Here is the list of restaurants in Chennai serving some fancy and classic Asian food. So, now you know where to go and get some fine dumplings next time!
Chap Chay, The Raintree, St. Mary’s Road
Located in The Raintree hotel, this restaurant must be on your list for some classic Asian food. The menu is straightforward and there is something for everyone. The neo-modern interiors and comfortable seating are pleasing. Double Cooked Pork Belly and Shaoxing Duck are some of the best-selling appetizers. The menu is brief, even the mains have some classic and basic choices which can never go wrong. Do not call it a meal without trying the Vanilla Fried Icecream.
Mamagoto, Nungambakkam, Chennai
The fun bistro setup has always been a great option for Asian food. The modern and colourful interiors are appealing, and so is the menu. With some twists to the Asian cuisine, you can find some revisited dishes here, like the Cheesy Asian Tacos, Thai Puchka Bites and many more. The food tastes fab and looks great as well, a welcome change from all the monotone dining age.
The mains has a selection of Wok, Rice and Noodle Bowls and curries alongside.
Va Pho - Asian Canteen, Gopalapuram, Chennai
Yet another fine option for casual Asian dining with your family and friends. This standalone restaurant offers promising food and some fancy mocktails. The Balinese Chicken Satay and Chili Beef Bao are some of those fun and colourful options to start your meal with.
The mains include Japcha, Japanese glass noodles and some other unique options like Spicy Momo Sizzler with Noodles. The Mung Bean Cake with Vanilla Ice cream is the dessert you can eat only at this place.
Asian Station, Anna Nagar East, Chennai
Those colourful walls, trippy floors and rather retro + colourful vibe at this modern Asian restaurant is a reason good enough to eat here. The menu is an eclectic mix of Japanese, Thai and food from other Asian counterparts. Try the Orange Salmon Sushi Rolls. Among the other small plates, the Mahlak Mushrooms and XO Fish Fingers are nice options.
Like most other places, the mains include a good variety of your favourite curries paired with Noodles and Rice.
Pan Asian, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai
The sheer opulence of the plush interiors and some top-notch service set you up for a memorable meal.
The menu is really simple and has categories based on the cuisine of different parts of Asia. The Udon Noodle Soup from the Japanese section is a must.
The variety of Sushi and Nigiri Rolls is simply outstanding and for the love of it, you can not miss those. The desserts include a Chocolate Bombe with Mousse and Coffee Crumble – a really neat one indeed.
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