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Onion uthappam

Fast food , Open only at night on NSBC road near khatod complex , made in front of u , the onion uthappam with podi is mouth watering and can't have one though they at served two... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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349 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through this area is a skill. Crowded with all vehicles and those on foot. Shopping here is thrilling. Wholesalers for all kinds of stuff be it bangles, fashion jewellery, clothes etc. Dotted with some great street food stalls n outlets. Plan a trip with plenty of time on hand and be prepared to sweat and jostle the crowds

Thank fivestarholidays
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248 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Fast food , Open only at night on NSBC road near khatod complex , made in front of u , the onion uthappam with podi is mouth watering and can't have one though they at served two at a time , unlimited green chutney ( liquidish ) but tasty no Sambhar , crowded during nights

Thank Khatod
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1,014 reviews
472 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 511 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This place is not for someone visiting chennai. Not unless he has a specific purpose to visit this area. This is an older part of town and the inhabitants are mostly from the Northern states of India. There are specialty stores, restaurants and small shopping centers in this over crowded place with narrow streets. Its filthy but interesting in some... More 

Thank SagarVS
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Mint street is one of the Asia's longest street. This place is among one of the most busiest and crowded place in Chennai.If you are a Shopping Freak and Eat-O-holic then go visit this place you will get everything here.

Thank Anshul G
Chennai (Madras), India
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34 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Only place in Chennai one can see cycle rickshaws once a very familiar transport in Chennai. It is a crowded place these rickshaws travel smoothly.

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172 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Northern India down south in the hear of Chennai is what I would call this place. The railway station and the bus terminus are very close from here. The streets are very narrow and you get all kind of north Indian snacks here. A very crowded place during the day. Good place for roadside shopping as well

Thank kevinjohn1991
Chennai (Madras), India
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55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Sowcarpet falls on what is generally referred to as North Chennai. It is an old neighbourhood and not designed for cars so has traffic congestion. If you don't want to walk, its better you take a cycle rickshaw (yes, these do run here). If you know Hindi, you will feel quite at home here to converse in that language. Why... More 

2 Thank Gupta_Rahul_Dev
Chennai (Madras), India
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

As mentioned in the title, sowcarpet is the heart of chennai with the railway station and the bus stand very close by. Where ever you stay in chennai you will have to visit sowcarpet to complete your list of purchase. It is a business hub. North Indians dominate this place. You get mouth watering food of all varieties but only... More 

6 Thank micronixcorp
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

this is a over crowded area of chennai with a lot and lot of shops. you can get anything for less in this area. but have to be make your bargain. its fun going around the place and definitely has some good food. the authentic north indian cusine can be here. tasted food in a small mess and the food... More 

3 Thank selvapraveen
Chennai (Madras), India
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62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been wanting to visit here for more than a degade. Visited for shopping this diwali. Narrow streets - old madras. So typical old madras. If u like to imagine how old madras and historically u will like it. It still has manual tricycle trishaw which fascinatedme. Lots of shops textile primarily. Chats were amazing. I travelled with someone... More 

3 Thank RamyaKrishna

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