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Dirt Cheap Eats 2007: Saravana Palace
Comments () | Published August 17, 2007
Saravana Palace
Address: 11725 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-218-4182
Neighborhood: Fairfax
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Indian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 3. Open for dinner Monday through Friday 5 to 10. Open for lunch and dinner Saturday 11:30 to 10, Sunday 11:30 to 9:30.
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Idli; channa batura; medhu vada; potato bonda; poori bhaji; Jaipuri paneer dosa; coconut rice; gutti vankaya; carrot halwa; papri chat; crepe topped with ginger and chilies; chili-and-onion-topped uttapam; lemon rice.
Price Details: Appetizers, $3 to $7.50; entrees, $5 to $12.

Lunch & Dinner Feasts

Yellow dal at Saravana Palace. Photograph by Allison Dinner.
In the spectrum of lunch buffets, the spread offered daily at this vegetarian Indian restaurant ranks near the top. For $7.95—$9.95 on weekends—you can sample a dozen masterful dishes. Choices have included fiery fried okra, curried chickpeas with spinach, and lentil-flour doughnuts soaked in yogurt. Trays are replenished quickly, so nothing tastes tired. To go with the myriad chutneys, circulating waiters dole out one of the highlights—fresh-from-the-pan footlong dosas.
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