111 Great Dosa Restaurants in 45 Cities and 11 Countries

Thinking of breakfast one morning, with one of India’s favourite breakfast dishes on my mind, the Dosa, I asked Chef at Large members which were their favourite dosa restaurants. What happened was we ended up compiling all our comments into this post, so dosa lovers are never disappointed. ;)

How it was done: All the comments were transcribed into a spreadsheet and side by side cities and places entered. Once we had a list of cities and places, each one was googled to find their location. In some cases there were multiple results. When the list of cities, places and location links were done, the sheet was processed by a Python script that generated the HTML table and list below.

Some interesting tidbits also turned up.

  • We’ve all seen those white place mats at Saravana Bhavan listing the locations of their restaurants in India and around the world. It never really struck me how deeply they’ve penetrated our world until this list.
  • The number of Saravana Bhavans and other chain restaurants is both thrilling and dismaying. On the one hand, chains can be good representatives for our foods and Saravana Bhavan is doing pretty much that. On the other hand, a corporate representative for whom profit is likely a step above cultural propagation, may not be the best choice.
  • The thin presence of Sagar Ratnas in this list is a reminder of how the mighty have fallen. Once top of the list, this chain appears to have dropped the ball.
  • While dosas are a teeny weeny component of the very rich, complex and varied food culture of the south, it definitely is it’s brand ambassador, being a part of breakfast offerings in every hotel in every city in India, as well as available in every city in India on and off the streets, not to forget lending itself to more flavours, toppings, stuffings and accompaniments than I can remember.
  • Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Delhi seem to be the most dosa-loving cities.

Dosa and related posts from CaL Badge Network blogs.

The links below point to Google Maps. If you find errors please let me know and I’ll fix it.

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Agra

Ahmedabad

Aligarh

Allahabad

Bangalore

Canberra, AU

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Dehradun

Delhi

Doha, Qatar

Dubai, UAE

Frankfurt, DE

Fremont, US

Gurgaon

Hong Kong

Hyderabad

Indore

Jabalpur

Johannesburg, SA

Kochi

Kolkata

London, UK

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Mississauga, CA

Mumbai

Nagpur

New Jersey, US

New York, US

NOIDA

Ooty

Patiala

Pondicherry

Pune

Qatar

Rajkot

Ranchi

Sharjah, UAE

Singapore

Sunnyvale, US

Surat

Vishakhapatnam

Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is the founder of Chef at Large, a blog that began in 2007. He enjoys cooking, writing, travelling and technology in addition to being a practising Freemason. Health and wellness is a particularly passionate focus. Sid prefers the company of food and animals to most humans, and can be reached at sid.khullar@chefatlarge.in.