Of Dosas, Upma & More: South Indian Restaurants In Pune You Need To Eat At

Sneha posted on 18 July

Ten-Second Takeaway

Are you a fan of South Indian cuisines? Are you desperately searching for restaurants that serve traditional Udupi or Chettinad dishes, just the way they are supposed to be? Hunt no more! Here’s a quick guide to some of the best South Indian restaurants in the city that you must check out, without any further delay.


Situated at the heart of FC Road, Vaishali is more than a restaurant for most of the Puneites. The place is an experience, an emotion. Known for its authentic South Indian dishes, Vaishali is perpetually bustling with crowd at all hours of the day, especially over the weekends. So if you’re heading here with your gang, make sure you reach early lest the waiting for a seat can get really long!

The dosas and the uttappas are breathtakingly delicious. Try the Mysore cheese masala dosa {INR 170} and the onion tomato cheese uttappam with butter {INR 180}. If you’re going there for breakfast, make sure you order the wada sambar with chutney, and don’t forget to freshly made filter coffee for INR 50.

Casual Dining

1218/1, FC Road, Shivajinagar, Pune

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Anna's Idli

This Udupi restaurant, opposite Aman Honda showroom on Baner road, is a favourite for all those who have just shifted to Pune, all the way from South. We loved almost all the items on the beautifully designed five-page menu. But what we loved the most were their Kanchipuram and podi idlis for INR 90, the filter coffee and INR 85 respectively, the Anna Mysore masala dosa for INR 140 and the sweet pongal for INR 110.

Casual Dining

273, Opp. Aman Honda Showroom, Baner Road, Aundh, Pune

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Savya Rasa

A fine dine South Indian restaurant at Koregaon Park, Savya Rasa boasts of its culinary expertise from the lands of Andhra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Mangalore. The staff is courteous and greets you with a polite vanakkam {means, welcome in Tami} into the lavishly decorated well-lit restaurant and shows you to your table.

For starters, we recommend you to try the pallipalayam kozhi {INR 379}, pan-fried pieces of chicken cooked in freshly ground masala, turmeric and coconut slivers. For your main course order, the kaikari mandi {INR 379}, mixed vegetables simmered in a broth of rice starch and tamarind, and gently seasoned with condiments. Also try the erachi stew which is mutton cooked in coconut milk, black pepper and rich spices. End your delectable dinner with kumbuda halwa {INR 239}, a dessert made of winter melon, clarified butter and cardamom.

Casual Dining

Gera Serenity, Near Koregaon Park Petrol Pump, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Satiate your love for mouthwatering South Indian cuisine with Upsouth’s budget-friendly range of combos! We loved the idly vidli combo {NR 95} and the Upsouth dosa combo {INR 160}. If you love spicy, we highly recommend you to try the Upsouth podi crispy dosa for INR 99. For desserts, go for the elaneer mousse for INR 94.

Fast Food Restaurants

Phoenix Market City, G-17, Nagar Road, Viman Nagar, Pune