Chennai Masala

Portland, Oregon

4.3 / 1 vote

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South Indian Restaurant

Chennai Masala is an informal southern style Indian restaurant in Hillsboro, Oregon about a mile from the Hwy 26 NW 185 street exit. They feature south Indian standards for dinner including a large selection of dosas (Indian filed crepes) as well as Uttapam, Iddy, and Sambar. They also have both northern and southern style curries and breads as well. Note that lunch is strictly buffet.

While this is not a vegetarian restaurant, they are vegetarian friendly and have a wide range of vegetarian selections.

Added by Alan F. on Dec 29 08 (last updated Dec 29 08)

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Its tough to find southern style Indian cuisine in the Portland area. If, like me, you jones for dosas and other southern Indian treats, you can't go wrong with Chennai Masala.

They have an unusually good selection of dosas and uttapam including the standard Masala dosa, and also my favorite, the chole dosa. The chole dosa is a dosa (large Indian rice and mung bean crepe) filled with potato and chickpea curry (chole). The chole dosa is a bit pricey as dosas go, but well worth it.

While not a vegetarian restaurant, they are definitely vegetarian friendly. They have over ten vegetarian curries on the menu in addition to all of the vegetarian dosas, and uttapam. Many of the dishes are vegan, if you ask the waiter, they are friendly and usually aware of what is vegan and what contains cream, butter and cheese. Also, some of the food has fresh green chopped hot pepper, if you don't like your food so spicy, you can ask your waiter to exclude these.

The atmosphere is informal, the prices are fairly reasonable, though not budget, and the are dosas terrific!

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Exit HWY 26 at NW 185 street (exit 64). Go south on 185 street to Cornell Road about 1/2 mile (second major intersection). Go west (right) on Cornell for about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Stucki Ave. Make your first right into a small shopping plaza. Chennai Masala will be to your left.



$$ - average


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  • Indian (Southern)



11:30am - 2pm;
5:30pm - 9:30pm

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