JFW’s Top Picks : Best North-Indian Restaurants In Chennai

How many have you tried?

Chennai is a multi-cultural city, while we have various international cuisines on one side, we have our local delicacies on the other. We have a fair share of European cafés and at the same time, we have traditional messes too. This week, we explore North Indian food and the best restaurants in Chennai that serve some delicious kebabs, tikkas and curries. Read to find out our top picks from the city:

1. Dhaba Estd. 1986

Looking for authentic butter chicken, dal makhani and butter naan? This is the right place to go. You will be spoilt for choice with their expansive menu. The food here is rich and 100 % on point. The interiors and the vibe of the place make it feel like you are sitting in an actual Dhaba in Punjab.

2. Peshawri, ITC Grand Chola

A luxurious ambience welcomes you into the world of North Indian cuisine at Peshawri. A little heavy on the pocket, this restaurant is for fine dining. Must try from this place are the Dal Bukhara, the wide selection of naans, veg seekh kebab, tandoori aloo and the kulfi and Gulaab Jamun.

3. Punjab Grill , Royapettah & Velachery

With two restaurants in the city, Punjab Grill is a must-try restaurant for North Indian food. Their vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebab platters are the best here. You get to taste various different starters in one big portion, a must try here. In addition to this, their lassis are thick and creamy, the perfect accompaniments for the tandoor items.

4. Bombay Brasserie

North Indian fare at its absolute best, Bombay Brasserie lists among the top places in Chennai. The food is a take on North Indian fusion that blends seamlessly with the Chennai palette. Aam papad paneer, or the gunpowder potatoes, cheese naan or Amritsari Machi Tikka, you won’t be able to decide what to order and what to miss here.

5. Bazaar, Grand by GRT

You can choose from their ala-carte menu or deep dive into their buffet, Bazaar is great for a lunch out with family and friends. The place has a calming vibe and an eclectic feel, just perfect for a celebratory meal. The buffet is an experience in itself, you will be served appetisers, chats, veg and non-veg starters, a main course and a huge variety of desserts.

6. Great Kebab Factory, Radisson Blu

A must-try restaurant, The Great Kebab Factory will serve you non-stop tandoor dishes to your table and you won’t be able to resist. The list of items is endless, from paneer to mushrooms, chicken to mutton, the kebabs are one better than the other. The perfect setting for a night out, this restaurant must be on your list.

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