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Murugans Idli Shop

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77-1/A,G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar | T. Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
+91 44 6675 1151
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Chennai (Madras), India
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Was there for a quick bite of lunch... so taken a mini meals, which was worth it .... that to the sambar rice was really tasty. Taken Jigerthanda that to with ice cream .... it was extra ordinary... worth it to have it again.

Thank Askun
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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291 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was surprised with myself, after so many visits to Chennai, this was my first to Murugan Idli Shop! Food on banana leaf, no spoons, no bowls! The idli is to die for, soft and melts in your mouth. A must visit when in Chennai

Thank Punit29
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, the idlis in particular. They also serve a variety of chutneys and papads. The food is served on banana leaves.

Thank ExploringCulture
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being to many restaurants in Chennai , haven't had these soft and white idlis. Just awesome. While some may not like the way of serving.. But the taste of vadas idlis dosas speciality rice is just great... You will enjoy the great South Indian veg food.. And the desserts

Thank 898atulv
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its hard to stop once you start eating here . I stick to their idlis but they serve other items like wada dosa too. The idlis are super soft and yummy and served with almost 6- 7 chutneys/accompaniments. Do give Murugan idli a try the next time you are in chennai

Thank sachin s
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116 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cannot miss Murugan Idli when in Chennai..the variety and the quality they serve is probably the best.

Thank Ketan27
Chennai (Madras), India
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few veg places in chennai i can go to anytime for their food. the idli with podi masala, onion uttapam, ghee pongal and paniyaram are my favourites. they serve the freshest and mos delicious chutneys thorughout the day. not a big fan of their sambar though. It is always crowded!

Thank oliviam1710
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I go to chennai often and every time i go i travel a min of 45 mins from anna nagar to t nagar and visit this place .. the idli here is out of the world and you must try the ghee onion uttapa ... the main thing here is dont come expecting a light meal .. also remember to... More 

Thank Kush l
Chennai (Madras), India
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Murugan Idli keeps a low profile, with simple interiors, a menu on the wall and very reasonable prices. The food is very good and I find myself going back often! There's a great variety of chutneys, sambars and spicy podi that keeps coming. One of my favourites is the onion podi utappam. They also serve Pongal (sweet & savory) all... More 

Thank kani75
New Delhi, India
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

As the name suggests, the place is famous for its super soft, super delicious idlis. The place is literally an idli factory. You get 4 types of chutneys, oil&podi and sambar along with any dish you order. My personal favorite (apart from idli) is the onion podi uttapam. Really loved the taste

Thank Kush2609

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Vegetarian, Fast Food
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77-1/A,G.N. Chetty Road, T. Nagar | T. Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6675 1151

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?