Shri Krishna Bhavan is one of the newer South Indian restaurants in Karama. Located in the Shamma Building on 8C Street, its clean-cut, wood-pained front façade makes it easy to distinguish from the surrounding outlets. The same warm, homely wooden theme greets you on the inside, be it with fake wood flooring and table tops.
My BFF and I were there bright and early to try their breakfast. We started with an Idli-Vada Dip followed by a Masala Dosa. Both Idli and Vada were good, but it was the fiery Sambar which raised our eyebrows; delicious but certainly not for the fainthearted. The Dosas were decent sized, masterfully browned with just the right amount of flexi-crisp and contain a generous portion of potato masala inside. The downside is that we found them too oily, something I recommend you specifically ask to be toned down when ordering. I also recommend you try their amazing filter coffee.
Service is friendly, accommodating and fast. Shri Krishna Bhavan is very much a family restaurant. And I think it’s lovely to see families out together for a meal…except for when you have tables with unchecked, rowdy kids and selfish, idiotic parents who treat restaurants as daycare centres. We had not one but two such tables the morning we visited, and the ensuing chaos and noise was so nerve-wracking it completely ruining our meal. I don’t blame the kids, who were just trying to have a bit of fun. I blame their parents for not disciplining them, and the restaurant for not asking them to. That black mark aside, I thoroughly enjoyed the food at Shri Krishna Bhavan and think you will too.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.