Enjoy Delicious Andhra Meals at These 7 Great Spots in Chennai

If you’re a fan of spicy food, then food from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is perfect for you. It’s a perfect combination of spicy, tangy and varied food in one plate, or should we say leaf, as you treat yourself to this cuisine. Chennai is home to people from all over South India, so it’s no surprise that there is a large population that has moved from Andhra Pradesh and settled here. Beyond that, everyone knows that folks in Chennai enjoy the deliciousness of other cuisines, always wanting to experiment and try something new.

Whether you’re new to Chennai or you’re just visiting or you miss home and want to eat some food that’s familiar to you, here are some great spots where you can get the good old fashioned Andhra meals.

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Mana Andhra

The newest kid on the block is Mana Andhra which has opened on Khader Nawaskhan Road. They have everything from lamb to fish to a large variety of vegetarian dishes to choose from. Plus of course they have the Mana Thali which is a combination of everything you could ever want in a meal.
Location: Nungambakkam

Dakshina Puram

Their meals are only available during lunch, so make sure you’re there at the right time! During the rest of their opening hours, they serve other dishes along with some food from Kerala. For vegetarians, this is a perfect place to visit!
Locations: Karapakkam and Akkarai


One of the most popular places in Chennai that serve Andhra food, Sankrati has everything from soups to meals, so any time you visit the restaurant, there’s something delicious waiting for you. But of course, you’re here for the bhojanam, and they have two options to choose from.
Location: Anna Nagar East

Kalpana Andhra Mess

Open till midnight, this Andhra mess has everything. It’s the perfect spot to get your fill of Andhra food. And obviously what they specialise in are their meals. So what are you waiting for?
Location: Sholinganallur

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Can’t get enough spicy food in the city, Velidis might just be what you’re looking for. They’ve got delicious spicy food to choose from, including North Indian options for those not interested in Andhra food (why are you even reading this list then?)
Location: Ramapuram

New Andhra Meals Hotel

Considered one of the most popular Andhra restaurants in the city, you might have to wait a long time to get a table just to relish the food, but trust us, it would be well worth the wait.
Location: T. Nagar and Valasaravakkam


Another really popular Andhra restaurant, this place literally has everything. From seafood to vegetarian and other options, this restaurant should be at the the top of your list to visit.
Location: Gopalapuram, Velachery and Karapakkam