I happened to visit today, unexpected crowd (15 august) badly managed crowds. The guy at the token is very rude and arrogant. Food was served haphazardly on a steel plate which looked unwashed, items were strewn around the plate badly presented, didn't feel like eating; it was horrible.
Lunch at Ramanayak's has always turned out to be a good experience for me. The place is a spartan, working class eatery serving home-style food at very reasonable prices and hence is immensely popular. There is always a huge queue, so it is better to arrive here in time. The place serves only set meals. There are two variants limited meal and unlimited meal, with dedicated sections of the restaurant for each. The limited meal consists of three veggies, two Phulkas, two vatis of Rice, a choice of Sweet, Papadum, Curd and Chaas. Unlimited Sambar, Rasam and Dal is available. This is priced at Rs. 80 and is extremely valuable for money. Anything extra is priced at Rs. 10 and coupons of the denomination could be bought beforehand to avoid delay between the meal. Any unused coupons are refundable. The unlimited meal is comprised of the above in unlimited quantity, the added charm being that the unlimited meal is served traditional style on banana leaves. We opted for the limited meal and were quickly escorted to our table. The meal was served in no time. A tray of various desserts available was brought out for us to make our choice. I tried the Kesari Shrikhand which was yum. It was a simple home-style nutritious meal which one can never get enough of.