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1671 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
732 516 0020
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The restaurant provides decent fare for those who are inclined towards tasting South Indian food. We have tried alacarte and buffet and hence have tasted a wide varietyof their offerings. We love their food, authentic and tasty.

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Asbury, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food is very spicy for anyone other than people from South India. We could not finish our food because is was terribly spicy even though we ordered mild. We ordered four dishes and they did not bring all the food together. On top of that, some of the dishes were missing some items which caused the food to get... More 

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

In a scene dominated by all-out Indian vegetarian or predominantly north-Indian fare, finding Chettinad cuisine with some meat options is rare. With this context clear, as well as the general insipid quality and ambience of Edison area Indian restaurants notwithstanding, this one still gets a poor rating... Average food. Nothing to write home about. Most of what we tried can... More 

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Thank UniqueCap
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

we usually visit this place for lunch buffet. this guys offer an excellent choice of items for lunch buffet and quality if food is very good. you have good option for both Veg and non-veg (fish,chicken and goat) food items. its not too spicy and has good taste. this place gets really crowded during weekends so please plan your trip... More 

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palo alto, CA
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

i went for a business lunch when it was relatively quiet for the buffet. but the items were good, especially the chicken 'lollipop' and the lamb curry, along with the egg biriyani. it was better than i expected, and milder. didn't find the real chettinad items like the kuzhi paniyaram etc but i suspect that's on the menu, which we... More 

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Thank malabarcoast
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

was there few minutes ago. Most of the buffet trays empty. veg appetizer empty. Asked to refill and then moved for idli, found tray empty, then moved to bisibeli bath and had to scrap. Went for second round, still few items haven't been filled. 30 mins and very frustrated. Items that were untouched was extremely spicy and salty. Finally ended... More 

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Thank SS K
Edison, New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away , stands this marvelous gem of a tamilian restaurant. Although they are a Tamilian cuisine based restaurant , but they make all Indian dishes equally tasty. They have buffets during the week and which is quite reasonable too. Perfect for people who stay close by and are too tired to cook. There are many good dishes but I... More 

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Thank sid1986
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Food is excellent. Ordered kal dosa , veg kotthu parato, chicken briyani, masala dosa, chicken 65, onion pakora, masala vada. Everything tasted very good. The service was very good. Waiting to go back.

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Elkton, Maryland
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Ok, I do a LOT of business in North Jersey, and if you like Indian food, this is THE place to go for lunch! Most Indian restaurants have a lunch and/ or Dinner buffet and this place is no exception. The difference is that Karaikudi has authentic North Indian cuisine. The kind that makes your mouth tingle with spicy goodness...... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We met with our friends after a long time and chose Karaikudi. It was not crowded and the waiter was very laid back and we enjoyed the dinner very much. We ordered chicken pepper fry, lamb, shrimp biriyani and chicken chettinadu curry,ennai kathirikkai with some naan. All the dishes were extremely good. Even though we sat and talked for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1671 Oak Tree Road, Edison, NJ 08820
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
  • Phone Number: 732 516 0020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?