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“High quality southern indian cuisine”
Review of Southern Spice

Southern Spice
Ranked #8 of 6,628 Restaurants in Chennai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 39
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines served up by some of the best Indian and International chefs. Taj Coromandel offers three distinctive specialty restaurants - Prego, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant; Southern Spice, the traditional South Indian cuisine restaurant serving the cuisines of the four southern states of India; Golden Dragon, the Signature Chinese restaurant of the Taj. Experience Global delights at the multi-cuisine, All Day Diner, Anise. Live it up at Chipstead, the Bar at Coromandel while sipping on unique cocktails or indulging in our collection of Single Malts and Cognacs. Authentic flavours, excellent service and welcoming ambience create a remarkable dining experience that is unrivalled anywhere else in Chennai.
Nairobi
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“High quality southern indian cuisine”
Reviewed 14 September 2010

This is a high quality restaurant which has been able to sustain its standards over time. I have never had a bad meal here -- their selection of non-vegetarian and vegetarian southern dishes is excellent -- and the menu clearly indicates the State of origin of each dish.

They have live music at lunch time and the occasional astrologer with a tarot-reading parrot.

I would recommend any of the fish dishes -- especially the kari-meen if its available. The thali meal is pricey but excellent value if you have an appetite. They are happy to accommodate requirements of children.

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Kuala Lumpur
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“Fine Dining South Indian Style”
Reviewed 19 April 2010

My husband made a dinner booking at the Southern Spice in the Taj Coromandel Hotel , Chennai to celebrate our anniversary based on an advertisement on a giant billboard . It turned out to be a memorable meal.

As we walked to the restaurant, we were very impressed with the restaurant's setting which flowed from the lush and serene garden to its elegant dining area . There was a raised platform in the garden where traditional musicians performed. It was easy to imagine a barthanatyam dancer entertaining the guests as they dined. I could hardly believe that just outside its walls, the roads were clogged with Chennai's noisy evening traffic .
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My concern that we would regret paying over the top prices for subdued Indian food prepared to please westerners' palette was misplaced. The thali meals were lovely and authentic. Their seafood rassam ( a spicy aromatic soup filled with prawns, fish and crabs) was so delicious that it inspired me to try making it back home.

So it is definitely worth a try.

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“Nice!!!”
Reviewed 27 July 2008

Nice!!!

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“Lovely South Indian Cusines”
Reviewed 6 July 2008

Lovely South Indian Cusines

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Bengaluru, India
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“This is one place where...”
Reviewed 8 June 2008

This is one place where you'll definitely enjoy southern food even if you're not a big fan of it....

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