Themed restaurants in chennai that you have got to check out

Tired of eating at home? Absolutely frustrated with going to the same drab restaurant every time you plan to dine out just because your mind draws a blank whenever you decide to try something different? And when you decide to try somewhere new, the food ends up being horrible or the ambiance and service ends up being dreadful. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Chennai is a beautiful city with extraordinary places for fine dining. The city has many restaurants with intriguing themes and mind blowing ambiance. From sitting in a jungle for dinner to having pizza like Rajini Kanth, from having lunch with a ghost to a tete-a-tete with James Cameron’s Avatar, this blog contains a list of restaurants in Chennai that not only has wacko themes but has scrumptious finger-licking food that makes you want to keep coming back for more.

Animal Kingdom

Theme – Known for its Jungle themed ambiance, this must exactly what eating out in the wild feels like. The friendly staff and waiters walk around tables ensuring all have a great time.

Food – North Indian, Chinese, Continental, Thai, South Indian

The unlimited varieties of starters are just enough to have your tummy feeling happy and full.

Address –  Adyar, Chennai

Winter Palace


Theme – This enchanting restaurant, first of its kind in the country, has a purely Russian theme. Give this place a try for some indigenous Russian feel. Blue decor with paintings on the walls and ceilings truly makes you feel like you are stepping inside a palace.

Food – European, Russian, Continental

The waiters ladle out authentic Traditional Russian food and desserts with indigenous flavours.

Address – Russian Cultural Centre, Alwarpet, Chennai

Rain Forest


Theme – Similar to Animal Kingdom, This is a Jungle themed restaurant as well. The friendly staffs ensure you have the time of your life in this cave-like ambience with alligators, snakes and other animals crawling around (not real of course).

Food – North Indian, Chinese, Continental

Rain Forest is known for serving you with the best food in the city. Be it vegetarian or non vegetarian, the Chinese course is the most popular here.

Address – Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 



Theme – For all the Horror aficionado’s out there, this restaurant is definitely where you need to be! Like its name, the entire restaurant has a uniform theme – Haunted. Don’t worry though, the staff and waiters are clearly not ghosts (I guess!). A restaurant that stays open till the wee hours of the night, Kids will definitely love to visit. Though going to this restaurant with a large group may not be recommended.

Food – North Indian, Chinese, Arabian, Burmese, Beverages, BBQ, Indian

Vegetarian and non vegetarian is served separately with the option of Buffet as well as ala carte.

Address – Anna Nagar East, Chennai

Kaidi Kitchen


Theme – Fine dining at a luxury prison and relishing the exquisite Kaidi food – That is Kaidi Kitchen for you. One of the best themed restaurants you can find in the city, popular for serving succulent grub. The only jail you’d want to end up in again and again! The entire anatomy of the restaurant is prison themed with the staff attired in police uniform and waiters in prison uniform.

Food – Italian, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, North Indian, Salad

An exclusively vegetarian restaurant, make sure you book a table before you go, otherwise you may have to wait for quite some time to get a table.

Address – Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai



Theme – This restaurant gained popularity for its theme, which is based on James Cameron’s much acclaimed Movie ‘Avatar’. The ambience is so aesthetic; it truly makes you feel as if you have travelled to Pandora.

Food – North Indian, Continental

Known for providing amazing food, this restaurant is not just a feast for the eyes, but also for the tummy.

Address – Hotel Chennai Le Palace, Porur, Chennai

Superstar Pizza


Theme – Finally, a themed restaurant purely dedicated to our Thalaivar in Chennai, all is now well with the world. The entire restaurant – Paintings, walls, the pictures; is all about Rajinikanth. You can also get a glimpse of his famous dialogues on the walls. This place is surely a treat for all die hard Rajini fans.

Food – Pizza, Italian, Fast Food

Their entire menu is named after the films Rajini has acted in. You would undoubtedly want to come back again.

Address – There are 2 locations.

6th Avenue, Anna Nagar West, Chennai | 5th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai

The Waterfall Restaurant


Theme – It is a scenic waterfall themed restaurant. If you are looking for someplace calm, quiet and peaceful, then this is it. Top notch personalised service with a picturesque waterfall theme and really great background music.

Food – Chinese, Indian

Address – Dhanalakshmi Colony, Vadapalani, Chennai

Dialogue in the Dark


Theme – Those who visit this place say it’s quite a humbling experience. The entire concept revolves around dining in the dark. This is one restaurant every person should go to for some other worldly experience. Warm, precise, sharp – you can’t get better waiters anywhere. An interesting point to note is that a few of the waiters are visually impaired.

Food – North Indian

The food is simple and homely, yet delicious.

Address – Express Avenue, Royapettah, Chennai

Massbunk Restaurant


Theme – School class room is the theme of this restaurant. The quirky design would definitely make you nostalgic

Food – Continental, Burger, Juices

The food they serve is pure vegetarian and it sure tastes pretty good, but not as good as the ambience though.

Address – Dr Alagappa Road, Purasavakkam, Chennai

Each one of these Restaurants offers a unique individualistic experience, making it an intriguing encounter all together.  That Madras Plac, The 90’s Cafe, Urban Desihouse, The English Tea Room, Madhatters Tea Garden are some more themed restaurants you can find all over the city and shouldn’t miss visiting. Now that you have abundant choices before you, start planning your dining escapade right away!

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