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2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808 (25th)
+1 650-458-3701
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good options of South Indian food available.fast service.remember having one idli chaat similar to kaima idli,which was yummy.

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Thank RUKRAJ
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I used to like the food in this place even though the service was not good. The ownership of the place has since changed and the new owner has no clue what he is doing with regards to the original menu. The new owner/operator doesn't seem to care either. The items that made this place attractive like the "Tangra Dosa"... More 

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Thank Waerytraveller
New Delhi, India
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271 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Basically a South Indian food outlets, this restaurant has good non veg and westernised other Indian dishes too. Reasonable and we'll lit dining area. Thaali is good value for money with rice , dosage and sweet too

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Amritsar, India
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215 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went with family and ordered South Indian Thaali and Uttapam Gun Powder in vegetarian. In non vegetarian Chicken noodle dosa and Karahi chicken with parontha. All the items were very good Quantity sufficient. Prices mid range. By name, it specializes in South Indian food, but it's overall Indian cuisine and Chinese mix food is also very good. Nice seating... More 

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Thank Jayv1504
Burlingame, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The dosas are good but they give you very little Sambhar to go along with it which is way less than other comparable South Indian restaurants. Also, the owner Sanjiv and pretty much the entire staff is very rude and don't care about the customers. We were frequent customers going there 2-3 times a week but will be switching now.... More 

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Thank Sab1232016
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I just wanted a quick bite on a rainy night whilst travelling solo. This fitted the bill. From what I ate and saw I'd say that the Thali is a pretty good and tasty deal. Fairly authentic and I would have it again. Handy and tasty!

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Thank Rigden2014
Alturas, CA
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Had a nice simple dinner with Thali and Dosas. Great array of South Indian food, and a nice change from the more popular N. Indian restaurants.

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Thank dmks
san francisco
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

We often go here from work for lunch. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. Our favorite is the chicken masala dosa (the chicken is tender, the level of spice is just right). It can get busy and seating is sufficient but not extensive. The other food items are good as well (the specials etc.) but the wait can be... More 

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Thank aatimes2
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

southern indian cuisine, good vegetarian selection, order at the counter, quick and solid. They do not have wine or beer(there is a wine store in walking distance), and plastic cups and utilitarian furniture is the order of the day good quick and tasty

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

We often times go here for lunch or dinner. I usually have one of their dosas, e.g. the one with spinach and paneer. Very reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808
    (25th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-458-3701

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