Tuck Into Fire Paan, Mee Goreng & Kunafa At This Crazy Food Street In OMR

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The OMR Food Street located in Navalur has over a whopping 58 food stalls ranging from established joints like Ajanabi (for chaats and rasmalai) and Meat & Eat (for a bucket of fried chicken) to smaller OMR exclusive outlets like Mast Banarasi Paan (where you get paan that’s on fire!).

For dessert, there are sugarcane popsicles at Kodai Panam to liquid nitrogen ice-creams at Frozen Lips. Whether you’re an experimental foodie or just craving some local delicacies, OMR Food Street has it all! From namma Chennai flavours to Hyderabadi, Malabari, Bengali, North Indian, Malaysian, Mexican and Arabian cuisines (phew), you can be sure to find it all at this food street. It’s situated close to Sathyabama University and you’ll find a massive number of restaurants in this open-air complex. Step in and be amazed by the sheer amount of food on offer. 


Designed to look like an old Karaikudi bungalow, this Chettinad restaurant offers regional specials like Mutton Chukka, Chicken Pepper Roast, Prawn Biryani, Pudina Chicken Roast and the Raja Virundhu, a massive meal (fit for a king). It is famous for its Nattu Kozhi Biryani {country-bred chicken biryani} and home-made Pot Kulfi.


Golconda is sure to be every biryani lover’s paradise! Their Hyderabadi Biryani is a must try, which is quite authentic in flavour and taste. They also serve authentic Andhra dishes like Nellore Pepper Kodi (pepper chicken), Jilakarra Dal (dal cooked with cumin seeds) and Mushroom Vepudu (deep fried mushrooms).

BBQ Ride

This food bike situated bang opposite Adukalai on the OMR Food Street serves delicious grilled meats and veggies. Expect to find Grilled Pineapple Wedges, Grilled Paneer, Capsicum and Prawns, BBQ Chicken Wings and juicy, meaty BBQ Burgers.

Rasa Parathas

Rasa Parathas is literally paratha heaven! This joint offers more than 25 kinds of parathas. From the classic aloo paratha, to onion paratha and sattu paratha (paratha stuffed with spicy, roasted gram flour) to Royal Mawa Paratha (stuffed with sweet mawa), sugar paratha with caramelised sugar and Chocomoco Paratha (stuffed with cashews, chocolate and tutti-frutti), you will be spoilt for choice here.

Mexicana Food

This Mexican food joint makes customised sandwiches and tacos with your name on them! Their shrimp, fish, chicken, paneer quesadillas and burritos teamed with crunchy nachos and a tall glass of Virgin Mojito is sure to make a tasty and filling Mexican meal.

Zia Malaysian Parotta City

This Malaysian restaurant serves authentic Malay food like Mee Goreng (flavourful and spicy fried noodles), Murthabak Mutton (mince stuffed pancake or pan-fried bread), prawn, chicken and mutton stuffed parottas and chicken pizza parotta. They also have a range of sweet parottas like Rotti Pisang (bread made from mashed bananas) and Rotti Tisu (roti tisu or tissue parotta is a sweet flatbread coated with sugar or jam).

Ottoman’s Royally Served

Ottoman’s is a Turkish restaurant that serves kebabs, falafel and kofte. They have lamb, chicken and Adana kebabs (minced meat kebabs mounted on a wide iron skewer and grilled on burning charcoal) and lamb and lentil kofte (meatballs). They also have sweet Turkish delights like Baklava filled with nuts, sweetened and held together with syrup or honey and Kunafa, a cheese pastry soaked in a sweet, sugar-based syrup.

Coco Island

One of the many dessert places on the OMR Food Street, Coco Island stands out for its unique tender coconut delicacies like tender coconut ice-cream, payassam, pudding and even tender coconut panna cotta.

Jigar Rose

Jigar Rose really takes its name seriously! The pink lighting inside gives it a unique look. They serve an array of mocktails, rose milk, falooda and jigarthanda (a Madurai drink known to be a natural body coolant).

Mast Banarasi Paan

For all the paan lovers, there’s Mast Banarasi Paan shop with exotic paan flavours like Kit Kat Pan, Rabri Paan, Ferrero Rocher Paan, Magahi Paan and even Fire Paan.