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“Back to basics.”
Review of Saravana Bhavan

Saravana Bhavan
Ranked #2,926 of 17,020 Restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Paris, France
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Back to basics.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

- Normal restaurant. Nothing fancy.
- Food, and good food
- Good prices / Super affordable if you're on a low budget and craving South Indian food
- don't try north indian or fake chinese food.. they don't know how to do it..

-But if you want dosa/idli/vada/sambar etc fresh out of Chennai, l guess this is the only place in Paris you should go to.
- if you go in the evenings, its always jampacked and you need to queue to get in

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank vijjih
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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

The quality of the food was just average , when compared to the Actual Saravana Bhavan in Chennai. We had South Indian Meals, but the taste was very average.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank SwethaSundar
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Jerusalem, Israel
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Over crowded and noisy”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We got there at 9pm on a Saturday night. The place was packed and loud. We got a table with one side booth sitting and the other a chair. It was very hard to squeeze between to tables to get to the booth.

The menu is overwhelming with tons of choice. I got a mixed platter and my girlfriend ate a dosa. Both were good.

The negatives: Too crowded and our clothes smelled like Indian food for a few days.

I would go back when it's less crowded, perhaps lunch.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank injerusalem
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Oberursel, Hessen, Germany
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Ravishing Rava Dosa - Delicious and Inexpensive”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

Very conveniently located between the Gare du Nord and the Gare du L'Est, Saravana Bhavan provides authentic south Indian food in a clean, lunch-room-like setting. I am crazy about their Rava Dosa (a large, lacy, crèpe with cashew nuts, served with three kinds of chutney dips), but if you're not sure what to order, try the Tali - an assortment of about 10 dishes, relishes and breads served on a large, stainless steel platter.
After lunch at Saravana Bhavan, I enjoyed a walk along this section of the Faubourg St. Denis, with its' myriad shops featuring Bollywood fashions and Indian groceries. The Canal St. Martin neighborhood, with funky boutiques and vintage shops, is also within walking distance of Saravana Bhavan. All in all, a great way to spend an a-typical afternoon in Paris.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank carolamurrayseegert
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Authentic, delicious, clean”
Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

As good as the original, in an excellent location, and authentic down to the last dosa, wasa and chutney. What more could one ask for? Thoroughly recommended if you're a south Indian food lover.

1 Thank Rohan D
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