Southi The Real South Indian Restaurant | Candolim

The warm Goan breeze, coconut palms reaching the blue skies, the sensual hues, serene ambience, the flavorsome aroma of authentic South Indian delicacies etc., is surely what you can expect here.
Situated in the midst of the greens, established by the makers of one of the most reputed South Indian Restaurant chains in Mumbai, the “Banana Leaf”; SouthI serves you an exciting blend of Goan & South Indian Delicacies.
At a walkable distance from the beach, experience the fresh breeze gushing through your hair while you sip in the most appeasing concoctions of cocktails & jive to the enthralling Southi Culture.


A lesser known fact about food from India’s five southern states is that the cuisine of each state has more to offer than just idlis, dosas and vadas. SouthI Resto Bar, Goa serves a variety of south Indian food and gives one the opportunity to try the real deal.

Located in the heart of Candolim, SouthI is our very own speacialty restaurant situated on the ground floor. The restaurant has ample space to accommodate about 100 guests and provides both outdoor and indoor seating options including a mezzanine space that can be booked for small private get-together.

The restaurant remains open from 7am to midnight, all days of the week, throughout the year. The decor is tastefully done in subtle colours with a few south Indian traditional art pieces adding to the ambience of the place. Multi-coloured ceiling lamps paint a pretty picture when turned on in the evenings.


The Food

The Kadi Patta, SouthI’s experimental signature starter infuses the simple flavours of curry leaves and green chillies into a meat of your choice. The result is a surprisingly flavoursome and well balanced dish made with such few ingredients. The wafer thin Mutton Kheema Dosa, with the right level of crispiness, stuffed with a mildly spiced mutton mince. Both these starters pair well with a pint of chilled local beer.

For the idli-aficionados, the masala idli options range from plain masala or with spice-mixed chicken or prawn. The Coorg Idli with Chicken will havc you poking and prodding the dish to finish off each and every last bite. Some other combinations on the menu include Andhra Chilli Idli, Chettinad Idli and Hyderabadi Korma Idli.


SouthI’s main course options are classic dishes, true to their original regional influences. One can feast on the many avatars in which rice is prepared in the south – appams, neer dosa, roti or idiyappam. The Appams are light, fluffy and beautifully soft in the middle with thin, lacy edges. Appams traditionally are served with a stew but the restaurant will accommodate requests for other unique combinations too.

The Coorg Pork Roast is a pepper flavoured classic meat dish from Coorg that goes well with soft, light Neer Dosas. Seafood dishes like Kingfish are fried as per the customer’s preference. Even the simple tava fry sans the rava coating can leave one salivating for more.


The Mutton Chettinad Masala has succulent pieces of mutton swimming in a rich, thick gravy that are heavily spiced. Try the Malabar Curry and the Mangalorean Kori-roti too.

The restaurant also offers some excellent desserts to satiate one’s post-meal sweet cravings. Eleneer Payasam (made with tender coconut and milk infused with rose water), Belle Payasam (lentils cooked in jaggery and coconut milk and Akhrot Halwa (a western take on the Indian halwa with walnuts and chocolate) are a must try.

If you have always equated south Indian food to just Idli, Dosa and Sambhar, get set to be exposed to quite a lot more of what this region of India has to offer and head to SouthI.