Chennai Chef - Indian restaurant in Köln, Germany

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Amsterdamer Str. 127, 50735 Köln, Germany



+49 221 42331993

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4.90 (304 reviews)


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  • 5misbah r. 10 months ago
    Review is based on just the dosas we ordered. We have not tried other dishes yet. However, it's so rare to find good south Indian food, specially dosa, it will be probably the dish for which we will return for and that deserves 5 stars! First of all it is a family run business which combines kiosk and a restaurant. However, don't be misled the restaurant section is well managed. Dosa were well made and came with two chutneys and sambhar. All of these were really well done. The red chutney had a good spice level to keep it interesting for ppl who can take some heat though not over the top either.If you run out of any chutney or sambhar they are happy to provide a refill!! We also ordered Tea and mango lassi which were both also well made. The prices are very reasonable and there was a good mix of people in there. Staff was very kind and helpful.

  • 5Debjit G. 11 months ago
    Really great food and small family own authentic restaurant. Owners are really very humble and very nice person. Very nice and authentic indian food. Masala Dosa is a must try ….. Will definitely visit next time when we come to Köln.. Unfortunately very busy in eating so only one pic 😜

  • 5h. 1 year ago
    If you want authentic south Indian food, this is the place. We ordered dosas and medu vada among others and they were absolutely delicious. The butter milk is a must try. Waiting times are quite long but worth the wait. Will definitely visit again and again.

  • 5Aditya U. 1 year ago
    The best South Indian restaurant in NRW and also one of the best in Germany. Must have dosas, idlis, paniyarams(paddu) and the chutney and sambar was amazing. The hosts were very friendly and made us feel at home. I will definitely be visiting again and again

  • 5Antoan P. 1 year ago
    We went there for the dosa and were not disappointed, absolutely tasty and fresh. If that wasn't enough service is immaculate. The hostess was very sweet and made sure we had enough of the sides. We didn't wait very long for the food. Definitely coming back again!

  • 5Koundinya S. 10 months ago
    Amazing food with excellent service.

  • 5Mandy K. 10 months ago
    Lovely place. Doesn’t look like much from the outside. Never went there because of that. But we were looking for a place close to home with food for the kids and us. And we found this little hidden gem. Great food. Apparently special South Indian food. First time I had Dosa. Loved it. We’ll definitely go there again. So glad we went there.

  • 5Sree Koundinya S. 7 months ago
    This is one restaurant that reminds you of home. The hospitality is as amazing as the food. It has become our go to South India Restaurant in the state of NRW. The dosa' are a highlight here. One item off the menu is the South Indian Veg Thalli (available on Saturday's). The curries on the South Indian Thalli keep changing every week.

  • 5Aleena S. 9 months ago
    The best South-Indian food I have had in Germany! The cherry on top is definitely the owners who engage with all customers and make them feel at home. Loved it and can't wait to go back.

  • 5Gareema G. 7 months ago
    It’s the best place to have authentic South Indian food. Really fulfilling and absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend Mysore Masala Dosa. Filter coffee and Masala Tea was also good.

  • 5Uzair K. 7 months ago
    Great taste and value for money. Tried their masala dosa and masala paneer. Really mouthwatering.

  • 5SACHIT V. 7 months ago
    Hands down the best south Indian food I have ever had in Germany. The food was absolutely delicious and the portions were very filling. The whole setup, the way the food is served, the hospitality of the owners and the staff was very touching. I would highly recommend the Mysore Masala Dosa. The filter coffee was also very nice. They are happy to refill the sambhar (lentils) and the chutney. Definitely make a reservation since the place has limited seating nowadays and is always flocking with customers. Fantastic experience...I'll be going again.

  • 5Pritesh G. 7 months ago
    Best Dosa and filter coffee ever had in Köln. Moreover, lot of respect to customers. I am really happy to find this place and always looking chance to visit again. See you next time for sure😊

  • 5anay k. 8 months ago
    Awesome food!! Mysore masala dosa ,masala idli, medu wada everything was perfect!! Good hospitality Fast service Must visit if you are a FAN of South Indian food

  • 4ABIR R. 11 months ago
    It was a small restaurant but the hospitality was really nice. The food was nice but could have been better in terms of taste but I liked it .. Will surely recommend if you want to feel a household environment and taste of South Indian food in Cologne.

  • 4globetrotter s. 1 year ago
    The restaurant has a small scale kitchen and is a family run one. Very nice, minimal spices, locally sourced in the particular region in India, home style South Indian food. Best in the region around Bonn and Cologne. Tuesday is closed, opens only in the evening. They take pre-orders and also catered for a party for 50 organised by a friend.

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Last updated: 2022-01-12