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Saravana Bhavan

8604 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75063
Saravana Bhavan +

Kathy Tran


  • Mon-Thurs 11:30am-3pm & 5:30pm-10pm, Fri 11:30am-3pm & 5:30pm-10:30pm, Sat 11am-10:30pm, Sun 11am-10pm
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Lot available
Saravana Bhavan is a South Indian restaurant in a strip mall in Irving with a strictly vegetarian menu. But don’t get vegetarian food mixed up with the beansprout cookery of a vegan restaurant. There is no texturized bean curd or tofu masquerading as some other animal protein. Every dish is vegetarian because that’s how it was created from the start. The food here is rich, satisfying and highly in demand. In fact, Saravana Bhavan is so popular that a wait in the evenings is the norm. Don’t miss the paper dosa, which is so big it eclipses the plate beneath it, or the chili mushrooms that are breaded and fried before they’re sautéed in an intensely spicy curry. Almost everything here is hot, and the dining room is filled with Indian families who aren’t complaining.

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  • Ignore the Decor, Not the Dosas, at Saravana Bhavan
    Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4 a.m. by Scott Reitz

    Saravana Bhavan’s dining room will never win a beauty contest. The building at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Valley Ranch Parkway in Irving reminded me of a miniature Holiday Inn Express or some corporate diner when I first ...

  • Don't Miss the Parottas at Saravanaa Bhavan
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