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Southern Spice

Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
+91 44 6600 2827
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thali” (39 reviews)
“appam” (35 reviews)
“mutton stew” (5 reviews)
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
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Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and ate at the restaurant on more than one occasion. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent. Be hungry though because the portions are big.

Thank saunders290
Reviewed March 6, 2017

If I'm not wrong, there aren't many fine-dining restaurants serving Southern Indian food here in Chennai. But even if there were, this would definitely be among the top ones. Be it the ambience, service or the food, it was all brilliant from start to finish....More

Thank Vijayk1981
Reviewed January 31, 2017

I have been to many places and tried many Southern Indian restaurants, and I finally found the ultimate Southern Indian experience. My search is over. Southern Spice Restaurant, located inside the Taj Coromandel Hotel is the ultimate experience. When you eat at Southern Spice Restaurant,...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed January 29, 2017

We had planned to try to visit this restaurant and someone recommended it to us also - so that clinched it. The food and service were outstanding and I would not hesitate to return and recommend it to anyone.

Thank Snowyontour
Reviewed January 27, 2017

Food excellent quality.Staff go out of their way give you an excellent experience of the restaurant cuisine and give you an opportunity to taste.

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Taj Coromandel is the hotel where I started my career. 40 years back.Worked in Kitchen,Banquet,Golden Dragon (Chinese Restaurant)and Indian Restaurant Mysore. Taj hotel has now renovated .Couldn't find Mysore Indian Restaurant so we went and had S. Indian food at Southern Spice. Food was excellent....More

Thank Bijendra V
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The friendly wait staff will take to great lengths to explain to you each dish's origins, how to consume it and what to consume it with. Service staff is attentive and has a good sensing on what the customer requires or might need.

Thank ShaunSNJ
Reviewed December 29, 2016

This was by far our best meal in India. Not knowing what would be best to try we both went for a banquet meal with the thought that we would try a little bit of everything. Well, we certainly felt like we tried everything, but...More

Thank Beanbear
Reviewed December 21, 2016

My daughter and I had a lovely evening of indulgence at this gem of a restaurant. We opted for the cheapest "feast" option and were not disappointed. We were presented with several courses of the most delicious Indian food. The waiters were very attentive and...More

Thank Algis K
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Southern Spice is the restaurant to go to if one is looking for traditional South Indian food. The Lady Fish starter and the Prawns are good. Try the Alleppy Fish curry with Apams and round up the dinner with the Elaneer Payasam and you could...More

Thank isaac24
Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
Being one of the oldest areas of Chennai, Nugambakkam
is not just a commercial
hub with various educational
institutions, premium hotels and government
but the Rutland Gate Road here is one of the
most expensive neighbourhoods in the
city. The
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Sarah S
November 6, 2016|
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Response from 224shivag | Reviewed this property |
No there is no such thing now . Think it was in another propoerty which I saw shut for renovation
September 19, 2015|
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Response from mrb75 | Reviewed this property |
While there is uncertainty until we really go into the kitchen of the restaurant. .at all such restaurants we have to assume this has to be true that things are kept different...i think the staff was quite sensitive and... More
Ranga R
April 28, 2015|
Response from SatishChn | Reviewed this property |
Nothing wrong in writing an email to the hotel. They are really a bunch of nice people. So they will really ask the Chef. But what happens after that is suspense.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $38
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
  • Neighborhood: Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6600 2827
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The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines served up by some of the best Indian and International chefs. Taj Coromandel offers three distinctive specialty restaurants - Prego, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant; Southern Spice, the traditional South Indian cuisine restaurant serving the cuisines of the four southern states of India; Golden Dragon, the Signature Chinese restaurant of the Taj. Experience Global delights at the multi-cuisine, All Day Diner, Anise. Live it up at Chipstead, the Bar at Coromandel while sipping on unique cocktails or indulging in our collection of Single Malts and Cognacs. Authentic flavours, excellent service and welcoming ambience create a remarkable dining experience that is unrivalled anywhere else in Chennai.
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