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

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? 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.

Vaishali

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 for INR 170 and the onion tomato cheese uttappam with butter for 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

Vaishali

4.3

1218/1, FC Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

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Anna 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, the Anna Mysore masala dosa for INR 140 and the sweet pongal for INR 110.

Casual Dining

Anna Idli

4.3

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

Savya Rasa

4.4

Gera Serenity Building, 2, Near Starbucks Cafe, Off North Main Road, Koregaon Park, Pune

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Upsouth

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

UpSouth

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

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Yumma Swami

Collaborating for the second time, chef Shailaindra and Mrs. Sonal Barmecha have come up with an authentic South Indian restaurant in Pune. Yumma Swami, serves some insanely delicious range of crispy dosas, soft idilis, uttappams and much more. The restaurant has really cool and quirky interiors that give offer a relaxing vibe. They also have an open kitchen where you can see your food being made.

Yumma Swami is an excellent choice for all your meals. You can also lunch on their South Indian special thali, which serves around three to four courses and is an easier way to dig into their flavours. We insist you try their onion rawa sadha, which is nothing like your ordinary rawa dosas.  

Fast Food Restaurants

Yumma Swami

4.3

Atur Chambers, Shop 2, Moledina Road, Camp, Pune

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