Also known as Thiruvallikeni, Triplicane is one of the best and oldest neighborhoods of Chennai that is always bustling with activity. Besides being a prime residential locality, the area houses a number of tourist spots such as the Marina Beach, Triplicane Big Mosque, Parthasarathy Swamy temple and many other establishments. The area is also thronged by plenty of good restaurants and street food joints, offering lip-smacking, piquant dishes replete with varied flavors.
During the IPL season, the area is especially crowded as it is located in close proximity to the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Multitudes of tourists and local residents gather here to relish amazing food and enjoy exciting IPL deals. There are a few eateries that also have Live IPL screening along with serving authentic dishes sprawling across a wide range of cuisines. Street food available in this area is particularly famous and worth trying. Dishes such as bhajjis, crisp and perfectly browned pakodas, popular variants of biryani are unique to the area.
If you are looking to unwind in the pleasant ambiance of nice restaurants, you must try the Nungambakkam area. It is also located quite close to the Chidambaram stadium and is well-known for many upscale restaurants and cafes. The area offers some of the best places to watch IPL and relish good Indian, Chinese, Continental, Oriental and Mughlai food. You must also try the English desserts available at popular bakeries such as Cake Walk, Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream & Sorbet and more. People who come to watch IPL often end up savoring food at these joints.