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Unbelievable Top 10 Non-Vegetarian Restaurants that offer Delicious Menu and soothing ambiance in Chennai 

Chennai, formerly Madras, brings nostalgia for many of us who have visited it! You may cherish it for its refreshing beaches, hustle, and bustle of its commercial spaces and how it mirrors the people’s culture and tradition. Being the center of international trade, Chennai is home to people from across the country and the world resulting in a fusion of different food cultures. As much as it’s known for its vegetarian cuisine, it also has some wonderful restaurants serving non-vegetarian food for the carnivores of the city.

Are you a Non-vegetarian foodie? Check out these top 10 non-veg restaurants in Chennai – not to be missed!

Kumarakom restaurant
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Kumarakom, Chennai
The Kumarakom restaurants across the city known for their exquisite Kerala cuisine are among the best non-vegetarian food you can find. It also serves other cuisines such as North Indian and Chinese. Anyone craving for some spicy Beef fry, Biriyani, Chicken Stew with Appams should definitely give this restaurant a try! You can enjoy their non-vegetarian delicacies at an average cost of ₹450 for two. You can find their outlets in Anna Nagar, Perungudi, Nungambakkam, Velachery and Taramani, Chennai.


Kaaraikudi restaurant Chennai
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Kaaraikudi, Chennai

Kaaraikudi is a Chettinad chain found in many parts of Chennai. All their dishes are infused with spices from down South that give them rich flavors. The Crab Pepper Masala, Mutton Nalli Kuzhambu, Fish curry leaves fry, Idiyappam and Paniyaram are some of their popular mouth-watering dishes. They offer vegetarian delicacies too. Enjoy dining for two at ₹ 650 approximately. You can find their outlets in Ashok Nagar, Velachery, and Mylapore.


Pan Asian
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Pan Asia, Guindy
An international non-vegetarian restaurant inside the magnificent ITC Grand Chola. You will find it to be one of the most exciting and of course luxurious places in Chennai. As the name signifies, you will be able to choose from various cuisines across Asia – Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Singaporean, and Malay. It’s a great place to dine if you are meeting international friends, clients, or just want to explore different Asian cuisines. A table for two may cost approximately ₹4,200. The Wasabi Prawns, Chicken Dimsum, Sushi, and Ramen are something you should definitely try from here!


Junior Kuppana
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Junior Kuppanna
The Junior Kuppanna restaurant has had its presence since the 1960s and is one of the best non-veg restaurants featuring the legendary KonguNadu Cuisine that is based on rice. This chain of restaurants was established by Mr. Kuppanna along with his wife. You will be awestruck just by looking at the varieties of non-veg delicacies they offer! It’s a perfect place for all the fish, prawns, chicken and meat lovers! Their Succulent Nalli gravy, the tender Chicken Pallipalayam, Mutton Pallipalayam, and the flavorful Mutton Biryani will make you come for more costing approximately ₹650 for two people


Madras Pavilion
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Madras Pavilion

Madras Pavilion is also located at the ITC Grand Chola and is one of the top best non-veg restaurants serving both Eastern and Western cuisine. The ambiance has a luxurious touch with its carved marble walls; the pillars display the glorious temples of the state, and the funnel-shaped lamps displayed upside down strikes a modern look. Enjoy a great dining experience at ₹4000 for two. While you are here don’t forget to get your hands on their Jumbo Prawns, Croissants, Waffles, Breakfast Buffet, Dum Biryani, and Rasgulla!


Absolute BBQ
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AB’s – Absolute Barbecues
Absolute Barbecues is deemed to be one of the best non-veg restaurants for their amazing meat Barbeques although they serve vegetarian BBQ grill too! You can find their outlets in T. Nagar and Velachery. The best part is that they have a ‘wish grill’ on the Menu where you get to choose the vegetable and meat of your choice! Along with their delicious BBQs, you can also enjoy some exotic meats like duck, quail, rabbit, and shark making AB’s a unique dining place! With their comfortable seating and reasonable prices, they are almost always full with reservations. Book early to enjoy your sizzling grills, main course, and their unique dessert plate at ₹1400 for two!

Dhaba- Estd 1986
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Dhaba – Estd 1986
The Dhaba Estd 1986 Delhi is one of the best non-veg restaurants featuring the Dhaba-style menu – North-west Frontier cuisine – with a typical Dhaba ambiance. The ambiance gives you a glimpse of 1986 dining with good old cot style seating. To make it even memorable there is a giant truck on the second floor to capture some cherishing moments! Folks who visit love the finger-licking Butter Chicken, and the Tandoori Chicken among the various other signature dishes! You can also enjoy some refreshing Mocktails, Lassi, or Paan Mojito ending your meal on a sweet note! A table for two may cost you ₹1400 approximately.


Ente Keralam
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Ente Keralam, Chennai
Ente Keralam is one of the best non-veg restaurants well-known for its Kerala cuisine. The dishes reflect the rich food and cultural heritage that has been passed down from generation to generation. The restaurant displays typical Kerala decorations such as the elephant ornaments, wooden boats, and houses painted brown and white. With a table for two costing you only ₹750, one shouldn’t miss their traditional Thalassery Biryani, Meen Moilee, Appam, and the Alleppey Meen Curry!


Basil with a twist
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Basil With A Twist, T. Nagar
The Basil with a Twist is an authentic European restaurant in Chennai. You will love the open kitchen, neat table arrangements, and the big windows for ambiance. You can choose from a wide variety of cuisines it offers- the European, Spanish, Continental, Italian, Mediterranean, and Balkan too. So if you are bored of the local cuisine in a non-vegetarian menu, It’s a great place to dine and enjoy the different non-veg dishes. The ‘Hunter’s steak’, ‘Roasted Pumpkin Soup’, and ‘The Chicken Saltimbocca’ are some of its best dishes you shouldn’t miss! And a perfect way to end your meal? Try their classic ‘Mousse La Chocolate’, ‘Cheese Cake’, or the ‘divine brownie’ for dessert!

Azzuri Bay
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Azzuri Bay, Adyar
Azzuri Bay is one of the top restaurants in the city that serves good non-vegetarian food under a romantic rooftop setting. Reserve your seats in advance to enjoy a good dining experience at ₹1500 for two. With gorgeous views and classy interiors, it looks magical. Serving both Continental and Asian food, you must try their ‘Grilled Stuffed Chicken Breast’, ‘Schezwan Beef’, ‘Thai Chilli Rice’, ‘Spaghetti Lobster’, ‘Grilled Fish in Plantain leaf’ as well as their delightful pizza variants. To satisfy your sweet tooth, you should try their ‘Mississippi Mud Pie’, and ‘Chocolate Gelato’.

Ready to Dine?
These are the top 10 best non-veg restaurants that you can enjoy while you are in Chennai! The list is not based on the pricing alone but a factor of taste, quality, consumer satisfaction, ambiance, and pricing as a whole. It’s surely a delight to dine in these restaurants for all that they offer! Put your adventurous gear on and try these varied cuisines for some great food and a memorable time! Go get them!

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