This is the second time it happenned to me. I went to the restaurant around 9 pm sh. They served the Idlis with almost 75% of original size and luke warm(The Idlis which used to be great earlier ). The sambar was old and looked like altered adding more water.
When I asked them they said it was almost over. But why did they not tell me when I was ordering.
It also happenned a month ago when I ordered a Dinner thali around 9:30sh. It came almost a full half hour later with left overs and cold stuff.
If this pathetic scenario continues, they will loose their charm soon.
My husband n I like the food here alot.If u wanna experience some good south indian cuisine in the bay area...saravana bhavan is THE place! This place is usually packed n crowded. There is a pretty long wait...but at the end of it u'll know that the wait was worth it!! Just that the service shld improve,they r majorly understaffed...
Our favorites:Rava dosa,khara dosa,sambar vada,mini idlis,mini tiffin,thali,channa bhatura(try it..its good but lil greasy)
As a non-vegetarian, this is one of the few vegetarian places that actually makes you not miss meat. The huge dosas are very filling and the sauces are so varied and flavorful that it feels like many different dishes in one. The coffee shop decor is nothing to write home about but this is not a place you go to for the atmosphere.
If you want to experience a south indian (read tamil) restaurant in its entirity, then you will not find a better place in the bay area than Saravana Bhavan. The place is noisy and congested, as is any typical restaurant in India. The food here is great, comparable to the taste you get in India.
My wife and I love this place. It's our favorite restaurant in the Bay Area for when you just want to sit down and eat flavorful, spicy food (which for us is often). This is not the place for ambiance, but the food is fantastic. The restaurant is always busy, but service is fast. My wife and I aren't vegetarians, but this restuarant has partially converted us - we liked it that much.