10 Classic South Indian Eateries In Delhi That Are Absolutely Drool Worthy


The thing about South India food is that you either like or you love it. Simply because of the vast amounts of spices, flavors, and styles of cooking that it incorporates. Be it the Chettinad from Tamil Nadu, Udpupi from the Kannada region, the spicy Tapioca from Kerala, the Nizami trails from Andhra or the hints of Konkani cooking from along the Western Ghats, the term ‘South Indian’ incorporates in it a vast variety of food. These restaurants in Delhi tap each one of them on point!


  1. Saravana Bhavan

P-13/90, Connaught Circus, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 28844305

Steal 30 minutes from your schedule for a quick bite at this bustling food joint that is known for its decadent thalis and adorable tiffin-sized meals that go gentle on your wallet. Grab yourself some packets of salty snacks fried in desi ghee as you head out.


  1. Carnatic Café

Ground Floor, India Mall, Community Centre, New Friends Colony | +91 8802222889

Visit the place whenever you crave for simple yet impeccable vegetarian South Indian food. Some of their best preparations include the Rava Masala Dosa, Bisi Bele Bath and refreshing Butter Milk.


  1. Andhra Bhavan

1, Ashoka Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi-01 | 011 23382031

The canteen at Andhra Bhavan offers authentic Andhra-style food for prices that’ll take you back to the days of Doordarshan. The meals are set for breakfast, lunc, and dinner but one must order the non-vegetarian side dishes like chicken fry and mutton curry.


  1. The Toddy Shop

My Square, 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk, Saket, New Delhi-17 | 011 4052 1434

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A cozy little place nestles in in Hauz Khas Village, The Toddy Shop has on offer authentic food from Kerala. The menu prides itself with mouthwatering seafoods like Chemmeen Varthadu (deep fried marinated prawns), Meen Vevichathu (kingfish cooked with cocum) and Avial.


  1. Karnataka Food Centre

Delhi Karnataka Sangh Building, Sector 12, R K Puram, New Delhi | 011 26187357

A pocket friendly spot for South Indian lovers, the Karnataka Food Centre is a simple place but with excellent food. When here, one must have the Mysore Masala Dosa. The more courageous eaters can opt for their massive thalis or simply choose the weekly special.

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  1. Dakshin

ITC Sheraton, Saket, New Delhi-17 | 011 4266 1122

Pamper yourself with luxurious dining service and exemplary cuisines ranging from Andhra to Kerala at this fine-dining South Indian eatery. Do try their Dakshin Yera and Beans Paripu Usli.


  1. Mahabelly

Restaurant Block, DLF Place Mall, Saket, New Delhi-17 |  +91 9911462757

Lick some mind-blowing stew off your fingers as you dine here and be assured that no one’s going to judge. Mahabelly offers a number of dishes in a la carte in addition to their set thalis and lunch and dinner specials.


  1. Coast Café

H 2, Second Floor & Third Floor, Above Ogaan, Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi-16 | 011 33105045

Ditch the cutlery and dive into your plate on all two as you eat at the Coast Café. With a beautiful view of the village, the place serves up delicious delicacies from Kerala along with continental grubs.


  1. Swagath

14, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi-24 | 011 24330930

Dive into dishes loaded with traditional Malabar, Chettinad and coastal flavors. Known for its diverse seafood options, Swagath stands out for its Kolivada Prawns, Chicken Stew and Malabar Paratha.


  1. Sagar Ratna

18, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony, New Delhi-24 | 011 24333658

A name synonymous with South Indian food in the Capital, Sagar Ratna never fails to impress with its quick service and authentic pure vegetarian food. Diners must order the Rava Idli, Uttapam and Rava Masala Dosa.

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Binge eater by day and binge watcher by night, Ankita is fluent in food, film, and Internet. When she’s not obsessing over the hottest trends, tacos, and the perfect author’s bio, you can find her under a pile of Jeffery Archer’s novels or looking for the nearest wine shop.

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