Offbeat Restaurants in ChennaiWell, the title may sound 'strikingly unusual', but then, it would not be an overstatement to say that Chennai, the cultural junction of South India and the capital city of Tamil Nadu defines the food scenario of the state!
Tourists who visit the city and even the wonderful local people of Chennai mostly pick the well known and popular eating houses for all their 'gastronomic' needs and demands.
Mylai Sri Karpagambal MessLocation: 20, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai
Landmark: Near Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar Temple
A landmark of the neighborhood of Mylapore in Chennai (of course, next only to the 7th century Arulmigu Kapaleeshwarar Temple), Mylai Sri Karpagambal Mess is a great choice, if you are looking authentic Tamil tiffin items.
The set up of this eating place may seem 'modest' to many, but they prove to be a princely place, in terms of variety and taste.
Shri Gujarati MandalLocation: Gunavanti Bhavan, 116, Prakasham Road (Broadway), Chennai
Landmark: Above Bank of Maharashtra, Near High Court
If you are looking for authentic Gujarati food in Chennai, then Shri Gujarati Mandal is an outstanding choice. One among the few eating places in Chennai that specialize in the royal Gujarati cuisine,
Another beauty of this eating place is that Shri Gujarat Mandal is popular for its affordable menu as even the unlimited North Indian buffet (unlimited rice, roti and vegetables) will cost you as low as Rs. 100 which you cannot get it anywhere in Chennai.
Venkteshwara Boli StallLocation 1: No.21/1, Thambiah Road, West Mambalam, Chennai
Location 2: No.46, Arya Gowder Road, West Mambalam, Chennai
As the name suggests, believe it or not, the Venkteshwara Boli Stall is a 'promised land' for gourmets who love to melt in the awesomeness of boli.
An ideal choice to deal with your love affair with 'sugar', Venkteshwara Boli Stall in West Mambalam specialize in more than one hundred snacks and sweets, not compromising on quality, taste and hygiene.
Hotel Raaj BhavanLocation: 4, Dr Thirumurthy Nagar Main Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai
A landmark of Sterling Road and an easy name among the auto and car drivers of Nungambakkam, Hotel Raaj Bhavan is a 'hidden treasure' that specializes in South Indian cuisine.
A dream place for kids as unlike other restaurants in the state, Hotel Raaj Bhavan offera more than one appalam (papad), which is an incredible deal for kids.
Viswanathan Chettinadu HotelLocation: 13/6, PV Koil Street, Mylapore, Chennai
A Shangri-la for non-vegetarian lovers, who want to indulge in gastronomic adventures while immersing in the Tamil tradition, getting to know more about the Chettinadu cuisine - the most aromatic cuisine of India.
The non vegetarian meals they serve comprise of rice and a few (meatless) curries followed by the typical items of sambar, rasam, poriyal, kootu, more and so on. The secret of their success lies in their flavorsome curries which are bona fide Chettinad delicacies.
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