The Chennai dining and culinary scene is growing and exciting. What once was lacking in their selection of restaurants, you can now find a variety of high end quality restaurants. Offering different cuisines and pricing, catering for all tastes. There are also some local dishes that will make your mouth water including Idli, Dosa, Vada, Sambhar and the vegetarian Tamil Thali which is a big plate with various curries and comes with bread and rice. It is tasty and cheap. The local food tends to be quite spicy so be prepared. The traditional way of eating is Sappad where the food is served on a cut banana leaf. Here are some restaurants which we can recommend visiting during your visit in Chennai.
Anjappar offers traditional dishes from Southern India. This restaurant has mastered the art of using spice to give taste buds an exciting food experience. Dakshin also has wide selection of excellent southern cuisines, including dishes from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Dakshin is most noted for its seafood offering with a range of fish, lobster and prawn dishes. The interior setting is atmospheric and intimate with live Indian music.
Copper Chimney specialises in great dishes from Northern India. You will find a wide range of the region’s best known dishes. It’s popular and gets crowded so be sure to reserve a table. Also, the restaurant accepts credit cards so ensure to have your Amex IN credit card application sorted out well in advance of your trip.
If you want to take a break from Indian cuisines, you will also find a range of international menu options. The Shanghai Club is a really popular restaurant and situated in the Sheraton Hotel. They serve Chinese dishes within elegant surroundings. Benjarong is a Thai restaurant and is considered the best Thai restaurant in the city serving a delicious range of Thai dishes. They are well known for their selection of meat and vegetables. Six-o-one offers freshly cooked pasta and pizzas. It’s a 24 hour restaurant where you can watch the food cooked in front of you. Cascade serves a Chinese, Malaysian and Thai food and is a local haunt.
There have been recent reports about health risks and the lack of inspections by the health authorities so be careful when choosing your restaurants.
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