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Madras Cafe

1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
+1 408-737-2323
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good50%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“masala dosa” (15 reviews)
“tomato juice” (3 reviews)
“rice dishes” (3 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here about 5 times. First time by myself to see what the fuss was about. Each other time I was brought here by a fellow Indian who was raving about it. Nothing changed each time. Same disorderly crowd and elbowing strategies needed...More

Thank Murali D
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is not a place for romantic candle light dinner - this is for eating authentic south Indian food. The place is quite popular and crowded. You place your order, pay and then wait to be called. The process is very efficient. The food is...More

Thank R A
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Situated in the heart of the Silicon Valley, this South Indian restaurant is usually crowded at dinner time. Known for its authentic taste, this a good place for Indian food.

Thank divya2866
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The food at this place is very nice but the wait times are not. On a afternoon you can expect to wait for 20mins to get a table.

1  Thank sachmanik c
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

You order before you take a seat. Food comes out super quick. Dosas are huge and taste pretty good. You get this with 3 chutneys and a sambar. All the chutneys are spot on, we also ordered the mini idlis and medhu vada...solid all around....More

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We have been to this restaurant quite a few times and will go again !! We enter the restaurant go to the billing counter. Behind the bill counter there is a board giving all the day's specials. There are menu cards lying around to help...More

Thank Chachan321
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious dosas and uthappams; probably the best we have tasted in North America. Pricing was reasonable and seating was relatively quick despite a long line. The portion sizing was appropriate and the service was quick and unobtrusive. 4.5/5 stars - docked for a small waiting...More

Thank SubhaMukund
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Had Breakfast - Pongal, Vada & Podi Dosa - shared with my wife, Meera. Pongal was fantastic - real yummy with 3 chutneys & Sambar! Vada was average & Podi Dosa was little spicy. (Mysore Dosa was tasty). Filter coffee was good. Waiting time was...More

Thank KS R
Reviewed 22 November 2017

The food is awesome authentic south indian! The filter coffee felt just like home, simply superb. Everything is great value for money. When the restaurant is being run by a person passionate about it, it shows!

Thank LaksIyer
Reviewed 20 November 2017

From the time we enter hotel, till we leave you feel like you are in India. Food was very nice, went twice to the restaurant. Chutneys and sambar was good. Must go restaurant if you are around.

Thank PrapullaChandra
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1177 W El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1026
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-737-2323
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