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“Good South Indian food”

Annapoorna - Fine Indian Cuisine
Ranked #108 of 698 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Now we're available for Online Orders from our website
Reviewed October 22, 2013

I liked the South Indian food, especially the dosas. The serving sizes are big and the service overall is ok. The place is in a shopping complex and a little bit hard to find, but the ambience inside is good.

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Thank Sushar
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

So im not sure why this place has been given such extraordinary reviews. Im Indian and a huge foodie and frankly there has to be better out there. We went for their weekday buffet around 12. So food was fresh.

Good
The naan is served hot and was great
good mango pudding
service decent

OK's
chicken tikka masala was standard
gulab jamun was passable
goat curry was OK

Not so great
Sambar (lentil soup served with steamed rice cake ) was bland
chutneys lacked flavor
the tandoori chicken definitely had food color but lacked flavor, cooked decently
dal was strictly okay.
Everything else was strictly ok.

The food isnt flavorful. I hope they change things up.

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Thank smartalec2009
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

After driving from San Francisco and LA , we were heading to San Diego. We wanted to stop at Irvine and have a good Indian food. We found the cuisine offered by this restaurant was good and the taste exceeded our expectation. The place was small but served quick food. It was a bit crowded showing its popularity in that area. We feel it is good place for people who long for Indian food on the road and recommend for Indian travellers in California

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Thank Enappen
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

In a hungry stomach we went to this indian restorent for south indian stuff.Even though it looked like a bar and restorent the taste was good but not ambience.We ate and packed some food and overall worth a visit though not very good indian cafe.

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1  Thank chandra shekar s
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Went here with my family this past Sunday, and was happy that I did! It was recommend to me by a friend, and I finally went over and tried it out. First thing's first, it's small. When you walk in, you quickly realize that the whole restaurant is about the size of a couple of bedrooms in the house. The overall buffet area is relatively small. It get's crowded, and the tables are smaller sized. But another thing you'll notice is that there's almost always people waiting for a seat!

The food was great, typical in the sense of the most common Indian food specialties (Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Curry, etc, etc) but they are made really well and taste great! There are always a lot of people waiting to get in, and it's because of the food. For $9.99 you have all you can eat really good Indian food, and despite the small size a great atmosphere! I know I will be back!

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Thank Bo W
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