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The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

List of Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata. Get Andhra-style chicken, Dosa, Ulavacharu Biryani, or filter coffee. 1. Pai's Malgudi, 2. Banana Leaf

This article was updated in 2021.

Kolkata - The city of joy is home to some of the most delicious food you'll ever find anywhere in the country. Bengali's love their food, not just their own native cuisine but cuisine's from all over the country and the world.

So, if you are ever in the mood of having some Authentic South Indian food, you won't be disappointed because there are some really good places that we can recommend you to try, or if you are just tired of the Bengali cuisine and want to eat something different, you'll have plenty of options.

We know Bengali's love meat, so we would like to put it out that south Indian dishes don't just limit to idli and dosa, there are a lot of non-vegetarian options in south Indian cuisine to satisfy your hunger! Be it the Andhra-style chicken curry, Ulavacharu Biryani, or the filter coffee you can get to eat it all right here in Kolkata!

Today we're going to look at some of the best places in Kolkata that serve delicious South Indian cuisine.

1. Pai's Malgudi, Ballygunge

Probably the most popular name when it comes to south Indian restaurants, Pai's Malgudi comes in the top 3 for sure. It is known for its traditional and authentic method of curating really tasty and mouth-watering south Indian dishes. The menu has ample of food options for you to choose from, especially the dosa's, their must-tries should include the Thattu Dosa and Malgudi special uttapam. You also have a lot of beverage options to choose from Rasam, lassi, Shikanji, and filter coffee, which are all equally delicious. If you're looking to have a proper meal course, you could try their Poriyal Curry and Bisi Bele Rice, you'll end up licking your fingers clean!

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Pai's Malgudi | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Banana Leaf, Southern Avenue

One more name that is well-known in the city that loves eating, a well-known south Indian restaurant. This is one of those places on the list today that provides incredibly tasty food at a fraction of the cost, they are a very pocket-friendly option where you get a very peaceful ambiance and friendly staff and of course, authentic south Indian cuisine and some of the most delectable dishes that'll make your taste buds very very happy! One of the highlights of Banana leaf is that it follows the south Indian tradition of serving food on a banana leaf, to keep and maintain the authentic tradition of South India alive, far from home as well. When you visit Banana leaf, you must definitely try their South Indian Thali, it's incredibly delicious and has a widespread of different kinds of dishes for you to try on relish!

Banana Leaf | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Sola's Kitchen, New Town

Sola's Kitchen is a delivery/takeaway-only restaurant that serves authentic south Indian food. They specialize in Andhra-style dishes, which generally have a little extra spice and masala. If you love Hyderabadi biryani or if you would ever like to try Hyderabadi biryani, this is the place to visit, because they almost exactly recreated this dish and made sure it tastes exactly like the original world-famous Hyderabadi biryani made in Hyderabad. You can also try their Ulavacharu Biryani, Rogan josh, chicken cheap, and chicken bharta! Taste is something they don't compromise on, so you won't have to worry about not getting something okay-ish. The food you'll order from Sola's Kitchen will take you straight to the streets of Hyderabad's old city and make you enter bliss after having their delectable dishes!

Sola's-Kitchen-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Sola's Kitchen | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Anand Restaurant, Chandni Chowk

Anand restaurant is one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in Kolkata, is a pure vegetarian restaurant. This is a very simple and minimalistic restaurant which is famous for the great food they serve and the very courteous and amiable staff, the service is also very quick, you won't have to wait for long to have tasty food items and delicacies of Anand restaurant. The main USP of this place is hands down their food quality and taste, which is par excellence! Not just idli's and vada's, but the entire menu of this place is very good and you'll not regret ordering anything. Other than south Indian dishes, they also have a very good spread of chaat items and pav bhaji as well. But to mention a few, there must try are Vada sambar, Ghee butter Rava dosa, and poori korma.

Anand Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Ammini, Hazra

Specializing in Malayali cuisine, Ammini brings some of the best delicacies from god's own country - Kerala. The authentic Kerala cuisine dishes found here are very delicious. Their main focus is on both the food quality and service quality, you will fall in love with the dishes prepared by the chefs at this cute, small, and cozy restaurant. Ammini is a hidden gem in the hustling busy city of Kolkata, huge windows, sunlight pouring in and brightening up the place, unique decor and seating arrangement and a very friendly owner all make up for an unforgettable and wholesome experience. You must definitely try their fish curry, chicken stew, Malabar paratha, and Paniyarappam.

Ammini | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Madras Restaurant, Chandi Chowk

Madras Restaurant is one of the most popular food joints in Kolkata serving appetizing south Indian food for decades now. It's a vegetarian restaurant suitable for families offering a wide array of south Indian dishes. Madras restaurant is once again a very simple and minimalistic place with very simple and unornamented decor and seating arrangement. Where it lacks in looks and decor, Madras restaurant more than makes it up for by the delicious food and unparalleled service quality. Prices are also very reasonable, making this a very favorable place if you want a quick, tasty, and pocket-friendly meal. The masala dosa with sambar and coconut chutney is a must-try along with their cheese dosa. This place also serves Chinese cuisine and their noodles have a pretty lasting and memorable taste!

Madras-Restaurant-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Madras Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Tamarind Restaurant, Kalighat

Tamarind brings some of the finest dishes from various parts of South India, specializing in Andhra style, Kerala cuisine, Kannad delicacies, and flavors of Tamil Nadu. All meat lovers would absolutely fall in love with the food spread and variety of south Indian dishes they have to offer. Everyone will be spoilt with choices. Tamarind restaurant is a fine dining restaurant promising quality time with friends or family, whomever you choose to go with. The decor is very classy and gives a very cozy feeling, with ample lighting, air-conditioning, friendly staff, and a generous seating area for everyone. You must definitely visit Tamarind at least once to experience it all. You should try their mushroom pepper fry, mutton alias soup, and Kuzhi Paniyaram.

Tamarind Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 1100, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

8. Jyoti Vihar, Camac Street

Another very renowned name for south Indian cuisine in Kolkata - Jyoti Vihar is also among the oldest establishments to serve delicious South Indian delicacies. The place in itself is very simple and basic. But don't for a minute mistake the simplistic look for anything else, they are well-known across the city for making some of the most delicious south Indian dishes at very reasonable costs. They leave all the bells and whistles aside and focus only on delivering the best, making sure their guests leave the place completely satisfied and content! Even the simplest of dishes are created with such elegance, they taste so good! One of their must-try that you should definitely have when visiting Jyoti Vihar is their curd rice with pickle, I know sounds very ordinary and plain, you'll understand why we are recommending it only after trying it. Also do try their Milk Upma, SambarVada, and their ghee butter paper dosa.

Jyoti Vihar | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. Prema Vilas, Lake Market


Situated in the heart of Lake Market for every South Indian food lover. The place is simple and unfussy with table and chairs possibly not been upgraded from the time it opened. It can very well be the first south Indian restaurant in the city. They are open for breakfast, and the minute you enter you can smell the coffee. You would generally head there for a quick bite of good old masala dosa. Definitely try the Dhaniya Dosa, Idli Sambhar and the filter coffee when there. Ohh and it’s a pure vegetarian restaurant.

Prema-Vilas-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Prema Vilas | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. The Chutney Co.

Another Vegetarian only restaurant, The Chutney Co. will serve all your Soth Indian favorites. The decor is tastefully done with well-spaced-out seating and a mix of modern interiors and traditional artwork. They are known for serving a range of chutneys from regular white coconut chutney, red Mysore chutney, and the delicious peanut chutney, there are three more chutneys alongside all their dishes. It's a great place to visit with family with comfortable seating and ample space. Of course, the food here is delicious, order Rawa Onion Dosa, Ghee, and Mongapudi Mysore Idli, and of course the signature peanut chutney. They also have the option to make your own dosa with ingredients like onion, capsicum, tomato, butter, ghee, and cheese to choose from. If you are there for breakfast do order the Upma, as they only serve it till 12 noon.

The Chutney Co| The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

This is it, folks, these are the best places in all of Kolkata where you can find the best and most delicious South Indian dishes. If you too, love south Indian cuisine and are craving some delicious delicacies from the South, definitely hit up these places one by one and relish dishes from arguably one of the best cuisines from the country.

Most of the places mentioned have both vegetarian dishes and non-vegetarian dishes to choose from and also these places don't just limit south Indian dishes to Idli, dosa, and vada, you have numerous other options that are very tasty and would make you fall in love with south Indian cuisine!

Eats

The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

List of Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata. Get Andhra-style chicken, Dosa, Ulavacharu Biryani, or filter coffee. 1. Pai's Malgudi, 2. Banana Leaf

This article was updated in 2021.

Kolkata - The city of joy is home to some of the most delicious food you'll ever find anywhere in the country. Bengali's love their food, not just their own native cuisine but cuisine's from all over the country and the world.

So, if you are ever in the mood of having some Authentic South Indian food, you won't be disappointed because there are some really good places that we can recommend you to try, or if you are just tired of the Bengali cuisine and want to eat something different, you'll have plenty of options.

We know Bengali's love meat, so we would like to put it out that south Indian dishes don't just limit to idli and dosa, there are a lot of non-vegetarian options in south Indian cuisine to satisfy your hunger! Be it the Andhra-style chicken curry, Ulavacharu Biryani, or the filter coffee you can get to eat it all right here in Kolkata!

Today we're going to look at some of the best places in Kolkata that serve delicious South Indian cuisine.

1. Pai's Malgudi, Ballygunge

Probably the most popular name when it comes to south Indian restaurants, Pai's Malgudi comes in the top 3 for sure. It is known for its traditional and authentic method of curating really tasty and mouth-watering south Indian dishes. The menu has ample of food options for you to choose from, especially the dosa's, their must-tries should include the Thattu Dosa and Malgudi special uttapam. You also have a lot of beverage options to choose from Rasam, lassi, Shikanji, and filter coffee, which are all equally delicious. If you're looking to have a proper meal course, you could try their Poriyal Curry and Bisi Bele Rice, you'll end up licking your fingers clean!

Magudi-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South- Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Pai's Malgudi | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Banana Leaf, Southern Avenue

One more name that is well-known in the city that loves eating, a well-known south Indian restaurant. This is one of those places on the list today that provides incredibly tasty food at a fraction of the cost, they are a very pocket-friendly option where you get a very peaceful ambiance and friendly staff and of course, authentic south Indian cuisine and some of the most delectable dishes that'll make your taste buds very very happy! One of the highlights of Banana leaf is that it follows the south Indian tradition of serving food on a banana leaf, to keep and maintain the authentic tradition of South India alive, far from home as well. When you visit Banana leaf, you must definitely try their South Indian Thali, it's incredibly delicious and has a widespread of different kinds of dishes for you to try on relish!

Banana Leaf | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Sola's Kitchen, New Town

Sola's Kitchen is a delivery/takeaway-only restaurant that serves authentic south Indian food. They specialize in Andhra-style dishes, which generally have a little extra spice and masala. If you love Hyderabadi biryani or if you would ever like to try Hyderabadi biryani, this is the place to visit, because they almost exactly recreated this dish and made sure it tastes exactly like the original world-famous Hyderabadi biryani made in Hyderabad. You can also try their Ulavacharu Biryani, Rogan josh, chicken cheap, and chicken bharta! Taste is something they don't compromise on, so you won't have to worry about not getting something okay-ish. The food you'll order from Sola's Kitchen will take you straight to the streets of Hyderabad's old city and make you enter bliss after having their delectable dishes!

Sola's-Kitchen-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Sola's Kitchen | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Anand Restaurant, Chandni Chowk

Anand restaurant is one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in Kolkata, is a pure vegetarian restaurant. This is a very simple and minimalistic restaurant which is famous for the great food they serve and the very courteous and amiable staff, the service is also very quick, you won't have to wait for long to have tasty food items and delicacies of Anand restaurant. The main USP of this place is hands down their food quality and taste, which is par excellence! Not just idli's and vada's, but the entire menu of this place is very good and you'll not regret ordering anything. Other than south Indian dishes, they also have a very good spread of chaat items and pav bhaji as well. But to mention a few, there must try are Vada sambar, Ghee butter Rava dosa, and poori korma.

Anand Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Ammini, Hazra

Specializing in Malayali cuisine, Ammini brings some of the best delicacies from god's own country - Kerala. The authentic Kerala cuisine dishes found here are very delicious. Their main focus is on both the food quality and service quality, you will fall in love with the dishes prepared by the chefs at this cute, small, and cozy restaurant. Ammini is a hidden gem in the hustling busy city of Kolkata, huge windows, sunlight pouring in and brightening up the place, unique decor and seating arrangement and a very friendly owner all make up for an unforgettable and wholesome experience. You must definitely try their fish curry, chicken stew, Malabar paratha, and Paniyarappam.

Ammini | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Madras Restaurant, Chandi Chowk

Madras Restaurant is one of the most popular food joints in Kolkata serving appetizing south Indian food for decades now. It's a vegetarian restaurant suitable for families offering a wide array of south Indian dishes. Madras restaurant is once again a very simple and minimalistic place with very simple and unornamented decor and seating arrangement. Where it lacks in looks and decor, Madras restaurant more than makes it up for by the delicious food and unparalleled service quality. Prices are also very reasonable, making this a very favorable place if you want a quick, tasty, and pocket-friendly meal. The masala dosa with sambar and coconut chutney is a must-try along with their cheese dosa. This place also serves Chinese cuisine and their noodles have a pretty lasting and memorable taste!

Madras-Restaurant-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Madras Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Tamarind Restaurant, Kalighat

Tamarind brings some of the finest dishes from various parts of South India, specializing in Andhra style, Kerala cuisine, Kannad delicacies, and flavors of Tamil Nadu. All meat lovers would absolutely fall in love with the food spread and variety of south Indian dishes they have to offer. Everyone will be spoilt with choices. Tamarind restaurant is a fine dining restaurant promising quality time with friends or family, whomever you choose to go with. The decor is very classy and gives a very cozy feeling, with ample lighting, air-conditioning, friendly staff, and a generous seating area for everyone. You must definitely visit Tamarind at least once to experience it all. You should try their mushroom pepper fry, mutton alias soup, and Kuzhi Paniyaram.

Tamarind Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 1100, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

8. Jyoti Vihar, Camac Street

Another very renowned name for south Indian cuisine in Kolkata - Jyoti Vihar is also among the oldest establishments to serve delicious South Indian delicacies. The place in itself is very simple and basic. But don't for a minute mistake the simplistic look for anything else, they are well-known across the city for making some of the most delicious south Indian dishes at very reasonable costs. They leave all the bells and whistles aside and focus only on delivering the best, making sure their guests leave the place completely satisfied and content! Even the simplest of dishes are created with such elegance, they taste so good! One of their must-try that you should definitely have when visiting Jyoti Vihar is their curd rice with pickle, I know sounds very ordinary and plain, you'll understand why we are recommending it only after trying it. Also do try their Milk Upma, SambarVada, and their ghee butter paper dosa.

Jyoti Vihar | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. Prema Vilas, Lake Market


Situated in the heart of Lake Market for every South Indian food lover. The place is simple and unfussy with table and chairs possibly not been upgraded from the time it opened. It can very well be the first south Indian restaurant in the city. They are open for breakfast, and the minute you enter you can smell the coffee. You would generally head there for a quick bite of good old masala dosa. Definitely try the Dhaniya Dosa, Idli Sambhar and the filter coffee when there. Ohh and it’s a pure vegetarian restaurant.

Prema-Vilas-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Prema Vilas | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. The Chutney Co.

Another Vegetarian only restaurant, The Chutney Co. will serve all your Soth Indian favorites. The decor is tastefully done with well-spaced-out seating and a mix of modern interiors and traditional artwork. They are known for serving a range of chutneys from regular white coconut chutney, red Mysore chutney, and the delicious peanut chutney, there are three more chutneys alongside all their dishes. It's a great place to visit with family with comfortable seating and ample space. Of course, the food here is delicious, order Rawa Onion Dosa, Ghee, and Mongapudi Mysore Idli, and of course the signature peanut chutney. They also have the option to make your own dosa with ingredients like onion, capsicum, tomato, butter, ghee, and cheese to choose from. If you are there for breakfast do order the Upma, as they only serve it till 12 noon.

The Chutney Co| The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

This is it, folks, these are the best places in all of Kolkata where you can find the best and most delicious South Indian dishes. If you too, love south Indian cuisine and are craving some delicious delicacies from the South, definitely hit up these places one by one and relish dishes from arguably one of the best cuisines from the country.

Most of the places mentioned have both vegetarian dishes and non-vegetarian dishes to choose from and also these places don't just limit south Indian dishes to Idli, dosa, and vada, you have numerous other options that are very tasty and would make you fall in love with south Indian cuisine!

Eats

The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

List of Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata. Get Andhra-style chicken, Dosa, Ulavacharu Biryani, or filter coffee. 1. Pai's Malgudi, 2. Banana Leaf

This article was updated in 2021.

Kolkata - The city of joy is home to some of the most delicious food you'll ever find anywhere in the country. Bengali's love their food, not just their own native cuisine but cuisine's from all over the country and the world.

So, if you are ever in the mood of having some Authentic South Indian food, you won't be disappointed because there are some really good places that we can recommend you to try, or if you are just tired of the Bengali cuisine and want to eat something different, you'll have plenty of options.

We know Bengali's love meat, so we would like to put it out that south Indian dishes don't just limit to idli and dosa, there are a lot of non-vegetarian options in south Indian cuisine to satisfy your hunger! Be it the Andhra-style chicken curry, Ulavacharu Biryani, or the filter coffee you can get to eat it all right here in Kolkata!

Today we're going to look at some of the best places in Kolkata that serve delicious South Indian cuisine.

1. Pai's Malgudi, Ballygunge

Probably the most popular name when it comes to south Indian restaurants, Pai's Malgudi comes in the top 3 for sure. It is known for its traditional and authentic method of curating really tasty and mouth-watering south Indian dishes. The menu has ample of food options for you to choose from, especially the dosa's, their must-tries should include the Thattu Dosa and Malgudi special uttapam. You also have a lot of beverage options to choose from Rasam, lassi, Shikanji, and filter coffee, which are all equally delicious. If you're looking to have a proper meal course, you could try their Poriyal Curry and Bisi Bele Rice, you'll end up licking your fingers clean!

Magudi-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South- Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Pai's Malgudi | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

2. Banana Leaf, Southern Avenue

One more name that is well-known in the city that loves eating, a well-known south Indian restaurant. This is one of those places on the list today that provides incredibly tasty food at a fraction of the cost, they are a very pocket-friendly option where you get a very peaceful ambiance and friendly staff and of course, authentic south Indian cuisine and some of the most delectable dishes that'll make your taste buds very very happy! One of the highlights of Banana leaf is that it follows the south Indian tradition of serving food on a banana leaf, to keep and maintain the authentic tradition of South India alive, far from home as well. When you visit Banana leaf, you must definitely try their South Indian Thali, it's incredibly delicious and has a widespread of different kinds of dishes for you to try on relish!

Banana Leaf | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

3. Sola's Kitchen, New Town

Sola's Kitchen is a delivery/takeaway-only restaurant that serves authentic south Indian food. They specialize in Andhra-style dishes, which generally have a little extra spice and masala. If you love Hyderabadi biryani or if you would ever like to try Hyderabadi biryani, this is the place to visit, because they almost exactly recreated this dish and made sure it tastes exactly like the original world-famous Hyderabadi biryani made in Hyderabad. You can also try their Ulavacharu Biryani, Rogan josh, chicken cheap, and chicken bharta! Taste is something they don't compromise on, so you won't have to worry about not getting something okay-ish. The food you'll order from Sola's Kitchen will take you straight to the streets of Hyderabad's old city and make you enter bliss after having their delectable dishes!

Sola's-Kitchen-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Sola's Kitchen | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

4. Anand Restaurant, Chandni Chowk

Anand restaurant is one of the oldest South Indian restaurants in Kolkata, is a pure vegetarian restaurant. This is a very simple and minimalistic restaurant which is famous for the great food they serve and the very courteous and amiable staff, the service is also very quick, you won't have to wait for long to have tasty food items and delicacies of Anand restaurant. The main USP of this place is hands down their food quality and taste, which is par excellence! Not just idli's and vada's, but the entire menu of this place is very good and you'll not regret ordering anything. Other than south Indian dishes, they also have a very good spread of chaat items and pav bhaji as well. But to mention a few, there must try are Vada sambar, Ghee butter Rava dosa, and poori korma.

Anand Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

5. Ammini, Hazra

Specializing in Malayali cuisine, Ammini brings some of the best delicacies from god's own country - Kerala. The authentic Kerala cuisine dishes found here are very delicious. Their main focus is on both the food quality and service quality, you will fall in love with the dishes prepared by the chefs at this cute, small, and cozy restaurant. Ammini is a hidden gem in the hustling busy city of Kolkata, huge windows, sunlight pouring in and brightening up the place, unique decor and seating arrangement and a very friendly owner all make up for an unforgettable and wholesome experience. You must definitely try their fish curry, chicken stew, Malabar paratha, and Paniyarappam.

Ammini | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

6. Madras Restaurant, Chandi Chowk

Madras Restaurant is one of the most popular food joints in Kolkata serving appetizing south Indian food for decades now. It's a vegetarian restaurant suitable for families offering a wide array of south Indian dishes. Madras restaurant is once again a very simple and minimalistic place with very simple and unornamented decor and seating arrangement. Where it lacks in looks and decor, Madras restaurant more than makes it up for by the delicious food and unparalleled service quality. Prices are also very reasonable, making this a very favorable place if you want a quick, tasty, and pocket-friendly meal. The masala dosa with sambar and coconut chutney is a must-try along with their cheese dosa. This place also serves Chinese cuisine and their noodles have a pretty lasting and memorable taste!

Madras-Restaurant-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Madras Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 350, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

7. Tamarind Restaurant, Kalighat

Tamarind brings some of the finest dishes from various parts of South India, specializing in Andhra style, Kerala cuisine, Kannad delicacies, and flavors of Tamil Nadu. All meat lovers would absolutely fall in love with the food spread and variety of south Indian dishes they have to offer. Everyone will be spoilt with choices. Tamarind restaurant is a fine dining restaurant promising quality time with friends or family, whomever you choose to go with. The decor is very classy and gives a very cozy feeling, with ample lighting, air-conditioning, friendly staff, and a generous seating area for everyone. You must definitely visit Tamarind at least once to experience it all. You should try their mushroom pepper fry, mutton alias soup, and Kuzhi Paniyaram.

Tamarind Restaurant | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 1100, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

8. Jyoti Vihar, Camac Street

Another very renowned name for south Indian cuisine in Kolkata - Jyoti Vihar is also among the oldest establishments to serve delicious South Indian delicacies. The place in itself is very simple and basic. But don't for a minute mistake the simplistic look for anything else, they are well-known across the city for making some of the most delicious south Indian dishes at very reasonable costs. They leave all the bells and whistles aside and focus only on delivering the best, making sure their guests leave the place completely satisfied and content! Even the simplest of dishes are created with such elegance, they taste so good! One of their must-try that you should definitely have when visiting Jyoti Vihar is their curd rice with pickle, I know sounds very ordinary and plain, you'll understand why we are recommending it only after trying it. Also do try their Milk Upma, SambarVada, and their ghee butter paper dosa.

Jyoti Vihar | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

9. Prema Vilas, Lake Market


Situated in the heart of Lake Market for every South Indian food lover. The place is simple and unfussy with table and chairs possibly not been upgraded from the time it opened. It can very well be the first south Indian restaurant in the city. They are open for breakfast, and the minute you enter you can smell the coffee. You would generally head there for a quick bite of good old masala dosa. Definitely try the Dhaniya Dosa, Idli Sambhar and the filter coffee when there. Ohh and it’s a pure vegetarian restaurant.

Prema-Vilas-The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Best-South-Indian-restaurant-in-Kolkata
Prema Vilas | The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

10. The Chutney Co.

Another Vegetarian only restaurant, The Chutney Co. will serve all your Soth Indian favorites. The decor is tastefully done with well-spaced-out seating and a mix of modern interiors and traditional artwork. They are known for serving a range of chutneys from regular white coconut chutney, red Mysore chutney, and the delicious peanut chutney, there are three more chutneys alongside all their dishes. It's a great place to visit with family with comfortable seating and ample space. Of course, the food here is delicious, order Rawa Onion Dosa, Ghee, and Mongapudi Mysore Idli, and of course the signature peanut chutney. They also have the option to make your own dosa with ingredients like onion, capsicum, tomato, butter, ghee, and cheese to choose from. If you are there for breakfast do order the Upma, as they only serve it till 12 noon.

The Chutney Co| The Ultimate Guide to Best South Indian Restaurants in Kolkata

INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps

This is it, folks, these are the best places in all of Kolkata where you can find the best and most delicious South Indian dishes. If you too, love south Indian cuisine and are craving some delicious delicacies from the South, definitely hit up these places one by one and relish dishes from arguably one of the best cuisines from the country.

Most of the places mentioned have both vegetarian dishes and non-vegetarian dishes to choose from and also these places don't just limit south Indian dishes to Idli, dosa, and vada, you have numerous other options that are very tasty and would make you fall in love with south Indian cuisine!

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