Chennai Lifestyle & Food

8 Finest Dining Experiences in Chennai to Have a Memorable Time

Dinning Experiences In Chennai
Written by Team Urban Tree

Chennai, the Capital of Tamil Nadu is famous for its unique beaches and traditional restaurants specialising in South Indian cuisine. This is also a special place due to its historic roots and its rich heritage in classical dance, art, architecture and literature. But there is more to this place than just South Indian food. Over the past few years, a lot of multi-cuisine restaurants have popped up in the city transforming it into a top cuisine destination. This upcoming metropolis boasts of a vibrant dining scene that culminates regional south Indian food with international delicacies. In this article, we will be talking about eight of the finest dining experiences in Chennai which is guaranteed to give you a memorable time.

#1. Dakshin

If you are a diner craving for simple, authentic South Indian food, then this is a must-visit destination. Being the centre of South India’s culinary traditions, Dakshin offers the taste of Kerala with a hint of Chettinad influence. The cuisines they offer are spicy, fiery, characteristic of the Chettinad style of cooking. Diners have a number of options from traditional thali to spicy Andhra Style chicken to rasam, dosas and spicy chutneys. The traditional food is well complemented with the traditional interiors. The walls are filled with beautiful Tanjore paintings giving it the yesteryear vibes. For all you hungry diners who are looking for contemporary south Indian cuisine, Dakshin at the Park Sheraton in Chennai is the perfect destination.Dakshin Restaurant

Location: Crowne Plaza, Chennai, Adyar.

Price Approximately ₹2,000 for two people

#2. Pan Asian

This is one of the most exciting restaurants in the City with acomplete focus on Asian Cuisine. Pan Asian is headed by Chef Vikramjit Roy, one of the most reputed Chefs who has spent years shaping his skills in kitchens from Tokyo to Delhi. Chef Roy brings his undisputed experience to Pan Asian creating exotic East Asian food rich with spices and ingredients of the Asian subcontinent. If you are looking for a five-star experience, this is the perfect spot where you can treat your loved ones. The interiors of Pan Asian are expertly designed giving the guests a sense of grandeur with its spacious atmosphere.Pan Asian Restaurant

Location: Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai

Price:  Approximately ₹4,000 for two people

#3. Winter Palace

Winter Palace is a restaurant which promises to offer a unique experience for the average diner. It is located in Alwarpet within the Russian Cultural Centre. With an astounding ambiance, brilliant service and delicious food, this restaurant will make you come back for more. The menu here mostly comprises of European and Russian cuisine. The kebabs on the menu here are European and are usually not spicy or engulfed with masalas. If you are vegetarian, fret not, they have excellent options for vegetarians as well. With a unique ambiance and an excellent choice of food, this place serves as the ideal night out with friends.Winter Palace Restaurant

Location: Russian Culture centre, 74, Kasturi Ranga road, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Price:  Approximately ₹1,200 for two people

#4. Absolute Barbeque

This place is all about grilled food with a lot of options on the menu including Indian and continental. Though it basically a place for the meat eater, they do have a number of options for vegetarians as well on the menu. The vegetarian food options are similarly prepared and equally delicious. If you are looking for a place to binge eat on meat, then this is the right place for you. Located in T Nagar, it boasts a bright ambience with an impressive view of the kitchen in the background.Absolute Barbeque Restaurant

Location: GN Chetty road, T.Nagar, Chennai

Price:  Approximately ₹1,500 for two people

#5. Royal Indianaa

Situated on the popular GN Chetty road,it is located within the Accord Metropolitan Hotel in Chennai. The Royal Indianaa restaurant specializes in North and south Indian cuisine. Royal Indianaa has a huge list of Indian dishes as well as many options for ‘Thali’ a south Indian buffet served at your table. As the name suggests the experience Royal Indianaa offers is as regal as the name suggests. It is one of Chennai’s most popular restaurants and if you are looking for authentic Indian food, this is the right place to be. So please book your reservations before you get disappointed.Royal Indianaa Restaurant

Location: The Accord Metropolitan Hotel, 35, GN Chetty road, T.Nagar, Chennai

Price:  Approximately ₹1,700 for two people

#6. Animal Kingdom

Located in Adyar, Animal Kingdom offers an excellent dining experience for a family. However, this is not a place for just kids alone, as many adults enjoy this place due to its amazing food, décor and impeccable service. Since it’s a jungle-themed restaurant, the interiors are filled with stuffed and fake wildlife to bring out the actual experience of dining in a jungle. Animal Kingdom’s multi-cuisine menu features a diverse list of cuisines to choose from including Chinese, Continental and Thai.Animal Kingdom Restaurant

Location: No.44, first main road, Near Fortis Hospital, Adyar, Chennai.

Price:  Approximately ₹1,200 for two people

#7. Robot

Despite its unusual name, the restaurant’s name is synonymous with its concept. You will instantly be greeted by Robots as you step in this unique restaurant. Located within the vicinity of Semmancheri this futuristic restaurant boasts a place filled with Robots. Right from greeting at the door to ordering food and even table service is undertaken by the AI inspired Robots. The menu comprises of mostly Chinese and Thai cuisines. The ambience of the restaurant is futuristic and filled with neon lighting to give the sci-fi experience. This restaurant is packed on most of the days so make sure you have made a reservation in advance.Robot Restaurant

Location: OMR, Next to St. Joseph’s college, Semmancheri, Chennai

Price:  Approximately ₹1,250 for two people

#8. Once upon a time

Often crowded with corporate clients, Once upon a time offers one of the finest dining experiences in Chennai. It is located within the Green Park hotel in Vadapalani. Being one of the premium restaurants in the City they offer a menu comprising mainly North Indian buffets and an extensive list of delicacies to choose from. If you are looking for a first-class ambience and top-notch service then this a must visit establishment.  Once Upon A Time Restaurant

Location: Green park hotel, NSK Salai, Arcot road, Vadapalani, Chennai.

Price Approximately ₹1,500 for two people

Twenty years ago, Chennai’s dining scene was very bland with few options to choose from. However, this changed due to the modernity sweeping in, as Chennai’s food landscape is expanding rapidly. Don’t miss out an opportunity to dine in the above-mentioned restaurants as they promise to provide a unique experience.

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