Onam is almost upon us and that means, you need to start planning out your Onam Sadhya visit. There is no limit to how many of these delicious sadhyas you can eat in a day, so get your fill! For those that don’t know, Onam is one of the biggest and most popular festivals in the state of Kerala. It’s a harvest festival and celebrates the visit of King Mahabali. Homes in Kerala are covered in flowers and food is cooked from morning till evening to feed everyone near and dear.
Usually there are ten days of Onam celebrations before the final day known as Thiruvonam and some of these eateries in Chennai have week long celebrations, while others have celebrations only for that day. And did you know that a standard Onam sadhya has 24-28 items, while the larger one has 64 items on the leaf? Every one of these restaurants will serve you the Onam sadhya in the most traditional sense – on a leaf – while you feast on delicious food from Kerala and celebrate King Mahabali.
The Malayali restaurant in the city that everyone swears by is obviously hosting a delicious Onam spread that you can enjoy. Their Onam celebrations have already started and will go on all the way till the 18th of September, so make sure that you make your reservations today. The Onam sadhya is available at all their outlets.
Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel, Clubhouse at Taj Club House and Buzz at Gateway Hotel IT Expressway are all hosting Onam lunches on the 14th of September. It’s a one day event, but you have three restaurants at three different hotels to choose from. At Southern Spice you get to enjoy an Onam Thali full of the usual favourites, while at Clubhouse they have an Onam lunch buffet and Buzz also has a traditional Onam feast. So make your bookings now and go with the family!
You get to enjoy not only a lunch buffet this Onam, but a delicious dinner buffet as well, featuring all of the best food from God’s Own Country. They even have live counters and special dishes just for this festival. So make sure that you visit the all-day diner at The Park Chennai on the 14th of September.
For three days, you get to enjoy an elaborate spread at Temple Bay Mamallapuram, the Radisson blu resort on the beach. On the 10th, 11th and 14th, make sure that you stop by the resort for delicious food preparations and specials from Kerala to celebrate the season.
From 12th to 14th September, Krishnavillasam will be hosting a traditional Onam Sadhya. Known for their fantastic thalis and vegetarian meals, this is definitely one place you don’t want to miss out on. They’re hosting the Onam sadhya at both their outlets in Nungambakkam and Adyar, so make your bookings today!
Take the whole week off and go feast on Sanjeevanam’s delicious Onam sadhya. They even promise 26 dishes on your leaf, which is a treat in itself. From the 13th to the 18th, their doors are open to everyone who wishes to feast from noon to 4pm. So don’t miss out.
This Anna Nagar East joint is famous for their breakfasts and their South Indian food, so it should come as no surprise that they’re hosting an Onam sadhya of their own. Make sure you make a reservation today or just show up and enjoy the feast.
They’ve got 28 items promised per leaf! So make sure that you visit Majestic 1963 from the 11th to the 14th of September for an Onam sadhya that will make even your grandmother happy.