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Saravanaas/ Saravana Bhavan
Posted by annonymous on 04/26/2010
poor food that no longer represents south india
Posted by marajarajar on 04/20/2010
Visited the restaurant yesterday after a year. We ordered two dishes that were mediocre at best. The chappathi was undercooked and the dosa certainly not thin was cooked on one side and raw on the other. The food was not hot. The food was far better when it first opened.
Posted by sf on 03/30/2010
It was a great sign that there was a line out the door of Indians -- says a lot about the authenticity of the food. Atmosphere is simple but nice, service was OK, but the food was absolutely incredible, and the price was reasonable. I had never really had Southern Indian food, so I was thrilled to try something new. Everything was delicious: flavorful and filling without being too heavy. The price is totally reasonable as well. I plan to go back regularly and bring friends and family visiting me in the city. Overall, a new and excellent culinary experience.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/20/2010
Great selection of options, food comes quickly, and it is very tasty. The Hampton Chutney Co is a poor quality rip off compared to this place.
Posted by Rav on 10/19/2009
This place is very expensive as compare to the food choice, services and portion they provide. there are many more places nearby with competitive price and excellent food choice.
Posted by ND on 09/30/2009
best south indian food in NY. mini idli and the chole bhatura are to die for!
Posted by GoodEater on 08/08/2009
Saravanas was once a no-brainer. They had great south indian food and good value for money too. Things seem to have changed since last 6 months. The food quality in terms of taste has fallen drastically. I had been going there for years but in all my last 3 visits I have come out of the restaurant disappointed. The first time about 6 months back, they had unusually high salt content in chole bhatura's chole. I had to return the dish. Considering it an one-off event I continued my loyalty to the restaurant but things have only gone worse. On my last visit a few days back, the sambhar was stale, low salt, high spices and sweeter than it supposed to be. I just had the gosa without it. That's it for me. I guess when a south indian restaurant goes wrong with sambhar, it must be a sign of many a things more wrong with the kitchen. The madras coffee is still good though. I won't recommend it to my friends anymore.