They say – “A lot can happen over a cup of coffee”! Doesn’t that make you wonder what can happen over a sumptuous and mouthwatering lunch or dinner with your friends, family or relatives? Characterized by its narrow roads, bustling markets and thickly populated areas, North Chennai is one of the best places to stay in the metropolitan. It is no wonder than that everyone wants to own a piece of North Chennai real estate. But, life is not confined within the four walls of your house. To lead a good life you need plenty of recreational facilities. And one such quintessential recreational facility is the presence of quality restaurants. If you are looking for restaurants to spend some quality time while tasting delicious meals then you would be wasted for the options in North Chennai.
Whether you are on the lookout for traditional restaurants dishing out best Tamil platter, or want to taste the Mughlai delicacies you would have many options to choose from while in North Chennai. In this article, we would try to cover all bases and accomplish the difficult task of listing the 10 best restaurants you can visit for special treats in North Chennai.
#1: Sree Akshayam
Situated in Anna Nagar East, this is the best place to visit for the traditional Tamil platter. Do not go by the non-too fancy outward appearance, the food here is really delicious. Some of the specialties of this restaurant are Appam, Vada Curry, Chocolate Dosa, Onion Rava Dosa, Veg Fried Rice, Pongal and Filter Coffee. You would be startled by the vast variety of Idlis available in their menu. Do care to taste some of their idli varieties such as Gongura Idli, Pottukadalai Kara Chutney Idli, Yellu Idli and Charminar Podi Idli.
- Location: AJ-6, 4th Avenue, Shanthi Colony, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 7 AM – 11 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 550 (approx.)
If you are an avid fan of the horror stories or movies, then this is the best place to dine out. This spooky themed restaurant is known for its Arabian, Burmese, BBQ and Grill dishes. Haunted is situated in the busy Anna Nagar East area of North Chennai. Some of the must try items at this restaurant are Mutton Balls, Bbq Fish, Paneer Tikka, Momos and Brownie. If you want to try out some unique dishes then the best options would be Garlic Kulcha, Haunted Fries and Haunted Special Dejaj Mashwi.
- Location: 273, F13, New Number 71, 2nd Main Road, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 12 Noon – 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 2 AM
- Cost for two: Rs. 800 (approx.)
#3: Fusilli Reasons
If you want to taste the most authentic Italian preparations, then Fusili Reasons at Kilpauk is your best choice. With its wooden furniture and usual decor this is the perfect setting for a cozy dinner. Specialty dishes at this restaurant include Nachos, White Sauce Pasta, Pesto Pasta and Mixed Sauce Pasta. The guests to this restaurant also like the iced tea and brownie.
- Location: 2/64, Ormes Main Road, Kilpauk
- Opening Hours: 12:30 PM – 10:45 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 350 (approx.)
For all you Mughlai food lovers, Sigree would definitely tickle your taste buds. This restaurant in Anna Nagar East is primarily famous for its variety of Kebabs. Other must try items at this lavish restaurant includes Mutton Biryani, Paneer Rawalpindi, Butter Chicken, Garlic Naan, Paneer Tikka, Tawa Gosht, Prawn Curry, Malpua and Kulfi. Buffet bookings during the lunch hours are available here. Sigree also serves quality Jain food.
- Location: 4737, New Door 17,19,21, Old Door AA24 AA Block,3rd Street, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 12 Noon – 3:30 PM and 7 PM – 11 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 1200 (approx.)
#5: Desi Klub
This vegetarian restaurant takes the love for street food to the next level. Each area of this Desi themed restaurant is different in its decor and the dishes are served here with splendid decorations too. When you visit Desi Klub do taste some of their Waldorf salad, Vada Pav, Chocolate Thali, Noodles, Chitthi Aayi Hai, Mocktails and Jal-jeera.
- Location: 25, Harrington Road, Chetpet
- Opening Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 1000 (approx.)
#6: Pantry d’or
This traditional cafe is best known for its delicious breakfasts, but Pantry d’or can also be visited to taste some of the best Continental delights during the lunch hours. While at this restaurant do not forget to taste some of their special delights such as Chicken Burger, Pan Cake, Bannoffee Pie, Paneer Fingers, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Hot Chocolate and Cappuccino.
- Location: 21/11, J Block, 6th Avenue Main Road, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 10 AM – 1 AM
- Cost for two: Rs. 750 (approx.)
#7: Savoury Sea Shell
All you sea food lovers will have great fun visiting this restaurant. Sea food, whatever it may be, is the real deal at this place. Apart from that, guests who have tasted their Arabian food also praise their preparations. Some of the must taste items at Savoury are Fish Tawa, Shawarma, Jumbo Prawns, Al Faham, Barbeque Chicken, Chicken Butter Masala, Grilled Chicken and Pahadi Chicken.
- Location: 3, E Block, 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 800 (approx.)
If you want to taste the tastiest of Biryanis sitting in Chennai, then AlMaza will satiate your craving. The restaurant is also known to offer delightful North Indian and Arabian dishes. While at the restaurant do care to order for Zafrani Pulao, Egg Biryani, Rara Gosht, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Egg Curry, Bharwan Mushroom and Faluda to make your day out truly enjoyable.
- Location: 30, A Block, 6th Street, Behind Titan Showroom, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 11:30 AM – 3 PM and 6:30 PM – 11 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 850 (approx.)
#9: Coco Jaunt 1728
Care for some desserts and baked items? Then Coco Jaunt 1728 is your go to destination this weekend. Uniquely themed sections, chic decor and some mouthwatering treats would make your time at this cafe truly memorable. The specialties of Coco Jaunt 1728 are Chicken Peri Peri Fries, every sort of Shakes (especially Monster Shake), Garlic Bread, Butter Chicken, Paneer Tikka and Cappuccino.
- Location: T2, 4th Main Road, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 10 AM to 11 PM
- Cost for two: Rs. 550 (approx.)
#10 Brick House Bistro
When in search for a joint to enjoy American style snacks, the Brick House Bistro could be your answer. Situated in the hub of restaurants at Anna Nagar East, Brick House Bistro is known for its Burgers and Fries. Some of the must taste items here are Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Cheesy Gooey Fries, Club Sandwich, Hot Dog, Barbecue Chicken Wings, Brownie Fudge and Beef Burger.
- Location: 9, S-Block, 6th Avenue, Anna Nagar East
- Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 1 AM
- Cost for two: Rs. 600 (approx.)
So, have fun all you foodies from Chennai! If you want to share your experiences, do comment below.