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Southern Spice

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Taj Coromandel Hotel, Lobby Level, No. 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai (Madras) 600034, India
+91 44 6600 2827
12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a large party for dinner and went for the set dinner to make things easier. The general consensus round the table was the food, both veg and non-veg, was very good and true to the region. But the set menu jumped across all four southern states so you didn't get the full taste of any one. This isn't... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unlike most Taj restaurants which are plain boring and like any other 5 star restaurant, here they seemed to have made a huge effort with the design as well as the food presentation.

Thank Munkeith
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant in hotel taj, nungambakkam is famous for a variety of south indian spicy dishes. one should try chicken spicy dishes

Thank krish862
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and ate at the restaurant on more than one occasion. The food is fantastic and the service is excellent. Be hungry though because the portions are big.

Thank saunders290
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I'm not wrong, there aren't many fine-dining restaurants serving Southern Indian food here in Chennai. But even if there were, this would definitely be among the top ones. Be it the ambience, service or the food, it was all brilliant from start to finish. And it's no surprise that this is among tripadvisor's top 10 restaurants in Chennai The... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been to many places and tried many Southern Indian restaurants, and I finally found the ultimate Southern Indian experience. My search is over. Southern Spice Restaurant, located inside the Taj Coromandel Hotel is the ultimate experience. When you eat at Southern Spice Restaurant, you are not just getting excellent food, you are getting a lavish South Indian experience.... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had planned to try to visit this restaurant and someone recommended it to us also - so that clinched it. The food and service were outstanding and I would not hesitate to return and recommend it to anyone.

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Kumarakom, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Food excellent quality.Staff go out of their way give you an excellent experience of the restaurant cuisine and give you an opportunity to taste.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Taj Coromandel is the hotel where I started my career. 40 years back.Worked in Kitchen,Banquet,Golden Dragon (Chinese Restaurant)and Indian Restaurant Mysore. Taj hotel has now renovated .Couldn't find Mysore Indian Restaurant so we went and had S. Indian food at Southern Spice. Food was excellent. Throughly Enjoyed. Thanks to the staff who looked after us so well.

Thank Bijendra V
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The friendly wait staff will take to great lengths to explain to you each dish's origins, how to consume it and what to consume it with. Service staff is attentive and has a good sensing on what the customer requires or might need.

Thank ShaunSNJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$38
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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)
  • Phone Number: +91 44 6600 2827
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?