Sangeetha Vegetarian Restaurant

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 11 reviews )

178 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis (at Gare du Nord area), Paris, France, 75010

Vegetarian Indian restaurant in the Indian area (Gare du Nord). Offering include thali, traditional style with a big banana leaf directly on the table and you eat it with your hands. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-10:30pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian

Reviews (11)

First Review by Kittybiscuit

Stay away if you can - Edit

Honestly, this is a very poor choice for indian food. The dishes we had were tastless, portions were small, the place had no ambience whatsoever. Service and prices were ok. I'm sure that there are better choices in Paris.

Pros: prices

Cons: food, portions, ambience

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Paper Dosa! - Edit

As soon as you enter: ooooh this place smells good!!!!
I had idlis and a dosa, very good food, and very decent prices. I'm totally going back there. Staff was nice as well.

Pros: genuine south indian food and atmosphere, swift and friendly service

1 Response

Ricardo 07 Mar 2017 - Hello!
I was wondering how vegan-friendly this place is, so would you mind sharing your experience?
For instance, did the plates you have were vegan by default, or did you have to request a vegan version?
Thanks from Paris co-Ambassador. :)  

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above avg indian (vegan options need to be specified) - Edit

We went here with my parents having looked at the reviews. Being Indian, we'll Probably have a higher standard for indian food. This was good food, south Indian dishes probably safest in terms of taste and standard. we had onion utappams, noodles, Gobi Manchurian. When we asked the waiter if we can get vegan he said everything can be made vegan - but be careful as when I ordered Palau which comes with kurma and i double checked if it's vegan he said "yes, only a little bit of cream". NO, that's not vegan. we cancelled that order and explicitly specified and clarified our order again. we checked with the owner also to make sure and he seemed to understand as well. overall I think they know vegan but just clarify about all ingredients when you order north indian dishes especially. other than that, service was ok. The owner came around and spoke to us and was quite friendly once we tried to strike up a conversation with him.

Pros: Safe quality Indian food

Cons: service can be bad sometimes, understanding of vegan may not be as strict

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slow service - Edit

The food was generally not as good as the Saravana Bhavan 50 yards away.
Service definitely not as friendly and portions contained more sauce than veg/paneer etc.
Would recommend the competition but please feel free to judge for yourself.

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Bon indien à prix raisonnable - Edit

A deux pas de la gare du Nord. Il faut demander pour savoir quel plats sont végétaliens car ce n'est pas sur la carte. La cuisine m'a semblé bonne, correctement épicée et relativement copieuse. Le cadre n'est pas génial mais rien de grave à signaler.

Pros: Bon, Prix raisonnable

Cons: Cadre

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great food and friendly service - Edit

Went here after spotting it on the way to somewhere else. it said vegetarian outside so we thought we'd give it a try. Friendly staff and the service was not intrusive. Had a Dosa which was absolutely huge. Food arrived quickly and was reasonable price.

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Quick and Tasty - Edit

This vegetarian indian restaurant is located just a stone throw of the Gare du Nord. Service is very quick so it's a good option for a quick meal before a train. Went there twice, I had dosas both times, they were very good and the same price as a sandwhich in the station (4 to 8 euros). You get your money's worth.
It's seems like a popular spot in the indian community, always a good sign :)
Updated from previous review on Saturday January 30, 2016

Pros: Cheap, Quick, Authentic

Cons: not cozy

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no vegan food - Edit

We visited on Monday evening, sat down and when we asked about vegan options (vegatalien/ no milk) and were told all items were made with butter and that none could be made without.

Cons: no vegan food

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Authentic Indian food! - Edit

I totally agree with Ellay concerning this restaurant. The food is an Indian authentic one even though less spicy, really inexpensive, generous portions and tasty. Staff is friendly but you have to ask carefully for dishes with no milk products (don't use the word "dairy" but "milk") if you are vegan and avoid dishes with the following words:

Curd/Dahi (yoghourt)
Doodh (milk)
Makkan (butter)
Ghee (clarified butter)
Paneer (cheese)
Malai (cream)
Raita (yoghourt)
Lassi (drink with yoghourt).

The place is well located near Gare du Nord and you can take away, which is convenient if you take the train.

Pros: authentic Indian food, vegetarian, with vegan dishes, friendly staff, convenient

Cons: beware of dairy if you are vegan

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tasty dosa - Edit

Being a few doors down from Saravana Bhavan and near Gare du Nord, I had to try this place! I just tried dosa and samosa. They were tasty and like the usual South Indian good you can get in India. The pastry on the samosa was different but they were still tasty and full of flavour.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday December 24, 2013

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Great authentic Indian food but not for vegan - Edit

Conveniently located near Gare du Nord, cared by welcoming friendly staff, full of Indian customers, you're sure to find authentic traditional Indian food.
100% vegetarian, lots of choice, not expensive, they care for all your needs. It is less spicy than what you would find in India.
However the choice for vegan is hard. Most of the food is made with ghee (clarified butter) or butter (even plain naan bread). They don't understand what it is to be vegan and came back to me with a list of meals without onions. I was lucky to have with me an Indian friend who could explain them what it was to be vegan. We could finally find a few vegan choices. And I really enjoyed it.

I think it is the best Indian food in the area and vegetarian people can really enjoy it, but be extra careful if you're vegan.
Updated from previous review on Friday October 11, 2013

Pros: Authentic good food, Helpful staff, Fair price and discount

Cons: Hard to spot vegan food, Popular: full and noisy

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