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Chennai Chimney

19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3707
+1 609-608-0104
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good17%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dosa” (4 reviews)
“butter naan” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3707
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Princeton, I'm not sure what took me so long to try this place, but I am sure glad I did. We have been devotees of Cross Culture, and continue to be, but this place may surpass it. If nothing else, it offers...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonathank918
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This restaurant is a nice option if you are looking for south Indian. While they have a range of the usual suspects such as butter chicken and palak paneer, your best options are those that match their regional speciality. Giant dosas with nice chutney. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank worktotravel14
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We've eaten here a few times, and have generally enjoyed the food, in particular liking the novelty of some meals served on banana leaves. However, the service is disorganized (reminds me of eating in a restaurant in India) and the ambience is not that relaxing....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank pandentom
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Worst restaurant, the food served was old, it was cooked few days ago. Please do not serve few days old food to customers.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank good122000
Reviewed 12 May 2018

I have eaten at the lunch buffet twice.The first time I thought it was the best buffet I ever had because of its varied dishes.Of coarse there are standard Indian dishes a buffet can not do without...but they offered other cooked items that were new...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lookinforelvis
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Though I have been here almost a dozen times, never had the chance to taste the Palkova, the dessert. Served piping hot, wrapped in vazhai elai ( banana leaf), the Palkova was simply amazing. Rest of the dinner ( we were 3 ) for each...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Group of us made a reservation and got their hoping for great food and great experience. Left with total disappointment and an empty wallet for below average Indian food. biriyani was awful. Butter chicken was a tomato sauce curry with 2 piece of chicken cube.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 339geej
Reviewed 9 November 2017

A wide range of options from South Indian cuisine (including vegetarian dishes). We went for dinner and loved it. BYOB

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank JNC1954
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Visited the restaurant twice last week, after a gap of more than a year. It was good to see that the quality of food is being maintained very well. The uttappam is now a bigger, one piece unlike what it was last year. We were...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank YatriForever
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We love Indian food primarily for the vast selection of vegetarian and vegan choices. So, on a recent night before theater, with three vegetarians among us, we visited Chennai Chimney; we'll be back! Lots of vegetarian choices, including a whole menu section devoted to vegetarian....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank beardocnj
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10 October 2017|
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Response from YatriForever | Reviewed this property |
They do not have the license yet, I was here about 20 days ago. They have the BYOB policy..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Chambers St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3707
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-608-0104
  • E-mail
Set in the historic town of Princeton, New Jersey, Chennai Chimney, a captivating Indian restaurant, offers exotic dishes in authentic flavor with emphasis on refined and creative cuisine from the traditional kitchens of Southern India where the city of Chennai is located. Our contemporary version of rustic Indian food will be beyond your expectation and take you on a mouthwatering journey to it's
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