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“Excellent service - great food at a good price”

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Ruchi South Indian Cuisine
Ranked #875 of 1,376 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Canberra, Australia
1 review
“Excellent service - great food at a good price”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

I have eaten here since 1988 and I have never had a bad meal. The service is excellent (interesting how earlier reviews say the waitresses were too pushy or not pushy enough - perhaps that's more a reflection of the person's preferences but I've never had an issue).
My favourites are the Lamb Korma and dahl markani mopped up with garlic naan.
My wife enjoys the prawn dishes.
If you're feeling really hungry an entree of lamb cutlets or tandoor chicken is the answer. or if you prefer sweets than entrees the gulab jaman (Probably spelt that wrong) is really nice.
The house wines are very good value but you can bring your own. We see the same old faces coming back again and again - that should tell you something - and Rita knows every one of them and what their preferences are and where they like to sit and its a great family atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bad attitude...poor service and bad food...”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Me & my wife ordered Dosa, which was served with 2 types of chutney and sambhar.
Funny part is that sambhar was served like chutney(very less quantity). I mentioned the lady there that this much of sambhar is too less for dosa and her reply was "IT IS ANOUGH FOR NORMAL PEOPLE, HOWEWER I CAN SERVE YOU SOME MORE SAMBHAR". It seems that she blamed us as over eater.....
It is more like a take away type, they will bring the food to your table and if you need any thing...call & keep on waiting..
Please be careful if you don't want be treated bad...

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank deepak2003kc
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OKay food...UGLY Customer service”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

The staff seems little interested in you...your order or your views..."indian" culture is suppossedly welcoming guest but at Ruchis i reckon they dont want people to come as if they are forced to work there...wldnt try again just for the customer service ...go for flavours of india...good food...treated beautifully...

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank Sudhanshu V
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Canberra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unusual Indian”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

The setting is stylish and modern. South Indian food includes the use of rice and lentils, and has distinctive flavours. A particular feature of the menu is a large range of dosais (crepes made from rice and lentils) with a range of different fillings. I really liked the spicy potato filling. Another interesting and unusual dish is eggplant cooked in rich gravy of peanuts, coconut and sesame. I would go back again.

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1 Thank wildersaffron18
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Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
580 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
“Good - as usual”
Reviewed August 7, 2011

The family usually choose to eat at Ruchis in Belconnen when it comes to a night out - a birthday, a celebration or a "what the heck!". We've been eating here a couple of time a year for several years. We can get a mix of dishes that cater for those of us who like the food mild and those who prefer it spicy. Particularly like their malai kofta and vegetable kootu. Food quality has always been very good and the staff very friendly.
Most recent experience was no different - good food, good service, modest price.

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank ActRegular_traveller
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