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Murugan Idli Shop

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No 196 West Masi Street, Madurai 625001, India
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lip smacking and simply melting hot hot idlis with ghee and podi. Totally heavenly. Can vouch for Murugan idli shop serving more tastier idlis than those in the chains across chennai

Thank Mahima M
Hyderabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Being a traveler and foodie, I visited this place by seeing its fame on Internet. No doubt this place is worthy to visit. This is place nearby Temple of Meenakshi. All of sudden, when entered The shop waiters gave me a seat, then they started serving in a banana leaf even before I ordered any food. One of the server... More 

Thank Medagam P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I Like the Idlis.. Madurai Idlis much... Murugan Idlis are the BEST Idlis we can go with Family, Kids, Friends.. Joyful

Thank kpmndr
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first ever Murugan idli shop which opened in Madurai.As of now,there are 3 branches in Madurai,21 branches in chennai,1 branch in Singapore(Details told by cashier). As the name suggest, i have ordered Idli. Locals popularly refer this idly as "Jasmine Idli". Idly was so fluffy and it was served with 4 types of chutneys. Must try other... More 

Thank Santhosh K
Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience was average...good and quick service...always lot of crowd was there...variety of chutneys was awsome...but they are charging separately for idly podi... paneer dosa was average...Rava dosa tastes great...little costly...

Thank Nandhini S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quality authentic taste. Not very modern or posh. Ambience is very simple. Visit for great south indian cuisine.

Thank Madan S
Bengaluru, India
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within 5 minutes walk from the East gate of Meenakshi Temple, this is a must visit restaurant. It servics soft idlies with five types of chutnies. Their Jiger Thanda (a signature drink of Madurai) is also very cooling and refreshing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food at this shop in almost all towns is pretty much the same, quite mouth-watering. All south-indian delicacies are readily available, with their typical chutneys and podis. Absolutely recommended.

Thank ArunaSrinivas
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The oldest Idly outlet in Madursi, serves the softest idlis with five varieties of Chutnies on banana leaves. The other items on the menu are equally good but the best is the Jigsrthanda a soft drink mixed with ice cream, just out of this world.

Thank puchka
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Very Bad service & quality of food. Even when only our table was to be served, the whole restaurant was empty, it took at least 30 minutes to attend us.

Thank DrKannan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 196 West Masi Street, Madurai 625001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Madurai
  • Phone Number: 2341379

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