Mayuri is an authentic South Indian restaurant with specialties including: 30 Varieties of Dosas, Idli, Vada, Poori and Andhra Thali.
Thanks to the previous reviewer we tried this vegetarian place for dosa's.
The dosa's are crispy and a wee bit greasy but what amazed us were the sauces served with the dosa. One is a red-hued smooth puree called ginger chutney that had a very unique taste with notes of ginger, mild spicy chili bite and a bit of tamarind for the colour red bell pepper was probably also included. The second coconut chutney was a pure white colour, that was more liquid and flecked with tiny bits of coconut, this chutney was also unusual in that it tasted almost like it had some nuts in it like either cashew or sesame tahini. I can see myself just ordering these sauces to serve with pita and veggies, they were that good!
Hands down the sauces made the meal, the sambar served with the dosa was alright, the potato curry filling in the dosa was salty, and the filling at first seemed a bit meager but it was enough. My only complaint was that the potato curry was greasy and some oil seeped into the dosa. Their menu does offer a steamed veggie dosa so I might order that next time to keep the meal more healthy. Also their website unfortunately hasn't been updated, their menu offers more dishes now and most of the prices have increased by .50-$1.
For the next visit I will ask to have less oil in my meal.
Some other interesting dishes on the menu I can't wait to try include avial which is mixed vegetables in coconut sauce, and eggplant curry which is eggplant stuffed with nuts, onions and spices.
I highly recommend this place for fresh, flavourful and unique food authentic South Indian restaurants are so rare in the lower mainland.
Dosa's are great!
We happened to stumble across this place after trying a few other rather unimpressive places serving dosas in Surrey. Mayuri was head and shoulders above the others and by far, the best we've tried yet. Been here only a handful of times and have been impressed each and every time - food is great and the prices are very reasonable.
We will continue to be repeat customers here and encourage others who have yet to find this place to try it.
If you are looking for traditional South Indian food, this place is great. Huge portions for Dosas and the Sambar was excellent.
I got take out, so I can not say how good the service would be if dining in...but if the service is anywhere near the reception I received over the phone or when I came in through the doors - it should be great as well.
Very good value for your money as well. If you are looking for dishes with meat, then you will be disappointed, as every dish is vegetarian.
Great hidden gem in Surrey.
Oh God, I almost forgot about this place until now. I think my subconscious was trying to block it out.
Went here with my husband for lunch a few weeks back. Service was fine, ambiance was typical of most Indian restaurants (complete with shrill, high-speed Bollywood dance music blaring from the speakers). Location is weird - in a semi-industrial complex with no other restaurants or shops nearby, just offices.
We had two dosas, veggie pakora and the eggplant curry. Dosas were sour, with bland filling. The veggies in the pakora were so old that I believe they were most likely harvested during the Cretaceous period.
The eggplant curry was the worst. It was not an eggplant stuffed with onions and nuts as the previous reviewer mentioned, rather it was just chopped eggplant with tomatoes and onions. I know my South Asian spices, and there was no cumin, turmeric, or other traditional spices in this dish, just chili powder. I don't even think they put salt in it. And greasy like you wouldn't believe. I think we ate about 1/4 of it and gave up in disgust.
The one sparkling note was the red chutney served with the pakora. It was truly the best red chutney I have had. If I had drank a cup of that stuff, rather than try to eat the rest of the food, I would have been happier. The chapati served with the eggplant was also good.
I might go back, but only to collect a sample of the pakora for carbon dating. :)
We had been looking for a good place to have some authentic dosas in surrey...and now we have found one!!. This place is pure vegetarian so you know the food will be as close to authentic south indian as possible. Its location is a bit out there for most folks, but for surrey residents it should be easy to get to. The funishings/decor is pretty decent, there is a heavy smell of oil once inside ( probably something they should fix, althoug understandable given the amount of frying taking place ).
We were promptly handed out menus and glasses of water. There is quite a bit to chose from, we ordered the Mysore Dosa and a special that they had called Thiillai vada or something like that. The dosa came out really crispy and the accompaniying sauces and sambar (a kind of lentil soup) were excellent, the other entree resembled potato pancakes and was also really good. For desert we ordered the only south indian item they had, a kind of vermicilli and milk concoction with dry fruits, it was quite refreshing but a bit pricey.
Service was a bit slow with us waiting to get our water refilled for a while, although the place was quite busy. The best part about the food was that it wasnt greasy and the smell of coconut oil did not heavily weigh down all the flavours...
Definitely will be back...
This is hands-down one of the greatest vegetarian restaurants in the entirety of the Metro Vancouver area. I think if it had opened north of the Fraser River they would be 100% full every hour of the day. As it is, they are kept quite busy anyway, so I'm glad we get to have this treasure to ourselves over here in Surrey.
All the food I have tried here has been fantastic. Our favourites are the Idli 65, the Gobi Manchurian, and the palek dosas. My kids gobble down the choley battura as if it is going out of style.
I find the ambience of the restaurant to be fairly 'cookie cutter' as far as Indian places go, but the service is fine and the amazing food is all you can focus on while you're there anyway.
Having read the review, my wife and I set our foot out to this great sounding SOUTH INDIAN (all caps intended) outlet to have our first taste ever with lot of expectations. We ordered ourselves though to begin with some thing that was not really south Indian (we belong to South India) - a vegetarian entree with standard free add-on's - chapathi and jeera rice. The entree was though tasty very very small in quantity and did not live up to its name going by the name of it as there were hardly any vegetables we could find. So both the content and the amount were flawed. Then we thought let us try out a real real south Indian specialty well known in South India namely Bissibela bath - a rice dish with lentils, vegetables and tamarind. There was the biggest disappointment in store for us. The dish was having nothing - no lentils, no vegetables and no usual spicy flavor or taste. We could just eat only a spoonful and thereafter we could not. That was the worst experience we ever had in the recent times. What we did not like was the dishonesty. They could have frankly told us that they did not have what we wanted. But what they had done was mixed some colored water with rice and brought it in the name of bissibela bath putting our super special favorite dish to shame. Now, we shudder to think even the name of the dish for some more days to come till the experience gets completely erased out of out minds....watch out not all dishes are good at this restaurant. And as far as we are concerned, we have resolved not to revisit this place just to be on the safe side....and we do not feel like recommending this place to any one fearing our experience....