Limited and unlimited thalis
If thalis are what one is craving, Rama Nayak is the place to visit. Established in 1942, this basic-looking, non air-conditioned eatery, tucked away on the first floor of a simple building, serves hygienic, fresh food every meal. The food is prepared twice a day so there are no leftovers. Instructions such as 'Please buy your tokens in advance', 'Unused coupons can be used next time', 'Try eating in leaf in Indian way, without spoon' and 'Udipi means good food' give away the spirit of the place. Customer-friendly, efficient service is characteristic as are the long queues. The outlet is divided into 2 sections - a plate (limited thali) section and a leaf (unlimited thali) section. Like Udipi Idli House, Rama Nayak also fines for wastage of food.
The thali usually consists of three vegetable curries, sambar, and rasam. A couple of chapatis/phulkas or three puris, two cups of rice , crunchy papadum, curd, chhaas (buttermilk) and sweet dishes complete the hearty meal.