Respond to Review of Saravana Bhavan - Bangsar
Review: We've been here several times and most times, the experience is great. It is true that the service can sometimes get on your nerves - for us it was more the hard sell - trying to get us to order more than what we want. Just tell them no and they get the point though. The restaurant is very clean, well maintained and spacious with plenty of natural light - an Indian cafeteria type vibe, if such thing does exist!? During our most recent visit we were the only people in there, but it was a weekday and not lunch time. We've been there when they were quite busy, so don't be fooled - they certainly do have a loyal fan base. The reason we keep coming back here is the food. It's simply wonderful! Certainly the best Indian in KL and the standard in KL is not too bad. Yesterday we stopped in for a dosa and a thali. The dosa was impeccable - you can taste the fermentation in the crepe and it's so thin and crispy, cooked to perfection. The accompanying sauces are all out of this world - well above what we've tried elsewhere in both freshness and flavour. The thali was pretty well perfect too. The sambar and rassam were delish, as were pretty much all the other samplings. We don't eat of lot of dairy but decided to eat the yogurt dish included - and wow, it was soooo nice - sour, creamy and fermented to perfection. If you're going to splurge on dairy, this is the place to do it - it's almost certainly home made and full of all the right kinds of bacteria. I think the quality here may vary a little bit according to when you go. We've had thalis here previously that were only just slightly above average. The most recent one was perfect in every way, so there may be a bit of luck involved. Either way though it's never bad so there's not much to lose. They also have a good selection of Indian sweets. We picked up a few for our next flight - as with all Indian sweets though, they are VERY sweet and made of ghee and sometimes milk, so not exactly healthy. Ok occasionally and in small doses, depending on where you sit on the whole dairy debate. I want to give them 4.5 cows but can't so will give them 5 to counteract the 2 cows given by a previous reviewer, which is definitely not appropriate. People rave about Sangeetha in KL - that place does not begin to compare with SB.