All Hype No Stuff!

I was taken aback having eaten here after years! Seeing the popularity of it on burrp! and even otherwise everyone wantin to try it out more than HSB now wen they come to chennai! I mean HSB deserves the name this place sure doesnt!

At 8 30 in the morning, the Vadas were not hot and fresh, seemed from yday. Big and bulky, not crisp at all. And 15 bucks for it is day-light robbery just for the brand name! The Idlis were half-cooked, it was jus batter in fact! Seirously disappointed to the core with IDLI on their name, that the first thing they shud learn to make! The Pongal was ok, nothin great. Coffee for 16.50 was jus 3 sips and was fulla sugar!

Overall horrible experience, the guy at the bill-counter wasnt very friendly and it took them 20 mins to parcel the already made and displayed dishes. Worst is the bill was around 125 bucks for just this, which i wouldnt have mind paying in ID where the vada and pongal are awesome!

Ambiance – 3/5
Food – 2/5
Service – 3/5
Price – Close to 150 bucks for a couple
Will i go back again? – Phew! Never!

Murugan Idli Shop
77/1 A, GN Chetty Road,
T.Nagar, Chennai – 600017
Phone 42025076

Wanna try out their first branch in Usman Road once before i write em off completely!

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you are doing a great job here….

Couple of points to note:

1. In chennai, always ask for separate sugar while ordering coffee. it will be payasam otherwise.

2. Try Hotel Sudha, Poonamalle high road / Egmore for vada. damn good.

Good review.. after a few bad experiences at restaurants.. i have put a stop to experiment with new places.. at least for a while

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yea i agree.. i did not get great food either!!and my!!my!!!what an exaggeration of the place 🙂


thanks vidhya

vijay – sure will try when i go to tht side of the city sometime

u shud read reviews on burrp and try the place!

absolute exaggeration i tell ya!

thanks and wish u a happy new yr too uvaraj 🙂

Hey Nice blog gal… Seems you arr from chennai… Have u tried any other places??

well my blog is fulla places! now do i answer such a ques 🙂

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hey..its usually great..maybe the time you went would have been an exception..try it again..


i was there a few months was terrible..the jigirtanda even for the service..the less said the better!!!I'm not going back…