Chennai’s Coolest-Themed Restaurants

Last Updated on 4th October, 2023  • Keerthana Jayaraman   • 5 Minute Read


Sometimes the food we eat is bland, but the place remains in our hearts. There were many hidden gems in Chennai for food and for the themed environment. Chennai is not only famous for its culture, but it is also famous for its innovative hotels and famous foods.

There are many hotels with different themes that attract people to visit there again and again. The initiative and ideas of the owners help them reach many visitors and also make the restaurant famous.

Here, we can see the best-themed restaurants in Chennai to visit once in a lifetime.

Themed Restaurants in Chennai

  • Kaidi Kitchen
  • House No. 22
  • Winter Palace
  • Robot Restaurant 
  • Haunted
  • That Madras Place
  • ICF Train Restaurant
  • Madhatter's Tea Garden
  • The Waterfall Restaurant
  • Ciclo Cafe 

Kaidi Kitchen

It was a fine-themed restaurant where we could see people in prison costumes, and some people in jailer costumes made the place so realistic. They have painted and set the outlook more similar to a prison. They have used cell gates with steel bars and red and yellow lights to create a dim effect.

The menu was filled with all kinds of North Indian, Sichuan, Chinese, and fast foods. It was a vegetarian restaurant. The person with the jailer costume took the order, and the other people wore the prison costume.

There were popular dishes like Mongolian Soup, Paneer Rogan Josh, Lahori Paneer, Chocolate Fondue, Thai Green Curry, and Sweet Corn Soup.

The place was well known for its good ambience, pure vegetarian dishes, and appetisers. The average cost for two people is Rs. 1,200. 

Timing: Mon-Sun 12:00–3:30 pm, 7:00 pm–10:3 pm

Address: 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai

House No. 22

It was like a minimalist home with all the utilities. The seating was like a simple dining table without any decorations, and inside we could see sofas and chairs.

They have offered cuisines like Italian, Continental, French, American, and European.

The popular dishes include pizza, stuffed mushrooms, muffins, bruschettas, and pasta. The average cost for two people is Rs. 1050.

They have provided amenities like wifi, a candlelight dinner, wheelchair seating, and a smoking zone.

Timing: Mon-Sun 11:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Address: No. 1/38, North Parade Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai, 600016

Winter Palace

To show the winter effect, they painted the restaurant white and blue. It shows a cool and warm atmosphere with very kind staff.

They have cuisines like French, Russian, Eastern European, Ukrainian, and Central European. The most popular dishes in that place include salad, blini with red salmon, red salmon steak, banana strudel, and cheesecake.

Winter Palace restaurant was well known for its kind staff, good ambience, congenial staff, and romantic setting. The average price for two people is Rs. 1,200.

Timing: Mon-Sun, 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Address: No. 74, Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Rangan Road, Alwarpet, Chennai, 600018 (behind the Old Chola Hotel).

Robot Restaurant

The speciality of this restaurant was that the men cooked and the robot served the food. For people who don't like to have contact with humans, you could visit there once. By clicking on the tab, you can select the order, and after that, the robot will serve the food on the table.

Robot Restaurant was a scientific-themed restaurant with four robots. It serves the food neatly without causing any inconvenience to the customers.

They were cuisines like desserts, Chinese, North Indian, Indian, Thai, and Asian. The must-order dishes are Tangy Chicken and Shanghai Fried Rice. For two people, it costs around Rs. 1,400. 

Timing: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm, 7:00 pm–11:00 pm

Address: No. 38/1, 1st Floor, Mount Poonamalle High Road, Porur, Chennai, 600116 (above Max Showroom & Paradise Biryani, Mugalivakkam)


The Haunted Restaurant feels like sitting in a ghost house and having food. The hangers inside the wall and the statues threatened the people. They used to sound weird, and they placed artificial moving statues.

They have mostly provided vegetarian food, and a buffet that cost Rs. 449 was quite good. There were cuisines like desserts, Chinese, South Indian, multicuisine, Mughlai, and North Indian. For two people, it costs Rs. 1,300. The most-ordered food was Haunted Fries.

Timing: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Address: No. 19/23 W Block, 7th Street, Anna Nagar, Chennai, 600040 (near Tower Park)

That Madras Place

It was a Russian-based restaurant that gave an amazing nostalgic feel to visitors. The art and the doodles on the wall make the interior look fantastic. They have doodled the famous Tamil actor's dialogue and funny moments on the wall.

Madras Place cuisines included Italian and European. It was a vegetarian hotel that served lunch and dinner. The most popular dish was chicken lasagne. For an average of two people, it costs Rs. 800. 

Timing: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm–09:30 pm

Address: Ground Floor Near Central Bank of India 34 29 2nd Main Road, Chennai (Madras) 600020 India

ICF Train Restaurant

When you enter this restaurant, the surroundings feel like you are sitting inside the train to have food. The fittings of the lights and the seating, like a train, feel different from other restaurants.

They have cuisines like Chinese, South Indian, Mughlai, Indian, and Chettinad. The non-vegetarian items are quite famous there. The average price for two people is Rs. 1,200. 

Timing: Mon-Sun 12:00 pm–03:00 pm, 07:00 pm–10:30 pm

Address: Anna Nagar East 4624+5W5, ICF Railway Museum Premises, Chennai Rail Museum, New Avadi Rd., Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Madhatter's Tea Garden

This restaurant creates an atmosphere filled with greenery everywhere to create a garden effect. The plants inside the restaurant produced a cooling effect on the eyes and bodies of the people. They have offered only fresh aroma teas, coffees, and some bakery items.

People often visit here to have a good time with the plants and the pure form of oxygen. It was an interesting place with colourful restaurants in Chennai.

Timing: Mon-Sun: 10:30 a.m.–10:30 p.m.

Address: No. 14, 2nd Avenue Harrington Road, Chetpet, Chennai, 600031 (opposite Kanchana Paati School, near Lady Andal High School)

The Waterfall Restaurant

The whole place in that restaurant gives the feel of sitting inside the caves and falls. The atmosphere provides a cooling effect by using the artificial falls inside the restaurant.

They have separate places to conduct meetings, parties, events, and meetings. The Waterfall Restaurant has cuisines like Indian and Asian. It was a vegetarian restaurant that included meals, desserts, and all kinds of delicious dishes.

The price range is Rs. 150–500.

Timing: Mon-Sun noon-03:30 pm, 07:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Address: 18, LV Prasad Rd., Thangal Karai, Dhanalakshmi Colony, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026

Ciclo Cafe 

This was specially designed for cyclists; it was decorated using cycle wheels, chains, handles, and pedals. They have placed some cycles in that place.

The cuisines included cafes, sandwiches, continental, North Indian, Asian, Italian, desserts, and beverages. The most popular dishes are chocolate fudge cake, cottage cheese balls, cordon bleu, banana pie, quiche, and risotto.

The average price for two people is Rs. 1,500.

Timing: Mon-Sun, 08:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.

Address: 47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai

How many themed restaurants are there in Chennai?

There were no specific number of themed restaurants in Chennai. There are more than 20 themed restaurants and cafes situated in Chennai.

What is a themed buffet?

A themed buffet was based on a separate region or country's food, which we could take to the plate.

Does theme food cost a lot?

No, it depends on the restaurant. Some people provide food at low prices, and some other people increase the price using the tastes and things that they have bought to make the food.

Do theme restaurants need unique colours?

It depends on the person; some people use bright colours mixed with many, and some people use colours related to the theme to show the exact theme of the restaurant.

What is the special dish in Chennai?

Idli and dosa are the special dishes in Chennai. Other than that, it is also famous for roadside foods and biryani.

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