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“Savory & Satisfying”
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Ranked #20 of 472 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Delighted to find this culinary treasure. Wonderful dishes with considerate service. Plan to return to sample more divine combinations.

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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Food is OK. But as far as the charges goes, they literally overcharged us.
The menu said $10 for Mumbai Thali and instead charged us $15 for the same. Quoting the reason that $5 for packaging. we was stunned that r u serious? but had no choice as we were hungry.
I would say that they fooled us in front our eyes. inspite of we knowing that they are telling a lie here even after having their menu in our hand, we could not do anytihng bu go for it as we had to kill our hunger.
this is not acceptable.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

A little spendy but very nice. Wait staff was awesome. We got way too much food so be careful and don't over order. I will certainly be back

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Reviewed March 23, 2014

The rule is very simple. Any Indian restaurant that attempts to include both North and South Indian cuisines in its menu, along with the now ubiquitous Indian Chinese, is best left alone. They are such distinct cuisines, no kitchen can do justice to both of them together, and the presence of Chinese is only an indication of the hotch potch that will come out.

Ans sure enough that is the unfortunate case here. This is primarily a South Indian restaurant and the menu flatters with many authentic sounding South Indian items (the kind that even Saravana Bhavan does not have)! However, one bite into the first dish, and you know that you will be deceived. Saravana Bhavan is the standard for South Indian cuisine outside of India, and in all my travels around the globe I have yet to come across another one that comes even close. So, if Saravana Bhavan is a 10, this place is a 5 at best.

The malli idli was thick and dense, no doubt made hours ago, and the accompanying chutneys and sambhar were limpid and devoid of any serious spiciness. Barely edible. The same was the case with thaiyar vada, dense and flavorless. Pesarattu is a speciality that can be awesome ( a cross between a chilla and a dosa), but here it was just not thick enough or flavored emough with moong dal to show signs of a chilla. The slightly redeeming part was the rava onion dosa that was actually not too bad. Lastly, the rasmalai turned out to be a pleasant surprise too.

In a south Indian restaurant, the sambhar and the chutneys are the first giveaway of authenticity, and here they just do not work.

The sad part is that the place was packed on a Sat night with Indians, and almost all of them were having North Indian or Chinese, so why blame the owners and the chef, when the diners themselves are so jaded and confused as to come to a South Indian place for everything South Indian.

So, sorry you Stamford locals, but if you want to have even a whiff of true South Indian, you will have to head down to the Upper West side or Lower East side of Manhattan, and stand in long lines to taste the magic of Saravana Bhavan!

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food at Navaratna is good but this is completely a vegetarian restaurant. Price for food is ok!!!

Thank Rakesh D
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