Pune hosts a variety of cultures and people from various backgrounds culturally. Owing to the increasing influx of people from different states, Pune has something to offer for everyone. So for all those who love and crave for some delicious dosas, idlis and sambhar, here is a list of the top 10 South Indian restaurants in Pune.
Vaishali, FC Road:
Listed as one of the best South Indian restaurant in Pune, Vaishali is located in the heart of the city. The location makes it one of the most visited joints by students. The Mysore Masala Dosa, Cheese Uttapam and Upma are just to kill for. It is one of the most legendary restaurants in Pune with extremely reasonable prices. Other than the South Indian food, one can always try the mouth-watering SPDP (Sev Potato Dahi Puri) and other chat items on the menu. Given the popularity and crowd, they do not have an option of home delivery, but you can always check in before you visit them on: 020 25531244/020 25531184.
Wadeshwar, FC Road:
Wadeshwar offers traditional South Indian food in a simple yet comfortable ambience. Set Dosas, Ghee Idlis, Rassum Wada, Appe are some of the few delicious things that Wadeshwar is famous for. The incredible taste, prompt service and reasonable pricing make it one of those places that one visits over and over again. They have other outlets in Bibvewadi and Law College Road as well. They provide an option of indoor as well as outdoor seating and also have home delivery service. You can contact them at: 020 25520105.
Southindies, Shivaji Nagar:
This is one of the most upscale South Indian restaurants offering specialties from the 4 states. The weekend brunch is one of their attrations with a brilliant spread. Southindies offers comfortable ambience, warm staff and impeccable service. Mini Idlis, Tomato Rassum, Kerala Paratha and Podi Dosa are just some of the mouth-watering specialties. The restaurant recommends reservations; so if you want to enjoy a tummy-full of authentic South India food, call: 020 41057272/73.
Redefining the typical South Indian restaurant, Upsouth brings with it a contemporary touch. So this is basically the traditional taste in a modern environment. Reasonable priced, costs approx `350 for 2 people, this joint provides a real treat for the dosa and idli lovers. The home delivery option makes it one of the only places that provides hot, piping South Indian food at the doorstep.
Even though it is a fast food setting, Idlicious offers authentic taste. Known mostly for its fluffy idlis, the other recommended orders must include Rassum Rice, Set Dosa and the very famous Filter Coffee. It is not spread over a large area and is sometimes crowded, yet the food makes up for all that is lacking in its ambience. This place truly is as the name suggests ‘Idlicious’.
Kerala Fast Food, Aundh:
A food joint that fits best under the header ‘Looks can be decpetive’. If you love authentic Kerala taste, this is the place to visit. Chicken Curry, Appams, Kothu Porota and Chicken Masal Roast are the highlights of this eatery. Extremely reasonably price, it will cost you around `300-400 for a sumptuous meal for two.
Dosa Plaza, Seasons Mall, Magarpatta:
A brand spread across different cities, Dosa Plaza offers the authentic South Indian cuisine with a western twist. The specialty is the oriental blend they offer with the traditional food. One can have the usual Masala dosa and Medu Wada while also trying out the American Chopsuey Dosa, Chinese Delight Dosa, Mexican Roast Dosa, and Chilly Delight Uttappa among others. So if you are at Seasons Mall, shopping or about to go catch a movie, you must try out this restaurant for a quick meal.
G1’s Vishwa, Aundh:
This is another joint that serves amazing South Indian dishes with a mix. So you can be eating a dosa with coconut chutney while also enjoying a Soya Kheema Dosa or Oriental Paneer Chilly Uttapa. One must try their specialty which is the cup idlis which they offer in 3 different types: Peppry Paneer, Potato Chilly and Spinach & Cheese. Light on the pocket, a meal of two at this joint would cost around `300.
Gokul Dosa Center, Vishrantwadi:
This small joint on airport road is managed by an old couple who serve the best home-made styled dosas in Pune. One must try the Podi Dosa, Set Dosa and Onion Uttapa. They serve the meal with 2 chutneys, onion and coconut, which are perfect. Coffee lovers must also try what is said to be the perfect filter coffee. It is a quaint, clean and hygienic place which allows for a perfect home style meal.
The Davanageri Benne Dosa, Chinchwad:
And for all those college students out there in Pune, if you are ever craving for some yummy South India food and you are terribly low on cash, you should run to this little joint in Chinchwad. You must try the Special Benne Masala Dosa, it is absolutely finger-licking good. A meal for two here will cost you around `150-200. So low on cash and hungry, this is the place for you.