Have you been thinking about fish curries and dosas all day long? Don’t worry now, it's time to make those dreams a reality with our list of the best south Indian restaurants in different cities that will transport you to the land of sun, seas, and epic food.
Banana Leaf is an authentic South Indian fine dining restaurant that reveals the cultural richness of Southern India. This place has got plenty of South Indian dishes which are really authentic in taste. They make sure that everyone feels the essence of South India right from the food they serve to the staff and the beautiful ambience that they have.
Must-haves: Andhra style Idli, Coorg Idli, Filter Coffee, Podi Masala Dosa, Curd Rice with Pickle, Cheese Masala Rava Dosa
Cost for two: ₹ 300
Carnatic Café is designed as a home-style South Indian Kitchen, the dosas served at Carnatic are delicious and extremely crispy. One can start their meal with buttermilk, and as far as dosas are concerned, you should skip the staple masala and ask for the Mysore Masala or the Rava Coconut. Also, one must try their traditional South Indian filter coffee.
Must-haves: Rava Coconut Masala, Coconut Uthapam, Chitra Anna, Kesari Bath, Maddur Vada, Rice Idli
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
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This is a famous Keralite foodie destination, this restaurant came to life because its founders craved home-style, traditional Keralite fare. The menu includes food influenced by the Syrian Christians, traditional Nairs, the Malabar region’s Moplah coastal cuisine, and authentic food from the toddy shops of Kerala.They also feature a special 'Home Made Better' menu where you can get single-serve portions like porotta with tomato fry and chicken curry with rice.
Must-haves: Mulagu Fried Idli, Pacha Mango Curry, Kadala Curry, Mutton Dosa, Karimeen
Cost for two: ₹ 1100
This fine-dining restaurant serves coastal cuisine from, all coasts of India and you can be sure of the taste it is authentic and unique.
Must-haves: Rava Fry, Banana Leaf Fry, Batate Padengi Gassi, Mangalorean Meen Gassi, Konju Manga Charu
Cost for two: ₹ 1200
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Southi is located inside Zense Resort, Candolim, and is highly recommended for those who wish to enjoy innovative South Indian cuisine in Goa. This restaurant provides a lovely ambience if you enjoy eating at good-looking spots on your vacation. The food here is unique, and you will love the fact that there is so much more than regular idli, dosa, vada to offer. Another good thing is that they even have ample of vegetarian choices to pick from. This place also serves alcohol, so you can make it a boozy and a hearty meal.
Must-haves: Kheema Dosa, Masala Idli, Hyderabad Korma Idli, Coorg pork roast, Mutton Chettinad masala
Cost for two: ₹ 700
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Tenali serves authentic Andhra cuisine of the Guntur region which is all about spicy Andhra fare, prepared with fresh, ground spices sourced from the region. The ambience of this restaurant is modest with portrait from an Andhra village painted on the walls. This eatery has an exhaustive a la carte menu and, different set thalis for each day of the week.
Must-haves: Vada Thali, Onion Uttapam, Sambar Rice, Dahi Vada, Plain Dosa Thali
Cost for two: ₹ 800
Simran Saluja is an in-house creative writer currently working with EazyDiner. She is a food enthusiast, dog lover and travel buff. She loves to explore new cuisines and places. Simran being an extrovert loves talking around with people and sharing her stories and experiences. Apart from writing, she loves watching Netflix.
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