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“Excellent vegetarian alternative” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ananda Madras Bhavan

Ananda Madras Bhavan
3227 E Bell Rd SUITE D105, Phoenix, AZ
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Ranked #809 of 2,563 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Indian
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Excellent vegetarian alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

First off, I admit to being a meat eater. So this restaurant is an 'alternative' for me. It is something I can do maybe once a week or so. We've taken advantage of some coupons to have mid-week dinners. In addition to that we've done their lunch buffet.

We've found the options quite tasty, the portions a bit on the large side, and the flavors something different from 'standard' Indian cusine.

As I noted, we've been there a few times, and plan to return with friends, particularly those for whom the vegetarian approach is a must.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is probably the best Indian restaurant in Phoenix. Granted, it's the only one I've tried - but why go somewhere else when you've found the best?? They have amazing, authentic food, with a wide array to satisfy practically anyone. The service is great too, very friendly, and the servers are always willing to give their opinion. We've been here at least six times and we've never had a complaint! Always great food and great service!

  • 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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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Try South Indian Food for a change”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I am familiar with South Indian because we had a Tamil cook once and the food brought back good memories. This is a vegetarian restaurant with many good choices. For appetizers we had the mini Idly platter and the medu Vadai. Idly are steamed rice cakes while the vadai are best described as donuts. For the meal with ordered the tamarind rice and the ghee roast dosai (think huge, butter covered crepe). We also ordered a side of Naan. All of the food was excellent although the rice was a little understated. I also should note that they serve water the non-American way, chilled without ice. So, five dots for the excellent food.

Service was very good, our dishes came out quickly. Value was excellent, we had a coupon and they have shown up on restaurant.com so five dots. Atmosphere was excellent, the restaurant is fairly new and in great shape. Over all, five dots, we will be back again.

I should note that we went for dinner, for lunch they appear to have a buffet which shuts down and there is a break between services.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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