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Saravanna Bhavan

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3720 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538-1428
+1 510-791-7755
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fremont, California
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280 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting SB since it first opened. We have been ardent fans dining here frequently. We liked the good service and the delicious food always served hot. However, our last few visits have not been on par with our earlier experiences. Either the service was poor or food served lukewarm as if it had been sitting around for... More 

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reno, Nevada
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

It used to be good once up on a time. The food quality and service have degraded now that they have the brand name. It is overcrowded almost all the time. Food is very inconsistent and service is almost non-existent. There are much better options in the neighborhood if you are looking for South Indian tiffins.

Thank uday029
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2016

This was my 3rd city where I dined at Sarvana Bhavan. Food was average however price compensates it. Restaurant is clean, and menu is good with several choice

Thank KartikJain13q
Encinitas, California
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195 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu along with helpful wait staff willing to guide newbies' first selections of Indian food. All choices were very well received despite my friends' fearful first bites. For me, dosas were the standouts plus super good mango lassi that I could drink every day! Also service was fast and prices decent. Toyed with giving five stars but decor wasn't... More 

Thank Patty8888
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2016

Saravanna Bhawan, Fremont, Ca, is an authentic south Indian vegetarian restaurant serving typical south Indian specialities such as idli, vada sambhar, dosa, utthapa etc. It has a large seating capacity and canteen type layout. Though the food was authentic south Indian, quality was a bit below optimum and below that of a run of mill "Udipi" restaurant on the streets... More 

Thank 198pradeep
Bengaluru, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2015

Rude Staff Arshad !! First time seeing this kind of worst behavior in Bay area. Went today evening to get coffee to-go, its was $3. I gave card but not accepted (Makes sense, most shops don't accept card less than 10). When I gave $20 bill, the staff said NO! I DON'T HAVE CHANGE (shaking his head, in a rude... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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134 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Authentic south Indian restaurant,with variety of Dosa,idly with Sambar,filter coffee.It is definitely expensive.Parking is available.Service is quick.

Thank drsivakumark
Tappahannock, Virginia
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710 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Ordered the special meal and was impressed above expectations! I'm usually a carnivore but this generation lunch we had a wonderful selection of about a dozen small stainless steel dishes with samplings of their most popular and appealing dishes on one tray with a couple of puris. Had a great mango lassi to cool down with. Overall good value for... More 

Thank northernneckinn
Chennai (Madras), India
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491 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Hotel Saravanna Bhavan is a famous South Indian food chain. It's more than a month now for me in the U.S. and this happened to be the right place to get rid of my craving for South Indian food. The tastes may not be at par with India, but it's still very good. The rates were still on the higher... More 

Thank Aaqarsh
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Saravana Bhavan is a very famous chain in Chennai and thought they would maintain the same standards at Fremont. Was a bit disappointed. Ordered for some items which were not available and when we got what they to offer the quality was very ordinary. All South Indian restaurants are expensive in the Bay Area and they can definitely serve much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3720 Mowry Ave, Fremont, CA 94538-1428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fremont
  • Phone Number: +1 510-791-7755

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?