Once considered the outskirts of the city, OMR has now become one of Chennai’s liveliest areas. The real estate growth around this 20 km stretch from Madhya Kailash junction to Siruseri boasts of IT development and good infrastructure.
OMR is also home to many young professionals and who are always on the lookout to unwind over the weekend. The best way to spend a relaxed weekend is with good food & some retail therapy.
There are several dining and retail options that have mushroomed across OMR. So if you live in OMR or are looking to move there, here are some of the best dining and retail option on that stretch. With most of these outlets located not more than 15-20 mins from Falling Waters, Perungudi, one will never be short of options!
1.The Farm - Semmancherry
Looking for a quiet evening with your family? Then The Farm is an ideal place to visit. The Farm has a very serene and rustic atmosphere that makes you feel at peace. The restaurant puts you away from the hustle and bustle of the hectic OMR traffic. The parking lot is near a cow shed and you can see several farm animals walking about freely. The food requires a special mention as it is simple, authentic and fresh. If you are visiting the place, do try their wood fried pizzas, which is certainly to die for.
1/277, , Semmancherry Village,
Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Average Price for Two : Rs 1200
2.Barbeque Nation – Thoraipakkam
Whether you want to celebrate an occasion with your friends, colleagues or loved ones, Barbeque Nation is just the perfect restaurant to go to. The restaurant is known for its elaborate cuisine and the ambiance is hip and lively. Barbeque Nation offers American, Mediterranean, Oriental and Indian cuisines. They also have a live-grill embedded on your table, which allows you and your friends to sit around it and experience the warmth of a barbeque party right at your table.
Ramaniyam Isha, Block 1,
No 11, Rajiv Garden Street,
OMR, Thoraipakkam, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600097.
Average Price Per Person: Rs 671 – Rs 1047 Per Person
3.Moti Mahal Delux - Kalaingar Karunanidhi Salai
Moti Mahal was the first to introduce tandoori cuisine, butter chicken and dal makhani to the world and is one of the oldest restaurants in India. If you are looking for authentic North Indian food, Moti Mahal is the place to go. The outlet at OMR is best known for its weekday lunch buffet as well its a la carte menu
No. 2, Second Floor,Vaikund Govardhan
Rajiv Gandhi Salai, OMR,
Average Price For Two: Rs 1400
4.Golden Dragon – Padur
In the mood for some Chinese food? Then you should certainly visit Golden Dragon. Known for their dim sums and traditional teas, Golden Dragon is a fine dining restaurant located inside The Taj Hotel. The restaurant has varied ingredients and an even greater variety of flavors and tastes. The restaurant has great ambiance and is perfect for a nice romantic evening.
Taj Hotel, 37,
Mahatama Gandhi road,Nungambakkam,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600034
Average Price For Two: Rs 1000
5. • Buzz - The Gateway Hotel – Sholinganallur
Located inside The Gateway Hotel, Buzz is a small, cozy and delightful budget hotel. The restaurant also offers all day Dining and is perfect cosmopolitan mix of international cuisine and authentic regional home-style delicacies. It also has a beautiful ambiance, overlooking the pool and can seat 120 guests. The restaurant is pre-dominantly known for its buffet.
Gateway, 309 Chennai,
Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway,
,Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), chennai.
Price Per person: Rs 850 For Lunch (Mon-Fri)
6. Murugan Idly Shop
If you are craving for some fluffy Idlis accompanied by some piping hot sambar or any other authentic South Indian food, then The Murugan Idly shop should be your first choice. The restaurant has delicious and mouthwatering dishes which are also reasonably priced.
TCS, SIPCOT Industrial Park,
1st Main Road, Siruseri,
Old Mahabalipuram Road.
Average Price For Two: Rs 200
The Vivira Mall formerly known as Coromandel Plaza is a shopping mall located at Navallur on OMR. It is the first mall to be built on the Old Mahabalipuram Road and it houses four screen multiplex operated by AGS Cinemas. The mall has a built up area of 3 lakh sq.ft on OMR. The mega mall also has over 100 stores, which includes four departmental stores and several restaurants.
Old Mahabalipuram Rd, Navallur, 600130
8. FirstCry Store
Asia’s largest store for kids & baby products, Firstcry has a store on OMR. Firstcry has everything you need for your baby including toys, books, clothes, diapers etc and the quality of the product is great too.
Old Mahabalipuram Road,
Near Kohinoor Asiana Hotel,
Tamil Nadu 600119
From a wide variety of options clothing for men, women and children to accessories, the store has almost everything you need. Max is an international value fashion brand of the Dubai based Landmark Group. The store has pioneered the concept of value fashion and offers shoppers a vast variety of clothing with international fashion and quality. The Max store in OMR also has ample parking, which makes it easy for shoppers to visit.
Max Retail Division 363 ,
Opp: HCL, 4, Old Mahabalipuram Rd,
Kandancavadi, Perungudi, Chennai 600096
10.Mom & Me
The store is a one-of-a-kind store for moms and kids. It has everything for you and your baby, from pregnancy till your child turns 9. The store also has stylish clothes for moms-to-be and toys, high chairs, cots and strollers for kids.
No. 476 /65,
Near to Vestas RRD
OMR, Sholingnallur, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu 600119
Be it mobiles, laptops or even a washing machine, eZone is the place to go for any electronic related purchases. You can choose from a wide range of both National and International brands across a whole lot of categories like mobile phones, computers & laptops, tablets, digital cameras, LCD LED Televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, air coolers, kitchen appliances etc.
46, Govinda Swamy Nagar,
Perungudi, Chennai 600096.