Eating out has always been such a great adventure, whether it’s with friends or just your family, it’s something that most people look forward to fondly. Eating out is fun in so many different ways, but mostly because it’s a nice change of pace from the normal and also saves you the trouble of having to clean up after a meal. And eating out in Chennai has become such a huge deal that you can’t deny that new places to go are at the top of your list.
If you’re tried of the same old same old and want something new, we’ve found a bunch of restaurants in Chennai that will satisfy your craving for something more. From pizza to Mexican and classic American food and Italian and desserts, the city is brimming with places to go. So take a look at this list, make a reservation and head on out right away!
A cottage made of pizza? Well, not really, but it’s definitely a pizza filled with pizza! This brand new pizza joint in Royapettah is going to have you coming back for more. They have an extensive menu that you most definitely need to check out, because there’s more than pizza to try.
Location: Royapettah | Cost for two: Rs. 500
If you’ve been in Chennai long enough, Habanero won’t be a name that is new to you. The Mexican restaurant is back in the city and ready to rock and roll. Nachos, burritos, salsa and the works. Everything under one roof!
Location: RA Puram | Cost for two: Rs. 1,200
The 90’s Cafe
We recently visited this new Anna Nagar restaurant and you’re not going to be disappointed! Opened by a group of friends, The 90’s Cafe is themed with everything from the 90’s and their menu is filled with delicious goodness that you need to try over and over again.
Location: Anna Nagar East | Cost for Two: Rs. 600
As the name suggests, it’s a restaurant that has all kinds of Asian cuisine under one roof. They’ve got Japanese and Thai along with Chinese and other Asian foods.
Location: Anna Nagar East | Cost for Two: Rs. 1,500
Kati Roll Express
Kati rolls are one of the easiest things to eat and also incredibly popular. It’s like a new kind of street food for the city. And now you can get your hands on kati rolls of a million different kinds. Including a Chicken Chinese Roll, which is obviously a must try.
Location: Valasaravakkam | Cost for two: Rs. 300
196 Degree Below
This will be your new favourite dessert spot in the city and the first visit alone will blow your mind. So brace yourself for whats about to happen. They serve ice cream mixed right in front of you, using liquid nitrogen which is kept at -96 degrees, that’s where the name comes from. And you can get a large selection of flavours to choose from too!
Location: Alwarpet | Cost for two: Rs. 200
Soul Garden Bistro
This is another restaurant we’ve visited in the last week, so we can guarantee that it’s a must visit. They serve only vegetarian food, but they’re in the same space as 196 Degree Below, so check out our feature about the restaurant and head on over.
Location: Alwarpet | Cost for two: Rs. 800
Looking for a new spot to hang out with your friends? Sholinganallur has what you’re looking for. With a bar and pool tables and lots of space to just sit around and have a good time, Deck 4 has everything you need. Plus, great good to go with it too.
Location: Sholinganallur | Cost for two: Rs. 2,000
That isn’t a spelling mistake, that is the name of the restaurant. Their menu is going to impress you with a combination of Italian food and some South Indian dishes. They’ve got an extensive menu too, with appetisers, mocktails and juices and even grills.
Location: Kodambakkam | Cost for two: Rs. 550
Roll Over Chennai
Been looking for someone to get your Thai Ice Cream Roll fix? Well, look no further, we’ve found the spot where you can get that and more. Anna Nagar’s latest addition is absolutely delightful, as we mention in our feature from last week, so make sure you swing by to have your mind blown.
Location: Anna Nagar | Cost for two: Rs. 300
Italian food with an Indian twist, that’s pretty much what this restaurant provides. Located right next to Roll Over, this Italian restaurant is going to tickle your tastebuds with their Indo-Italian menu and you can read about that more here.
Location: Anna Nagar | Cost for two: Rs. 300
Thrilled for grills! They’ve got kebabs, grills (obviously), and rolls made out of romaji rotis! Like seriously, everything you want right there in one place.
Location: Valasaravakkam | Cost for two: Rs. 600