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The Chennai Club

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2299 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94403-1808 (25th)
+1 650-458-3701
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Bengaluru, India
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80 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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
Amman, Jordan
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 to rave about. Dosas broke into pieces and lacked freshness. Everything was sub-standard and maybe... More 

Thank vijay95136
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 seem to care either. The items that made this place attractive like the "Tangra Dosa"... More 

Thank Waerytraveller
New Delhi, India
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279 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
Amritsar, India
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215 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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, but it's overall Indian cuisine and Chinese mix food is also very good. Nice seating... More 

Thank Jayv1504
Burlingame, California
1 review
Reviewed 26 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. We were frequent customers going there 2-3 times a week but will be switching now.... More 

Thank Sab1232016
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 tasty!

Thank Rigden2014
Alturas, CA
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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
san francisco
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We often go here from work for lunch. The food is amazing and reasonably priced. Our favorite is the chicken masala dosa (the chicken is tender, the level of spice is just right). It can get busy and seating is sufficient but not extensive. The other food items are good as well (the specials etc.) but the wait can be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?