If you are planning to take a trip to South India, then it would be incomplete without a taste of one of the most famous dishes in south India- Dosa. Made with a fermented batter of rice and urad dal and stuffing of potatoes, this dish is complemented with many kinds of spicy chutneys and sambar. It is so popular that it constitutes Indian Cuisine. Chennai is one city that is no stranger to providing the most mentally and delicious dosas. Chennai is a perfect place to be on a food trip with your friends and family. Many foodie couples visit the city and stay at a couple-friendly hotel in Chennai to explore authentic South Indian food. Many food bloggers visit the city and stay at a hotel on an hourly basis or 24 hourly checks-in basis. There are many hotels in Chennai serving excellent and delicious dosas. But, if you are in the city just for the dish, then you must go to these 10 top places to get the best of experience.

1-Mathsya, Egmore

It is one of the most famous restaurants in Chennai serving authentic Udupi cuisine. Most of the food that is served in this place is influenced by Udupi tastes and flavors. It serves a unique, thin, and fluffy dosa called Neer dosa made with rice flour and it can be folded into the palm of your hand. This dosa is originated in Udupi. It also serves dosa like Dosai, Mysore Masala Dosa, Peas Masala Dosa, AasaiDosa, etc. There are many couple friendly hotels in Egmore where you can stay with your partner and visit this place for a delicious dosa snacks.

Cost- INR 500 for 2 people

Address- Halls Road, KVN Puram, Egmore

2-Sangeetha restaurant, Adyar

Originated in a beautiful place called Adyar, this is a pure south Indian restaurant serving different kinds of south Indian cuisine daily. It serves healthy millet dosas to crispy buttery Rava dosas also. Adyar is famous for the theosophical society and many people visit the place daily. Sangeetha restaurant is one of the top favorites of the tourists. Not just in Adyar, it has 29 outlets across the city. It has a huge menu offering exquisitely prepared dosas. You can book a couple friendly hotel in Adyar in Chennai and can travel this place with your partner for a delicious breakfast.

Cost- INR 1500 for 2 people.

Address- Gandhi Nagar, Adyar

3-Ratna café, Triplicane

If you are looking value for money with delicious dosa, then this place is for you. Ratna café serves the best Ghee Masala Dosa in the city with a very humble and affordable price. The chutneys served here are equally tasty and compliments perfectly with the dosa.

Cost- INR 100 for 2 people

Address- Triplicane Road, Triplicane

4-Krishna restaurant, New woodlands hotel

Situated next to the Madras Music Academy, Krishna restaurant has introduced Udupi style masala dosa to Chennai decades ago. It is a hustle-bustle place during music season, concerts, and festivals. It is not just a hotspot during concerts but is a popular place to dine all around the year. The ghee laddened Masala dosa with potato stuffing and three varieties of chutney is something to relish when you are here. There are many hotels for unmarried couples in Mylapore where you can stay with your partner and travel this place for a lovely and delicious dosa snack.

Address-  CIT Colony, Mylapore

Cost- INR 400 for 2 people

5-Saravana Bhavan

Talk about having south Indian breakfast, this name always pops up in mind. Anyone who has visited Chennai must have dined here at least once. Right from the Chennai Railway station to Chennai’s iconic Marina beach, you can find the outlets everywhere. It is a go-to breakfast place for early morning joggers. It can start serving you food as early as 6 am. It serves one of the crispiest wafer-thin dosa in the city. Its specialty is ghee roast dosa. If you are staying at a hotel near Chennai Railway Station, then you can easily go to the nearest Sharvana Bhawan restaurant at the station and enjoy a delicious masala dosa.

Cost – INR 400 for 2 people

Address- Vadapalani, Chennai

6-Eating circles

If you are at Chennai and craving for some Bangalore style masala dosa, then this is the ultimate place for you. Eating Circles has been serving Karnataka style breakfast and snacks for many years. It is one of the places in Chennai where you can have Vada, Bisi bele bhath, Mysore Masala Dosa, Benne Masala Dosa, and also Red Rice Dosa. The sambar and chutney served with the dosas are equally delicious and authentic. It is a self-service restaurant.

Address- SBI Colony, Abhiramapuram

Cost- INR 400 for 2 people

7-Murugan idli

With idli name included with the name of the restaurant, it is obvious that Murugan idli serves one of the best idlis in the city. Apart from serving the best Idli with idli powder, they also serve ghee podi dosa. This dosa is peppered with idli powder and soaked in ghee. Served with spicy chutneys, dosas here are a true delight.

Address- GOCHS Colony, Besant Nagar

Cost- INR 400 for 2 people

8-Annalakshmi restaurant

It is one of the famous restaurants in Chennai which serves authentic South Indian food with royal décor. The restaurant looks more like a palace. It serves crispy and thin paper masala dosa with many varieties of chutney on the side. Some recommended dishes would be Mysore Masala Dosa and Sevai Payasam

Address- Spur Tank  Road, Egmore

Cost- INR 1200 for 2 people

9-ID, Royapeetah

You will not be surprised to know that ID is an acronym for IDLI DOSA. This legendary restaurant was started within Satyam cinemas and now has several outlets in the city including at the Chennai Domestic Airport. It is famous for making some unique dosas and it also allows the customers to choose their toppings and fillings. The favorite ones are mushroom-filled dosa and piquant garlic dosa.

Address- Royapettah

Cost- INR 500 for 2 people

10-Prive Restaurant

If you want some non-traditional unique variety of dosas, then this is the place for you. Prive restaurant goes completely goes unconventional in making one of the most popular dosas in the tow, the Cheese dosas. This dosa looks quite tasty as you watch it getting overloaded with cheese  There are many hotels for unmarried couples in Mylapore where you can stay with your partner and travel this place for a lovely and delicious dosa snack.

Address- Jagadambal Colony, Othavadi, Mylapore

Cost- INR 1200 for 2 people.

For the people of Chennai, it is not just a simple Dosai but it is the soul food and a meal fixer. It has many emotions attached to the dish. People eat it every day but never get bored of it. With many variations and stuffing, it has won the hearts of millions and continue to do so

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