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Malabari, Mangalorean & More: Enjoy Epic South Indian Food At These City Spots

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Been dreaming about fish curries and dosas all day long? It's time to make those dreams a reality with our list of the best South Indian restaurants in Delhi-NCR that'll transport you to the land of sun, seas and epic food. 


People flock to Juggernaut for their impeccable south Indian thaalis and rightly so! This vegetarian joint is known to serve the yummiest South Indian food along with other northern delicacies. Known for their 'fine coastal dining' the ambiance is very Mahabelly-like and family friendly. We'd recommend their south Indian thali and vadai. 

Carnatic Café

Modelled as a home-style South Indian kitchen, the dosas at Carnatic are lovely. Start your meal with their buttermilk, and as for dosas, skip the staple masala and ask for the Malleshwaram 18th Cross or the Rava Coconut. Also, try their traditional South Indian filter coffee.

Saravana Bhavan

Order the rava kesari, 14 mini idlis in ghee and sambhar, panchavarna utthappam and the onion rava masala dosa and you'll be in heaven. The thalis are great for when you’re really hungry.


A foodie destination for all who love Kerala food, the restaurant came to life because its founders craved home-style, traditional Keralite fare. The menu features 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 have a special 'Home Made Better' menu where you can get single-serve portions like porotta with tomato fry and chicken curry with rice at INR 199 and INR 249, respectively (exclusive of taxes).

Karnataka Food Centre

Karnataka Food Centre is a popular dosa-idli hotspot and their onion rava masala dosa, Mysore masala dosa, paper plain dosa and the maharaja sajjige dosa are must-tries. End your meal with the delicious rava kesari.


Zambar offers South Indian fare from four different states—Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. If you’re spoilt for choice, the chicken Chettinad, Malabar vegetarian stew, and Allepey prawn curry are good bets.

Chidambaram's New Madras Hotel

Contrary to its name, you’ll also find Indian Chinese options here, but we suggest sticking with their South Indian menu. We recommend sampling their uttapams (especially the paneer and Nilgiri) and a side of fried idlis.


You cannot go wrong while choosing from the dosas, idlis and vadas here. If you’re looking for a switch it up, definitely get the curd rice and lemon rice. We love all the little boxes of chutneys that come along with every delivery.

Flavors Of Chennai

We love the crispy dosas, aromatic qorma and the velvety rava kesari at this small delivery joint in Malviya Nagar. They have a branch in Vasant Kunj, as well.


This fine-dinning restaurant does coastal cuisine from, well, the coasts of India and you can be sure of a taste that is authentic and unique. Confused with choices? Try the kori theginakayi, sukka yetti and the crab milagu fry. And thank us later.