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Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Great, interesting food. Good value as well. Definitiely worth a visit (or two!)
Four of us had the absolute pleasure of experiencing this truly sensational South Indian dining experience last night. As soon as we walked into the restaurant we were given a warm welcome by the lovely waiter. He asked us if we had been before and having told him we hadn't he proceeded to explain the menu to us. The selection on offer looked so mouthwatering. After some slight deliberation we decided on 5 of the dishes from the Street Cart - Porucha Vendaka (crispy stuffed Okra), Chicken 65 (my favourite), Madras Masala Mussels, Tamarind chicken wings and sautéed prawns in whole red chilli, crushed shallots and coconuts. We also had Chicken Thoran Dosa and Beef Dosa from the Dosa Griddle and Kari Kulambu Poratha (slowly cooked lamb) from the Pot. Lamb is my personal favourite as a choice of meat and this dish was right up there at the top with my experience of food tasted. So now for dessert. We plumbed for Golden Plantain and the Trio Dessert. All so scrum my. Now that I have got you drooling and wanting to sample this wonderful South Indian cuisine let me tell you about the fabulous service. From the lovely waiter to the really friendly owners Saju and Ganga we were treated like VIPs. We loved hearing Saju's childhood memories of eating squid as a child and how important family was to him. So much so that all of the dishes on the menu are cooked from scratch using only the freshest ingredients and with no unnecessary additions. The menu he would give to his young family knowing that it is the finest of food. It was great to hear that Saju had worked closely with the Timpsons family and knew The White Eagle in Rhoscolyn on Anglesey where I used to work many moons ago.
Love everything about Amos Canteen. The flavours of all the dishes I have had are just lovely. Staff are lovely and friendly and give advise on the dishes you have ordered.
Gem of a place to visit. The restaurant is cosy and chilled with excellent attentive service. The food is brilliant with plenty of options including vegetarian & Vegan. South Indian dishes are fresh, authentic, colourful and tasty, all cooked to a high standard with various amounts of spice. A really great place, highly recommended.
Excellent service. Food was delicious - just as good the next day when eating the leftovers we took home!
Excellent food, as always. Service is very attentive without being intrusive. As the evening (a Friday) went on, it became very noisy - I think this is due to low ceiling and haard surfaces.
Excellent food & service as always.
Been there 3 times now & my partner & I have thoroughly enjoyed it every time!!
Wonderful imaginative food. Friendly helpful service. Total neighbourhood gem. (Also great vegan and vegetarian options).
Great little restaurant and a pleasure to have it nearby
Been here several times. Food is always exceptional and staff are always friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.
Lived up to my expectations and more. Great family run place with simply delicious food.
Great food, Indian food you probably won't have tried before. Street cart section good for tapas like eating
second visit and another very fine take on Southern Indian street food - lots of different dishes I've not seen before so scores highly on originality - well worth a visit
I was happy very happy with the food (Proper authentic South Indian food) and warm welcome ......
Lovely food - quite unusual and very high quality. Highly recommended.
Great food. Great Service. Great Staff. Wanted to try this little restaurant since it opened. Finally got round to going on a nice Saturday evening. Was pleasantly surprised at the décor and how spacious it was. they don't cram you in like some restaurants.
Wasn't sure at first what was a starter or a main course but the lady was very helpful in explaining to us and giving advice. Didn't identify any of the courses on the menu from times I've visited India or Indian restaurants in England, but this all added to the excitement of trying dishes I've never had before. The starters were best described as tapas (small portions). If the main courses weren't appealing we could always have had three or four different smaller portions instead. The ones we sampled were very nice and our main course, Dosas, was different to any other meal we've had. They are highly recommended.
Its not many restaurants that ask you if you have any special dietary requirements before you order, but Amma's do, and that's so helpful if you are GF, Veggie, Vegan or have any allergies.
Well done Amma's. look forward to seeing you all again very soon
Fantastic food. Will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.
Tasty food, friendly service and overall lovely atmosphere.
This is an awesome South Indian Street Food restaurant with utterly delicious dishes including Dosas. Well worth a visit, you'll be back for more!
Lovely location fantastic helpful service
Really delicious and fabulous menu for allergies and dietary requirements. Staff were very friendly too!
Great food and equally great service. Would recommend to anyone
Excellent as usual
We enjoyed the meal but although the quality was good we thought it was rather expensive for what it was. We went for Sunday lunch and were the only people eating there.
Loved the authentic food and exceptional customer service. Highly recommend it!
Absolutely excellent - can not fault Amma’s at all
Really tasty authentic food. Nice environment with excellent service. Really well priced too. This was the second time we've been (first as a couple, this time with with our families) and we will definitely be back again! :)
Ammas Canteen is an unusual and authentic South Indian Dining Experience. Having travelled widely in South east Asia, it was great to enjoy a unique and very regional style of cooking ... rather than an anglicised/generic version of Indian food. The chance to try a variety of small dishes .. starter, street food or tapas call it what you like.. helps with the difficult issue of what to choose ... have an extra dish! The deep fried Anchovies and the stuffed okra were superb ... and I don’t like okra! Do yourself a favour ... try it!
Fantastic food, fantastic service, great value for money great surroundings would recommend to everyone
Really good service and delicious food. Unexpected and unusual flavours for a very reasonable price. Will definitely go back to try the rest of the menu!
An authentic South Indian restaurant tucked away from the city. Ammas Canteen is a small but unique blend of south Indian recipes that tastes like home.
A variety of dishes to choose from.
I had the lamb curry with poratha which was really nice.
Fantastic food and great service. I'd heard good things about Amma's Canteen and was delighted to finally go there for lunch with friends. We were all taken aback by quite how brilliant and delicious the food was. My friend commented, "it's like eating food off Masterchef. It's so beautiful. " Another friend, "I can't remember the last meal I had that was as good as that. Normally something is a bit disappointing but everything was amazing". It really was incredible. We spent a good 2 hours enjoying a fantastic lunch, with guidance on what to order from the owner who was really friendly and took time to explain all the dishes to us. The young waiter was attentive without being obtrusive, delightfully polite and seemed happy inn his work. They usually close for lunch at 3, but they kindly brought us coffee, chatted to us about the mixed origins of the food and how things are cooked and let it's relax and stay until past 3:30.
An absolute gem of a place.
Get down there for lunch. No special offers at the moment for lunch but none needed. The process are reasonable and the food is out of this world.
This is the second time I have been to Amma's kitchen and the food and service on both occasions has been good. However, each time I have eaten there a different member of staff has asked if/assumed that I am from India (both times I've replied I have a diverse heritage and am from London). I find this line of questioning annoying as being pigeonholed by my looks is not something I expect when going out to eat dinner. So while I will continue to recommend Amma's kitchen to friends, I will not be returning there to eat.
Ammas Canteen have everything just right. The food, the service, the ambiance and the price. I can’t believe it took us so long to visit living just down the road. We’ll be back time and time again!
We chose this place for the reviews and large number of options for the vegetarians. There was enough of us to order one of almost everything on the menu. Every single plate was practically licked clean. Particularly loved the cauliflower dish and the stuffed okra. So much so one of our party decided to get the cauliflower again while we had dessert. Small local restaurants with excellent food and lovely people serving. The chef came out to chat to us what a character. Would go again
Nice restaurant and nice staff.
We have had lots of this style street food and maybe we selected to many tapas but unfortunately we didn't get the wow factor, as other similar restaurants- sorry.
However really nice people.
Also location is poor if you don't drive. Which we didn't...
It's a neither in chlorine or didsbury and 20min+ walk to the nearest bar.
Ok but just ok - in my opinion
I am not sure why this restaurant was Trip Advisor Restaurant of the year. For Indian food it was really bland and disappointing. Indian tapas we were told by the restaurant... small portions aside the food was dull and how do you mess up wings? The wing coating was mushy. Even my child said the food lacked spice. The manager told us the speciality of the restaurant is that they serve the food of the poor-the irony of how much we had to pay for pauper portions was lost on him. The only redeeming dish was the main fish-it tasted fresh and we were delighted to find something vaguely aromatic. The staff were nice and the idea is a good one, but oh my what a disappointment.
Meal was amazing! We had Dosa.
Service was 1st class. Guys were helpful with explaining the meals.
Definitely going again.
We enjoyed the lovely and authentic Indian dishes. The service and welcome received by Amma's was fantastic too.
What an authentic lovely experience. Talk to the owner about how he created the dishes, his passion shines through! Beautiful food.