Annapurna Bhavan

Twin Cities, Minnesota


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The food here is good, but not quite as good as some of its predecessors in the same space (Amu's and Udupi, specifically). I particularly like the appetizers I've had. All of the deep fried items are tasty and grease-free, which is nice.

Their dosas and curries are decent, but not quite amazing.

The service is friendly but sometimes a bit confused and disorganized, even when there's not many people in the restaurant.

The buffet is a good value, and usually has a good selection of vegan items. They've gotten better about labeling vegan items at the buffet, though there's always a few that have no labels at all, which can be confusing.

Overall, I'd still recommend this place, but if you live closer to Dosa King in Spring Lake Park, you might as well go there for veg Indian food.

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I went here for dinner as part of a large group and must say that the quality of the company exceeded the quality of the restaurant. I ordered a masala dosa which is my favorite thing to get at a South Indian restaurant. The crepe was excellent but the filling was heavy on mashed potatoes and turmeric and exceedingly light on onion or other spices. The sambar served alongside the dosa was good but was the smallest portion of sambar I've ever received in a restaurant. I also shared a friend's sambar vada and would definitely consider getting this appetizer again.

Other thoughts - several people ordered vegetable samosas which were quite good but were served without chutney. I've never seen samosas served without the standard accoutrements. Upon my request the server brought chutneys for everyone but I found it peculiar.

The ambiance definitely needs work. There is little decor to speak of and the room feels quite empty and impersonal.

I love South Indian food but this restaurant, while satisfactory, falls short of my expectations in execution and atmosphere.

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another inhabitant of the udupi-nala pak-amus madras cafe-ect on central space, this is another decent indian restaurant offering vegan options. i dined in and found my hubby and i's usual choices, as well as a very standard menu. the food was fine, but since no one has gone far enough to re-vamp the dining room (it's still all the same furniture minus those awful tv's), and given that the menu is pretty much the exact same no matter who's running the show, i can't say that the food or experience is any different either.

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Good food.

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Annnapurna Bhavan surprised me with great food taste and aroma yesterday, I go out to eat in different restaurant every single day for my lunch, but this restaurant is by far the best vegetarian restaurant i could recommend. My best wishes to Annapurna Bhavan and keep up the good food, thanks

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