What – Chettinad, South Indian

Where – 14, Sterling Avenue, Nungambakkam, Chennai 600034. Ph: 044 30853636

When- 12 Noon to 3 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

For that Authentic ‘Namma Ooru Sapadu’

With the never ending influx of fine dining restaurants with world cuisine, it has become quite a rarity to come across a fine dining restaurant with our kind of food. The food we have grown up with, the food that speaks about our culture and takes us back to our roots is now served at Maplai, located in the heart of the city.

What’s on the Menu? – The Food

If you love South Indian and primarily Tamilian food then this is a must visit place.  There are plenty of dishes that satisfy your taste buds, especially the non-vegetarian dishes here are simply superb. Their signature dishes have got to be tasted and it is guaranteed satisfaction.

Their appetizers include a range of soups that are usually pretty good, you can dare to taste the non-veg ones as they are packed with flavours.  Thanjavur Kair Katti Kola is their signature starter dish which is not to be missed at any cost. Their other range of starters which taste yum include: karuku murukku vendakkai, theepori panner, nethili fry, chicken lollipops, chicken perattal and so on.

If you are a vegetarian then you have got to go with the veg thali for your main course  as it is a comprehensive selection of the entire gamut of south Indian main course food. Then there’s the range of biriyanis which aren’t really out of the world but do taste good all the same. Their kothu parottas have got to be tasted especially the one with mutton.


I’m not exactly a big fan of sweets or south Indian desserts which is why I settled for the death by chocolate sundae – which was indeed good! But I heard from my friends who had accompanied me that day that the elaneer payasam is pretty good.

The Maplai Ambiance & Service

Although the food is ‘namma ooru’ the ambiance isn’t. It is just like a usual restaurant with typical interior decorations and everything. And the service is really quite good!

The Final Word

A great representation of our cuisine and a good place to go to for some yum non-vegetarian food. Best aspects would be: valet parking because it is needed at this location plus it is definitely value for money.

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