Chennai Tiffins

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 3 reviews )

11321 183rd St, Cerritos, California, USA, 90701

Vegetarian Indian restaurant in the same strip mall as Vegi Wokery. Took over the location of the previous Vasantha Bhavan in early-2014. Open Tue-Sat 11:30am-3:00pm, Tue-Fri 5:30pm-9:30pm, Sat-Sun 5:30pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Take-out

3 Reviews

First Review by purplefreak0819

Bugs in food!!! - Edit

I found 3 bugs in 1 cup of Sambhar! How is that? I asked for vegan food here but ended up eating non-veg due to bugs.

I have eating across USA but this is first experience where you can see bugs floating literally and still restaurant is serving the same food with confidence.

Taste is not that good either.

Pros: none, less spicy

Cons: naive test of South Indian food, unhealthy and unhygienic food, ok type of service

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Great Food - Edit

I have been eating here because the Vegan Thali is soooo good. I also love the samosas and the dosas.

When asking what is vegan, frequently the servers explain what is not vegan to ensure that those items are not ordered. The servers might claim only a little butter is used on certain dishes because they are ashamed that their restaurant might not be pure enough in the eyes of a vegan even though their vegan dishes are excellent and purely vegan.

People from India are very careful to be humble before those that may practice a lifestyle of purity such as a vegan lifestyle. This is a cultural nuance of South Indian people who are genuinely concerned to not upset others.

If you go there during Diwali or any other important Hindu holiday time, expect the restaurant to be crowded and service to be a bit slower. I go during off hours due to the popularity of this place. It is always filled with South Indian people who know good food from their own region of India.

This restaurant involves sophisticated taste in cuisine and multi cultural sophistication to appreciate what is being offered. I have never been let down by this place and consider it a gem in the turban of Little India.

Updated from previous review on 2016-11-04

Pros: The Food, The Service, The other customers

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Bad service - Edit

The hostess was rude and was not helpful when we asked about vegan options. She kept referring to entries that had "just some butter". We did not leave a tip and will not be returning!

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