Delhi, the capital of India, is a confluence of different cultures, traditions, practices, religions, races, eating habits and taste. People from all over the country live here or travel to Delhi for work, studies or tourism. The capital city is not just popular for housing the President and the Prime Minister or for having one of the cheapest public markets (Sarojini). One thing that makes Delhi popular among the youths, teenagers, elders and kids alike is its mouth-watering delicacies and hot and spicy street food. You simply can’t claim to have visited Delhi, until you have tried the mouth-watering dishes available in each and every part of this beautiful city that is well connected through its world-class Metro rail network.

You can meet people from every corner of the country in Delhi and that is why the demand for special dishes from different parts of the country never goes down. While we can safely declare dim sums and the national food of Delhi there are hundreds of other delicacies that are worth devouring. South Indian food such as Idli, Dosa and Uttapam are very popular in the capital and the huge presence of people from the southern part of the country in Delhi is one but not the only reason behind it. Idli is one of the healthiest breakfast options and so is Uttapam. This is the reason that South Indian dishes are consumed widely in every part of the country.

So for the lovers of South Indian dishes, one question that is always there is, What are the best places that serve delicious South Indian Food in Delhi? The answer to your question is hidden in this blog.

Sagar Ratna

Sagar Ratna is one of the most popular chains of restaurants in Delhi NCR. While they serve North Indian, Continental and Chinese food too, South Indian food is their speciality and that’s the part of the menu that pulls the maximum crowd to the restaurant. Rasam, Dosa, Uttapam and South Indian Thali are some of the must-try dishes that are available at Sagar Ratna. The restaurant has its branches in Delhi as well as other parts of NCR. The first branch of the restaurant came up in Defence Colony in 1986.


Located in Gurugram, Haryana, Zambar is a popular restaurant that serves one of the best south Indian dishes in the entire NCR region. The restaurant is located on the third floor of Ambience Mall. Apart from mouth-watering taste, the restaurant is popular for its ambience, interiors and extraordinary service. The restaurant has been made in the form of a long boathouse that makes it a very photogenic eating space.

Hotel Malabar

For folks from Kerala or people who want some diverse dishes on their table in the form of delicacies from the southernmost state of the country, Hotel Malabar is the best place to head to. It is a popular chain of restaurants with its branches in Noida, Mayur Vihar, Friends Colony and Gurugram. Do not miss on their Kerala Parotta and the very special Biryani.

Saravana Bhavan

If you are in love with South Indian food, there’s no chance that you haven’t heard of this restaurant while being in Delhi. It is the largest South India restaurant chain in the world. It was founded in Chennai in 1981. The restaurant has 33 branches including 3 in Delhi. The most popular of the three branches of the restaurant is in Connaught Place. This place serves the best dosa in the world.

Andhra Bhavan

If you want to enjoy mouth-watering South Indian delicacies without leaving a big hole in your pocket, Andhra Bhavan is the best place to head to. Located in the prime location of Ashoka Road, it is of its kind food complex that is visited by people from different sections. Breakfast is served between 8 am and 10:30 am on Sundays followed by a heavy lunch between 12 pm and 3 pm and finally, dinner is served between 7:30 pm and 10 pm.

Carnatic Cafe

There are two outlets of Carnatic Cafe– one in M Block Market, Greater Kailash and the other one in NFC. The cafe is particularly known for its unique and experimental dosa combinations. Not to forget, the classic filter coffee, Dahi Vada and Manina Maga are hard to miss. The restaurant is in service between 9 am and 10:30 pm.

Neel Giri

Neel Giri restaurant is the best place to satisfy your taste buds with the authentic taste of traditional South Indian dishes. Rava Dosa, Masala Dosa, Idli, Uttapam, Lemon Rice and Vada, all the traditional South Indian dishes are available in the restaurant at reasonable prices. The restaurant has a big dining space that can accommodate over 120 people at a time. You get the vibe of a traditional South Indian restaurant going there. The restaurant is located in Mayur Vihar Phase 1. Do not miss to devour the very popular Deluxe Thali and Maharani Dosa while at this restaurant.

Shree Rathnam

If you want South Indian delicacies, North Indian dishes and Chinese food all in one place without compromising on taste, Shree Rathnam is the best place to head to. Located in L Block, Hari Nagar, Delhi, the restaurant is popular for budget eating options and breakfast dishes. However, a low price doesn’t mean low quality. The taste and the quality of food here is as good as any other restaurant. Mysore Masala Dosa, Masala Butter Milk and Ghee Roast Masala are some of the must-have dishes here.