Unexpectedly great service
The place looks stingyly small from outside, sticking between a few stores at the Vijayanagar terminus and the name is definitely not inviting enough for a lone female diner, esp wen u see lots of men crowd hanging around the place. The first time i went in, they made me share a table with a guy who scared me with his looks and the way he looks at me and i had to rush out n decidedly never to step in here alone..
This time i was really hungry and wanted to try out the appams here as recommended by many. The place is almost always crowded and u have to b ready to share tables. This time i politely told the lady host that i need a table alone or share with another female only. Arrangements were made immediately with a smile.
The ambiance is good, the place can be made bigger for the amount of crowd it attracts. The service is professional. The items on the menu are mostly non-vegetarian as expected but there were many eggetarian options for egg-addicts like me. But then there was a prob, placing an order for a gravy just to have one egg masala appam felt like a waste of money. There were combo offers but they provided only normal appams. Now i wanted an egg masala appam only!!! When i requested for it the waiter made a special combo for me, which was really helpful and pleasing.
The open kitchen for appams is another plus point, its so appetising and tempting when u c the appams being made and taken out to tables! Comin to the best part, the food tastes yummy too! The egg masala appam with veg chettinad gravy (combo!!!!) was great and filling. the orange juice was chilling cold to beat the heat outside and made with less-sugar as per my request unlike many restaurants who turn a deaf ear to that request everytime i do! But yea the juices are a bit exp, its almost 40 bucks for an orange juice.
Ambiance – 3/5
Food – 4/5
Service – 4/5
Price – Around 250 to 300 bucks for a couple
Will i go back? – Yes definitely, to try out the other variety of appams on the menu.
Nalas Appa Kadai
Velachery Tambaram Road,
Vijayanagar, Velachery, Chennai – 600042
Worth a try and worth another visit too! i am sure the non-vegetarians will enjoy it even better!!