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Aachi Aappakadai

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3075 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2905
+1 408-243-2778
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I love the food here.I've tried Mutton roast curry, Nethli fry , Prawn Karvapillai, Chicken chettinaad, Chicken pepper,aapams, buttermilk on many occasions.Love them all.The food is super spicy and delicious. The restaurant decor is ok but they have outside seating as well.

Thank Sameere26
El Dorado Hills, California
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186 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to Sunnyvale location and ordered several items. Food tasted good but we had to ask several times for plates and we got burnt appams. They are busy for a reason (tasy food) but if they cannot keep up the service then they will lose some customers.Quantity they server is small.

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Coimbatore, India
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277 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Visited both branches in San Jose, CA at Santa Clara and in Sunnyvale. Sunnyvale is a bigger one with large car park and Santa Clara one is small, by all standards. Food is the same. Good for both lunch and dinner. Vegetarian or Non-Veg..authentic South Indian Tamil Nadu cuisine..wide range and friendly bearers..free Tamil monthly magazine copies purchased and kept... More 

Thank DrValliappan
Orlando, Florida
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Was there in May 2016 with a colleague on a business trip. I had the chicken byriani and parathas. Food overall was very good but very spicy. The parathas were too greasy for me but tasted really good. Service was great but the waiter was very difficult to understand. One thing I did not like when I was there were... More 

Thank gumby1969
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

They serve chettinad recipes which are really nice. Little spicy though but tasty. You can definitely ask for less spicy. They have variety of fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes. Appams are everyone's favorite as you will see them on every table. They do have their specials so those can also be tasted along with the regulars. Overall it is a... More 

Thank Tara R
Chennai (Madras), India
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Attracted by the Appams served here. Typical chettinad curries served with appams. This place has ambur mutton biriyani which is awesome. But dont expect staffs to be good, they can even play prank at you in the kitchen.

Thank Mei1984
San Jose, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you like spicy Indian Food, I really recommend Aachi Aapakadai! I've been to India 22 times, and this definitely tastes like Chennai. Love the Dosa.

Thank JamillaCamel
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015

- Great food - right portion - good ambience - value for money Food was spicy, tasty and ergonomically friendly too. Liked a lot. Shall visit one more time during my stay here in the USA.

Thank Sowmini
Santa Clara, California
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2015

I was thinking I will eat a Dosa or Uttapam, but ended up eating very good Indian Chinese food, which was even a better choice. They do not serve Dosa or Uttapam, but serve South Indian Non-Vegetarian food. If someone like Non-Veg, it is a place to go.

Thank R S
Anand, India
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107 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2015

We went here for a lunch. The place is good, neat and clean, but tidy. The food served is little spicy. We ordered fish tikka and chicken masala. They serve Appam with it, which was nice. The service was pathetic. There are limited options for good Indian food in Santa Clara, so you don't get real Indian taste anywhere.

Thank AwesomeAnand

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3075 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara
  • Phone Number: +1 408-243-2778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?