Chennai Dosa

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 4 reviews )

128 Broadway (at on Long Island), Hicksville, New York, USA, 11801

Vegetarian South Indian food restaurant, prior to July 2013 was Dosa Diner. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Indian, Buffet, Take-out, Catering

4 Reviews

First Review by HappyMonkey

Just Average - Edit

In an area filled with vegetarian Indian restaurants with lots of vegan options, I have to say they are not the top in any way.
I went there with the intention of having a dosa and they had an $8.99 lunch buffet that came with a dosa. The manager showed me what was vegan and even said let me check on one thing and went in the back and said it was not vegan. That adds points right there as he cared and double-checked.
I had an eggplant curry that had good flavor but the eggplant piece were really large and under-cooked. There was another dish with cabbage that was delicious and there was very little left and they did not have more. This one wanted me wanting more.
I had a masala dosa and it was at best okay. The dosa itself was overcooked and not very tasty and they potato filling was minimal and flavorless and contained peas. Not that there is an issue with peas, but not my choice to have them in a dosa.
Overall I am not sure I would go back with the other options in the area.

Pros: Attentive staff, Good deal

Cons: Food could be more flavorful

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Tasty food, careless waiters. - Edit

The food was tasty and filling and unlike many ethnic restaurants, they serve it to you spiced the same way as they do to the many Indian patrons. However, unlike a comment above, I found them lax about vegan vs. vegetarian. The menu doesn't specify and it is possible to unknowingly order a dish with Indian cheese. In addition, on one visit for lunch I was told that one buffet chafing dish was vegan but it clearly had dairy which another employee later confirmed. Coming another time for dinner I asked for and was assured I'd get a vegan, combination thali plate altered so that it had no dairy. But it was served with raita.

In short, the food is quite tasty, and I'd definitely recommend it. But if you're vegan, you need to have some independent knowledge of what different Indian dishes contain.

Pros: Great variety, Richly spiced, Informal, inexpensive

Cons: Lax & careless over vegan vs. dairy, Informal diner-like decor

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great - Edit

Good food, big quantities, reasonable prices. And they tell the truth about what's vegan and what's veggie-unlike House of Dosas which should be avoided.

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Delicious Dosas! - Edit

When we lived in the city we drove to Hicksville to eat here. Now that we have a home in Hicksville we are here at least once a week. Very thoughtful, attentive staff will make sure your food is vegan and remember you the next time you drop in. The dosas are wonderful--great presentation and the chana masala with puri is awesome--though greasy--as it should be. We start with the very spicy rasam soup. I can't recommend this place enough. Is see the other review criticized the decor--it has been updated and it is a nice atmosphere.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Excellent service, Beautiful decor

Cons: Sometime crowded

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