• The South Indian - Vesterbrogade

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Serves meat, vegan options available. South Indian Chettinad cuisine restaurant group. Vegan items on the menu include sambar and rasam soups; appetizers fried cauliflower, idly, vadai, papadum, pakora, samosa; dosa and uthappam; plus curries and mains like chettinad veg kurma, kathirikkai kara kulambu (eggplant), vendakka masala (okra), keerai kulambu (spinach, lentils), sambar rice, rasam rice, and biryani. Chapthi and parotta breads are vegan. Kitchen stops 30 minutes before closing. Open Mon-Fri 17:00-23:00, Sat-Sun 12:00-23:00.

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17 Reviews

First Review by MiilaHalonen


Points +1761

28 Mar 2023


Located in the first floor of what seems to be an ordinary residential building.
Interior isn’t the newest, but it’s fairly pleasantly decorated.
Many traditional South Indian dishes on the menu - vegan labelling could be clearer, staff was helpful but not entirely knowledgeable. Had to double-check once or twice, but then it was all clear.
Food came pretty quickly. Taste wise good, I’d say 4/5. Sometimes a bit surprising flavours. Prices also reasonable.
Could be more interesting for lunch than dinner.
I wouldn’t mind going there again. Solid quality.



Points +204

02 Dec 2022


Perfectly made, very authentic and hearty food.

Pros: Kind staff


Points +597

29 Dec 2021

Really nice veg options, menu clearly labeled

Came here in July 2021 for a nice dinner. Kind of pricey with slow service, but the food was really good.

We had the Veggie Light dinner (197 DKK) which comes with soup, fried cauliflower (which was amazing, and one of the reasons we decided to get this menu) a dosa, and dessert. I can't recall all the details but I think they didn't have a vegan dessert that day (we were the last table in the restaurant) so she gave us gulab jamun and my husband (who's not vegan) ate it. We also had Keerai Kulambu (139 DKK) which is spinach in a thick sauce of lentils.

The food was really good and it was so much we couldn't even finish the soup. The food reminded us of home (Berkeley, CA) :)

Pros: Very yummy, Menu clearly labeled about what's vegan

Cons: Kind of pricey, Slow service (but friendly)


Points +1718

19 Sep 2021

Really nice indian food

This is my first visit at The South Indian, at their "main restaurant" at Vesterbro. And I am really satisfied with their food!
I love Indian food, and The South Indian definitely make some good Indian food. And they have a lot of vegan options too, so you might visit The South Indian a couple of times before you find your personal favourite.
And their vegan options is labelled too, another plus.
However, some of their dishes was a little disappointment to me. For example one of their soups is more like a bouillon. But other than that dish, most of the other I had was really good.

Another little minus, is that The South Indian are a bit more expensive than other Indian restaurants in Denmark. But they are also above average.

So my final verdict: Go visit The South Indian. They make some really good food, and offers multiple vegan dishes, including a couple of desserts.

Pros: Really nice indian food, A lot of vegan options, Vegan options labelled

Cons: A bit pricy


Points +250

03 Jan 2020

Slow service but good food

The food was good, not great. The service was tasty and the portions were reasonable. The restaurant is located in an apartment building. Nothing fantastic but definitely fine if you just need to fill you stomach.
They have several vegan options.


03 Jan 2020

I am very thank full to you, really your informations are useful to me


Points +39

24 Dec 2019

Indian Food enough Vegan options

Friendly hostesses. But they made mistakes with our choises. Too order just a normale cup of tea is not easy and takes a long time.
There are enough vegan and vegetarian options on the menu and the food is good and more than enough . But take care some things are very spicey.
The restaurant feels very nice and relaxed.


Points +456

06 Oct 2019

So good!

First time I went I had some spinch thing and wasn't impressed. Second time me and my friend had dosas and shared a bunch of small dishes. It was amazing!


Points +110

07 Sep 2019

Good food

Tastes good, loads of options.


Points +64

28 Aug 2019

Many vegan options

At first glance I thought I was in the wrong place when we found the place spontaniously. It looked like a very expensive restaurant. But we were very welcome by the friendly stuff and nobody looked weird at us ;)
There are many vegan and vegetarian options on the menu and it is hard to make a choice. But my family and me have been there now several times and it was always delicious for all of us.
The stuff is friendly and helpful and you can order take away, too.

Pros: Dosa, Good vegan options


Points +505

06 Aug 2019

Super friendly staff but very spicy

Several vegan options and super friendly and attentive staff, very quick service. If ordering the papadums, make sure to mention you’d like it to be vegan as it otherwise comes with a yogurt dip (they have mango chutney instead for vegans). Somehow me and my family found the food - even the mild vegetable corma - way too spicy. Might have been just a mistake but make sure to inform the waitress if you are sensitive to spicy food so the chef can adjust the level of spiciness to your preference.

Pros: Super friendly staff, Cozy “apartment” restaurant

Cons: Very spicy food


Points +111

04 Aug 2019

Really good indian

A bit of a weird setup, as the restaurant looks as if it's in an apartment, and the interiors aren't very nice. But the food was delicious, a bit on the heavy side, but very tastly and balanced.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: Heavy


Points +2083

21 Jul 2019

Amazing Indian good

I’m of Indian descent and a very discerning/particular consumer of Indian food. This place serves very good Indian food. The dosa starters are great. The service is fast and attentive. They have a number of vegan options with a clear menu. Menu in English too. Will definitely be going back.

Pros: Several options including a dessert

Cons: No chickpea curry!


Points +100

24 Dec 2018

Lovely Christmas Eve alternative

Arrived for dinner on Christmas Eve to one of the few restaurants open and serving vegan options on the menu. We enjoyed three starters to share - the donuts, pakoras and popadums - then the aubergine and okra curries both with rice. Really good flavours, spiced well and good portion sizes. Reasonably priced for the city.

Pros: Lots of vegan starter options, Vegan set menu available, Open during festive season


Points +113

17 Jun 2018

very fat food

Food was too fat and i couldnt really feel the taste cos of too much oil in it. Im not used to such food so i was really feeling sick after. Dont reccomend to people who is not used to very oily and fried food


Points +10652

25 Jul 2017

Authentic Chettinad food

This restaurant was just around the corner from where we were staying so we visited on our first night in Copenhagen. We had read on happycow that the cuisine was Chettinad, which intrigued us with lots of vegan choice and once we arrived and were seated, we decided to order the masala dosa and rasam soup to share as starters. The rasam soup was very flavoursome and well spiced with a lovely taste of tamarind, whilst the masala dosa was delicious with each of the 3 dips perfectly complimenting the dish. For mains we ordered the spicy aubergine curry and baby okra curry that cost kr137 each, with a parotta (kr29) to share. Both curries were perfectly spiced with a great depth of flavour and you could taste all the fresh ingredients. In total we spent kr518, which for Copenhagen is reasonably priced in my opinion and was certainly value for money. The staff were very friendly and interior was plush and we would definitely return again.

Pros: Fantastic vegan food, Friendly staff, Interior

Cons: Serves meat


Points +3512

02 Jul 2017

One of my Copenhagen favorites

This is one of my favorite places to bring people who aren't convinced to try a vegan meal yet. I've been here a handful of times, and every time has been a success. My company on each occasion, has ended up choosing vegan anyway and still been impressed.

The place is cheap enough for a casual dinner, but might as well be a perfect place for a special occasion, date or business meeting. Cozy vibe with candles on the tables.

The food - especially the okra dish, as mentioned in description, is excellent.


Points +36

25 Jun 2017

Fantastic vege options

If you have not tested south-Indian food before, do it now. Spicy, interesting flavours! Try dosa, dosa - all you can eat, where's also vege options. We tried eggplant curry too (vegan), it was spicy, but npt too much. Nice service, beautiful interior and good location.

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