The Land of South India, comprising different states of India, has its own varied cuisine when it comes to their food style. The common misconception lies in the association of dishes like Idli and Dosa only with this cuisine.

Different states have their own variation of meals and taste but the most common term associated with the South Indian Cuisine is “spicy”. In fact, South Indian cuisine is regarded as the hottest among the Indian cuisines.

Besides the regular meals, coastal parts like Goa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala tend to add a bit of coastal touch to their dishes. There are dishes available like the Crab Burger, the Kerala Crab Curry and many more which are sure to relinquish your taste buds.

Hyderabad is famous for their Nizam style of cooking and their famous Hyderabadi Biriyani.

The famous Bollywood actor, Anil Kapoor was recently asked to reveal the secret behind his young look where he replied, “It probably has to do with my love for South Indian food and the amount of such food that I have consumed over the decades. I am very fond of the cuisine.”
So till now, we read how South Indian Cuisine is filled with wonders. However if you’re a resident of Kolkata and you ask your mother, “Mom, I wish to go to South India to taste their food.” you will be laughed at. So it’s definitely impossible for you to access it, right?


So today we are here to provide you with 5 of the best south Indian restaurants across various parts of Kolkata – here they go:

1)The Chutney Co.

This restaurant which started in 2015 has become popular in leaps and bounds due to their authentic taste. The restaurant portrays their vision beautifully which says: “The Chutney Co. opens its doors in the heart of the city to redefine south Indian eat-out, by giving the traditional elements a new avatar.”

The restaurant provides different variations and versions of Dosa – some of which are people’s choices like Mogalapodi Dosa, Mysore Special Dosa and Pondu Dosa. Ulli Pakodi, Guntur Karam and Rasam Idli are some of the other dishes offered.
Now as the name suggests, the restaurant also provides its signature chutneys which include Mysore Chutney and Beetroot Chutney.

Moreover people have given positive reviews on the ambience and good service.This restaurant, with their loyalty and hard work has found a place in our list of the best south Indian restaurants in Kolkata.

Cost for Two – Rs 400
Address – 1st floor, Centre Point, 21, Hemanta Basu Sarani, Lal Dighi, B.B.D. Bagh,
Kolkata 700001
Timings – 12 00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact – 062919 05166

2)Chennai Square

Salt Lake, Kolkata, houses some amazing spots to visit like Inox City Centre, Nicco Park, Cinemax and many more. Amidst the daily hustle and bustle in the streets, there emerged the famous South Indian restaurant, Chennai Square.

The restaurant aims to make the rich South India cuisine available to the people here.
The most popular dishes range from Masala Vada, Cheese Uttapam, various forms of tikkis to signature dishes like CS Rava Masala Dosa, CS Signature Idli Sizzlers and CS Signature Vada Sizzlers.

However, customers also have provided positive feedback regarding the elegant style and decorations inside the restaurant, the ambience and the exquisite presentation, with good service.
The restaurant has also opened its delivery channels following the safety precautions to ensure that your quarantine doesn’t go totally ‘black and white’.

Cost for Two – Rs 400
Address – 4th Floor, Carnival Cinemas & Big Bazaar Building, 4th Floor, Sector 3, IB Block -177&178 Salt Lake City, Near Columbia Asia Hospital, above Big Bazaar on, Kolkata – 700106
Timings – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact – 033 4604 8777

3)Southern Pantry

You – “Hey Siri, which is the most popular south Indian restaurant in North Kolkata?”

   Siri – “Why did you even ask this? Don’t you know about the Southern Pantry

Only if Siri could walk into the restaurant herself, she would’ve replied this.
This restaurant in Belgharia provides an escape from your daily meals to the world of South Indian Cuisine.
The special dishes include the Special Coconut Chutney, Sambar, Chutneys, Masala Dosa and many more.

Their delicate cooking hours along with a choice of spices and ingredients seem to add a touch of magic even in the regular dishes and set them apart.
The restaurant provides an awesome ambience for people with proper and decorated sitting areas.

With notable additions like Budget-friendly meals and Proper Presentation along with contactless and safe delivery system enhanced the circumference of their popularity to increase exponentially.
This resulted in 2.2k positive reviews along with a 4.2 rating – ah! Just like icing on a cake.

Cost for Two – Rs 250
Address – 8, BT Rd, Rathtala, Adarsha Pally, Belgharia, Kolkata – 700056
Timings – 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact – +919831054521

4)Chennai Express

“Kashmir main tu Kanyakumari
North-South ki kat gayi dekho doori hi saari”

Indeed, the distance between North and South Indian Cuisine has been cut down due to the opening of South Indian restaurant outlets across Kolkata.
Kashba holds one such amazing hub for south Indian delicacies – The Chennai Express (irony).

This is an extremely pocket-friendly restaurant which serves variant dishes. Ranging from Rawa Upma, Dhoklas, Pongal, Finger Fried Idli, Mysore Dosa and many more delicacies waiting to be devoured.

Their Mysore Onion Cheese Dosa and Special Dahi Vada are the most favourite dishes among people. With proper traditional means of cooking the restaurant enriches the dishes with spices and ingredients in order to present the authentic taste and culture of the cuisine. If you happen to visit Kashba, Chennai Express is a restaurant you should definitely visit.

Cost for Two – Rs 250
Address – 2, VIP Bazar, 1, Laskarhat Rd, Kasba, Kolkata – 700039
Timings – 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact – +917044331728

5)Desi Street

If you’re in Quest Mall with your friends or family, you’ll probably be tired and hungry after shopping and exploring the whole day. You’ll be wondering for an awesome place to have your favourite south Indian meals. Just go to the fourth floor, and you’ll the famous Desi Street Restaurant in front of you.

Desi Street serves various cuisines out of which the south Indian cuisine and delicacies have made the people go crazy. Their special dishes include Raj Kachori, Chaat, Chutneys, Sambhar, Masala Dosa and many more.

The restaurant receives a good crowd every day. Serving different customers, the restaurant has adapted and modified its menu from time to time. Expanding the number of dishes using more variations of spices and ingredients. Another special aspect of this restaurant is that it also has means to serve disabled customers, i.e. this restaurant is wheelchair accessible. The restaurant recently launched its delivery system and has won hearts all over Kolkata even now.

Cost for Two – Rs 400
Address – 4th Floor, Quest Mall, 33, Syed Ali Amir Avenue, Ballygunge, Kolkata
Timings – 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact – +919073307728