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1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
408-616-7755
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 13
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  • 14
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Spicy but tasty food

This is a good family restaurant that offers tasty but spicy food. The biryani is excellent, but quite spicy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
sjcphx_musketeer
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Saratoga, California
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Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I go here mostly for south Indian thali and I enjoy it. I have also ordered dosa and idli at times. Idlis are hit-or-miss most of the times. Sometimes it is awesome but others, I rather not speak (like today) but dosa and thali is always consistent. I like Mysore bonda as well...really nice!

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Thank VJ V
Saratoga, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a good family restaurant that offers tasty but spicy food. The biryani is excellent, but quite spicy.

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Thank sjcphx_musketeer
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This place serves very good southern Indian food. I am no expert but the food feels authentic. My friends and I had a good lunch there and we all liked it. I probably will return soon.

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Thank Nanyangview
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Just love the traditional South Indian Vegetarian dishes. Dont miss Poori & Pongal..Best in bay area.

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Thank VDPReviews
Baroda
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went for family lunch. My second visit. Had thaali. Good. But,should have stuck to basic SouthIndian dishes like dhosa,vada etc. Mini idlis were really good.

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Thank ChaitanyaBaroda
Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The food was average, the place was very noisy and service was average. The staff could have been friendlier. The dosas were good, the sambhar could have been better. Pongal was good and so was the filter coffee.

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Thank Shyam S
Los Gatos, California, United States
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Good dosas, bhatura chole, idly and uttapam. Sambar serving is small, though you can ask for extra sambar. Their Kesari is also very good.

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Thank Pammi K
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Firstly if you have an expectation that you the get same kind of food from this place as you tasted back in Bengaluru or chennai then you will be disappointed. Had visited with couple of friends and had ordered chilli bajji, Idly, dosa and coffee. The only thing that was good is the bajji and coffee. We had ordered the... More 

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Thank manuks88
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Sambar Vada at this place is really nice. Well located and spacious restaurant. Service is not superb and is a bit costly for the food they serve.

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Thank kumariitr
Sunnyvale, California
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The food is good but if you don't like eating too much spicy food and i mean it a whole big pile, then really remind them a lot of times cause 1 time won't help.

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Thank krishnanshu g

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 S Mary Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3029
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-616-7755

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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