Nestled in the heart of Nepean, Sundari’s Kitchen features traditional South Indian cuisine with countless vegan and vegetarian options. This health-conscious eatery, with an added variety of meat options, is more than just a restaurant; it’s a culinary journey through the streets of India, led by the passion and dream of its owner.

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The restaurant’s decor is a testament to its philosophy: simplicity that emphasizes the food’s allure. The name “Sundari’s Kitchen” resonates with the personal touch and dedication poured into every dish, creating a sense of home-cooked authenticity that’s hard to find elsewhere.

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The experience at Sundari’s Kitchen transcends mere dining. It’s an immersion into a culture rich in flavors and traditions. The restaurant prides itself on serving high-quality, gourmet authentic South Indian food that not only tantalizes the taste buds but also nourishes the soul. Their culinary philosophy is to offer food that leaves patrons feeling uplifted and satisfied, a rare and delightful aftermath of indulging in rich, flavorful meals.

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Sundari’s Kitchen is renowned for its top dishes, each a masterpiece in its own right. The Ghee Dosai with tiffin sambar and an assortment of chutneys is a must-try, alongside the Mini Tiffin featuring a medley of South Indian delicacies. For meat lovers, the Chicken 65, marinated in Indian spices and deep-fried, offers a burst of flavors. The Ghee Sambar Idli is another crowd-pleaser, drenched in sambar and topped with ghee, showcasing the restaurant’s mastery in combining authentic ingredients to create something extraordinary.

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Indulge in the authentic flavors of South India with this delectable dish, priced at $14.99. Ghee Dosai, is a golden, crispy crepe made from a fermented batter, enriched with the aromatic goodness of clarified butter (ghee), offering a perfect blend of crunch and softness. Accompanying the dosai is an array of traditional South Indian accompaniments that elevate this dish to a culinary delight. There’s the Tiffin Sambar, Coconut Chutney (a big hit amongst the customers of Ottawa), Kaara Chutney, and the Gun Powder or Milagai Podi, each element of this platter is carefully crafted to offer a symphony of flavors and textures, making it a must-try for anyone seeking to experience the authentic taste of South India.

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Chicken 65 ($17.99) is meticulously marinated in an array of authentic Indian spices, infusing it with an explosion of flavors that dance on your palate. The marination process ensures that every bite is steeped in tradition and taste, with spices handpicked to create a symphony of flavors. After marinating, the chicken is deep-fried to perfection, achieving a sublime balance of a crispy exterior and a tender, juicy interior. Garnished with fresh onion and lime.

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Mini Tiffin ($19.99), this dish is a symphony of traditional tastes, featuring soft and fluffy Idlis, airy and crispy Medhu Vadais, rich and savory Ghee Pongal, and a sweet finale of Pineapple Kesari. Each Idli is crafted to perfection, offering a delicate texture that melts in your mouth. The Medhu Vadai, a crispy lentil fritter, is a perfect balance of crunchiness and softness, making it an irresistible treat. Ghee Pongal, made with rice and lentils, is generously laced with ghee (clarified butter), bringing a velvety richness that comforts the soul. Completing the experience is the Pineapple Kesari – a luscious pudding made from real pineapple, its fruity sweetness providing a refreshing contrast to the savory delights.

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Ghee Sambar Idli ($12.99) is a symphony of flavors and textures, starting with soft, pillowy idlis. These traditional South Indian rice cakes are known for their light and fluffy texture, making them the perfect canvas to soak up the rich, aromatic sambar a hearty lentil-based stew. To elevate this dish further, it is topped with a lavish drizzle of ghee.

With a focus on healthy eating, Sundari’s Kitchen offers an array of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. Most of their menu caters to these dietary needs, making it a haven for health-conscious food lovers. The restaurant also takes pride in its 100% halal menu, catering to a diverse clientele.

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In line with modern culinary trends, Sundari’s Kitchen is committed to sustainability and locally sourced ingredients. The use of A2 milk from local sources and the procurement of fresh vegetables from nearby suppliers reflect their dedication to quality and community support.

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Sundari’s Kitchen accommodates both walk-ins and reservations, with a seating capacity of 28. For those who prefer dining at home, Sundari’s Kitchen partners with popular delivery services like Uber Eats, SkipTheDishes, and DoorDash, ensuring that their delightful meals are just a few clicks away.

Not just a place for tasty dining, Sundari’s Kitchen also caters to celebrations like weddings and baby showers, adding a touch of Indian culinary excellence to special occasions. Their catering services are a call away, promising to make any event memorable with their exquisite food offerings.

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Sundari’s Kitchen has garnered over 20 awards for its exquisite Indian cuisine. Among its glittering accolades shines the most coveted of them all: “Ottawa’s Top Choice Indian Restaurant of 2023”. This accolade is not just an award; it’s a testament to the restaurant’s unwavering commitment to authentic flavors and exceptional dining experiences.

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In 2022, Sundari’s commitment to the community was recognized with the ‘Community Engagement Award.’ Her passion for serving wholesome, homemade meals, free from additives and preservatives, truly brings the essence of quality and health to the heart of the community.

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Sundari’s journey is a testament to the power of faith and determination. After overcoming numerous obstacles, she has successfully established her beloved restaurant, “Sundari’s Kitchen – Authentic South Indian Cuisine.”

Sundari’s ambition extends beyond mere taste; she aims to nurture the souls of her customers with high-quality ingredients and heartfelt cooking. Her inspirational story resonates with anyone who has ever dared to dream big and overcome the odds. She also credits her husband Sampath for his incredible support in making this South Indian restaurant successful.

Currently, they are accepting pre-orders from December 1st to January 1st on their delectable 19-course meal served on a fresh banana leaf!


Address of Restaurant: 1487 Merivale Rd, Nepean, ON K2E 5P3

Parking: Parking spots in the front, and a large parking lot behind the establishment.

Closest Cross Streets: Merivale Rd & Clyde

Phone Number: 613 226 2345

Website Address:

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Name of Owners:  Sundari and Sampath

Opening Date: February 10, 2023

Opening hours: Wednesday 5–10 p.m., Thursday 5–10 p.m., Friday 5–10 p.m., Saturday 5–10 p.m., Sunday 5–10 p.m., Monday-Closed, Tuesday 5–10 p.m.

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