Velachery, the gateway to IT corridor of Chennai has some of the best non-veg restaurants in the city. All major restaurant chains of Chennai have a branch in Velachery.  From a quiet suburb, Velachery has turned into a happening place in the city. Dindigul Thalapakatti and Nawaz durbar are very good for biriyani. Simran and Nalas Appakadai in Grand mall serve hot appams with a variety of side dishes.

Barbeque nation and coal barbeque serve live grill on the table. Just opposite to Coal barbeque is the Courtallam border kadai restaurant which serves authentic mutton and nattu kozhi along with crispy parottas. Parambriym serves great Chettinad cuisines in a pleasant ambiance ideal for family and corporate get-togethers. Zaitoon and Savoury Sea Shell near Vijayanagar bus stand serve Arabian dishes. However, parking is not guaranteed in restaurants near Vijayanagar bus stand. RR Salem biriyani, a famous non-veg restaurant in Chennai has two branches in Velachery in 100 feet road and Taramani road. Buhari biriyani and Ambur Star biriyani have branches in Taramani road.

Restaurants in Phoenix market city if counted will expand the list of good non-veg restaurants in Velachery. For example, California pizza kitchen, Moti Mahal, Arabian Hut and Kobe sizzlers will make to the list as well. For Chinese non-veg, restaurants like Noodles bar, Mainland China and Wang’s kitchen are a must try. Lebanon Arabian restaurant located outside the mall towards Guindy is a good choice especially when the food court in the mall is too crowded. For

For fast food lovers, KFC located opposite The Chennai silks is very convenient. There are a couple of Arabian grills near the Chennai silks which serve tasty shwarmas, grills and tandoori items at rock bottom prices. Wang’s kitchen and Pizza republic also have small outlets near Velachery railway station. Junior Kuppana near Velachery bridge is a good fine-dine non-veg restaurant in Velachery which is not too crowded. They have ample parking space which takes away the tension of finding parking space if you opt for restaurants in 100 feet road.

With the advent of many companies in OMR, many IT professionals chose to live in Velachery which has prompted many restaurant chains to open a branch in the locality. The recent arrival of Phoenix Market city, Saravana Stores and The Chennai Silks also makes it a major shopping hub.

We have identified the Top 10 best restaurants in Velachery for our readers.


Located in Vijayanagar, Flamingo Restaurant has a comprehensive menu covering foods from all over the world. It’s one place where you can try out Jelabi as well as Spaghetti in Arabiatta Sauce. Non-Veg enthusiasts can give a try since the food is cheap as well.

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Amaravathi restaurant operated by Shyam’s hospitality group has a branch in Velachery at Tharamani road. It is famous for its Andhra meals besides biriyanis and hot non-veg side dishes. But it’s better to stick with meals. The ambiance and service are pretty decent and professional.

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Karaikudi is owned and operated by Shyams hospitality which runs a bouquet of restaurants viz. Amaravathi, Coastline, Shogun and The Dhaba. Karaikudi is everywhere. The hugely popular Chettinad restaurant has a branch in Velachery at Tharamani road near TCS. Tiffin items are very good along with Chettinad gravy. Though Karaikudi is not a Biriyani specialty restaurant, its biriyani tastes good along with chicken 65. Soups, Meals and tiffin items are definitely worth trying. Customers need not wait for a long time except on Sundays and holidays. It attracts a decent crowd.

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Few would have thought that a restaurant would become hugely popular by focussing on a delicacy which is still not so popular among the population of Tamil Nadu. Appam is hugely popular in Kerala and in certain parts of Tamil Nadu bordering Kerala, But definitely not in Chennai. But Nalas Appakadai became a huge hit in a few years and opened many branches as well.

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After its moderate success in Tambaram, Harithakom restaurant opened its second branch in Velachery. Situated in Medavakkam road near popular motors, the restaurant serves Kerala delicacies viz. Appam, Puttu, Syrian Beef, Kerala Parotta, and fried chicken to name a few. The restaurant is also famous for its fish dishes.

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The Rock is a theme restaurant. One would mistake the entrance for a Cave (which is built with huge rocks). The atmosphere is fantastic and the kids would really enjoy. A family restaurant, the rock serves Chettinad, Chinese and north Indian dishes.

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Kumarakom Restaurant serves authentic Kerala food and cuisines. Besides being very popular with a Malayali population in the city, the restaurant has earned regular customers among other population as well. The restaurant operates 9 branches in the City. By any standard, Kumarakom is the cheapest of all non-vegetarian restaurants in the City.

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Aathankudi Restaurant is very popular in Tambaram Sanatorium. The restaurant operated in only one location for many years before opening the second one in Velachery. The restaurant is decorated on the Chettinad theme and is very famous for its Vazhapoo Vadai (made from Banana Plant flower). The dishes are little costly but it’s worth the try.

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Hotel Milan is a very old restaurant in Velachery. The hotel which mainly caters to the moving population (owing to its location) has become a favorite among middle-class bus commuters who regularly visit Velachery. It serves meals, biriyani, Tiffin and is open from early morning till late at night.

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Simran Appa Kadai opened its second branch in the city after its success in Vadapalani. The restaurant which opened its doors a few years ago has been delivering its specialty dish appams in a variety of flavors with a wide range of side dishes as well. Besides Appams, the restaurant serves all varieties of non-veg dishes.

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