8 Best South Indian Restaurants in Chandigarh for Your Weekend Indulgences


Despite being popular as the epicenter of North Indian deliciousness, the people of this city have developed a palpable fondness for South Indian cuisine over the past few years. What started as a small trend in the cozy confines of Defense Colony in New Delhi at a small restaurant called Sagar has now boomed into a massive wave of love for South Indian cuisine.

But this is not it. South Indian cuisine with its authentic and traditional thalis boasts of close to 25 distinct textures (or maybe even more in some cities and towns) such as those of dosas, idlis, chutneys, papads, salads, curd, rasam, rice, desserts, drinks, and many more. This puts it in the league of some of the most nutritious meals found in the Indian palette. This also makes South Indian food one of the most highly preferred meals for people regardless of the time of the day. Don’t believe it? Just have a look at the long lineup of South Indian restaurants we have here:



mapSCO – 35, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 160017One of the most popular South Indian restaurants known for the best dosa in Chandigarh is Sundarams. Also, when you are looking for the most authentic idli and arguably the most delicious rasam, this is the place to check out. You also get a South Indian meal thali here which is quite affordable on your pocket. When you are there, do not forget to check out their badam thandai as well. This place is perfect for couples and families. They also host kitty parties if you are into that kind of stuff.

Location: Sector 26, Main Road
Prices: Around 600 For 2 People
Timings: 10 Am To 11 Pm

Karthik Restaurant

Karthik Restaurant

mapSCO 50, Sector 47 D, Sector 47, Chandigarh, 160047Another very popular spot for South Indian food in Chandigarh is Karthik. Have you ever tried a masala dosa with a nihari sharbat? Also, they are quite popular for their vada, idli, parotta, and rava kesari. Do not forget to wash them down with their signature filter coffee. This is going to be one of the most authentic South Indian meals that you can ever imagine across the Tri-City region. If you are a true South Indian food lover, you will find your jam right here.

Location: Sector 47
Prices: Around 700 For Two People
Timings: 11 Am To 10.30 Pm



map11, Madhya Marg, Sector 26, Chandigarh, 160019If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great decor and a decent menu, Sankalp is the place to be. You don’t just get South Indian delicacies here but Italian dishes as well including farm-fresh pizzas, and a fantastic creme fettuccini. Their filter coffee and rasam are to die for. Don’t know whether they have discontinued their sizzler dosa or not but do ask for it when you are there. And yes, it is the perfect place for a romantic date with soothing music and fabulous lighting.

Location: Sector 26
Prices: Around 750 For 2 People
Timings 10 Am To 9 Pm

Indian Coffee House - south indian cafe

The Indian Coffee House

map12, Jan Marg, near Neelam Cinema, Bridge Market, 17E, Sector 17, Chandigarh, 160017The Indian Coffee House is known not only for the most down-to-earth and delicious menu but also for the most pocket-friendly items you will ever find. The overall feel of this place is something that is unmatched by any other restaurant and cafe across the city. It is a wonderful experience to be sitting among people from all walks of life. When you are there, do not forget to try their keema omelette and mutton dosa as well. Their cold coffee and Roohafza milk are their all-time bestsellers.

Location: Sector 17
Prices: Around 250 For Two People
Timings: 9.30 Am To 10 Pm

Sree Rathnam

Shree Rathnam

mapSector 35, Chandigarh, 160022Another south Indian restaurant in Chandigarh to add to your list is Sree Rathnam. Their thalis have two variants obviously which are North Indian and South Indian. But let’s stick to the masala dosa and the shahi vada that they offer. These items are simply exquisite and if you couple them with their coconut chutney, you have the best South Indian meal on a very interesting platter. This restaurant is known for its unique twist on contemporary South Indian food. And yes, you can never ignore their pav bhaji which has a very authentic Mumbai taste and flavour to it.

Location: Sector 35
Prices: Around 900 For Two People
Timings: 8 Am To 11 Pm

Chennai Chef - South indian cafe

Chennai Chef

mapIT Park Rd, Phase – I, Sector 13, Panchkula, Haryana 160101The Chennai Chef is highly popular for its rava masala dosa. Pair it with a Mountain Dew on the rocks and you are good to go. You will be surprised by the quantity of their tomato and coconut chutneys and just the way they go with the deliciousness of the sambar. The dosas they serve are always hot and crisp. Do check this place out, especially if you are out with your friends for a movie night.

Location: Dt Mall, It Park
Prices: Close To 700 For Two People
Timings: 10 Am To 10 Pm

Madras Cafe- south indian restaurant

Madras Cafe

mapSCO 53, Swastik Vihar, Sector 5, Panchkula, Haryana 134114No, this is not the movie that we are talking about. Located in the beautiful city of Panchkula, this place is known for its absolutely delicious dosa and reasonable prices. The food quality is spectacular and the parking is wheelchair accessible as well. And yes, you also get the best honey cauliflowers, french fries, Manchurian, masala chaap, and the most amazing sambar and vada pav in this restaurant. It has a great ambience and is highly suitable for your friends and family get-togethers. Check this place out right away.

Location: Sector 5, Mansa Devi Complex, Panchkula
Prices: Close To 850 For Two People
Timings: 8.30 Am To 9 Pm

Kamats Restaurant- south indian restaurant

Kamats Restaurant

mapSector 26, ChandigarhThis is without a doubt one of the classiest restaurants you will ever visit. It has a beautiful environment and the staff is always alert. The food quantity is rather limited but the quality is amazing. You are going to fall in love with their shahi paneer, honey chili cauliflowers, crisp vada dosa, vada pav, and sambar. Do not forget to ask for their coconut chutney and extra tamarind chutney as well. The place is highly recommended for family lunches and romantic dinner dates.

Location: Sector 26
Prices: Between 650 & 900 For Two People
Timings: 9 Am To 11 Pm

So There You Go

A great lineup of South Indian restaurants to choose from! Where is your next stop going to be?


About The Author

Uday Thakur

Uday has been a writer for almost 10 years now, working on various gigs and writing on myriad subjects at the same time. He got into it by accident and not by design. A painter, sketch artist, and a bookworm by heart, he discovered his love for good food and traveling a little late in life. But better late than never, right? He's also an amateur photographer and always has his one foot out the door in search for a new adventure. His blogs are not a distant observer's narrations but his personal experiences.

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