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Nasi Kandar Pelita

Thyagaraya Nagar
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No. 17 & 18, Appaswamy Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road,Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
044 24335759
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has good taste, but not original malaysian taste. It's more like malaysian cuisine with indian taste. That doesn't mean that the food wasn't good, because it was. The service was excellent: nice and quick. But my fav there were the drinks. The watermelon juice is so nice. You can taste that it's 100% fruit with no added sugar and... More 

Thank asdewi
Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

three of us visted for dinner. the restaurant is a mish mash of styles, in some places done up like a fine dine restaurant and in some places like a fast food joint. The menu is also confusing, while claiming to be a malaysian speciality restaurant it has North indian, chinese and south Indian categories. The AC was not effective... More 

Thank rkumar65
Lansdowne, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The place serves some excellent Malaysian food. Its simple but refreshing change in Chennai. The quality of food is good and service is excellent.

Thank siddval
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Located in the Busy streets of Pondy Bazaar T Nagar, this restaurant is very easy to find opposite to Holy Angels school and just before KFC... This restaurant serve authentic Malay food which you can easily find while having a walk through in Malaysia Streets... From the famous cold coffee and Milo till the Satay sticks, everything is available there...... More 

Thank Isa2403
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142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Had gone here with family, situated in Pony Bazaar This restaurant specialises in malaysian food in particular. The ambience was jus good and the surrounding clean, the food was just Ok. Maybe since its a different taste it didnt go well with my taste buds. But worth a try once for Malaysian food. Since Pondy Bazaar and T Nagar is... More 

Thank Karthik V
Bothell, Washington
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

I expected authentic malaysian food. Food is okay didn't taste like authentic. Service was slow. Bit expensive. Kal dosai was soft

Thank Deiva M
Chennai (Madras), India
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53 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Having traveled in Malaysia and tasted the variety of cuisine there, tried this place last year. It is just authentic with tasty nasi lemak and iced tea - what I had seen in KL and Penang. Also is pocket friendly and ideal for family visits with generous amount of south Indian and north Indian dishes in the menu. Will recommend... More 

Thank RaviCSK
Chennai (Madras), India
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309 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Pelita Nasi Kandar is a restaurant located in Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar in heart of Chennai. You can see a lot of Malaysian food lovers here. The food is quite authentic. I loved the Full Grilled fish cooked in Malaysian style. Must visit place.

Thank AshokMela
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Offers a different variety of food. Do try the noodles - is very good. Not very expensive and can be a great place for a good dinner.

Thank Karthik M
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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

i am a huuuge fan of malaysian food and when we learnt of an authentic place in chennai i jumped at the chance to take the kids. starters: none ordered as we were two kids and me which would mean they would over-order the main course hence leading to wastage of food. my favourite dish is the chicken satay and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Malaysian, Halal, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 17 & 18, Appaswamy Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road,Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Neighborhood: Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Phone Number: 044 24335759

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