10 Best and Authentic South Indian Meals In Chennai


“Saapadu Ready” is one of the most common signboards in Chennai. No day is complete for a true Chennaite without relishing a good sumptuous meals served on a banana leaf. A classic meal includes a healthy portion of white rice, served with authentic Sambar, Rasam, a variety of Koyambu, Poriyal, Pachadior Raita, a sweet, pickles, ice cream and the all-time favourite apalam. In some restaurants, a variety rice like lemon rice, tamarind rice, etc. is also included in the meals. For the best pocket friendly meals, Chennai hosts many local Mess and KayendhiBhavans in each area. Be it a limited or an unlimited meals, Chennai food scene is incomplete without the satisfied burp caused by the mid-day meals. Here our list of 10 places for the best South Indian meals in Chennai!

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A pretty snazzy place to have awesome "Tiffen" items like Dosas Idlis Vadas and apparently meals also. Where : 8, 1st Floor, Sathyam Cinemas Complex, Thiruvika Road, Royapettah, Chennai. When : 11 AM to 11 PM. Price : INR 600 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 33011529.

Prems Graama Bhojanam

This place has to be a Must Must try without fail for all food lovers. Best place to have some mouthwatering south indian meals food. we truely loved the food. Where : 19, Sardar Patel Road, Next To GRT, Adyar, Chennai. When : 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 10 PM. Price : INR 300 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 30853709.

Mana Andhra

Fantastic place for south indian meals.They provied unlimitted meals. Must try ! Where : 18/24, Khader Nawaskhan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai. When : 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM. Price : INR 600 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 42106860, +91 8939222263.

Madras – The Raintree

Madras is one of my favorite restaurants to have authentic South Indian meals.People travelling to chennai & wanting to have a truly authentic south indian cuisine, will surely love this place. Where : The Raintree, 636, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai. When : 12:30 PM to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11 PM. Price : INR 1,800 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 30925966.


We tried south indain meals and variety rice.Taste was very good. They claimed to provide a live kitchen feel with quality food. Where : 20, Dhandeeswaram Main Road, Velachery, Chennai. When : 7 AM to 10 AM, 12 Noon to 3 PM, 4 PM to 10 PM. Price : INR 300 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 64611234, +91 8122311234.

Welcome Hotel

This place has one of the best south Indian food in town! Situated in the middle of a shopping Buzz, the place is hardly uncrowded. Best food in best price. Where : 112/241, Purasawalkam High Road, Purasavakkam, Chennai. When : 6 AM to 10 PM. Price : INR 250 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 26421534, 044 26433626.

Sangeetha Veg Restaurant

Ordered Tamilnadu meals and North Indian thali Chilli panneer.All tasted good.Especially, paruppu podi, laddu, more kolambu steal it. Where : 7, Gandhi Nagar, 1st Main Road, Adyar, Chennai. When : 7 AM to 10:30 PM. Price : INR 450 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 33011552.


Maplai - A classical South Indian restaurant which truly offers sumptuous food. Their infamous "Virundhu" inspired from the Virundhu offered for bridegroom at their in-laws house is an ingenious idea which brings 50+ dishes on your table. Where : 14, Sterling Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai. When : 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM. Price : 1,000 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 30853636.


Mahamudra is the right place to be at when your really really hungry in the afternoon. Where : Isha Life Fitness System Private Limited, 50/117, Luz Church Road, Near Nageshwara Rao Park, Mylapore, Chennai. When : 7:30 AM to 10 PM. Price : INR 700 for two people (approx.). Contact : 044 43535555, 044 24991757.


A heavenly place to have traditional south Indian food. Try their Meals to enjoy all the items, you can have some wine along with the food and enjoy the folk music. Lovely ambience. A must visit place. Where: Crowne Plaza Chennai Adyar Park, TTK Road, Austin Nagar, Alwarpet, Chennai. When: 12:30 PM to 2:45 PM, 7 PM to 11:45 PM. Price: INR 1,800 for two people (approx.). Contact: 044 42991830, 044 24994101.


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