Food of Madurai

Madurai is often referred to as the food capital of Tamil Nadu, given the huge variety in styles, cuisines, genres and sizes that it offers. In Madurai, you can taste the most authentic of traditional delicacies as well as indulge in fast food, Bengali, Italian, Chinese and North-Indian cuisines. Also, the food is lip smacking all though its streets to the elaborate restaurants.
The local delicacies include Paruthi paal, jigarthanda, panangkarkandu paal and chettinadu varieties like appam, kuzhi paniyaram, etc. as well as beverages like Paruthi, Jigarthanda as well as the popular Filter coffee . Other than these, find local favorites from all over Bengal Fish curry, Pizzas, Chaats, Fish and Chips, Gulab Jamuns, Samosas, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken and lots more.

Here are the top 12 restaurants in Madurai:

1. Jayaram Fast Foods

6&7 Nethaji Road, Madurai, India 
12:00 am to 11:59 pm

2. Murugan Idli Shop

This casual dining restaurant is renowned for its South Indian tiffin cuisine. Serving hygienic food, this air-conditioned restaurant is best known for its authentic idlis, dosas, Jigarthanda, varied accompaniments and meals.

3. Emperor Restaurant

106 West Perumal Maistry St, Madurai, India 
Indian, Bar
breakfast, lunch & dinner
INR 150 For Two

4. Surya

110 West Perumal Maistry Street, Madurai, India 
4 PM - Midnight
INR 300 For Two

5. Dhivya Mahal Restaurant

No. 21, Town hall Road, Madurai Ho, Near Rousari Church, Madurai - 625001, India 
Noon - 11 PM
INR 250-300 For Two

6. Taj Restaurant

10 Town Hall Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India 
11 AM - 11 PM
INR 150 For Two

7. Anna Meenakshi Restaurant

West Perumal Maistry Street, Madurai, India 
6 AM - 11 PM
INR 150-200 For Two

8. GAD (Gateway All Day)

The Gateway Hotel Pasumalai Madurai, 40 T P K Road, Madurai 625 004, India 
6:30 AM - 11 PM

9. Sri Sabareesh

49, West Perumal Maistry Street, (Old Ganesh Mess)Near Chennai Silks,Madurai-625001. 
South Indian, North Indian, Chinese
6am ? 11pm (Mon-Sun)

This multi-cuisine family restaurant serves quality vegetarian food to its guests. With prompt service and an inexpensive menu, this restaurant is a local favourite.

10. Garden All Day

This global cuisine restaurant in the Taj Gateway Hotel is renowned in Madurai. From the garden-decor to the delectable spread of dishes par excellence, Garden All Day is one of the best dining experiences in town.

11. Kumar Mess

57, Alagar Kovil Road, Tallakulam, KK Nagar, Madurai 
South Indian
11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM

This casual dining mess serves authentic South Indian cuisine. Best known for its Kali dosa and mutton Kola Urundai, this local favourite is renowned for its traditional authenticity and quality.

12. Banyan Restaurant

A fine dining restaurant in the heart of Madurai, they serve Continental, Italian and South Indian food. With great ambience and food, it is recommended to reserve a table in advance.

Madurai Photos

Madurai, Tamil Nadu
Meenakshi Amman Kovil - One of the Most Famous Temple in South India
Holy Pond Kalyani in the Meenakshi Temple, Madurai
Koodal Azhagar Temple - Dedicated to Lord Vishnu the Temple is Built in the Dravidian Style Architecture

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