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Nasi Kandar Pelita

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Thyagaraya Nagar
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No. 17 & 18, Appaswamy Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road,Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
+91 44 2433 5759
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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104 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tried this place for dinner on 18th October 2016. Since Is aw the Singapore and Malaysian cuisine on menu ordered for couple of roti canai along with daal. Got served in flat 5 minutes. Amazing taste. Based on what I had in India, these Roti Canai's are the best. Area for improvement - AC was not fully functional and the... More 

Thank KidambiSeshadri
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Along the main street T Nagar, found this ground floor restaurant with the sign of Malaysian food. Had Naan, Masala prawn and fish curry. Clean restaurant, ordinally food and have variety in the menu. Speak English and the Boss wear a coat and tie taking order from us in English and Tamil from my host.

Thank William T
Jakarta, Indonesia
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

It has good taste, but not original malaysian taste. It's more like malaysian cuisine with indian taste. That doesn't mean that the food wasn't good, because it was. The service was excellent: nice and quick. But my fav there were the drinks. The watermelon juice is so nice. You can taste that it's 100% fruit with no added sugar and... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

three of us visted for dinner. the restaurant is a mish mash of styles, in some places done up like a fine dine restaurant and in some places like a fast food joint. The menu is also confusing, while claiming to be a malaysian speciality restaurant it has North indian, chinese and south Indian categories. The AC was not effective... More 

Thank rkumar65
Lansdowne, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

The place serves some excellent Malaysian food. Its simple but refreshing change in Chennai. The quality of food is good and service is excellent.

Thank siddval
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Located in the Busy streets of Pondy Bazaar T Nagar, this restaurant is very easy to find opposite to Holy Angels school and just before KFC... This restaurant serve authentic Malay food which you can easily find while having a walk through in Malaysia Streets... From the famous cold coffee and Milo till the Satay sticks, everything is available there...... More 

Thank Isa2403
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219 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Had gone here with family, situated in Pony Bazaar This restaurant specialises in malaysian food in particular. The ambience was jus good and the surrounding clean, the food was just Ok. Maybe since its a different taste it didnt go well with my taste buds. But worth a try once for Malaysian food. Since Pondy Bazaar and T Nagar is... More 

Thank Karthik V
Bothell, Washington
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I expected authentic malaysian food. Food is okay didn't taste like authentic. Service was slow. Bit expensive. Kal dosai was soft

Thank Deiva M
Chennai (Madras), India
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78 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Having traveled in Malaysia and tasted the variety of cuisine there, tried this place last year. It is just authentic with tasty nasi lemak and iced tea - what I had seen in KL and Penang. Also is pocket friendly and ideal for family visits with generous amount of south Indian and north Indian dishes in the menu. Will recommend... More 

Thank RaviCSK
Chennai (Madras), India
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349 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Pelita Nasi Kandar is a restaurant located in Pondy Bazaar, T. Nagar in heart of Chennai. You can see a lot of Malaysian food lovers here. The food is quite authentic. I loved the Full Grilled fish cooked in Malaysian style. Must visit place.

Thank AshokMela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Malaysian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 17 & 18, Appaswamy Towers, Sir Thyagaraya Road,Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai (Madras) 600017, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Chennai District  >  Chennai (Madras)>  > Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Neighbourhood: Thyagaraya Nagar
  • Phone Number: +91 44 2433 5759

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