Hood Food: The Chennai Guide – 7 Best Places To Eat in T. Nagar

In case you didn’t know it yet, the city of Chennai is filled with restaurants that most people have never heard of or have heard of, but never been. There are so many different varities of food to choose from in just one place even. So let’s get started.

Thyagaraya Nagar, or T. Nagar as it is commonly known, was built in the 1920s and is now currently one of the biggest shopping avenues of the city. You can get literally anything in T. Nagar from sarees to gold to household products. T. Nagar even has Pondy Bazaar and is unofficially called the Commercial Capital of Chennai.

But, what about the food, you ask? From European to South American and barbecue and grills, we’ve got it all.

AB’s – Absolute Barbecues


They’ve got a huge buffet spread of kebabs, grills and lots more. Plus, they also have a Teppanyaki Ice Cream counter that will combine just about any flavour you want to eat.

The Pasta Bar Veneto

pasta bar

Looking for some Italian food after your shopping extravaganza? This pasta bar is your go-to place. They’re a chain of Italian restaurants in Tamil Nadu. Pastas, pizza and dessert. What more do you want?

Basil With A Twist


They’ve infusing T. Nagar with European cuisine is this restaurant. It’s the kind of place you’d want to take your family for a nice evening out, or maybe even a date. They’ve got something for everyone.

Bobby’s Bistro


On North Boag Road, this restaurant serves you everything from seafood to meat and pizzas. It’s a mixed European cuisine that will have you begging for more.

The East

the east

Craving some Pan-Asian food? Head over to The East. Located in the same building as Bobby’s Bistro, they serve the usual fare of Chinese food, but also Thai, Malayasian and Vietnamese.



If you’ve never eaten South American food before, this is your chance to experience cuisines from Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and more South American countries.


The Vault – Bar Stock Exchange

the vault

Called “T. Nagar’s Very Own Wall Street”, the Vault is modeled after the Stock Exchange where you can trade your drinks with other people and the price of drinks fluctuates according to demand for the drink for the day.