Around Chennai, there are a lot of restaurants bearing this name - my Chennai history is not so strong to tell which one of these is the original - but I can very well say that most of these serve moderate dishes. The one in T Nagar is nothing different.
Though it is on a bustling main road, somehow it gives the feeling that it is secluded from all the hustle and bustle, which is in a way good. The restaurant has two floors - I think that the first floor is used for custom parties or when the demand is heavy because the ground floor is where things happen.
The Kebabs are okay, not worth drooling over. The range is good but not exhaustive. You'd expect better from a joint that named itself after these flavorful munches.
The Biryanis are at best average and if you go at an hour that is not the peak time you could end up getting dried morsels, which is a bit disappointing. Nevertheless, I suggest that prawn lovers try their Prawn Biryani once - it is one of the better ones that I tried in Chennai; well marinated and perfectly garnished. The good thing is that their tastes are more or less consistent over time.
The raithas are disappointing. The rotis and the naans are average - nothing starkly different. The Chinese is also at best average. Indian Gravies are flavorful but again nothing different from an average Chennai restaurant.
The service is good - being a small restaurant, you can call up the waiters whenever you want to and dont have to search for them like you do in the larger floored restaurants. The waiters themselves are forthcoming, have an adequate knowledge of the food that they are serving and do a good job.
Compared to the costs they charge the quantity on offer is a little disappointing - especially with the rice varieties like Biryanis and fried rice - there are other restaurants that offer more for a similar price and similar quality.
In the afternoons they used to serve Combo lunches, which was a combo of Biryanis, lemon juice and a couple of regular Kebabs. This suits well if you are not a heavy eater because the quantity offered for the Combo biryani is often as I found out way lesser than the regular biryani.
Overall, I would suggest to give it a try only when you drive to your favorite restaurant to find it closed for the day.