste. Wash it down with a fresh lime soda and then you MUST have their filtered coffee - so delicious.

I'm looking forward to going back to keep enjoying the rich flavours.

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing taste!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

One of the best South Indian restaurants I'm NCR. Very authentic, and very tasty. Loved the dosas, idlis, sambar, chutneys...and yes the Dahi Vada!
Keep up the gr8 work!

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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Wow! Carnatica!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you have been to the many south indian chains in Delhi you would realise how sooner or later they loose their novelty and the menu seems a borrowed synonym for all. Here in the vast conundrum of Dosa's and corrupted Idli's and the so not so hole'ee vada, Carnatic Cafe is a place that will take your sambar away. The menu stands out offering a range of delicacies from the owners home state which make sure you come away enlightened and enlivened.
The dosa's are different and some of them are realistically the most interesting I have ever had. Some of the the menu is unheard of and you would be be well to ask the owner or the staff who are more than keen to help you select what fits your mood of the day. Overall this is one of the best places to rediscover the banal south indian menu in a manner that will leave you happy. truly happy!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“South indian with a twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

if you are a south indian cusine fan
This is a must try as it is serving food from all around south india unlike typical dosa joints in delhi
This resturant serves very authentic cusine from manglorian to chettinad

Visited July 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“An unexpected delight!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Three of us (all chefs) staying at a hotel nearby and went hungrily in search of some decent food since our overnight train trip, and stjmbled across Carnatic Cafe. Wow we absolutely loved this place, none of us had tried dosas before and found them addictively good, we ended up ordering far too much food then staying for a few hours to finish eating it all! And the drip coffee... Unbelievable! We even got photos with the fun and rather chatty owner! Yum

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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