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Rathna Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


Indian, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

I recently visited this cafe with friend.It is one of the very famous cafe in Chennai operating since long time..The sambhar dip idly and vada is very famous here and mouth watering.The quality of food is just amazing and one must try cafe in chennai..

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank rea2der
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Their idli and sambar is legendary and we have been planning to go there for decades. Finally,when work took us to Triplicane at lunch time, we stepped in. As I always thought this was a specialist Tamilnadu vegetarian restaurant , I was rather surprised to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank yesuthasen
Reviewed September 5, 2018

I became a an idly sambar fan after trying it at Rathna Cafe. Its probably the best place for Idly Sambar in the city for many years.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kurian_Aby
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

One of the best idli sambhar. A must try. The serve south indian as well as north indian. Place is good but in a crowded area. They have a normal as well as AC dining hall too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gaurang m
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Ratna cafe is situated in one of the oldest and most run down areas of Chennai but pls dont let that discourage serious foodies who wants to experience the best Idly and Sambar experience in the world. The Idlys from Ratna Cafe is truly one...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Praveenop
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Idly Sambar is enough to say what this hotrl is all about...feels like heaven...Highly recommended for Idly sambar lovers

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 264nirmalk
Reviewed June 22, 2018

I went to Parthasarathy Temple and Subramania Bharathiyar memorial house recently. Hearing about Ratna Cafe's popularity especially with different Sambar taste, went there. I ordered mini tiffin and that includes Idly, Dosa and Vada. Taste was very good and no complaints. However the place was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Suresh C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This place does not look very appealing visually but you can get the best food ever. They specialize in Idly and sambhar. The taste will leave you amazed. Many people die to get that recipe and no matter what it is impossible to get that...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank RiyaBS
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Dont miss sambar idly in rathna cafe triplicane...if you are new to chennai rathna cafe is a must visit if you are vegetarian and a sambar lover

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Venkatesh R
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Ratna Cafe! The name conjures visions of buckets of steaming, aromatically delectable Sambar poured over idlis (fluffy rice cakes) and medu vadai (doughnut shaped deep fried black gram batter) If you thought sambar was a Thamizh (Tamil) dish think again. It seems the sambar (lentils...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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