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“MAGNUM OPUS OF MADURAI CULINARY”
Review of Amma Mess

Amma Mess
Ranked #7 of 227 Restaurants in Madurai
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Chennai (Madras), India
Level 4 Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“MAGNUM OPUS OF MADURAI CULINARY”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This modest but comfortably air conditioned eatery at Alagar Road, Thallakulam, Madurai is an ultimate destination for those who wanted to have a taste of traditional and authentic food of Southern Tamil Nadu. Enter, and you are in for a grand treat of varieties that are mind boggling. Have you heard of crab omelets? Yummy!! Their fish and chicken gravies are superb. The secret of taste variants in each item is revealed confidentially by the owner Senthil. He explained that method of cooking is like grammar. You are not supposed to deviate.Traditional preparation specifically prescribes which oil to use for what. I was told that for each dish, even pre heating of the respective oil differs. No wonder the taste in Amma Mess is unique and retains the regular visitors. A 'must visit' eating place in Madurai.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Lots of new varieties”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Visited amma mess lot many times for their menu items which includes bone marrow omelet, crab omelet :-)

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Vimprash
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rabbit & Seafood Omlette”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Absolutely finger licking good. Very noisy, very crowded - no ambiance at all but bloody good food. Did not see any tourist at all - almost everyone looked like a local.

Visited November 2012
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Thank KRISKARTHI
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Madurai
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

This restaurant is located on the busy Alagar koil road at tallakulam which is a problematic location if you are going by car due to parking restrictions. The restaurant is very cramped to accommodate too many people in too little space and its not a misnomer naming it Amma 'mess' ..:-) Most of the customers are from outstation who travel via madurai and mostly you will have to wait for a while to get a seat. The taste of the food is very good. Some dishes are really good like fish curry and naattu kozhi kulambu. The pricing is on the higher side but ok for the good food like this.
But whatever the good things that could be said about this restaurant is totally negated by one major factor...the inhospitable and disrespectful attitude of the management towards customers. Running a restaurant is not just about serving good food but also the hospitality and good treatment of the customers. The proprietor of the mess would attend the customers first to take food order and he gets pissed off if you didn't order high priced items in the menu like fish fry or prawns. Thereafter they start treating you like a lowlife as if eating for free! So if you consider that good dining experience is not just about good food then there are plenty other options in madurai which are far better than this place.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 reviews
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“Spicy and tasty Non-Veg food”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Amma Mess non veg food is delicious. Me and my husband continuesly eat here for about 4 days. Eventhou the food spicy.. it was Yummmy!!!!.. We still miss the prawn briyani,crab gravy,crab meat varuval and the chicken curry soup. The restaurant is small and seating place is a issue.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Yogesh K
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