Top 15 Restaurants in Chennai

Top 15 Restaurants in Chennai

‘Good food, good life’. You can never go wrong with food. And at any time of the day a delicious meal will bring a smile to your face. A mixture of tasty food, picturesque ambience and friendly staff is what makes a good restaurant. Here we are with a list of good restaurants.


A fine dining restaurant that has quirky interiors with attractive backdrops, striking chandeliers and ambient lighting. It is located in GRT Grand at T. Nagar. The restaurant offers mouth-watering North Indian, South Indian and Mughlai cuisines that are made up of fresh ingredients and aromatic spices.

Address: 120, Sir Theagaraya Rd, Drivers Colony, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017


Riding the trend wave is a chain of live grill restaurants that has outlets scattered across Chennai. Live grills are the king of the restaurant and as soon as you settle down post placing your order, a piping hot one loaded with semi-cooked appetizers is brought to your table. The chef weaves a culinary spell with a variety of cuisines, focusing mainly on North Indian and European cuisines. Enjoy your first course through a sizzling live grill attached to your table before getting up to sample their vast buffet. The restaurant offers something called ‘wish grill’, which includes a few exotic meats.

Address: 2nd, 3rd Tower Victorie, 45, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017


Sangeetha is one place that never disappoints. It is a treat for the usual South Indian favorites. The Vada range are favorites here, all of them bring on the crispiness and yum factor. The Pongal, Chutney’s and Sambhars here cater to anyone looking for typical Madras-style side-dishes. Sangeetha also offers North-Indian and Chaats which are pretty good.

Address: Jawaharlal Nehru Rd, Janakiraman Colony, Koyambedu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600107


The hottest table in town is now at T.Nagar, Paati Veedu. As the name suggests the restaurant reminds you of your grandma’s home. They offer typical south-Indian cuisine, right from Kozhykottais to karupatti halwa. The space is laid out like a traditional home. The setting is decorous without being pompous, punctuated by quirky touches from a trio of old-fashioned ceiling fans to a grateful tree-of-life fresco.

Address: 2, Bhagirathi Ammal St, Parthasarathi Puram, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017


Look out for A2B wherever you go! This is a chain of good quality, delicious vegetarian food, always served on a banana leaf. Varied menu, friendly staff, clean premises, reasonable price. What more could you want? You can blindly order any item and have it without any doubt.

Address: 11, Plot No 57, SHOP II NO, 9, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Shastri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020


One of the best places for having north Indian food. Especially the unlimited thali buffet is a must-try. It includes different types of cutlets, pani puris, paneer tikkas and chaats and starters. The main course includes roti, veg pulao, an assortment of curries and dry veg fries. The ambience is designed around Rajasthani palaces which adds to the royal dining experience.

Address: 16/2, Wallace Garden 3rd Street, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006


Kailash Parbhat is one of the best restaurants serving vegetarian spread only. The spread of north-Indian dishes is very good and tastes very authentic. They serve very good chaats and snacks like vada pav, pav bhaaji too. The ambience is very good and very suitable for a family outing with bright lighting and comfortable seating.

Address: No. 13, Harrington Rd, opposite MCC school, Chetpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600031


The restaurant has a mesmerising ambience. The décor was attractive and luxurious. The food served was delicious. It was fresh, the quantity was good and the presentation was amazing. The must-try dishes are paneer lababdar, lehsuni naan, murg makhni (butter chicken) with daaba paratha and mixed fruit juice.

Address: 142, Ground Floor, Phoenix Market City, Velachery Main Road, Indira Gandhi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042


Located in Velachery, Chennai is a casual dining restaurant which serves north Indian and European cuisines. It has a nice, cosy and comfortable ambience. The economical menu caters to people of different age groups.

Address: Sankaran Avenue, 31, Velachery Bypass Rd, Indira Gandhi Nagar, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042


The Greenhouse Barbecue is creating waves in the vegetarian community of Chennai with their scrumptious grills, live barbecue and buffet which boasts of a range of salads, live chaat corner, live sushi counter, live coldstone counter apart from filing main courses and an amazing range of desserts.

Address: 934, EVR Periyar Salai, Poonamallee High Rd, inside Hotel Blue Diamond, Purasaiwakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600084


Located in Adyar, Chennai has acquired finesse in re-inventing traditional Indian delicacies. Interiors of the restaurant are quaint with yellow walls and spacious places. Some of the dishes that are worth trying are ‘The 6 chutney papad tokri’-assorted crunchy potatoes, black lentils and sago served with our range of home-made chutneys and ‘Naga Ghost Pepper Wings’-chicken wings seasoned with infamous Naga Pepper ‘Bhhot Jolokia’.

Address: Villa 77, 1st Main Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020


Kaidhi Kitchen is located in Mylapore. This is a casual dining restaurant where a group of friends or families can come and savour North Indian, Italian, Thai and Mexican cuisine. Whether it is lunch or dinner, Kaidhi Kitchen serves them all and you will get a variety of choices and that too of good taste. The ‘lasgna Mexicana’ and 'Amritsari Chole Kulcha’ are a must-try for the main course. Their ‘Baked Rosugulla’ is a good end to the fancy gallons affair.

Address: 20/3, Bishop Wallers Ave E, next to St. Ebbas School, CIT Colony, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600004


Located in Adyar, Chennai, this casual dining restaurant caters to vegetarian dinners with delicious Chinese and Thai cuisines. This restaurant is known for their Pan-Asian style of cooking with Jain food options available. The authentic herbs and spices they use are equisite.

Address: 4th floor, 3, LB Rd, Padmanabha Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020


Hamsa fulfils the dire need for fine dining between the chain restaurants and the restaurants inside star hotels. The ambience from entry to exit is well thought through. Lot of eye catching exhibits and tasteful décor. Menu is a combo of north and south with some speciality items thrown in. The serving utensils are well in line with the royal meal.

Address: New #40, Old #71, B Ramachandra Adithanar Rd, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600020


A place where food, surrounding and music sync so beautifully giving one of the best gastronomic experiences. Care had given to every aspect starting from the menu which was a grand book on its own. The interiors reflect the best of what India has to offer and again so smartly chosen. The bronze idols of Tamil Nadu mix so beautifully with the Rajasthani paintings. This area one can never be let down despite how great an ambience you have. One of the finest South Indian food I have had recently. North Indian fare is mixed up slightly to suit a more common palate.

Address: No.6, Mayor Ramanathan Salai, Spur Tank road, Chetpet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600031

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