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Ammas Canteen

4.6
4.6
60 Reviews
£25 and under
South Indian

Welcome to Amma's Canteen - South Indian Restaurant / Street Kitchen! Kerala, aka 'God's own Country' has come to Chorlton, South Manchester.
We look forward to serving you.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    South Indian, Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue - Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Phone number

    0161 291 1682

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Chorlton

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. a

    annem

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing meal at Ammas, the staff were friendly and professional. They were very knowledgeable about the menu and the food was AMAZING!! We definitely over ordered but it was worth it, we will definitely be back. Our only suggestion is that the lighting should be dimmable to give a cosier feel on the dark evenings, other than that we had a brilliant time!!

  2. s

    stevew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    the dosa (masalla) starter was generous and tasy and notbtoo hot (really a main)l the sea bass was too hot for me -i have a delicate stomach and it said with mild spices-however staff (and owner) were very solicitous and mad e it less spicy with yoghurt and gave me a dish to add further yoghurt if i wished. they werre very friendly and interested in us (my son and i) and gave us an extra dessert due toi the spicyness of my dish.we both had the plantain dessert which was delicious.my son's starter was falafel and coleslow and a fried breaded chicken dish and a lamb main all of which he enjoyed. price in total was £72 including tip perhaps a little pricey but also affected obviously by the number of dishes we had.son had a coke.

  3. SH

    SteveH

    Manchester

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food and great service. Will be back for more

  4. AB

    AlanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I've been here quite a few times with my family now. The food is consistently excellent , service is friendly but not intrusive. Would always recommend this place for anyone who likes authentic South Indian food.

  5. MM

    MarkM

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Given all the rave reviews I was expecting a wow factor but this did not happen . The staff were excellent and friendly , the starters were good and 3 were adequate, we had Dosa for main course and first impressions and presentation were good but I wasn’t impressed by the filling , I think I would go back but try something different for my main

  6. H

    H1405

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great, interesting food. Good value as well. Definitiely worth a visit (or two!)

  7. TD

    ToniaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  8. c

    carmela

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  9. AT

    AdrianT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  10. F

    Foodlover

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Food was delicious - just as good the next day when eating the leftovers we took home! Great value

  11. S

    Simon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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.

  12. PH

    PhilH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food & service as always. Been there 3 times now & my partner & I have thoroughly enjoyed it every time!!

  13. NB

    NattyB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful imaginative food. Friendly helpful service. Total neighbourhood gem. (Also great vegan and vegetarian options).

  14. KW

    KimW

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely staff , great charity night . Loved the shredded beef and the goat curry !

  15. OH

    OliverH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little restaurant and a pleasure to have it nearby

  16. CH

    CarolH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been here several times. Food is always exceptional and staff are always friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

  17. VF

    VickiF

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lived up to my expectations and more. Great family run place with simply delicious food.

  18. JS

    JackS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, Indian food you probably won't have tried before. Street cart section good for tapas like eating

  19. SP

    SimonP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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

  20. TK

    ThomasK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was happy very happy with the food (Proper authentic South Indian food) and warm welcome ......

  21. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food - quite unusual and very high quality. Highly recommended.

  22. FR

    FrankR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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

  23. m

    mkw13

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic food. Will definitely be back. Would highly recommend.

  24. JK

    JackieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tasty food, friendly service and overall lovely atmosphere.

  25. CM

    ClaireM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!

  26. d

    dine

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely location fantastic helpful service

  27. TM

    TaniaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really delicious and fabulous menu for allergies and dietary requirements. Staff were very friendly too!

  28. JM

    JoeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and equally great service. Would recommend to anyone

  29. PT

    PaulT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as usual

  30. E

    Emel

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    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.

  31. AA

    AbiA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Loved the authentic food and exceptional customer service. Highly recommend it!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely excellent - can not fault Amma’s at all

  33. GF

    GreatFood

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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! :)

  34. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    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!

  35. PT

    PaulT

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, fantastic service, great value for money great surroundings would recommend to everyone

  36. L

    Lizanne

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    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!

  37. S

    Stephen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    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.

  38. KA

    KATHYM

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  39. NS

    NicolaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2018

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    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.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

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Ammas Canteen is rated 4.6 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Chorlton

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue - Sat 12:00pm - 3:00pm and 6:00pm - 10:00pm Sun 12:00pm - 8:00pm

  • Cuisines

    South Indian, Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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