Most Underrated South Indian Restaurants

Being a South Indian Food-lover is not easy, when you are in North India. You long for that crisp and delicious dosas which most of the famous South-Indian restaurants tend to northernize to suit the taste buds of northerners. But lucky for you guy, we have put up a list of 5 most underrated South Indian Restaurants in NCR region who give you that enticing foodgasm you have been waiting for so long.

Chidambaram’s New Madras Hotel

7, Khanna Market, Lodhi Road, LodhiColony, New Delhi

A place with a history, Chidambaram’s New Madras Hotel was opened in 1930 for British officers who were from South India. It is a dingy place with not much space around to move but once your food is on the table you forget everything else. The service is very personal and warm, with waiters actually suggesting what dish to order.

Best on Menu: Chidambaram’s Special Thali, 3 in 1 Idli, Butter Milk (one of the best in Delhi)

Price: Rs. 350 for two people (approx.)


1, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi

 Situated in one of the most popular spot for food-lovers in Delhi, Hauz khas, Naivedyam is very popular with south campus students. It provides you that authentic factor which most of the famous restaurants lack. It’s true-to-the-roots Indian decor and South Indian ambience is a ‘Wow factor’ and make it stand out among those multi-cuisine  bar-restros of Hauz Khas Village.

Best on Menu: Udupi Masala Dosa, Malabar Parantha

Price: Rs. 400 for two people (approx.)

Lakshmi Coffee House

Brahamaputra Shopping Complex, Sector 29, Noida

One of the oldest restaurant in Noida, Lakshmi Coffee house is situated in the ever-crowded Brahamaputra Market which popular for its Biriyani’s and rolls. You reach this restaurant after going through series of dirty and crowded hallways. There is minimal decor but food is to-die-for. The service is very quick and friendly.

Best on Menu: Pongal, Curd Rice, South Indian Filter Coffee

Price: Rs. 150 for two people (approx.)

 Carnatic Cafe

Ground Floor, India Mall, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi

Carnatic Cafe is situated in NFC, which houses some of the most famous bar and restros in Delhi like Yum Yum Tree, Pebble street and many more. The place gives you a sense of simplicity right from the decor to food. the waiters are dressed in white kurtas and blue denim ready to help you every time you look up from the table. Staying true to it’s name, the cafe has this typical Carnatic feel about it.

Best on Menu: Paddu, Bombat, Maleshwaram 18th cross

Price: Rs. 400 for two people (approx.)

Malabar Hotel

1305, Opposite Medanta Medicity, Sector 39, Gurgaon

To start with it is only place in Delhi where you get decent Kerelite cuisine. It is a heaven for beef and seafood lovers  with wide range of beef and fish dishes from biriyani to chili fry. The place is bit dingy and crammed  with two rows of table with a cashier counter in the front. The service very slow but yes, it is great for non-veg and Kerela food food lovers.

Best on Menu: Beef Biryani, Beef Chili Fry, Fish Manchurian

Price:  Rs. 600 for two people (approx.)

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