Get The Taste Of Authentic Madurai Food At These Places In Chennai

Madurai is known for three main things: Its temples, mallipoo and mainly, food! However, most of us in Chennai have just heard about how awesome the food there is. Which is exactly why we have made a small list of places in Chennai where you get to gobble up on some authentic Madurai food. Check it out. 

Madurai Pandian Mess

Located in Royapettah, this place offers pretty affordable Madurai cuisine. It is known to become crowded during lunchtime, so do plan your visit. Their Chettinad chicken gravy and chicken 65 are to die for! They also have parking facilities.

Check out other interesting things to do in Royapettah here.

Madurai Kumar Mess

Situated in Vadapalani, this restaurant serves Madurai’s authentic kola urundai, mutton chukka, liver fry, kalakki and more. Known for their prompt service and drool-worthy recipes, this is a must-visit place if you are looking to fully indulge in Madurai cuisine. 

Find a complete list of the best iconic messes in Chennai here

Casual Dining

Madurai Kumar Mess

165 & 167, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai

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Kolapasi

Just taking the name of this restaurant brings out a whole range of emotions. Really. They are not known for authentic Madurai food but arguably makes the yummiest Chicken Chukka Biriyani in Chennai. Priced at INR 269, this biriyani will teleport you to Madurai. 

Find a complete list of the best biriyani places in Chennai here. 

Fast Food Restaurants

Kolapasi Takeaway

T-3/2, 4th Main Road, Anna Nagar East, Chennai

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Dindigul Thalappakatti

This restaurant needs no introduction. With multiple branches across the city, this restaurant, though isn't Madurai-based, serves really yummy kari dosa, which happens to be a famous Madurai dish. This may not be a budget place but one kari dosa will definitely fill your appetite.

Casual Dining

Dindigul Thalappakatti

142, Ground Floor, MG Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Pattukottai Kamatchi Mess

This legendary restaurant in T Nagar offers one of the best menus for non-vegetarians. Known for its spicy recipes, the food here is not meant for the faint-hearted. Their mutton chukka (famous in Madurai) is so succulent that we just cannot have enough of it!

Find more things to do in T-Nagar here

Fast Food Restaurants

New Pattukkottai Kamatchi Mess

4, Pondy Bazaar, Dr. Singara Vale Street, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Madurai Famous Jigarthanda

No list about Madurai food can be complete without Jigarthanda. Frothy milk, ice cream, sarsaparilla syrup and a lot of sugar make this signature Madurai beverage, and you can find it at Madurai Famous Jigarthanda in Ranganathan Street, T-Nagar. It is priced at as low as INR 60.

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Juice & Milkshake Shops

Madurai Famous Jigarthanda

52, Mothilal Street, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Murugan Idli Shop

You can get the tastiest Jigarthanda here. Priced at INR 73, all the branches in Chennai offer this drink. You should also try their idlies which are equally famous in Madurai.

Casual Dining

Murugan Idli Shop

149/1, Opp. Vilankanni Church, 6th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai

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Madurai Mutton Curry

This little restaurant in Anna Nagar offers great Madurai cuisine. They are super famous for their Mutton Biriyani. It is the right level of spicy, juicy and absolutely soul-satisfying. Their Mutton Biriyani comes with raitha, gravy and is really affordable as it is priced at INR 200 for half a kilogram.

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Fast Food Restaurants

Madurai Mutton Curry

AC-141, 4th Avenue, Shanti Colony, Anna Nagar East, Chennai

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