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Southern Spice

Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
+91 44 6600 2827
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“thali” (40 reviews)
“appam” (42 reviews)
“mutton stew” (5 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

It must be the BEST restaurant serving South Indian delicacies in a luxury environment. I could find absolutely no fault. Apart from the quality and taste of food served, I would say the way and manner it was served and care taken was beyond imagination....More

1  Thank Bablu05
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Enjoyed Chef Saravanan's special preparations during my stay here at Taj. I loved the food, the very experienced and attentive service, and the atmosphere in Southern Spice. The Chef takes personal and special care in selecting the right local ingredients, to give the right taste...More

Thank Familie_Singh
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lots of effort put into wonderful Indian dishes. They were especially good about ensuring my food was gluten and dairy free.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I love coming to the classy place in chennai with great food, service and ambience. I must commend on their service of Shiva who always takes great care and recommends the perfect dishes. The ambience is very soothing and good in amazing. I tried the...More

Thank PKT207
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Yes it is apt to call it the King in southern food though extremely expensive but can not be compared to the taste and flavor.Try the unlimited thalis and you can taste all around 30 dishes to satisfy your southern food gropings.

Thank rakeDelhi
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This restaurant has excellent waiter service, and is popular with visitors and guests. But be prepared - it is very expensive compared to similar southern Indian restaurants available outside the hotel

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Good restaurant first time having experience like real south Indian it's like club menu... any way my next visit to Chennai definitely I will be there.. the staffs are polite and friendly...

1  Thank Jaison K
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

First of all another of the Taj restaurants that makes a solo visitor comfortable and welcome . Besides the courteous service , the food is to be commended as well . Really tender and lightly flavoured mutton stew that combines brilliantly with Appams .For bigger...More

Thank madhav24
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you want to taste the real South Indian cuisine, you must visit Southern Spice in Chennai. The ambience was grand in real Taj style. The spicy soup and starters were amazing. There are many choices for main course and desserts. We were served promptly...More

Thank gdbhinge
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for South Indian food. I visit this restaurant on every trip to India. Exceptional selection of South Indian delicacies and favorites. A must visit for all foodies! Ask for Shafi, who is simply exceptional with his service. He had been our waiter on...More

Thank Ravisub
Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
Being one of the oldest areas of Chennai, Nugambakkam
is not just a commercial
hub with various educational
institutions, premium hotels and government
but the Rutland Gate Road here is one of the
most expensive neighbourhoods in the
city. The
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Sarah S
6 November 2016|
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Response from 224shivag | Reviewed this property |
No there is no such thing now . Think it was in another propoerty which I saw shut for renovation
19 September 2015|
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Response from mrb75 | Reviewed this property |
While there is uncertainty until we really go into the kitchen of the restaurant. .at all such restaurants we have to assume this has to be true that things are kept different...i think the staff was quite sensitive and... More
Ranga R
28 April 2015|
Response from SatishChn | Reviewed this property |
Nothing wrong in writing an email to the hotel. They are really a bunch of nice people. So they will really ask the Chef. But what happens after that is suspense.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$32 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Nungambakkam/Marina Beach
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6600 2827
  • E-mail
The Taj Coromandel experience is enhanced by its world famous cuisines served up by some of the best Indian and International chefs. Taj Coromandel offers three distinctive specialty restaurants - Prego, the Italian Fine Dining restaurant; Southern Spice, the traditional South Indian cuisine restaurant serving the cuisines of the four southern states of India; Golden Dragon, the Signature Chinese restaurant of the Taj. Experience Global delights at the multi-cuisine, All Day Diner, Anise. Live it up at Chipstead, the Bar at Coromandel while sipping on unique cocktails or indulging in our collection of Single Malts and Cognacs. Authentic flavours, excellent service and welcoming ambience create a remarkable dining experience that is unrivalled anywhere else in Chennai.
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