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The Chennai Club

2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808
+1 650-458-3701
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good51%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
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“thali” (6 reviews)
“idli” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

There were so many tasty items to chose from it was hard to just pick one dish. The staff is friendly and the bollywood music gave the restaurant a enjoyable vibe. I look forward to visiting San Mateo again just to get so more food...More

Thank Chavvi W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Good place to hang out for evening dinner. if one likes South Indian Food, this is one of the options in this area!

Thank RikeshSingh
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food tastes horrible. The coconut chutney smelled !! The other chutney has no taste at all. Everything was cold. The chutneys looked like they were made several days ago and kept in the fridge , got rotten and served cold. The sambar is nothing...More

Thank vijay95136
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Good options of South Indian food available.fast service.remember having one idli chaat similar to kaima idli,which was yummy.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

I used to like the food in this place even though the service was not good. The ownership of the place has since changed and the new owner has no clue what he is doing with regards to the original menu. The new owner/operator doesn't...More

Thank Waerytraveller
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Basically a South Indian food outlets, this restaurant has good non veg and westernised other Indian dishes too. Reasonable and we'll lit dining area. Thaali is good value for money with rice , dosage and sweet too

1  Thank DGLION
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We went with family and ordered South Indian Thaali and Uttapam Gun Powder in vegetarian. In non vegetarian Chicken noodle dosa and Karahi chicken with parontha. All the items were very good Quantity sufficient. Prices mid range. By name, it specializes in South Indian food,...More

Thank Jayv1504
Reviewed 27 March 2016

The dosas are good but they give you very little Sambhar to go along with it which is way less than other comparable South Indian restaurants. Also, the owner Sanjiv and pretty much the entire staff is very rude and don't care about the customers....More

Thank Sab1232016
Reviewed 22 January 2016

I just wanted a quick bite on a rainy night whilst travelling solo. This fitted the bill. From what I ate and saw I'd say that the Thali is a pretty good and tasty deal. Fairly authentic and I would have it again. Handy and...More

Thank Rigden2014
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Had a nice simple dinner with Thali and Dosas. Great array of South Indian food, and a nice change from the more popular N. Indian restaurants.

Thank dmks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-458-3701
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