We’ve always been told that you can always copy someone’s style of dressing or behaviour for that matter, but you really can’t steal the essence of something. This is so true. My craving for some amazing South Indian food made me realise that when it comes to food, it is impossible to get exact taste elsewhere.
Yes, there are a million restaurants that tantalise you with their amazing atmosphere but when it comes to their food, they end up failing in that department. Irritated with the incomplete desire to give the taste buds the satisfying taste of the aroma of South Indian Food, I thought to myself, why not go through the list of well known south Indian restaurants in Delhi and know for myself which one of them can fulfil my cravings. So you are one those people like me who want some mouth-watering Idli-Sambhar-Vada, go through the list of restaurants I am about to talk about and see which one suits your taste buds and pocket of course.
Divine and Mouth watering are the two words that come to mind the minute I take the name of this particular restaurant. The place gives to the south Indian canteen feeling. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t underestimate the essence of amazing food served over here. Andhra Bhavan serves people some of the most authentic and mouth watering Andhra food and South Indian delicacies. The south Indian thali is their favourite on weekdays and the Hyderabadi Biryani on Sundays at lunch. They will serve you all you can eat till you are happily stuffed.
Location: Ashoka Road, New Delhi
Timings: 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 10 PM
Price: 300 Rs
Saravana Bhavan is one of the ideal places to have the best South Indian dishes. It is not some place you can only eat a simple plate of Idli-Dosa. They have a huge menu and serve all kinds of South Indian food items. If you are a true lover of south Indian food, you should visit the place sometimes. Their service is fast and food tastes amazing.
Location: Janpath, South Delhi
Price: Rs 600
Timings: 8 am- 11 pm
The Toddy Shop
The Toddy Shop is yet another place to give your taste buds a treat of some of the ideal South Indian food. They serve some of the most ideal South Indian food, especially Kerala food. The atmosphere of the place gives you the feeling of an old style colonial house.
Location: Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi
Price: Rs 1,200 for two people
Timings: 12:30 pm to 12:30 am
Madhuban is different from the various other restaurants you normally see in Delhi-NCR. It is a sattvic South Indian restaurant which simply means that they serve food without any onion or garlic. The food tastes amazing and you won’t be disappointed. The service is fast and satisfying.
Location: Saket, New Delhi
Price: Rs 700 for two people
Timings: 12 pm to 11:30 pm
Carnatic café is all about the yummy South Indian food. The atmosphere is simple but the cuisine they serve will make you go crazy. The Malleshwaran Dosa is their speciality. In fact, there are so many kinds of dosas that a person can choose from. They are mouth watering and are offered with 3 chutneys and sambar. The service is ideal. The only disadvantage is that their seating is limited.
Location: New Friends Colony, Delhi
Price: Rs 450 for two people
Timings: 9:30 am to 10:30 pm
Dakshin is a lovely South Indian restaurant inside the Sheraton, in New Delhi. The place serves original and yummy South Indian food. It is expensive as a plate for two people costs Rs 3,000. So, don’t go there for just idli or a simple dose. You will have to go there for something a little more extraordinary and eat your heart out. It is an amazing restaurant in terms of standard and quality.
Location: Sheraton, New Delhi
Price: Rs 3,000 for two people
Timings: 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Guruprasad Udupi is not just another simple, ordinary Udupi, South Indian restaurant. It is a well-known family South Indian restaurant in Munrika, South Delhi. The place represents whatever a person would normally expect from an amazing South Indian restaurant. It offers a variety of South Indian food which is finger licking delicious especially when it comes to their uthappam and masala dosa.
It is an open air restaurant which has an open air, outdoor seating and dining area. The employees are warm and will make sure you have a memorable time.
Timings: 8 am to 11 pm
Place: Munrika, South Delhi
Price: Rs 600 for two people
Naivedyam is an original South Indian restaurant. It serves only vegetarian and pure South Indian food at reasonable prices. It has amazing interiors that include Thanjavur mural and furniture made out of bamboo. The employees over here are dressed in traditional South Indian attire. People are always given polite service and are offered Rasam, buttermilk and papas as complimentary before every meal.
People shouldn’t forget to try out their Kesari Bhath, filter coffee, vegetarian Thali and Mysore Rava masala dosa.
Timings: 10 am to 10 pm
Price: Rs 800 for two people
Place: Hauz Khas Village, Delhi
Zambar is an amazing place for South Indian food. It is a complete treat for the eyes as it has an amazing wooden boat shaped polished wooden seating area. The employees are well behaved and are always helpful. They serve Seafood cuisines as well. The place is reasonable.
Price: Rs 2,500 for two people.
Location: Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Timings: 12 pm -11:30 pm
Sagar Ratna is one of the most ideal South Indian restaurants. The serve some of the most mouth-watering South Indian food. Apart from the south Indian cuisine, you can get North Indian and Chinese food as well. The restaurant is known for its colourful idlies and a range of dosas. The food is not expensive at all.
Location: Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Price: Rs 600 for two people
Timings: 11 AM to 11 PM (Mon-Sun)
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