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“Good food”
Review of Saravanaa Bhavan

Saravanaa Bhavan
Ranked #18 of 380 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Cuisines: American, Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The food here is good but definitely not as good you will get in India HSBs. Service can be improved, found to be slow. But I will definitely recommend if someone wants to enjoy good South Indian vegetarian stuff.

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Thank MannG
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Saravana Bhavan is a South Indian Restaurant in Sunnyvale, CA. Food is a bit spicy but goes very well with the Indians. 14 pieces mini idly are awesome. One can enjoy Chhole Bhature as well as Masaala Dosa , Idly-Sambar. Dont forget Rava Masala Dosa followed by a cup of coffee..

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3  Thank SadhanaRakesh
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

On Sunday we were one of the few tables of non-Indian families. I think that says a lot about the popularity of the place. Its a great experience having south Indian food whereas most Indian restaurants serve north Indian food. It was fast and tasty. The atmosphere was crazy and similar to a large cafeteria, but great fun. I don't doubt the negative comments of some, but I think its probably a match for the type of place that it is. Just have to go with the flow for the experience and the food.

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Thank dmks
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This is part of a chain of restaurants and the one in Sunnyvale is one of the initial ones opened in the Bay Area. The food is good (not great) and overall tastes good. The service is pretty slow and the place can get very crowded on the weekends.

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1  Thank Sushar
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

* The food is far from authentic food served by Saravana Bhavan restaurants around the world.
* The quality is poor too - don't be surprised if you have problems related to digestion and bowel movement.
* Avoid sweets totally - even the waiters over there have warned us about un-hygenic conditions in which these are prepared.
* Service is absolutely horrible. Be prepared to wait endlessly for service and encounter rude attitude.
* Ventilation is pathetic - your clothes will be full of stench once you step out of the restaurant.

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2  Thank Y K
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