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Review of Kumar Mess

Kumar Mess
Ranked #6 of 232 Restaurants in Madurai
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed March 29, 2014

Went to their town hall road branch near railway station. Dont be alarmed by the 'mess' in the name. Its a clean nice lunch/dinner restaurant in a renovated old house.

chilly level- not as spicy as andhra/rajastan/kerala,a bit spicy for western palette (But its probably the best level of heat for the dishes on menu). The food served is made to their traditionnal time tested recipes so no point asking them to change anything.

Must try- biriyani,keema balls fry/ curry,boneless crab,prawns fry/curry,crab omlette (or just ask the staff for kumar mess specials)

Taste,cleanliness,staff attitude/service,value for money all five stars.

This is one place you shouldnt miss if you are going to madurai.

when i went there i ordered just the biriyani and keema fry.they served onion/curd salad and mutton gravy with it. and additionally they started giving small cups of different gravies and i ordered full portions of whatever i tried. Over that, staff recommended to try seafood and i tried their prawn fry and crab omlette.

The portion sizes are good for one person and its possible to manage three to four sides with a biriyani(if you are a good foodie).
We ordered two mutton biriyani with one keema fry,prawns fry,prawns curry,and crab omlette between the two of us.
The bill came to Rs.840/-. Totally worth every single rupee. The food was more than enough but kept eating just because of the taste. And after eating (i had more than three fourth of what we ordered)so much i did not feel uncomfortable at all and in fact was feeling pretty light and well.

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

I loved the Kumar Mess restaurant. The service was exceptional and the menu had a good variety to choose from. The food was delicious and very timely in preparation. Overall, the prices are also good, but can be considered expensive only because portions are quite small.

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Thank TexanTrvlr
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Its a typical Madurai mess style restaurant that has been popular with the local community for more than 15 years now. They started at Tallakulam only as a dinner only place for idlis, dosas & parottas. They then expanded to serve lunch and now they have three branches in the city. Their first joint at Tallakulam is still popular among the locals whereas their much newer joint at town hall road close to the Railway station is popular among travelers & tourists. They were very popular for idli & dosa along with their non veg gravies and dishes.

Now their lunch is also good offering from biriyani's to non veg meals. I would prefer going here for dinner to have idlis and dosas along with their non veg dishes. Their chilli chicken dry is good with a fusion of hot & sweet tastes. Their mutton chukka, chicken chukka, fish, prawns and brain fries are too good. They have all the popular Madurai dishes like spleen roast, liver roast, thalai kari and mutton dosa. They serve hygenic and quality food.

The branch on town hall road is a renovated old house that looks like a heritage home. A nicely done place with good food.

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Thank Saravanaraj
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Reviewed January 21, 2014

Just nearby the railway station. Their biryanis are worth to taste. Apart from the rice they give , curry in a bowl which is sufficient for any extra person with you who is having a plain rice. The chicken Chettinad was nicely prepared. Rasam was good. This restaurant serves food on plantain leaves and very efficient in cleaning. There are several staffs who will look after you and cater any needs while you are eating. Seating was very cosy with sofa and granite table. There were Air conditioned hall and normal seating hall as well. Outside there was a ice cream stall and pan stall as well.

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1  Thank traveller_Schmidt
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had a simple meal at Kumar Mess but were completely satisfied with the attention we received and the excellent food we were given. A great local experience and one not to be missed.

Thank Paul H
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