BARR - Saravana Bhavan
If you are from Tamil Nadu or if you have even visited Tamil Nadu once, you need no introduction to Saravana Bhavan. A very famous restaurant chain, now with a branch in Sunnyvale. They were originally at the corner of El Camino and Castro in Mountain View and have relocated to Mary and El Camino recently. That is almost walking distance for us.
The new location is very nice, lot more seating, parking and much less wait to get a table. We were there for dinner today.. so without further ado, I will launch into the review.
Please note that as and when we eat new dishes, I will update this page ! I will also update the rating based on comments and feedback to this page.
Wait time : 5 minutes
Food wait time from order : 10 minutes
Check time : 3 minutes (Visa or Mastercard ONLY !!)
Average price per person : $14
Rating "I miss my mother-in-law".
Service : excellent
Items sampled : Tomato soup, Rava Dosa, Pongal, Mysore Bonda and Koththu parota.
The soup was "face watering".. not only was my mouth watering (really tasty) but it was also super hot and that made my eyes and nose water as well.
The rava dosai was excellent (as is always in Saravana Bhavan) and so was the Pongal. The quantity of Pongal was less than expected for the price.
I sampled the bonda and the koththu parota. The bonda was average, but the parotta was really "yummy"! The little one enjoyed everything as well, especially the parotta (she thought it was a spicy pasta and really went for it).
I foresee many more trips to this place in my future !