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Best Restaurants in Madurai

Madurai, the temple city and cultural center of Tamil Nadu, boasts a rich culinary scene that offers visitors a diverse tapestry of flavors and dining experiences. From fragrant biryanis to piquant kothu parotta, and regional Chettinad cuisine to localized spins on contemporary dishes, foodies flock to Madurai to discover the city’s countless beloved restaurants. Beyond the intoxicating aromas and colorful platters of food, dining in Madurai also offers an avenue to immerse oneself in the city’s storied history, vibrant local culture and genuine Southern hospitality. Whether you’re a vegetarian or seeking seafood, casual budget meal or fine dining, homestyle cooking or inventive fusions, you will uncover eateries matching your every craving. Join us as we highlight some of top rated must-try restaurants in Madurai showcasing the breadth of the city’s celebrated cuisine. From quiet hangout spots beloved by locals to legendary establishments that have fed generations, here you’ll discover the flavors that best capture the authentic tastes and alluring atmosphere of this magical city. Our curated guide covers all you need to embark on your own culinary adventure of Madurai’s dynamic food scene. So come hungry and get ready to be enthralled!

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The banyan restaurant

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4.2

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Warm & woodsy buffet restaurant featuring a spacious dining area & a leafy outdoor terrace.

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Heritage Madurai, 11, Melakkal Rd, Kochadai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625016, India

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Ramana mess vegetarian restaurant

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W4HP+XR9, Collector Office Rd, opp. Madurai, Alwarpuram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625020, India

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Hotel sree sabarees

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4.3

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1, Kamarajar Salai, Pankajam Colony, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625009, India

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Kumar mess

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4.1

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Multicuisine thaali with spicy Chettinad fare in simple surrounds.

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57, Alagar Kovil Main Rd, Mellur, Tallakulam, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625002, India

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Phil's bistro

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4.2

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Casual restaurant serving Italian staples, from pasta to pizza, American dishes & Chinese options.

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444, 9th Main Rd, Managiri, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625020, India

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Bistro 1427 - madurai restaurant

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4.2

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AH43, Kamarajar Salai, Madurai Main, Madurai, Meenakshi Nagar, Tamil Nadu 625009, India

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Jkans foods

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52, W Vadampokki St, Periyar, Madurai Main, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India