Saravanaa Bhavan

3.4/5
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Cuisine type

  • Indian,

Dishes

  • Curry,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
4559 Hurontario St, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L9
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  • $11 To $25,

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spat8607
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The staff is not friendly, they don't let you enjoy your food, and they even had the audacity to ask us to pay our bill and leave, because there was a line up. I don't think I will ever go back there again.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Shimpawz
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Ridiculous..........

Benn going here for almost 15 years. They have started adding an automatic Gratuity fee without choice. You have to pay according to how many people dine in. After more than 15 years of going there, I will not be going ever again, they lost a customer for life, just because they want the customers to pay for heir employee's wages.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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I went there last summer, the food & service was...

I went there last summer, the food & service was great. Visited it again tonight and had the worst experience. Restaurant was full, with just 2 waiters, totally inexperienced. We got half the dishes that we ordered, so we ordered again. Even second time got the wrong ones. Waited for next 15 mins...nothing came in. Atlast we got rest of the dishes, all cold. Had worst restaurant experience ever.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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This is one place that doesn't live up to the...

This is one place that doesn't live up to the reputation of its other locations. People get excited when they find out that there is a Saravana Bhavan in Mississauga, having visited it in other countries, but the atmosphere is very fast-foodish and the service can leave much to be desired. Some of the staff lack basic etiquette when serving customers making the dining experience a bit awkward. The food on the other hand is good. The portions are a bit on the small side, so I usually end up ordering a second entree. I'm looking for an alternative to this place with a similar menu.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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No vegetables: This is not Indian food

There were no vegetables in any of the dishes we ordered -- and this claims to be a vegetarian restaurant. They are trying to save money by dishing out curries without any vegetables. They are giving Indian food a bad name, and just shows that outside India they can fool all the people all the time.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Amazing! Good value for money

Very tasty food and the service was prompt and friendly. Very good South Indian food! (says a North Indian)

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Beware...ur 1month old may pay for Buffet..!

Saravana Bhavan food tastes great.....but the service leaves an absolute bitter taste in ur mouth..!We went for a Breakfast Buffet last Saturday...and it is like the nth time we have been there(bcos of the food only..!)...We have a 4yr old and a 2yr old...they charged my 2yr old for the buffet...Sure that it was a mistake(bcos same restaurant and branches have said free for kids under 3 when we have visited b4 with friends and family), I ask the cashier in the front...He callously replies "I will waive it for u this time,but next time we will not...Even if one dosa is touched from ur plate, we charge $8.50..!"......I was aghast by the language...I clearly told him that it has never been the case b4 and there was no new board saying that even a newborn might get charged..! The lady next to him then replied they use "discretion"...! I guess they stand next to you to watch which child eats how much...!! I left without much of a scene simply bcos we frequent this restaurant for taste of food and bcos the lady atleast said they will "look into it if it is the industry standards..!".....But next time u walk in here for a buffet, pls verify whether ur newborn might be charged or whether they will use "discretion"...!!!!!

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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For Different (South) Indian Restaurant!

After seeing a tv segment featuring this restaurant, I was encouraged to try it out! The items on the menu are quite different than other Indian restaurants. No naan, samosas, biryani, or meat here. Saravanaa Bhavan is apparently an authentic South Indian Restaurant...with a pure vegetarian menu. After our food arrived, a female worker (non-waitstaff), greeted the table, asked how we heard about the restaurant, & explained a bit about the food we ordered. I thought that this was nice since this kind of greeting is unheard of while dining out - at least through my experience! Although I missed the meat/rich curries of standard Indian fare, I was delightfully surprised by the fresh, relatively healthier, & unique array in front of me. Aside from some lentil doughnuts on the menu, I don't think I saw any other deep-fried items. According to the female worker - who said that she wasn't the owner - the restaurant is known for its dosas, a sort of crepe made out of various types of flour. This was probably accurate as I liked my bf's meal better! I ended my meal with a cute, freshly brewed stainless steel glass of madras coffee. It was a nice surprise as some restos' coffee just CANNOT be trusted! This coffee tasted similar to ones found at Vietnamese restaurants. I would go back, but definitely order something else like the dosas as the worker suggested. Btw, I found some of the other reviews here a bit harsh!

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Not a pleasant experience

Visited on friday 22aug 08 afternoon for lunch. Food was ok. mango drink and coffee were good. Waiters(only 2 were there for such a busy restaurant ) were polite and very friendly. food took a long time. but was very annoyed by the way the lady owner were treating those two waiters infront of the customers. Poor application of management skills if any.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 3/5
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Restaurantica12
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Undeniably the best South Indian Restaurant in GTA

I have had meals at Saravana Bhavan all over their branches starting from Chennai to Dubai to Canada. And it has always been a pleasure! They have been in this business for decades and know how to do it well - i.e. to cook and serve fine vegetarian south indian food.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was not bad,service is average.Price is...

The food was not bad,service is average.Price is not justified with quality and service.Servers are not very polite and not understaning the proper order.But one thing i like they serve pure authentic veg dishes.Took long time to get food on table.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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SERVICE WAS BAD AND THE PRICE TOO HIGHER,ITS NOT...

SERVICE WAS BAD AND THE PRICE TOO HIGHER,ITS NOT WORTH WHAT WE ARE PAYING.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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We loved the food and its very clean too. The...

We loved the food and its very clean too. The service was fast.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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We visited this restaurent several times. Hoping...

We visited this restaurent several times. Hoping for better service all the times, but very very bad service. 1.Waitress wont look at you, because they dont wanna help you. 2. If you order thali, they will bring 1/2 teaspoon of curry amount and all items will be served really smaller quantities. And most of the times Chole curry will be served.Because it is cheap. Please dont order thali, because you have to come out with half empty stomach. 3. food quality is not very good. 4. If you ask second time any curry, they will say NO.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 2/5
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Restaurantica12
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The staff was courteous and friendly. We were...

The staff was courteous and friendly. We were handed the menu cards in no time and the food arrived promptly after our order and with hungry stomachs we really appreciated that! The place is very minimal in decor but spotlessly clean. I love the fact it is a 100% vegetarian restaurant which is a rare find in this part of the world. Overall, I love the food here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. Good value for money and tastebuds!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Saravanna is the best man, I don't care who says...

Saravanna is the best man, I don't care who says it is bad. I am Indian and I can tell you for a fact that the food is some of the best stuff that you can find in "Toronto". Of course there are people on here giving reviews and comparing it to India. The food in India will always be better. This restaurant combines good north and south cuisine. It's better than those flashy, expensive restaurants too.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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We went back to Saravana Bhavan in Mississauga...

We went back to Saravana Bhavan in Mississauga once more and felt compelled to write another review. This time we were starving and had to decide between Saravana and the hakka restaurant next door—we literally flipped a coin and chose the former. We were not disappointed. We ordered kara dosa and paneer dosa; for drinks, we chose mango lassi and badhaam kheer. The food arrived within minutes, which was excellent given our hunger. We found the dosas crisp on the edges with tasty filling, so that we went from crisp to moist to crisp in the course of eating. The chutneys were flavorful as well. The mango lassi was perfectly thick with a rich mango flavour and had no ice in it to thin things down, which was terrific. The kheer had a subtle but distinct flavour of almonds which is sometimes missing in badhaam drinks. Though the food and service was perfect, the waiter expressed his hope that all the food was satisfactory, to which we answered that it was definitely so. In fact, this was the best Southern Indian meal we have had in our lives.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The food was very good--comparable to the best...

The food was very good--comparable to the best South Indian restaurants in Manhattan, NYC. Based on some reviews, we were curious to see what the service would be like and it was very friendly and ultra-polite as well as prompt. Though the place is kind of like a cafeteria in layout, it felt like home for some reason. We can't wait to return. P.S. While we were dining, two couples complained about the food. One claimed that the dosa they had should've been fried brown on both sides, which is not the way it's done as far as we know. The other claimed her dosa was too thick and tried to get money taken off the bill. Since they were tearing off dosa bits and sopping up the chutney with them, I don't know why thickness mattered. Both parties seemed to eat all their food quickly and ravenously despite the complaints. Perhaps some people just like to gripe about nothing, want $ off the bill, or perhaps want something served the way they had it ten years ago in a particular restaurant in Chennai.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Amazing restaurant. Even though they were...

Amazing restaurant. Even though they were amazingly busy they managed to take care of us very well. Great authenticity. Great atmosphere. Awesome FOOD!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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contrary to other reamrks on this site i love...

contrary to other reamrks on this site i love Saravana Bhavan and have returned many times. Their food is great and the staff have always been friendly - even though i usually have small children with me.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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