20 Restaurants For South Indian Food Lovers In Bangalore

1 Taaza Thindi

Taaza Thindi is one of the best rated restaurants to have South Indian breakfast in Bangalore. Service is quick and the more popular dishes are the Masala Dosa and the Plain Dosa. Being an environmentally friendly restaurant, one must carry their own containers to parcel their food. This restaurant offers a good value for money as the approximate cost for two people is only Rs 100.

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2 Brahmin’s Coffee Bar

Brahmin’s Coffee Bar is a small restaurant without seating arrangements. Their food is so good, that one forgets about the lack of place! Everybody must try their Idli, Vada, and Khara Bhath, which have had a consistent taste since 1956. This restaurant has a truly authentic Namma Bangalore experience. This restaurant offers a great value for money, as the approximate cost for two people does not exceed Rs 100.

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3 Shri Sagar (CTR)

You can consider yourself to be lucky if you can beat the queue and get a table at this iconic restaurant. Table sharing is a common trend here due to the large crowds. CTR is one of the oldest joints for Dosa in Bangalore. Their food is near flawless, especially their Dosa. Everybody, at some point in their lives must visit Shri Sagar (CTR). It must be noted that Sambar is not available here. This restaurant offers a good value for money as the approximate cost for two people does not exceed Rs 100.

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4 Veena Stores

Veena Stores has been an iconic little restaurant located in Malleshwaram. Even though there is no seating available here, people line up for some of the best Idli-Vada available in Bangalore. One can fulfil their Idli-Vada craving at Veena Stores and then just walk down to CTR to fulfil their Dosa cravings. This little restaurant offers a great value for money as the approximate cost for two people does not exceed Rs 100.

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5 Mavalli Tiffin Room (MTR)

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR) is a vintage Bangalore restaurant which has been in demand for decades. The restaurant has 8 branches across Bangalore. The crowds in the Basavangudi branch has subsided, but even then one has to wait for a minimum of 30 minutes to get a table. The Masala Dosa here has a legendary status of its own. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 200.

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6 The Green Path – Forgotten Food

Unlike the other vintage restaurants mentioned here, ‘The Green Path – Forgotten Food’ is a newbie. This restaurant attracts a crowd that is looking for  vegetarian and organic food. A perfect destination for those who prefer to eat healthy. Buffets are available, consisting of Sprouted Pulses, Sweet Potato Salad, Jaggery, Groundnut Roti, Beetroot Dosa, Dal Makhani, Rasam, etc. The quality of service provided here is impeccable. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 1000.

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7 Mangalore Pearl

Mangalore Pearl provides for authentic costal food. Popular items in this restaurant are Neer Dosa with Pork Ginger, Kori Rotti with Chicken Rose and Patrodye with Curry. The restaurant gets crowded fast, therefore it would be best that you reserve a table or arrive early. For those who enjoy seafood or want to try something different, Mangalore Pearl will not disappoint. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 500.

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8 Salt Mango Tree

Salt Mango Tree is best suited for those who enjoy a good Kerala cuisine and coastal food. Being located away from the main road, and the pollution and the noise that go with it, this restaurant provides unmatchable ambience. Cassava Unda and Alleppey Fish Curry with plain Rice are the popular dishes. The ornamentation is uncluttered but elements of the Kerala culture have been integrated discerningly. Seating is available for only about 25 people at the most. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 800.

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9 Masala Klub – The Taj West End

Masala Klub is a stunning fine-dining restaurant with graceful ambiance and attractive interiors which specialises in authentic Awadhi cuisine. It is located under a 125-year-old Tamarind tree. Being a 5-star hotel, the quality of service provided here is unmatched. The chef caters to you personally and ensures that the food cooked is as per your taste. Some recommended dishes are The Barrah Kebab, Bhatti Ka Jheenga and the Tamarind Sorbet.The approximate cost for two people is Rs 3000.

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10 Indian Kitchen

The menu in Indian Kitchen consists of assortments of various Indian regional food as well as Mughlai and Punjabi food. Popular dishes include Nawabi Subzhandi, Sindhi Shahi Bhaji along with Phulkas and Kaftans. Booking of tables in advance is recommended as this restaurant almost always has a full-house. Valet parking, a designated smoking area, an active nightlife and a full-bar are available in this restaurant. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 1500.

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11 Roots

Roots is a restaurant with a soothing atmosphere. The service provided is quick and the employees are friendly and approachable. Even though their prime cuisine is North Indian, they also provide South Indian, Continental and Chinese food. This restaurant offers an elegant dining experience. It is relatively pocket friendly as the approximate cost for two people is Rs 500.  Roots is a family friendly restaurant with valet parking and a full-bar.

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12 Sattvam

Sattvam is a vegetarian restaurant located in Sadashiv Nagar which offers  Sattvic cuisine. One may be surprised that a vegetarian restaurant provides food without Garlic and Onion but the quality of food here makes up for the absence of Garlic and Onion. Guests are welcomed by the ambiance provided by traditional Indian music. A variety of food including Tacos, Burrito Rolls, Mac N’ Cheese Quesadilla and Dal Makhni Sattvik are offered. The service offered here is swift and the restaurant is well suited for family gatherings. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 900.

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13 Vidyarthi Bhavan

Vidyarthi Bhavan is one of the oldest food joints in Bangalore. It is a vegetarian hotel best suited for breakfast. Popular dishes are the authentic Masala Dosa, Kesari Bhath, filter coffee, Vada and Idly Sambar. The service is relatively fast and none of the items on the menu will burn a hole in your pocket. This is a budget friendly restaurant at an approximate cost for two people is Rs 100.

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14 Simply South

Simply South is a restaurant which aims to attract those who love South Indian food. It is a simple (no pun intended) and well a decorated restaurant, which serves Mangalorean, Kerala and Andhra cuisines. Some popular dishes are Rasa Vada, Mini Uddin Vadas, Kalaan Meragu Paratti, Iddyapams, Appam and the Tomato Pappu. Simply South provides valet parking and free Wi-Fi. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 900.

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15 Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara Coffee Bar

Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara Coffee Bar has delicious Masala Dosas. One more item which isn’t very popular but really good is the Maddur Vade. The Idlis are also recommended as they melt in one’s mouth. It must be noted that you do not get sambar here. This little restaurant offers a great value for money as the approximate cost for two people does not exceed Rs 100.

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16 Nagarjuna 

Nagarjuna is one of the more famous Biryani restaurants in Bangalore, which provides Andhra cuisine. The full meals consist of rice, Puruppu Podi, Pickles, Sambar, Rasam, Pappu, Papad, Poriyal, Chutney and other dishes. One must also try the Mutton Keema Balls, Fish Fry and Andhra Style Chicken Chukka. Service is speedy and the ambience is family-friendly. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 500.

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17 Meghana Foods

One of Nagarjuna’s biggest competitors in Bangalore is Meghana Foods. This restaurant provides Andhra cuisine and Biryani. Popular dishes here are Chilli Chicken, Chicken Biryani and Mutton Biryani. The staff is cooperative and will swiftly point out suggestions depending on your taste. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 500.

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18 Shivaji Military Hotel

Shivaji Military Hotel is famous for its Donne Biriyani. The place is clean, hygienic, organized and is often crowded. Their Mutton Biryani gets over early and those who arrive late will have to settle for their Chicken Biryani. The Donne Mutton Biriyani is a strong recommendation for every Biriyani lover! The approximate cost for two people is Rs 200.

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19 Umesh Dosa Point

Umesh Dosa Point is a small shop in Seshadripuram that provides soft Idly and Dosa. They pour a generous helping of ghee on top of their idlys which makes it fulfilling. The Dosa is layered with Chutney powder which gives it an exclusive taste. Seating is unavailable here. The approximate cost for two people this little restaurant, which has no seating, as is around Rs 200.

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20 Samrat Restaurant

Popularly known as ‘Hotel Chalukya’, this restaurant has the best Dosa in Bangalore. The Dosa is crispy, smeared with butter and ghee and comes with a certain chutney. Recommended dishes here are Masala Dosa and Plain Dosa. The filter coffee after the Dosa relaxes the stomach and makes one feel satisfied. If you go here on a Sunday morning, you might have to wait for 30 minutes for a Dosa. The mediocre service is forgotten once the food is on the table. The approximate cost for two people is Rs 150.

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