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42 Cathedral Road, Opposite Stella Marys College, Chennai 600086, India
+91 44 4202 9475
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Chennai, India
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99 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The compact but very functional chaat and sweetmeats joint has been one of our favourites since over 2 decades. Their stuff - whether it is the samosa or the pav bhaji or any of the sweets - has always been of top quality, while being slightly on the pricey side. In our latest visit, we noticed some betterment's - the... More 

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Bangalore
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164 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Shockingly good chaat (we at Bhel, Pani Puri, Papdi Chaat) with a perfect balance of flavours. Even the Kothmir was fresh. Dahi in the Papdi chaat was too sweet, almost like diluted shrikhand (as seems to have become the norm, nationwide). Pani Puri gentleman was seriously surly - but that was the ONLY grey bit in an otherwise fine experience.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Gangotree is a good place to have Chat items and other North Indian snacks. Prices are moderate here.

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Chennai, India
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213 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Very good place for sweets, chats and savouries. Very limited space and not much of seats. Rabri sweet is extremely good also their samosa with nice stuffings. Variety of sweets and savouries available here. Best place for evening bites. Its a crowded place and no parking available.

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Thank VRAMESH
Chennai
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Gangotree is a great place to have a quick bite anytime of the day.. authentic place to get your chaats appetite filled up. You will also get quick sandwiches, kati rolls apart from regular chaat items The gol gappas here are the best .. similar to what you get in Northern parts of India or Kolkatta.. The attendants are very... More 

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Thank AnandMahadevan
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

A trip to chennai is not complete without a visit to this nostalgic school hangout spot! The eclectic chaat and the sweets in a cosy setting with friends - who will say no to that :) A bit spicy though, mind you! Can always compensate with more dahi :)

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Thank swetha n
Chennai, India
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84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Chennai doesn't have too many chaat options so Gangotree is a saviour of sorts. I won't say it is the best in Chennai as I have heard many die-hard chaat eaters say differing things, but it's good - no doubt about that! As with any chaat place, don't look too hard at how it's made as the best Haag is... More 

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Chennai, India
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48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Gangotree was synonymous for Chaats in the 90s when we went all the way out to eat at their cathedral outlet. Now, with many options, their pani puri is something to try out and be aware that their prices are almost double when compared to other outlets and you might end up feeling you paid too much for a dish.

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Chennai, India
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625 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

People rave about puchkas ( Pani Puri ) from UP, Delhi etc but personally I like those served at the outlet on Dr Radhakrishnan Salai better. Try the falooda and kesar laddu, simply outstanding.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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167 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Pani Puri, bheh Puri, Papdi Chaat, Samosa Chaat, Vada Paav................you name it and they will serve you the best of all Chaat you can have at Chennai. Very fresh and innovative products like the Burger Pav.........they also have a wide variety of authentic Gujrati and Rajasthani snacks which are prepared to detail. On the whole i feel that this joint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Fast food, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Cathedral Road, Opposite Stella Marys College, Chennai 600086, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai>  > Adyar
  • Neighbourhood: Adyar
  • Phone Number: +91 44 4202 9475

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?