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Top Themed Restaurants in Chennai

The entire concept of ordering something good and enjoying the same in a restaurant is getting outdated to many! With urban centers dotted with restaurants and other eating places across the length and breadth, they all seem similar, in terms of cuisines served. Well, it cannot be denied that nowadays restaurants often come up with brand new cuisines; customer experience is probably that ‘one thing’ where they can differ from each other in a big way!

The demand to come up with ‘something new’ has led to the idea of Themed Restaurants. Well, the concept of operating a restaurant based on a theme or simple, theme based restaurants may sound wacky, but it cannot be ruled out that themed dining has its own charm. On the other hand, themed restaurants are eating places where food (occasionally) goes secondary, while you primarily enjoy the singular environment and have a great time with your friends or family. It has to be said that in the past few years, Chennai, the southern pride has found a multitude of themed restaurants come into the limelight serving a scrumptious variety of regional and international cuisines.

The fact that the themed restaurants in Chennai are an instant hit among the Chennaites is nothing but a consequence of the variegation of eating habits and mounting expectations of restaurant goers. The ambiance of these themed restaurants in Chennai is so unique and very-pleasantly-inviting that it draws youngsters, families, regional and international visitors and people from the business community and everyone else for an ‘unparalleled’ dining experience. Let’s take a glance through some of the most popular and Top Themed Restaurants in Chennai along with their location and contact details.

Chokhi Dhani


It would not be an overstatement to say that Chokhi Dhani is a mini Rajasthan of Chennai. Sprawling over 15 acres of land, this is a place which conveys the vibrant Rajasthani heritage that leaves you awestricken with all the age old culture and tradition. A paradise for vegetarians, Chokhi Dhani offer mehendi sittings, magic shows, dance shows, music shows, acrobatics on a bamboo, puppet show, camel rides and many more. The seating arrangement and the decor of the themed restaurant of Sangri will make you feel that you are not in Chennai any more, in no time! Perhaps, the best and authentic Rajasthani food you can get in the city is right here in Chakhi Dhani.

Location and Contact Info:
NH-4, Kevlur Road, Tandalam, Sriperambudur, Chennai – 602105
Landmark: Near Queensland Theme Park
Phone Number: +91-9003223695
Timings: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm (all days of the week)

The Stop


An informal cellar based themed restaurant located in the bustling Adyar in Chennai. Popularly known as a ‘gaming’ restaurant among the local people, this sports themed place is certain to be enjoyed by all the sports enthusiasts. The eating house is equipped with PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, snooker tables, ice-hockey tables and other traditional indoor games like chess, ludo, snakes and ladders and many more. The Stop serves Italian, American, Seafood and sandwiches. Altogether, an ideal place to visit with friends and family for food and to play!

Location and Contact Info:
48B/2, 1st main road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai – 600020
Landmark:  Walkable Distance from Adyar Bridge
Phone Number: 044-45511966
Timings: 11 am to 10:30 pm (all days of the week)

Kaidi Kitchen


One among the most popular themed restaurants of South India, Kaidi Kitchen in Mylapore, Chennai is not about dining but the place offers a singular never-before seen ambiance and experience that are to be basked, in a delightful manner. This place is all about sumptuous jail cells, upbeat prisoners and a tempting aroma that wafts through the air; Kaidi Kitchen is a nice little (twisted) place for people who love food and fun with friends and family and of course for people who love to indulge in food fantasies! All in all, Kaidi Kitchen is a good pick for vegetarians who look for a variety of vegetarian cuisines as this restaurant specialize in Italian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese, Lebanese and North Indian cuisine.

Location and Contact Info:
20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue East, Mylapore, Chennai – 600004
Landmark: Next to St. Ebbas School
Phone Number: 044-42009701
Timings: 12 noon to 3:30 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm

Superstar Pizza


Can you imagine a restaurant that is dedicated to a movie star, come to Chennai! One of the most unique themed restaurants in the city of Chennai, Superstar Pizza is a dedication to the south Indian demigod Superstar Rajinikanth. Just like the man himself, the restaurant is known for its humble service yet the place will take you off your feet with its large variety of eatables. With their walls adorned with rare and popular pictures of ‘Thalaivar’ Superstar Rajinikanth, they went for an extra mile and named their pizzas matching with the movies of Superstar Rajinikanth! Go for it if you want to celebrate the man who is almost looked at as a god and relish those fresh and crunchy pizzas that come with yummy toppings.

Location and Contact Info:
9/2C, Dr. M.G.R Salai, Kandhanchavadi, Taramani, Perungudi, Chennai
Phone Number: +91-8122246222, 9894354867
Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm

Rainforest Restaurant (Animal Kingdom)


Touted as the India’s first themed restaurant, Rainforest Restaurant is a brilliantly designed restaurant that takes you deep inside a typical rainforest while you enjoy your meal! An authentic, but mini rainforest is found inside, including waterfalls, mist, flora and the insects and animals, of course they are just robots! What makes this place even more special is that the lightning and thunder effects which is nothing short of a surprise-strike for the visitors, especially to kids. The eating place specializes in South Indian, North Indian, Thai, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Go for the affordable buffet and enjoy your meal amidst a typical rainforest.

Location and Contact Info:
41&42, First Main Road, Gandhi Road, Adyar, Chennai – 600020
Phone Number: 044-42187222, 42187777
Timings: 12 noon to 3 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm (all days of the week)

That Madras Place


Yet another themed eating house that is nothing short of a hidden gem located in the calm lanes of bustling Adyar. That Madras Place is more of a cafe that is a cute, debonair and tempting place. Its genuineness and unique ambiance are regarded as one of the best in all of Chennai. The interesting and unique decor offers a look of a cool and voguish cafe-cum-restaurant with funny scrabbles all over the walls rather than the usual and boring painted walls. Black-and-white is the primary theme of this place and they specialize in Continental, Desserts, Italian, Cafe, European cuisines.

Location and Contact Info:
34/29, Kasturibai Nagar 2nd Main Road, Chennai – 600020
Phone Number: 044-42614380
Timings: 12 noon to 10 pm

Some of the other Top Themed Restaurants in Chennai include


Location: 57, 2nd Main Rd, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai – 600028
Phone Number: 044-30853590
Theme: French Cafe
Cuisine: Cafe, European
Timings: 7:30 am to 11 pm (all days of the week)

Location: 49, KKR Complex, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Mogappair, Chennai – 600037
Landmark: Opposite to Spartan School
Phone Number: 044-30853849
Theme: Road and Zebra crossing
Cuisine: Cafe, Desserts, Street Food
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm (all days of the week)

Ciclo Cafe
Location: Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai – 600085
Phone Number: 044-30853800
Theme: Bicycle
Cuisine: Cafe, Continental, Italian
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm (all days of the week)

The Moon and Sixpence
Location: Hablis Hotel, 19, GST Road,Guindy, Chennai – 600032
Phone Number: 044-30853872
Theme: Irish
Cuisine: Irish, Finger Food
Timings: 11 am to 12 midnight (all days of the week)

Swiss Hutte
Location: 168, Greams Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600006
Landmark: Opposite Apollo Hospital
Phone Number: 044-30853872
Theme: Inn Style
Cuisine: Continental

House #22
Location: 1/38, North Parade Road, St. Thomas Mount, Chennai – 600016
Landmark: Near Kathipara Junction
Phone Number: +91-9566145004, 044-22341450
Theme: Vintage House
Cuisine: Cafe, Continental, Italian
Timings: 11 am to 11 pm (all days of the week)


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