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South Indian (Tamil) food catering for party

anicha Jan 8, 2011 10:20 AM

Does any one know of a good catering service or cook in the south or east bay who makes Tamil vegetarian food.
Any leads or contacts appreciated.

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  1. bbulkow RE: anicha Jan 8, 2011 10:25 AM

    Are you looking for a full catering service, a cook to come to your house, or what?

    I'd give the guys at Mayuri (Santa Clara) a call. They have a lot of flexibility and do banquets, specialize in south indian, and most of the locals are Tamil.

    2230 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

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      mdg RE: anicha Jan 8, 2011 02:27 PM

      Madura is another obvious place to try as they are Tamil specialists. See the party menu at:



      Madura Indian Cuisine
      1635 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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        ceekskat RE: anicha Jan 8, 2011 08:48 PM

        I've attended Dosa parties catered by Udupi which were pretty good (better than rest.). Also, it's been a few a years, but a friend catered more traditional food from Panchavati in Sunnyvale which was very good (again, much better than rest.).

        Lastly, have come across Annadaata's, but never tried them.

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          SFNewbie RE: anicha Jan 10, 2011 10:20 AM

          You can also try Saravana Bhavan in Sunnyvale.

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            essarr RE: anicha Jan 10, 2011 12:44 PM

            Suggest talking to the managers at
            a) Komala Vilas or Annadaata for authentic, home-style Tamil (veggie) food.
            b) the chettinad place in Milpitas if you want something spicier, more restaurant- than home-style.
            c) Madura in Sunnyvale is another option

            I'd avoid Saravanaa Bhavan (the business has a similar history as Pasand; why pamper them with your dollars)...

            Komala Vilas
            1020 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

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