All Reviews by antiochian-1971
9484 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, USA
Excellent Southern Indian fare
01 Aug 2011
I've dined at the Madras Cafe for several years. Maybe eight dinners and one lunch buffet. Most recently in July 2011. Vibrant dishes, fairly quick service.
I've been with a variety of friends, some very savvy, some newcomers to this cuisine. Reactions have ranged from very pleased/surprised to ecstatic, mostly the latter.
Service is pleasant, and very responsive. Decor is simple. Lightly remodeled a year or so ago, it seems a lot less noisy when crowded.
There is an excellent variety of dishes. The Thali's are a great deal and excellent if you want somewhere to start (i.e. variety in one dish), though I think they are only on Thursdays. We always share and get a wide variety.
The lunch buffet is a good way to sample a variety if you are not dining with
If you are unsure, ask for guidance from either the staff or other diners, though I don't think you can go wrong. All of the dosas (I think we've had all of them) have been great. The Uttapam fantastic. The okra is wonderful and has been thoroughly enjoyed by two okra-hating friends.
9494 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, USA
Quality food, nice ambiance. Stellar place.
01 Aug 2011
This small place has great food based on western and southern Indian vegetarian cuisines. Lots of variety, though their website may make you
think that 'sweets and snacks' is their focus. We've sampled a few of these
but have been focused on the dine-in fare, and have always found the
food excellent (visited about six times for lunches and dinners).
Fresh and light dishes and a great adjunct to the other places in the same mall - Ashoka and Madras Cafe and now an adjacent Dosa house.
This popular place is in an area of San Diego (near Mira Mesa) with many choices of Indian restaurants and shops. Easy access to/from I-15 and Black Mtn Rd. Check out their website at http://www.suratifarsan.com for pics of dishes and some info too.
2400 Main St, Santa Monica, USA
Excellent Thai vegan food -- a bargain.
27 Jul 2011
I echo all of the good comments in the other reviews. Fantastic, fresh Thai veg food. Every dish we've tried (satay, wraps, curry, Thom Kha, mint-noodle) was excellent. Prices are shockingly low. Veggies are cooked perfectly. Portion sizes are generous. Sauces are varied and excellent.
Their brown rice is exceptional. I only wish I lived nearby this restaurant.
After two visits, we were shaking our heads in happy amazement at the quality, variety, and price.
The ambiance in this tiny place is very simple, yet pleasant. The staff are friendly.
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