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Chutneys South Indian Restaurant

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

A new South Indian restaurant has popped up in Sunnyvale, along El Camino Real, next to Chat Bhavan. Called Chutneys Udupi Fusion, it is more ‘Fusion” than “Udupi”, and has got nothing to do with the famous Chutneys restaurant in Hyderabad.

The space is very cheerful and well lit, but being a small restaurant, the acoustics is terrible, as you can hear people talking a couple of tables away.

Service was very fast and friendly, and we liked the recommendations our wait staff made. Food presentation was really nice and unexpected for this small restaurant.

Food was pretty average, if not for the dahi vada which was terrible and can easily be skipped.

Here’s what we ordered:

👉Pineapple rasam - 5/5 Tangy and sweet, it hit the spot on a cloudy fall day. It came with rice happala (papad) and it was so good that I placed a second order togo.

👉Hara-bara idli - 4/5 - Very soft hot idlis stuffed with peas subji. Everything was perfect, including the delicious chutneys and the mysore-style sambar it came with. Only wished there was more stuffing in the idli.

👉Alu tikki chaat - 3.5/5. Was pretty decent but nothing to rave about.

👉Dahi vada - 2/5 I like to order dahi vadas at south indian restaurants just because the south indian version is slightly different from the north indian version we are used to, as it does not come with any of the chutney dressings. But this dahi vada was in a sad state - too soft and tasteless. We should have given this a miss.

Do check out this restaurant when you are in the area, but dont order the dahi vada 🙂


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