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10 Best South Indian Restaurants In Hyderabad That You Must Visit

Top 10 Restaurants In Hyderabad That Serve Mouth-watering South Indian Dishes

The flavourful biryani of Hyderabad has now achieved worldwide fame. But ‘The City of Pearls’ has much more to offer to its food lovers other than biryani. The regional cuisine of Hyderabad beautifully blends the age-old tradition of Telugu cuisine that continues to fascinate the people till date.

Flavourful South Indian Delicacies

Since several restaurants serve South-Indian dishes in the city, it often becomes a mammoth task to find the best South Indian restaurant in Hyderabad. In this article, we have spotted some of the most popular restaurants in the city that serve some of the best delicacies from this region.

1. ChutneysChutneys

Chutneys serve one of the most delicious South Indian meals in Hyderabad. The ample seating arrangement, pleasant ambience and the lip-smacking delicacies served in banana leaves have attracted the attention of the visitors over the years. From freshly made breakfast items to elaborate thalis for lunch and dinner, Chutneys is one of the few restaurants in the city that you can visit at any time of the day to relish delicious food.

The simple yet flavorful South Indian dishes are the stars of their menu. Guntur Idli, Filtered Coffee, Uttapam, Pesarattu and Ghee Karam Dosa are some of the highly recommended South Indian delicacies that you must try at Chutneys.

This iconic chain of restaurants has its branches in Jubilee Hills, L. B. Nagar, Banjara Hills and Hitech City.

  • Timings: 7 AM to 11 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹800

2. Dakshin

Dakshin at ITC Kakatiya

Dakshin at ITC Kakatiya is one of the few fine dining restaurants in Hyderabad that serves some of the most treasured sumptuous food from this region. The elegant decor, impressive menu and Live Music provides an unforgettable dining experience at this restaurant.

If you want to savour some of the most flavourful dishes of the region, then this restaurant will surely delight your taste buds. You can opt for an elaborate thali or individual dishes from their extensive menu. Gunta Pongadam, Chettinad Style Chicken Biryani, Banana Dosa, Brinjal Curry, Rasam, Masala Prawn, Fish Moilee and Payasam are some of the highly recommended dishes that you must try at Dakshin.

  • Location: ITC Kakatiya, 6-3-1187, Begumpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500016
  • Timings: 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM and 7:30 PM to 11:45 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹3500

3. Simply South

Simply South

Simply South is one of the most famous South Indian buffet restaurants in Hyderabad that captivates the attention of the city dwellers with its impeccable taste and cosy ambience. The menu of this casual dining restaurant consists of a few handpicked dishes from Andhra, Kerala and Mangalorean cuisine.

In addition to the buffet-style dining, you can opt for a la carte menu options as well. All the items served here are prepared to perfection; therefore, it is one of the best restaurants in the city to relish the mouth – watering south indian food.

Telangana Kodi Roast, Tomato Pappu, Bendakaya Vepudu, Bisi Bela Bhath, Kodi Korra, Palleturu Mamsam and Mokka Jonna Garelu are some of the must-try dishes at Simply South.

There are two branches of Simply South in Hyderabad – one at Film Nagar and the other at Hitech City.

  • Timings: 12 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹1000

4. Okra

Okra Marriot Hyderabad

Okra is an all-day dining restaurant located at Hyderabad Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre. The elaborate menu of this fine dining restaurant comprises of Continental, Chinese and Indian dishes. However, the delicacies from the region are the stars of their menu. The sophisticated interiors and prompt service will ensure that you have a memorable dining experience here.

Mutton Haleem, Nasi Goreng, Gongura Mamsam, Kodi Kura, Gutti Vankaya, Shahi Tukda and Khubani Ka Meetha are some of the popular dishes from the region that you must try.

  • Location: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Tank Bund Road, opposite to Hussain Sagar Lake, Hyderabad, Telangana 500080
  • Timings: Open 24 hours
  • Cost for two: ₹3000

5. Udupi’s Upahar

Udupi's Upahar

The restaurants of Udupi’s Upahar are one of the best South Indian vegetarian restaurants in Hyderabad. The affordable prices of the perfectly prepared dishes is a crowd puller. The spacious and comfortable seating arrangement makes it the quintessential place to enjoy a meal with family and friends.

Mysore Masala Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa, Tomato Onion Uttapam, Ghee Roast Karampodi, Masala Dosa, Butter Pesarattu, Paneer Karam Podi and Sambar Idli are some of the drool-worthy dishes that you must try at Udupi’s Upahar.

There are several branches of Udupi’s Upahar located in different areas of Hyderabad, namely at Gachibowli, Kondapur, Madhapur and Manikonda.

  • Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹400

6. The Spicy Venue

The Spicy Venue

The Spicy Venue is one of the few South Indian restaurants in Hyderabad that serves lip-smacking Andhra dishes. Its beautiful interiors and excellent service ensures that you spend quality time with your loved ones.

Their menu boasts of some of the most popular South Indian, North-Indian and Chinese dishes. However, the South Indian dishes are the stars of their menu. Andhra Dal, Ulavacharu Vegetarian Biryani, Chicken Chettinad, Pulusu, Mamsam Iguru, Nellore Chapala Pulusu, Palleturi Kodi Pulao, Aavakaya Muddapappu Annam and Curd Rice are some of the highly recommended dishes that you must try at The Spicy Venue. Apricot Delite is the perfect dessert to end a hearty meal here.

  • Location: No. 265/S, Road Number 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500033Timings: 12 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 10:45 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹1000

7. Minerva Coffee Shop

Minerva Coffee Shop

Minerva Coffee Shop is known to be one of the best restaurants in Hyderabad for South Indian thalis. For over three decades, this chain of restaurants has pleased its visitors with its delicious food, pleasant ambience and reasonable prices.

If you want to enjoy a hearty meal at Minerva Coffee Shop, then try to visit it a little early as it can get crowded during lunch and dinner time. In addition to South Indian delicacies, there are several North Indian and Chinese dishes on the menu.

Guntur Idli, Vada, Ragi Dosa, Paper Dosa, Button Idli, Pesarattu, Onion Uttappam, Butter Masala Dosa and Mysore Bhajji are some of the most hot selling items here. South Indian Thali and Corporate Lunch Thali are known to be the best served thalis at Minerva Coffee Shop.

The restaurants of Minerva Coffee Shop are located at Himayat Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Amarpeet and Madhapur. Other than Hyderabad, you will also find the branches of this chain of restaurants in Vijaywada and Tirupati.

  • Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹400

8. Sri Siddhi Udupi Tiffins

Sri Siddhi Udupi Tiffins

This casual dining restaurant serves appetising South Indian dishes at reasonable prices. If you find yourself hungry on the streets near Sunshine Hospital in Secunderabad. In that case, this humble restaurant is the perfect place for you to feast on Butter Masala Dosa, Sambar Vada, Onion Rava Dosa and Curd Rice. Peasarattu and MLA Dosa are some of the must-try breakfast items.

  • Location: Paradise Circle Road, Lane No. 2, behind Hotel Aditya, 500003
  • Timings: 7 AM to 10:30 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹150

9. Kshetra Vegetarian Restaurant

Kshetra Vegetarian Restaurant

Kshetra Vegetarian Restaurant is a decade-old pure vegetarian South Indian restaurant in Hyderabad that is known for its pocket-friendly prices. The spacious interiors seating is perfect for dining with family and bigger groups of friends while the outdoor seating is ideal for enjoying a cuppa of Filter Coffee under the sky.

The menu at Kshetra Vegetarian Restaurant includes Indian, Chinese and Continental dishes. However, the South Indian delicacies are the ‘crowd pullers’. Upma, Dosa, Pesarattu, Utappam and Rice Pongal are some of the best selling South Indian dishes available here.

  • Location: 6-3-570, Rockdale Compound, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
  • Timings: 7:30 AM to 11 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹800

10. House of Dosas

House of Dosas

If you are craving to indulge in some lip-smacking dosa, then House of Dosas is one of the best places in the city. In this modest restaurant, you will be delighted to find an array of dosas. Erra Karam Dosa, Nutella Dosa, Karam Dosa, Udakapettina Karam Dosa, Pizza Dosa and Ghee Karam Dosa are some special dosas that you must try.

  • Location: Opposite lane to Park Hyatt, Opposite to Lucid Diagnostics, Road No 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034
  • Timings: 12 PM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 10:45 PM
  • Cost for two: ₹300

Conclusion

Once you visit Hyderabad, you will notice that in every nook and corner of the city there are a few restaurants that serve mouth-watering freshly prepared South-Indian dishes. Any visit to Hyderabad is incomplete without relishing the authentic and flavoursome delicacies of the region. And, a cup of Filter Coffee is the perfect way to end the meal in South-Indian restaurants.

Which are your favourite South-Indian restaurants in Hyderabad? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

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