Old is Gold - Excellent
on Jun 27, 2019
When you visit Udipi Home Hotel by the look and feel it would look as an old hotel and no amenities but on entering the rooms you will feel enlightened.
The location from Egmore and Chennai Station
Staff Behaviour and response
Value for Money
ease of access
No Complimentary Breakfast
Food Quality on some dishes
Highly recommended in Chennai if you have to travel early in the morning train also located in a hustle and bustle area.
One commendable recommendation to a staff
Very accessible hotel with good veg restaurant
on Feb 12, 2019
This hotel is an old one with new annexure added.Deluxe room is not spacious but ok for single. The reception was good, fixed mini breakfast was given but I still doubt the idlies served. Overall service was excellent
A review of Mathsuya Restaurant part of
Udipi home Egmore
on Jan 28, 2019
Udipi home as a restuarant, has been around Egmore , Chennai for several years and was started around early 50's by Shri Hari Bhatt and is still going strong thanks to the cusine that has it's roots to the food that is being cooked in udipi temples as neivedhyam for god and served to devotees as prashad.
His restuarant was always very famous for serving classy Masala Dosa even in those days . Lodging then was no big deal and was quitesiple but functional .
My nostalgia of udipi home dates back to my school days in late 60's while i studied in MCCHS in Chetpet Harington road .
After a cricket match on week ends, the entire team would descend on Udipi home for the dosas. The dining tables then as I remember would have marble top and wooden benches to sit on. Mr Hari Bhat would be perched at his cash counter. He would receive our group ,with warmth and hospitality and ensure we had great dosas.
His values for hospitality ,committmentvto serve great food without letup, have been imbibed by both his sons and they have taken this Udipi home up by many notches both in boarding and lodging .
While the younger son Prasanna Bhat looks after the Mathsuya restuarant , his brother Ram Bhat looks after the 3 star hotel accommodation above the restuarant.
But this post of mine is not about lodging for I live in Chennai, but its all about Mathsuya restuarant my family and I with friends frequent very often .
Mathsuya resturant is a standing testimony for success for being able to change and adapt with changing times and needs of people who frequent restaurants.
Post independence brought in lot of North Indians to Chennai and most Udipi hotels th
served only South Indian items slowly vanished in course of time sans a few like woodlands drive in restaurant which hadxa different USP.
But Udipi home made that crucial change at the right time to introduce North Indian cuisine by hiring capable North Indian chefs. Their fine North Indian cuisine attracted north indiand in large numbers and even today they form a major part of their clientele .
Being situated in a very high commercial dense hub of Egmore the only issue is car parking and the restuarant does attract lots of cars. But with Valet service they are just about managing.But on week ends the crowd swells and one has to be patient .
But the cool ambience of the restuarant,
gracious, prompt and courteous staff
will make any guest comfortable.
Prasanna Bhat is a hands on owner who is there most of the time and this shows in
the quality of food and service even today as it has been for several years .
My favourite is always hot Mangalore Bonda
Masala Dosa and Curd rice served with grape , pomegranate and pickles.
Their tandoor items are all excellent
Specially butter naan and panner butter Masala.
Their Idli vada and specially their Sambar and Dahi vadas, continues to be very tasty .
Their Thali meal is one of the best in Chennai and one could try their Udipi special Thali. Neer dosa is another speciality .
The rates are very reasonable.
But to me their USP is that it is perhaps the only udipi restuarant that opens at 6 am in the morning and is open till late in the night close to 0230 am 7 days a week .
Usually my family after a late night movie love to troop in here and enjoy some really good and hot snack .
Its 3 star value for money boarding facilty being close to Egmore Railway terminus and also the main Central station has its own advantages with so many Important tourist centres like museum and Art gallery being nearby.
I do believe Mathsuya does outdoor catering for marriage and parties.I happened to enjoy their food for a couple of days when they did catering for my family doctor's son at Thiruvanmiyur some years ago .
Although I have been to one of their franchised outlet in T Nagar on a few occassion , I could not feel the same energy as Their Egmore restuarant does .Now they have another new addition at Adayar which I am yet to visit.
If you feel hungry past midnight you dont have to view a 5 star coffee shop.Mathsuya will satiate your hunger in style and not burn a hole in your wallet.
Excellent place to stay
on Jul 2, 2018
The hotel is ideally located in a corner very close to Egmore railway station. Rooms are neat and tidy. Service us very good. Reception is very couteous and supportive. Good south indian food is also available.