Chennai Masala

★★★★★
  • 2088 NW Stucki Ave

    Portland, OR 97124

    Cross street: Northwest Cornell Road

    Map & Directions
  • 503-531-9500

About Chennai Masala

Hours
Tue-Sun 11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
4.8571 7
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This is a restaurant that I frequent not just because of it's proximity to where I live, but also as this is the most authentic south indian restaurant in town.
The 3 items that I order most frequently and never get tired of are:

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★★★★★

This is a restaurant that I frequent not just because of it's proximity to where I live, but also as this is the most authentic south indian restaurant in town.
The 3 items that I order most frequently and never get tired of are:

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We go here for the lunch buffet every once in a while. While Swagath has a pretty good lunch buffet too, Chennai Masala is better in my opinion because the food is spicier. Indian food is supposed to be spicy and Chennai Masala does a

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★★★★★

We go here for the lunch buffet every once in a while. While Swagath has a pretty good lunch buffet too, Chennai Masala is better in my opinion because the food is spicier. Indian food is supposed to be spicy and Chennai Masala does a

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So far this place has the best Indian food we have found on Portland. It is about ten times less spicy than the real stuff but my wife and I have adjusted our tastes buds down, heat wise, and it is fine. The masala dosa is the real thing (it is not a spicy dish to begin with anyway) and Chennai Masala the only place in Oregon that does serve the real deal. The problem is the location. Now when we come back from the beach we head here for masala dosa, and then order a full Indian meal to go so that we can have good Indian food two days in a row. Now if they would open a branch in NE that served breakfast we would be very happy.

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★★★★★

So far this place has the best Indian food we have found on Portland. It is about ten times less spicy than the real stuff but my wife and I have adjusted our tastes buds down, heat wise, and it is fine. The masala dosa is the real thing (it is not a spicy dish to begin with anyway) and Chennai Masala the only place in Oregon that does serve the real deal. The problem is the location. Now when we come back from the beach we head here for masala dosa, and then order a full Indian meal to go so that we can have good Indian food two days in a row. Now if they would open a branch in NE that served breakfast we would be very happy.

Pros: Masala Dosa

Cons: Location

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I heard great things about this restaurant and I love Indian food so my wife and decided to give it a try. When we got there, we found there were too many things to choose from on the menu and were a bit overwhelmed.

The food was excellent but we had to wait for 50 minutes to get it. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived and by the time we were eating, it was full and everyone who got there after us had already started with their meals. I have no problem waiting for good food (curry) but I feel like I should be warned beforehand if they know it is going to take that long. We had to rush the food down quickly because we had other plans afterwards and could not relax and enjoy it.

Quality of food is important but so is service and atmosphere.

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★★☆☆☆

I heard great things about this restaurant and I love Indian food so my wife and decided to give it a try. When we got there, we found there were too many things to choose from on the menu and were a bit overwhelmed.

The food was excellent but we had to wait for 50 minutes to get it. The restaurant was almost empty when we arrived and by the time we were eating, it was full and everyone who got there after us had already started with their meals. I have no problem waiting for good food (curry) but I feel like I should be warned beforehand if they know it is going to take that long. We had to rush the food down quickly because we had other plans afterwards and could not relax and enjoy it.

Quality of food is important but so is service and atmosphere.

Pros: great food

Cons: loud, extremely slow service, too many items on the menu

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No wonder its the best place... i recently visited them for their fathers day special buffet. It was totally worth the price. Instead of some other restaurants charging $12.95 for just vegetarian. The place started filling early as 11:30 which is un-usuall for a weekend. Typically crowd starts flowing in around 1:00pm on weekends.

With the recent rice fiasco, i see ChennaiMasala only one in town serving Basmathi. Most others have started giving California Long Grain these days...

Clearly should be voted for CitySearch Best....

Amazing Quality, excellant selection. great price.

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★★★★★

No wonder its the best place... i recently visited them for their fathers day special buffet. It was totally worth the price. Instead of some other restaurants charging $12.95 for just vegetarian. The place started filling early as 11:30 which is un-usuall for a weekend. Typically crowd starts flowing in around 1:00pm on weekends.

With the recent rice fiasco, i see ChennaiMasala only one in town serving Basmathi. Most others have started giving California Long Grain these days...

Clearly should be voted for CitySearch Best....

Amazing Quality, excellant selection. great price.

Pros: Best Selection... best value

Cons: Bit crowded? maybe this is good!

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Simply Authentic Dosas and the smell of sambhar that makes you hungy....

i havent had such a good experience with any other Indian Restaurant when it comes to dosas.. simply great..

I also love the Indian movie songs.. only place that doesnt do those slow gazals..

simply love it.

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★★★★★

Simply Authentic Dosas and the smell of sambhar that makes you hungy....

i havent had such a good experience with any other Indian Restaurant when it comes to dosas.. simply great..

I also love the Indian movie songs.. only place that doesnt do those slow gazals..

simply love it.

Pros: Excellant service, awesome taste...

Cons: nothing really

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Arumaiyana Unnavu....(Fantastic Meal)

Just like home made sambar and Idlis's....

Oh.. those chicken Sheek Kababs.... phenominal.

thanks saro...

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★★★★★

Arumaiyana Unnavu....(Fantastic Meal)

Just like home made sambar and Idlis's....

Oh.. those chicken Sheek Kababs.... phenominal.

thanks saro...

Pros: Thumbs up taste and service

Cons: Small tables

 

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