Arya Bhavan is located in the Matunga East area, which houses the most amount of authentic South Indian restaurants in Mumbai. Right opposite the railway station, this place isn’t hard to miss.
Most South Indian restaurants in this area are pretty humble in terms of interiors. However, this restaurant goes a notch ahead and provides an a.c seating section.
I personally recommend trying out all of these different types of idlis and paniyaram when visiting Arya Bhavan. I feel they are exceptional. Served fresh and piping hot, these meals can indeed be very very comforting. I also recommend trying out their masala chhass and sugarcane juice – both are very refreshing on a hot day.
And any meal in a South Indian restaurant is incomplete without a good filter coffee. I definitely recommend ending your meal with one here too.
I absolutely recommend Arya Bhavan. Go and indulge in delicious food and you won’t regret it at all 😉
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Those of you who know me well, must know my love for South Indian food. So here’s another place I have been loving off late – Mani’s Lunch Home. Read my full review!
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mani’s is a gem. It’s a tiny place with really great, fresh and tasty south indian fare.
Mysore masala dosa
I have tried the masala dosa, the mysore masala, the upma and the idli here and all are phenomenal. His sambhar is top notch!
The dosas here are the perfect combination of crisp and melt in your mouth. They have that crunch and are sooooo tasty. The aloo in the masala dosa is quite different than regular masala dosa. Not too spicy, not overly dry. And almost mashed to a large extent.
The mysore masala is the one with red chutney and filling inside. This is so famous and gets over pretty early.
The upma here is out of this world – very light..Not too much ghee going on. Has some tomato too. Served fresh and piping hot.
The idlis are amazing too – soft, fluffy and don’t reek of soda!
Recommend this place for a quick, inexpensive south indian meal.
Matunga is probably my most favorite place to eat – there are so many great options there. Here’s another one I love – Ayyappan Idli Store. Keep reading for the complete review.
Another great find in Matunga. I tell you – probably most of my favorite places will be here! This store is always crowded and I’m sure that’s because it’s a hot favorite in the area.
The whackiest dosa you can think of is what you should try here. I’ve played safe and tried only mysore masala but looking at everyone’s order around me, I was super tempted to order so many others. The dosa is served with sambhar, coconut chutney and a red chutney seemed to be full of tomato and garlic. So yummy! And the dosa is quite huge – definitely wasn’t my cup of tea to finish it all by myself.
On my wishlist is the Chinese dosa here.
Do try this place out and I’m sure you’ll find your favorite dosa here. Value for money guaranteed.