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Karaikudi

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1671 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820-2846
+1 732-516-0020
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Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 22:00
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:30
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hyderabad, India
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88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you have experienced the flavours of Chettinaad cuisine, chances are that you do have a constant craving for it. This place is just the solution for those cravings. Food is reasonably priced, and if you are the buffet types, they do have a decent spread. For the alacrate types, the menu has more than enough decent options.

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Thank DeepaMHyb
South River, New Jersey
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142 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Recently, I sat down with a visiting professor from Pakistan to talk about students takin his certificate program at the University of Pakistan in Lepore. We actually had selected a nearby restaurant but it was closed until dinner. However, this restaurant was open for business just after the Christmas holiday. The buffet style and cozy atmosphere made my friend feel... More 

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Thank windsgroup
Woodbridge
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Average food. The overall taste level has gone down so much. Kothu parotta was awesome. As a chettinad restaurant , my go to dish would be poondu kuzhambu.. it used to be good before 3 years. Now .. its tasteless and watery. Overall a very average eat

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Thank Rajagopal S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Great South Indian Tamil food. Atukaal soup was good in buffet and so was Kara kuzhambu. Need to expand to a big place and keep restrooms clean. Will visit again.

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Thank mjr18562
Clifton, New Jersey
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110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For $16 the spread was very impressive. But food was very sub-standard. I walked in at 2:15 p.m and found most of the items to be cold. Biryani was slightly on the sweeter side and once parathas got over it took forever to be replenished. None of the dish could be called as true karaikudi style. Extremely disappointed. Also they... More 

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Thank Avinash J
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We went for weekday buffet at Karaikudi, we went to the same restaurant several times over last couple of years, but never got a chance to write a review. Weekday buffet do not have as many varieties as we had on weekends, we had limited items, but never the less, it was sufficient enough and I didn't even get chance... More 

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Thank Balamurugan V
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The restaurant provides decent fare for those who are inclined towards tasting South Indian food. We have tried alacarte and buffet and hence have tasted a wide varietyof their offerings. We love their food, authentic and tasty.

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Thank Lightyear09
Asbury, New Jersey
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The food is very spicy for anyone other than people from South India. We could not finish our food because is was terribly spicy even though we ordered mild. We ordered four dishes and they did not bring all the food together. On top of that, some of the dishes were missing some items which caused the food to get... More 

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Thank Julissa T
Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

In a scene dominated by all-out Indian vegetarian or predominantly north-Indian fare, finding Chettinad cuisine with some meat options is rare. With this context clear, as well as the general insipid quality and ambience of Edison area Indian restaurants notwithstanding, this one still gets a poor rating... Average food. Nothing to write home about. Most of what we tried can... More 

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Thank UniqueCap
Level Contributor
65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

we usually visit this place for lunch buffet. this guys offer an excellent choice of items for lunch buffet and quality if food is very good. you have good option for both Veg and non-veg (fish,chicken and goat) food items. its not too spicy and has good taste. this place gets really crowded during weekends so please plan your trip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1671 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 08820-2846
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Edison
  • Phone Number: +1 732-516-0020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?