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“Our favorite South Indian restaurant”

Guru Lukshmi South Indian Cuisine
Ranked #48 of 1,665 Restaurants in Mississauga
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentic South Indian pure-vegetarian family Restaurant. specialist in Varieties of Home made Dosa.No commercial cooks owners cook themselves to keep the authentic taste and cleanliness.Been in business since 2003 beautiful decor try to come on weekdays to avoid weekend rush "GtA's Most Passonate Dosa Maker' Toronto Star
Brampton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Our favorite South Indian restaurant”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

After having lived in Mysore/Bangalore for 10 years, I know a great dosa when I taste one. We have tried tons of places in the GTA which 'claim' to be authentic, but Guru Lukshmi is the real deal. Starting from the sambhar to the chutneys to the dosas, these are the tastes you can find in Karnataka/Tamil Nadu.
I agree, the prices are steep, but it is a treat to go once in awhile. Their medu vadas are delicious, so crispy and light. I always get the Mysore dosa, very flavorful, just like they make them in Mysore. Their Rawa dosa and other specialty dosas are just as good too. Their filter coffee is excellent and a great way to end a meal.
This location and the decor/seating beats the one they had earlier, which was dingy and cramped, but nonetheless, we still used to visit it simply because of the food.
I've always found the staff to be friendly and helpful and yes, even though the place is extremely crowded, but once you get seated, you are good to go. I never felt rushed.
It is better to visit during the weekdays before 7 pm.

  • Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent dosas.....staff with attitude”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

First the positives:
1. Flavourful food
2. Wide range of dosas to suit all palates
3. Good presentation...attractive serving dishes (thankfully no stainless steel, except cutlery)
4. Good decor
Now, what turned me off:
1. Staff have a poor attitude towards customers (except customers that were white). Was served by Bhargava (he was excellent and recommended me a dosa). The attitude came from Miken who seemed to be in a big rush to get me to leave.
2. Poor presentation of the bill. Just plonked on the table by Miken (not in a folder or tray)
3. More expensive than other South Indian restaurants. Management claims of fresh ingredients to justify high price is not veriable

  • Visited August 2013
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Mississauga, Canada
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12 reviews
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“excellent dosas, average service”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Dosas are amazing. Chutneys are awesome. Weekend wait times are horrible, upwards of 45 mins for even two people. And staff seem to try to just push you out as soon as you are done eating. Try only weekdays for better service, as food quality is pretty consistent.

  • Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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“Great Dosa”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great South Indian cuisine.
I enjoyed my Masala Dosa, Mango Lassi, Pista Kulfi, and Masala tea.
I will definitely be coming back again.
They need to expand. The place is packed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ontario
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Need to expand”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Only reason I can't give it a 5 is because of the long wait times. No matter when you come it's packed and while that's great for business I would seriously support expanding! However I agree with the philosophy that if it gets to big then quality suffers. Keep up the great work.

  • Visited June 2013
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