Chennai is a destination for foodies wanting to experiment with food in a pocket-friendly style. South-indian breakfast items such as idlis, dosas served with piping hot sambar and spicy chutneys and meals are a delight to one’s taste and budget. Besides the typical south-indian fare, one can also find fast-food outlets selling sandwiches, north-indian chaats and other tasty bites in various areas throughout Chennai.

A popular food-based website has ranked the restaurants in Chennai based on visitor reviews. Most of these outlets may be small in size seating around 10-20 people at a time. Therefore, one must arrive early to get a seat on arrival or be prepared to wait for some time, even an hour! But the wait can be worth it for the taste. Find below the restaurants that offer good food at a reasonable price:

  1. The Sandwich Shop,

    Location: West Mambalam, Cost for 2 persons: Rs200, fast food, sandwich
  1. Bombay Lassi,

    Location: Triplicane, Cost for 2 persons: Rs100, fast food.
  1. Royal Sandwich Shop,

    Location: Alwarpet, Cost for 2 persons: Rs200, fast food
  1. Kailash Kitchen,

    Location: Choolaimedu, Cost for 2 persons: Rs250, Tibetan
  1. Sree Balaji Sandwich Stall,

    Location: Nungambakkam, Cost for 2 persons: Rs150, fast food
  1. Rayar’s Mess,

    Location: Mylapore Cost for 2 persons: Rs100, south indian
  1. Nair Mess,

    Location: Chepauk, Cost for 2 persons:Rs200, south indian biryani
  1. Gaurav Vada Pav Centre,

    Location: Perungudi, Cost for 2 persons: Rs100, fast food
  1. Mami Tiffen Stall,

    Location: Mylapore, Cost for 2 persons: Rs150, south indian
  1. Kozhi Idli,

    Location: Adyar, Cost for 2 persons: Rs150, south indian / Murugan Idli Shop, Besant Nagar, Cost for 2 persons: Rs200, south indian