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Seattlite looking for best South Indian restaurant in Vancouver

PAO Oct 16, 2013 01:58 PM

Got spoiled on really good South Indian food in Singapore. We don't have too much down here. What's the best place in Vancouver? Thanks!

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    À la carte Oct 16, 2013 06:17 PM

    My vote would go to Desi Dosa Madras in Surrey/Delta. I haven't been to Singapore, but have spent a number of years in South India and DDM comes close. You'll need a car to get there, but assuming you're driving up, that shouldn't be a problem. If you need to rely on public transportation, then Madras Dosa House would be a better bet, although I don't particularly care for their offerings. Another option is House of Dosas, which is OK. I'd give Saravanaa (now Sargam House) a miss -- as LR said, they were very good when they first opened but went downhill rapidly until they changed hands a short while ago. I haven't heard good reports on the new restaurant.

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    1. re: À la carte
      LotusRapper Oct 16, 2013 07:07 PM

      Don't bother with Sargam, for anyone who's curious !


    2. Sam Salmon Oct 16, 2013 04:26 PM

      http://www.madrasdosahouse.com/ is my all time fave-I've seen a number of Singaporeans there.

      There's said to one in some remote suburb (Delta maybe?) that's worth the drive.

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      1. re: Sam Salmon
        LotusRapper Oct 16, 2013 04:57 PM

        We had Saravanaa Bhavan:


        And they were quite good on the two times I've been for dinner early on in their tenure. Since closing, there's a new operation there, also Indian, but I know nothing about them nor whether they're northern or southern biased.

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