Nungambakkam, Chennai

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Restaurant Information

1200 ₹ 1200 for two
 Seafood Seafood
Today, 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM, 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM


  • 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • 07:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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39, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai

Insider Tips

  • Do try some variety: Tamil, Kerala preparations work the best (such as the 'Red Snapper' or 'Karimeen in a Mango Curry' and 'Tawa Fry') followed by tandoori (try 'Jumbo Prawns') and (desi) Chinese
  • Lap it up with a fragrant 'Ghee Rice' or 'Parottas'
  • You would not regret skipping the French Loaf sourced dessert or the cloying 'Dulce De Leche'

Critic Rating

Amit Speaks Writer & Journalist


In a city which boasts of the longest urban beach in India, speciality seafood restaurants are conspicuously hard to come by. Inspired by our eponymous beach, The Marina makes a serious contention in the category. An endearing proposition from M Mahadevan, the eatery showcases a compelling attempt at responsible restaureurism – their seafood is sourced from ‘adopted’ villages along the Coromandel coast (Tuticorin, Kovalam), where fisher folks are encouraged to fish sustainably. Responsible sourcing aside, the Marina makes seafood dining an engaging experience – a centerpiece seafood counter is the hub of activity; you pick your catch and pay by weight. The chefs and many people of the staff are from Odisha. If you are fond of the Odia (even Bengali) style of cooking, you will have fair luck requesting the chef for something off-menu. The first floor is only set up when the lower section packs up; usually over the weekend. I like the look of Marina at night, with bright lights contrasting against muted walls for slick sophistication.

User Reviews of Marina, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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(4.5) Overall Rating (Based on 273 reviews)

Posted on : 07 Jun, 2019

THE MARINA is in Chennai ,nungambakam area cheap and best place to dine especially for sea food. we ourselves can go and catch the variety we desire and the chefs prepare according to our wish either bengali style with mustard oil or indian with olive oil jumbo prawns are delicious at the end please try the dessert duice de leche awesome it is !

Posted on : 28 May, 2019
Super seafood place

Fresh fish....delicious,right level of spice....felt homely.... courteous service...loved the wholesome experience...will go again

Posted on : 16 Apr, 2019
Superb seafood

One of the best places i have been to in a while. My love for all things fish got me here and made me a die hard fan of the eatery. Had a good feeling the moment i entered the restaurant. The staff are well informed and recommended some really good stuff based on our requirements and flavour choices. Am sure that noone can do justice to this place in a single visit and i plan to return here on my next trip to devour the crustacean dishes

Posted on : 13 Apr, 2019
Treasures of the sea

This restaurant should be pretty high on your list if you are looking for fresh seafood in Chennai. Naseem was extremely helpful in selecting the right fish. Selecting the fish itself is a very interesting experience.

Posted on : 02 Apr, 2019
Fresh seafood and good service

This place is called The Marina but its not anywhere near the Marina beach. The seafood cost goes by weight and is fresh. Select the seafood and get the staff to recommend how it should be cook. It wont go wrong. Ambience is nice and cozy. We had a slice of salmon, 3 big prawn, 1 fish, rice, garlic nan and bottled water. It cost us 3233 rp. A bit pricey but the quality is worthwhile to pay.

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About Marina, Nungambakkam, Chennai

As most geography buffs know, Chennai is blessed with one of the longest urban beach in India. The superb coastal line makes some serious contribution towards the provision of delicious seafood produce. The bounty is then taken and prepared with mean skills of the local chefs. Tourists and locals both enjoy the seafood preparations at their best which has given the city an exceptional reputation. Even after such abundant bounty pure seafood restaurants are hard to come by where the gorgeous fare is simply celebrated. But with ‘Marina’ things takes a promising turn. The restaurant is one of those places where seafood is their forte and for that particular reason it’s so popular. Located at the college road in Nungambakkam, the restaurant is a tremendous favourite of the local families and foodies. Tourists adore this place and makes it a point of dining here when visiting.

Marina keeps a very safe and formal kind of ambience. In today’s trendy imaginative world you would find the restaurant a warm and timeless place. The ambience is friendly, inviting and proper. Décor consists of dark brown wooden furniture set off by soft grey walls. What otherwise could have been a drab room is uplifted by huge photograph of the ocean showing a small fishing boat drifted into a calm ocean. Somehow the picture manages to connect with their seafood speciality. Large picture windows pours the natural sunlight in and makes the room more airy. Marina is ideal for those who wants to dine properly on a lavish seafood feast. Take someone along who appreciates good food, maybe a fellow foodie or a business associate who wants to experience the local flavour.

Marina specializes in seafood and stores plenty of delicacies ranging from all over the coast line. Cuisine you will be able to enjoy here are North-Indian and Chinese cuisine. Dining at Marina is not exactly cheap so be prepared for that. Begin enjoying the extensive menu with some appetizers like, coral red sesame fried fish with papaya, steamed dimsum, exotic clear noodle soup, fried crispy calamari rings, chilly coriander fried fish, deep fried wonton, crispy corn in golden basket, butter garlic prawns and salt & pepper fried fish. Pick any seafood you want from their catch of the day and let them whip up a dish with your chosen sauce. Include some fried rice or noodles to make it a proper main course. As finale have, Spanish tresleche, dates pancake with ice cream and chocolate lava.

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