Are you headed for Chennai, India?
Are you wondering where to eat once you get there? Allow us to point you in the direction of these 7 excellent joints, as per category:
Roadside Eats in Chennai
Karishma Paani Poori Shop
This little outlet is an unobtrusive one, but wait till you sample the first paani poori. Wow! It’s a sudden explosion of sweet, salty and spicy all at once in the mouth. We bet you don’t stop at just one plate.
Ajanabi Mithai Ghar
Head to this little outlet if you are looking for North Indian chaats, Gujarati dhoklas and Rajasthani imartis. Their portion servings are quite generous, so you can actually make a meal out of their many speciality chaats.
This is a chaat joint with a difference – the chef combines traditional flavours of such food as pav bhaji and gives it a Mediterranean touch. In fact, any of their pav bhajis are to die for. An absolute treat for the senses, and the meal is quite satisfying without sitting too heavy on the belly as well.
Casual Dining in Chennai
Brick House Bistro
In recent years, Chennai has seen quite a few bistro style cafes open for business. Brick House Bistro joined the ranks but is today one of the city’s most preferred locations –it serves authentic European and American diner-style food. The menu is rather limited, but the taste is superb and the décor is appealing.
Jamavar, The Leela Palace Chennai
If it’s fine dining, you would be hard pressed to find anything as superb as Jamavar, at one of the best hotels in Chennai, The Leela Palace Chennai. Jamavar is the best restaurant in Chennai when it comes to a wonderful blend of décor, soothing ambience, the food menu and the service. The restaurant serves royal cuisine from all over the country – be sure to order their special Raan-e-Jamavaar and Kumarakom Fish Curry.
That Madras Place
The curious title draws a lot of visitors. Once they’re in, guests can’t stop gorging on the many delicious eats available here. Visit with friends and sample such house specialities as Vanilla Latte, Spicy Sole, Parsley Fries and the Mushroom and Cream Ravioli. Wash the whole lot down with their specialty dessert, the creamy chocolate mud cake.
Pan Asian, ITC Grand Chola
One of the best hotels in Chennai, the ITC Grand Chola houses the awesome Pan Asian, a restaurant that offers Asian fusion food. Every meal is superb, and the restaurant is large and well serviced. The richness of Asia’s cuisines can all be discovered here, in an explosion of flavor.