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  • Monica Wadera
    November 28, 2013 at 9:16 am

    I want to go here!

  • Ravin
    November 30, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Can you give directions?

    • murali
      November 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

      Not sure of the directions, but it is Arundale Street. We asked an auto driver to take us there and that worked !

  • Praveen
    November 30, 2013 at 9:06 am

    This place does not even need a review of any sort. I am sorry to say that you seemed to have gone with a 5 star mentality and expectation. The man clearly says mess, so if you are expecting a cosy, comfort seating arrangement then what can he do. Remember he serves awesome food in a “dungeon like place” (to quote from ur review) for years and nobody has complained about it. When they ran out of Pongal, it should have told you about the place. People go there for food not for anything else. Terrible review for a brilliant joint…

    • murali
      November 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      Just not to leave an open end, pasting the same comment that I posted as reply to your comment on facebook –
      Hey Hey !!! Guys…chill….been away from my PC the whole day couldn’t reply earlier…
      To all the pro-Mylapore guys who have been jumping after reading my review…C’mmon read my review again…
      1. Pongal wasn’t available, I said that was my bad luck.
      2. I hate Idlys, thats my choice. But in spite of that I said it was truly awesome.
      3. I said vadas were crispy and tasty that I forgot about the pongal and started to relish the breakfast.
      4. I said waiters were helpful.
      5. I said there was a steady stream of people coming in for eating and take away. So a busy place indeed.
      What I said I did not like was the ambience. That doesn’t mean I expected a 5-Star ambience, it means it was just not good enough to go with my two kids aged 8 and 3.
      They don’t understand the love for food, they probably look for a comfortable place to eat. The place (at least the table we sat) was closest to the kitchen and was really really warm that I was sweating all over. Imagine when one of them had to be fed too? So my review says it is not kid-friendly. When you have people waiting to take the table after you, you do not have the luxury of having a slow breakfast. How fast would you expect your kid to eat? So I said it is not kid-friendly.
      Will I go there again? I said not with my kids, but I would definitely like to go and eat again if I am alone.
      What was so wrong with my review that it has to be called Terrible?
      I can understand for some people, this place is close to their heart, but not necessarily the same for everyone. Removing that parameter out, it is just another place to eat out and review
      All said and done, I am happy so many have taken time to read my review and discuss. Thats a positive Thanks !

  • Kapaleeswaran
    February 7, 2014 at 12:42 am

    In my opinion, the banks are more practical in that , every citizen cannot be expected to have only BSNL account. Further, a telephone bill of any organisation is good enough to show that the person resides there and that should be proof enough. The passport authorities, as you rightly pointed, are shrugging their responsibilities and are interested only in looking for a location to point a finger, should they be in any trouble. So much for security!!

  • Reply
    February 11, 2014 at 6:10 am

    A nice personal space of your own is always good to have!! Good going!!

    • Reply
      March 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Thanks Tobs 🙂

  • Vasudevan
    March 17, 2014 at 12:15 am


    You could have done Chennai-Arcot-Arni-Peralam-Thiruvannamalai. The road is super good. I thought you are aware of this route, otherwise would have informed you. I go to Tiruvannamalai at least once a month and i always take the Arni route.


    • murali
      March 17, 2014 at 3:02 am

      Oh, Thanks Cheeka. Will take that the next time. I didn’t know that.

  • Reply
    March 23, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Hi Murali,

    It took sometime for me to get through your stuff here .. but i must admit it was worth it .. atleast for an absolute foodie this place is a must read .. Good Work Murali !!


    • Reply
      March 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

      Thanks Rep 🙂

  • Kapaleeswaran
    April 12, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I like the way you enjoy writing as you enjoy eating. Well written review and it definitely provokes the reader to make a dash to the place. The restaurant owes you for such a honest feedback. Looking forward

    • murali
      April 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂

  • Ramaraja Ramanujan
    April 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    How much did it cost you totally to savour all those delicacies? 😉

  • murali
    April 14, 2014 at 2:07 am

    Badam Milk – 75, Pineapple juice – 90, Murukku Sandwich – 45, Gol Guppa – 30, Masala Tea – someone else paid 😛 , Grilled Sandwich – 70 and thats it !! Totally 310 rupees

  • Yogesh
    April 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    The photos are good, few are amazing ,I see that you had a good time ,that matters a lot ,nice work

    • murali
      April 14, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you! It was wonderful.

  • Kapaleeswaran
    May 4, 2014 at 4:23 am

    I have not visited this , though have been planning for long. Need to have a rethink. But wisely, I have been planning only for the cooler times. Anyhow, this post will help a lot in planning. Thanks

  • Taqueria Americana
    May 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Good post
    Nice blog
    Thanks for share…!!

    • murali
      May 7, 2014 at 10:16 am

      Thanks 🙂

  • Barbeque Nation in T-Nagar | MUKASASH blogs
    May 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    […] Overall, this place is wonderful and would be one of my favourites! Again to reiterate my point, Grill box, that is an imitation of Barbeque Nation, doesn’t even stand the slightest chance […]

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    Aj Narayanan
    May 13, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Lovely Blog. For a foodie who misses Chennai with all my heart and soul, this blog is Chennai food heaven. Thanks for spending your time and effort on a blog like this.

    • Reply
      May 14, 2014 at 3:15 am

      Thanks for the nice words 🙂

  • Karthi
    May 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I can say, u were lucky enough. Have dined here ~10 times here and all were sort of disasters.
    1. During 8-9pm restaurant will be jam packed and just a waiter will be serving.. If u ask them to bring soon since its train time, and they say then u better leave.. Good hospitality..
    2.cramped up with more tables and less walking space.. Acceptable since u get more ppl and less space in Central
    3. Rice items like sambar rice are just a paste of coloured stuff..

    • murali
      May 19, 2014 at 4:04 am

      Oops ! I should say I am really lucky then !
      Have eaten here at least 3-4 times, but most of them really late in the night, around 10PM. Rest of the times, it was wading through the queue and getting a parcel. Food was always good 🙂 Lucky me !!!

  • Kapaleeswaran
    May 19, 2014 at 5:13 am

    Nicely written and I am becoming a fan of your writing. Whatever it be, I have decided to check with your blog before I venture on vacations whether it is within Chennai or Thiruvannamalai or Bengaluru. Keep it up Murali

    • murali
      May 19, 2014 at 5:23 am

      🙂 Thank you very much !

  • Siva
    May 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    elaborate review 🙂
    Few questions… The delivery is available in all places in Chennai ?
    what is the minimum bill for delivery?


  • Ramki
    May 21, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Price for SI & NI Thali ?

    • murali
      May 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      South-Indian – Rs. 100
      North-Indian – Rs. 125

  • Nilesh Naidu
    May 25, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Thanks very much Mr.Murali.

    Beautiful line in your review “not just a review ,its an experience

    • murali
      May 27, 2014 at 4:38 am

      Thanks Nilesh. Will drop in sometime with a friend of mine, who is a true foodie too 🙂

      • nilesh
        June 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

        sure Murali,

        drop in any time …just call me before coming 9003116260

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    Aroon Ramarajen
    May 26, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Awesome blogs. Simple and straight-Just the way they are supposed to be! Been a silent follower of your blogs for close to 6 months now 🙂 keep it up 🙂

    • Reply
      May 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      Thank you very much for the appreciation ! 🙂

  • Shrinidhi Hande
    May 27, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Good to know. Nice brief review

    • murali
      May 27, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      Thanks ! 🙂

  • prabhu
    June 18, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Your reviews are really good .it may be nice if u can add a point about the hygiene and standards they maintain inside their kitchen. Because what comes out is actually what is prepared inside. .. . I also live in velachery . Tasted their food . Its good .Thanks . Regards. Prabhu .

    • murali
      June 18, 2014 at 5:49 am

      Sure Prabhu. For the next showcase, I will try to take a look at the kitchen and add a few points on that. For normal dining reviews, I will not be able to get access to the kitchen, but for showcase, I think I can. Thanks for the suggestion.

  • Reply
    June 25, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Hey, I love your blogs and reviews.. Your site is bookmarked on my mobile 🙂 I have one suggestion.. It would be great if you have an index of the restaurants you have reviewed. Navigation would be so much easier!

    • Reply
      June 25, 2014 at 6:22 am

      Thank you 🙂
      I will look at that and see how I can add Index to my page!

  • Vipin Sachdev
    June 27, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Thanks a lot for participating in the pizzarazzi contest held by us. It is a true satisfaction seeing our food through your photos. Contest like these allow me to get in touch with people with whom I share my passion – love for good food. Congrats on winning the contest and I trust you had a hearty meal at Tuscana. See you soon in our sister restaurants – Kryptos Vegetarian on KNK road which serves global vegetarian fare and Burgundy’s in MRC Nagar which is an all day dine-in restaurant. Keep up your awesome clicks and serve you soon. Have a good day!

    • murali
      June 27, 2014 at 7:07 am

      Thanks for the nice words Vipin! Sure to visit again soon!

  • Logesh
    July 10, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Hi Murali,
    I am not a fan of Star Bucks either.. I only wish the young ones do not get carried away with the hype and feel that drinking in starbucks is a matter of pride… Quoting a Vijay song here ” Bandha ethuku da.. Konjam adanguda.. Nethu vara nair kada bun thanada”

    • murali
      July 10, 2014 at 4:14 am

      It’s a phase and this too shall pass. Soon they’ll realize that it is not everything and its just a coffee shop! The same hype was there when KFC and McD opened shops in Chennai ! Youngsters thronging the place like crazy 🙂 Now they probably realize there are better vfm options here ! It’s good that we have more and more options to decide 🙂

  • Majid
    July 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    Hahaha….good one…probably they should name the place NA…as you rightly said.

    • murali
      July 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm


  • Majid
    July 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Dont you think its gonna end up being an outlet….you just wanna SHOW OFF being at …rather than enjoying the coffee experience…

    • murali
      July 14, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Hi Majid, Not necessarily so. 🙂
      Yes, to some extent it is like wearing a branded shirt or a watch and that element of showing off exists. A visit to Starbucks will sound great probably for the first few times, and soon that is going to fade away and people will start to enjoy the coffee too !

      • MajiD
        July 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

        Yep what you say seems right, once the initial buzz dies down….then you’ll have the actual fans of SBX turning up.
        Being a coffee conn myself…..i like SBX once in a while.

  • Kapaleeswaran V
    July 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    For one who has been in Mylapore for over sixty years and who has seen the Mess start , the review sounded really provoking the taste buds as I am yet to visit it. Thanks for a wonderful review and a visit to this place is not very far off. You rightly mentioned about another mess which is not far off from this, but certainly at a far behind distance in terms of ambiance and price.

    • murali
      July 10, 2018 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂