Lesser known food joints in Chennai – Mattas

It’s right there and even then i am sure you will miss the place. No it’s not a place where you can take your date for a nice dinner and no it’s not a place for all the health freaks out there but we can tell you it’s a awesome place with yummy food where you can go with your friends and have a great snack right by the road!!!

Mattas is your friendly neighborhood eat-out/fast-food located in Ashok Nagar. There are just 4 tables inside and it gets really cramped but you could just sit outside on plastic stools.

It’s a totally VEG fast-food and trust me there are some interesting choices there!

We start off with the usual tomato soup which is pretty ok and ordered some Veg Balls – the veg balls are really good, though a little less oil can do wonders, but it’s nice and crunchy on the outside and tastes awesome. The portions they give are good.

Our favorite is the chilly Gobi rice. It’s basically fried with gobi in it and it’s nice and spicy and the portions are really filling mind you.

The chilly mushroom here is awesome too. Its deep fried pieces of mushroom and you really wouldn’t believe some one could make mushrooms like this. You have limited choices and the menu is basically displayed on a board – chilly gobi, panneer and usual other vegetarian dishes you would find anywhere else and trust me the food is neat – they serve on steel plates with a banana leaf on top. I wouldn’t recommend the water they serve you there though.

All in all a good place to catch a quick bite before you head home to some good sleep after work.

Prasad my friend who agreed to review this place with me, has been going to this joint for the last 8 years now and agrees the taste has not changed a bit; though the prices have gone up a wee bit – come on inflation is catching up folks!

A quick dinner for two would set you back anywhere between Rs.100 to Rs.150

Ps – Will update later with the address and photos.

5 Comments so far

  1. rama on September 11th, 2008 @ 11:59 am

    i guess u should also visit "Mummy’s chettinad chat" opp Natesan park, "Shankar’s chat" on the 5th avenue behind blue star Annanagar, "Bombay Halwa house" Near Viveks, Mylapore etc. and write about them.

  2. scenic on September 11th, 2008 @ 2:15 pm

    i love VEG fast food.
    hope a chance to try.

  3. dilip on September 11th, 2008 @ 10:14 pm

    mattas, rocks! no questions asked.

  4. praddy on September 12th, 2008 @ 11:33 am


    thanks so much, will check them all and put a review on them :)

    If you have been to them, let me know your comments too.


    do try them


    very true :) maybe you can share ur experience, like what is your favourite there and what you dont like there? etc..

  5. deepakd on September 16th, 2008 @ 4:24 pm

    You can also check this website chennai.burrp.com for more of these fast food joints and restaurants. I being a member of it love the user friendliness of the website.

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