First the good: Excellent tasting Chennai style food. Decent ambience for a HSB. Prompt and courteous service. Now the bad: For crying out loud, do they even realize that Plano IS in Texas where everything is oversized when it comes to food? We ordered Ghee Pongal for 7.50 and what we got was quantity that will fill a 5 year old, no more. Mysore Bonda at 3 for 5.99 is a bit pricey but not quite the ripoff Pongal was. Special meals at 11.99 was decent, and good portion, though I had to order an extra plate of rice to finish off all the side dishes. Again guys, do us a favor and increase the portion sizes. It is painful to see your servers apologize for the small portions.The crowd will stop when they leave your premises hungry. Coffee at 3 bucks was authentic south Indian and piping hot. Again a suggestion here... Some people may prefer to add more sugar. So would it hurt to send a packet or two of sugar along? The Ugly: $38 including tax and tips for 2 people sounds excessive. I must say there was nothing left in the plates when we were done.
Hidden out of the way, this is a really enjoyable place to dine: came for dumplings, got them, and on the recommendation of the waitstaff got an order of the beef pancakes. The dumplings are huge, about eight to an order: the chicken/mushrooms and the pork/string beans were amazing. The beef pancake (6 to an order) look like fried flat dumplings, very very juicy (wear a bib) and equally delicious. Service was friendly and no better/worse than other Asian restaurants serving predominantly Asian clientele.
I am so glad that I found this catering place. I had a party that I just didn't have the time to cook the food for and found this place. The prices are great and the food is even better. You get such a large amount of food, you can't beat the price anywhere else. The food is fresh and the staff is very friendly. I will definitely order again whether for a party or just for the nights when I don't have time to cook.