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Top 12 Vegetarian Restaurants in Chennai

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Written by Team Urban Tree

Are you a vegetarian looking for a restaurant to satiate your craving for scrumptious finger licking food?  Here is a list of top 12 vegetarian restaurants in Chennai to enjoy the delicacies of different cuisines.

1. Royal Vega

Royal Vegas

Royal Vega located at the magnificent ITC Grand Chola is a must visit vegetarian restaurant specializing in North Indian and Mughlai cuisines. The exclusive Rotis, Stuffed Potatoes, Doli Kachori and their traditional welcome with an Aarti thali makes one go wow. It is inevitably a grand treat to experience amazing flavors, flawless service and luxury at the same time. ITC has out-done when it comes to providing quality and ambience.

Location: ITC Grand Chola, 63, Mount Road, Guindy, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs.4000 ; To Know more details about Royal Vega, Click here

2. Annalakshmi

annalakshmi hotel

A temple-themed vegetarian restaurant offering north and south Indian cuisine is a non-profit organization completely run by volunteers. Pleasant ambience, carnatic music, the traditional authenticity and courteousness runs all over the place. Reservations are a must for ala carte, at least a day in advance. Their thali is extravagant and scrumptious. Some of the must try dishes are the sevai payasam, paneer palak and mysore masala dosa. The staffs are courteous and will make your dining experience a memorable one.

Location: 18/3, Rukmani Lakshmipathy Road, Next To Rani Meyyammai Hall, Egmore, Chennai.

Cost for two: Rs.1000 (approx) ; To Know more details about Annalakshmi, Click here

3. Kaidi Kitchen


Bored of visiting a regular restaurant? Kaidi kitchen is a jail-themed vegetarian restaurant where the waiters are dressed like jailers and the servers are dressed up like prisoners and the diners dine in cages. Available cuisines are North Indian, Thai, Mexican, Mongolian and Italian cuisines. An experience that is to be relished delightfully and a must visit for its quirky ambience.

Location: 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai 600004

Cost for two: Rs.1500 (approx); To Know more details about Kaidi Kitchen, Click here

4. Cream Centre

Cream Centre - Nungambakkam

Craving for delicious mouthwatering Chola Batura? Cream Centre is the place. Located in Nungambakkam, this restaurant is perfect for family get togethers and corporate lunches. Known for its originality and their innovative dishes like world’s best nachos, Mera Sizzler, Bake Me to Heaven and not to forget Sizzling Brownie Fundae leaves you to want for more.

Location: 45, College Road, Near Madras Alliance Francaise, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Branches: Anna Nagar, Vadapalani

Cost for two: Rs.1600; To Know more details about Cream Centre, Click here

5. Little Italy

Craving for authentic Italian food? Be it pizza of pasta Little Italy will be your best bet.  This restaurant offers you an experience of true Italian cuisine and a warm, comfortable environment to enjoy an exquisite dining experience.

Location: 112, Eldorado Building, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai600034

Branches: Anna Nagar, Nungambakkam, Besant Nagar, ECR

Cost for two: Rs.1300; To Know more details about Little Italy, Click here

6. Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Hotel Saravana Bhavan

Hotel Saravana Bhavan is one of the largest vegetarian restaurant chains having its presence across the world. This restaurant is known for its south Indian cuisine and maintaining the essence of the same all across the globe. Each outlet carries the legacy of good quality and taste.

Location:  70, Kabaleeswarar Temple, North Mada Street,Mylapore, Chennai

Branches: 20 outlets all across Chennai (Anna Nagar, Vadapalani, T.Nagar etc)

To Know more details about Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Click Here

7. Flower Drum

Situated on the Pantheon road inside a Prince Plaza, Flower Drum is a place to go if you want to have Chinese cuisine. The ambience is warm with subtle music giving the diners an oriental while dining in. Keeping the Indian flavor in combination with Chinese sauces and delicacies Flower Drum does the best job when it comes to veg Chinese restaurants.

Location:  46, 2nd Floor, Prince Plaza, Pantheon Road, Egmore, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs.700; To Know more details about Flower Drum, Click Here

8. Mathsya

Late night starving and hankering to eat tasty food served on a plate. Visit Mathsya, one among the few vegetarian restaurants which stays open till 02.00 am.  Rasam Vada, Chilli Cheese Toast, Bisi Bela Bath are the must try dishes which will create an urge to revisit this restaurant.

Location: 1, Halls Road, Egmore, Chennai

Branch: T.Nagar

Cost for two: Rs.500; To Know more details about Mathsya, Click here

9. Krishnavillasam

krishnavilasam restuarant

Located in the heart of the city at Haddows road Krishnavillasam is known for authentic south Indian dishes that are ancestors have passed down over generations. Krishnavillasam is a must try place for south Indian cuisine lovers. Ambience, food and service have blended well to impress you with a menu different from the usual.

Location: 11, 1st Floor, Haddows Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Cost for two: Rs.650; To Know more details about Krishnavilasam, Click here

10. Rajdhani

rajdhani restaurant

This vegetarian restaurant serves delicacies of Rajasthan and Gujarat pampers you to have a heavy meal served in a thali. A thali has variety of vegetables, phulka, rice, chole puri, dal, papad, pickle and dessert all in one. Their hospitality shows that they stand by the mantra Atithi Devo Bhava which means Guests are God.

Location: 1st Floor, Phoenix Market City, Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai

Branches: Royapettah (Express Avenue), Thousand Lights

Cost for two: Rs.900; To Know more details about Rajdhani, Click here

11. Dario’s


Dario’s is an unusual yet beautiful café cum restaurant suits all kinds of dining environment from corporate meetings to dates. Their Crostini Siciliani, Stromboli Pizza and Tiramisu are a treat for your tongue. The place has both interior and exterior dining for veggie friendly Italian lovers.

Location: 11, Poes Garden, 2nd Street, Kasturi Rangan Road, Near Ashwini Hospital, Alwarpet, Chennai.

Cost for two: Rs.1200; To Know more details about Dario’s, Click here

12. Novelty Tea House


Found in the busy street of sowcarpet, Novelty Tea House is a small tiny restaurant that serves delicious lip smacking food. Their Pav Bhaji, Masala Dosa and Pudina Dosa are a few mentions from their menu that one can’t resist the temptation. Although the ambience is not so great their food speaks will leave an everlasting effect in your heart. They have come up with 3 other branches in the city.

Location: 175, Mint Street, Sowcarpet, Chennai 600003

Branches: Mylapore, Pursaiwalkam, Egmore

Cost for two: Rs.750; To Know more details about Novelty Tea House, Click here

Next time you crave for vegetarian food, head out to these top veg restaurants for some exquisite dining experience and let us know which one is your favorite.

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