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Murugan Idli Shop

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$$ - $$$
Thyagaraya Nagar
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46 / 13 North Usman Road, Near Yamaha Showroom, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
+91 44 4208 4842
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Redmond, Washington
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Murugan Idli shop is the best! All the items on the menu are tasty and some of them are just divine! They take the common idli to a different level. I have been there several times and now they have a few different locations in Chennai. Ghee podi idli, ghee onion uthappam, sweet pongal, masala vada are the best. A... More 

Thank Nchantedtraveller
mumbai india
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a simple restaurant, but must be a "must go to " place for idlis and dosas. tried the plain idlis, and the masala idlis (plain idlis covered with a mild spice) and both were fantastic! the dosa was also good. these are served on the traditional banana leaf and one has to eat with one's hands. some of... More 

Thank rajivgagarwal
Bengaluru, India
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a youngster Idlis used to be a staple breakfast item in my house and there used to be no other item as Idli that i used to love to hate. To such an extent that i had banned this item from my menu especially after i left my hometown for work and well into years of my marriage. Then... More 

Thank SVE029
Indore, India
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

For dinner at this place as recommonded by hotel staff. Got a vacant seat immediately.Ordered for Butter masala Dosa and Idli, served in 5 minutes on Banana leaf,with Sambhar and 4 type of chatney with unlimited service continuously till end. Found local people enjoying south indian meals. taste was realy good. Idlis were soft.

Thank Nanasheth
Bengaluru, India
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We are very picky of south indian food. After going to sarvana bhavan almost every meal, wanted a change. This restaurants was more than one can expect. The idlies were soft, fluffy and were served with three types of chutnies. The sweet pongal and idiappams were just the right taste. we were full, but were unable to stop eating, as... More 

Thank beena2016
Chennai (Madras), India
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

You can try different varieties of Dosa and Utthapams here and even Idly-Pongal are too yummy. All their branches have consistent taste and quality and high standards. Their chutneys taste fresh and are not diluted unlike other restaurants. Prices are moderate.

Thank Rucha121
Bengaluru, India
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219 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My second visit in 2 yrs, for a special craving delight of super soft idli, yummy chutney, pepper rich vada, onion rava dosa, sweet pongal, jigar thanda. Their masala dosa is forgettable but service and promptness is noteworthy. A must try bf joint

Thank prrateek
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Been to this before I was travelling to Europe with family. I can say best place to spend. like the banana leaf tradition. Quality is outstanding as usual.

Thank pramod kumar b
Bengaluru, India
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152 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Best places to have different varieties of Idly. Dosa and pongal are also excellent. You are served on a banana leaf and unlimited portions of different chutney's and sambhar are part of your meal.

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Mumbai Indian
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775 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The idlies here real real soft and the variety of chutneys are yummy.one should try the podi idli with ghee. The dosas are not that good... Even the chutneys don't go well with the dosas.

Thank plpalani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 / 13 North Usman Road, Near Yamaha Showroom, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Neighbourhood: Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Phone Number: +91 44 4208 4842

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?