|Facade of the restaurant is appearing like the gate of the prison|
|Ambiance: Eight air-conditioned Prison Cells. Waiters in Jailer / Convict Uniforms|
|Prison Cells (Dining Rooms)|
Kaidi Kitchen is a first prison theme based Multi-Cuisine Vegetarian Restaurant in Mylapore, Chennai. You may be surprised to name the restaurant with the term 'Kaidi.' No one would prefer to dine in a prison cell. Yet these prison cells (dining rooms in Kaidi vegetarian restaurant) are arresting the Chennai food lovers with their Chinese, Italian, Lebanese, Mexican, North Indian and Thai Cuisines. Of course no chance for south Indian dishes like idly, pongal, poori and dosas.
|Hand-cuffs suspended. Brick walls|
The facade of the restaurant is appearing like the gate of the prison. The fully air conditioned 8000 sq.feet restaurant resembles like prison with eight prison cells incorporating revolving lights; hand-cuff suspended atop the ‘cells’ and toy guns displayed on the walls. The earnest waiters are wearing the uniforms of jailers or convicts. They appear before the discerning customers with 30 page menu booklet (looking like encyclopedia) and take orders.
|Guns Dispalyed on the wall|
In addition there is a huge banquet hall in the basement with a capacity for 200 people to dine at any given time.
People choose to frequent this place during week ends; preferably on Saturday nights. Of course it is very difficult to reserve a prison cell on week ends and the plan of action will be strictly on the basis of ‘first come, first get arrested’ policy. When the prison gate opens around 07.00 pm, the prison cells are packed every week end night.
After its promising achievements in Kolkata, Rohit Ojha was inspired with confidence to replicate its franchised outlet in Chennai. There are scope for replicating similar franchised outlets in Gujarat, Hyderabad and New Delhi. The restaurant is targeting all sections of the food lovers including the youth and family circles and there is encouraging response.
Kaidi Kitchen is at 20/3, Bishop Wallers Avenue, Mylapore, Chennai. Contact for Information: 42009701 or 4200 9702.