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Murugan Idli Shop

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No 196 West Masi Street, Madurai 625001, India
7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very Bad service & quality of food. Even when only our table was to be served, the whole restaurant was empty, it took at least 30 minutes to attend us.

Thank DrKannan
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Murugan Idli Shop is located Not very far from Madurai Meenakshi temple on one of the very busy streets. No need for navigation map here. Almost everyone knows this place. Even the rickshaw pullers. Food is as close to authentic as you can get outside a South Indian kitchen. Rates are almost Bangalore ones. But it's a must visit for... More 

Thank Raghu_Blr_IN
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its not a posh Restorent . Its like an average hotel normal amanities .Tasty and yummy food. Different varieties of idly are available with different types of chatney. A must visit place in Madurai for food lovers . Tasty traditional Madurai food in attractive price.

Thank Aswin A
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited both in Madurai and Chennai. While all the tiffin varieties are good, idli is excellent. Four types of chutneys and sambar are served. They are also good. Service is also good.

Thank Meenakshi S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place.had.podi dosai.gheeroast and meals.tastey and service was good. On all way.need to be ther if visiting meenakshi amman kovil.

Thank UnnikrishnanPR
Muscat Governorate, Oman
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222 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Madurai is very famous for idly and flowers. No doubt most of the Madurai visitor had tasted the idli. But this restaurant is having it own specialty.

Thank grajesh
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tooo good! Not a fancy joint, no focus on ambience, but the food is finger licking good! The idles were soft like sponge and delicious to the core. The dosas with podi and dripping butter were heavenly! And the spread of various kinds of chutneys on the huge banana leaf were distinctive and flavourful. The waiters were prompt and had... More 

Thank Kunal M
Chennai (Madras), India
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the better places to have idly, with numerous options of chutney served on your banana leaf.! Check out for the price of the Gun powder, before getting served.

Thank Maniyarasan R
Kochi (Cochin), India
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Hired an auto to go to the restaurant as most of these are located in small streets. Low ambiance. But I swear , I have never tasted Idli like this. Their "Ghee Podi Idli" was amazing.

Thank joecha2016
Tenkasi, India
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Murugan idli shop is very good for dinner. As a family we can have idly in night. idli is very soft (just like flower).

Thank tyagarajin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 196 West Masi Street, Madurai 625001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Madurai
  • Phone Number: 2341379

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?