Nestled between Nungambakkam, T nagar ,West mambalam, Vadapalani and Ashok Nagar, Kodambakkam is one of the most sought after residential areas in Chennai. It is also famous for being the area where the first movie studio in Chennai was built in 1948 and is now the centre for the Tamil movie industry with all the major studios located here. Kollywood gets its name from here.
With many movie star homes and production studios nearby, there is no dearth of good eateries. Here is a list of the best :
Shop No. 86, Arcot Rd, Trustpuram, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 044 2483 1596
Now this is a small restaurant on the bustling noisy Arkot Road. It is always crowded and that is a sure sign of a must visit place. A good place for a budget friendly take away that is frequented by college students. Their chappatis and parottas are very good. As is the veg curries to go with them.
No 77, arcot road, kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 044 2473 4717
Head here for a quick bite of their chocolate truffle pastry, the best in the area. Patrons love the chaat here too.
3.Big Bang Theory – Bar and Kitchen
Brownstar Boutique Hotel, 2/25, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Ashok Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600083
Phone: 074015 95473
American and continental pub grub with cool cocktails and drinks. You can find tasty Sunday brunches, Lunch combos and Karaoke nights (every Thursday) here. Read more about the food here
4.The Port Café
72, Arcot Rd, Thalaiyari Palaiyam, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 044 4501 2555
Light Continental café style food that you can enjoy for a quick lunch. The Herbed crumbed fish is great and so are the wraps.
5.Arabian Kebab Centre
17/5, Station View Road, United India Colony, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 044 2375 1714
In the mood for some Shawarma? Head down to for the best Arabian dishes in Kodambakkam. This place has only take away but the kebabs and biriyanis are so worth it!
27, Viswanathapuram Main Road, Kodambakkam, Opp Ragavendra Kalyana Mandapam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 073586 09035
This place is known for combining dishes and elements from South India and Italy to create some lip smacking food. Melagu Pongal Arancini anyone? It is a must try.
7.Curry and Spices
23, Station Border Rd, China Raji Thottam, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 044 4216 8222
Head here for traditional South Indian and Chettinad favourites at very cheap prices. The biriyani here is famous for being a favourite at the movie studios.
8.Kichees Kitchen Restaurant
23, Dr Ambedkar Rd, Dr.Subbaraya Nagar, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024
Phone: 099625 85634
North Indian Mughlai food for your next family get together. The Dahi ke Sholay comes highly recommended here.