The Hyatt Regency in Chennai is one of the hottest new hotels in the city. With quirky charm, this hotel displays an interesting array of art installations, which is dotted all over the interiors of the hotel.

One of my favorite places to eat in, at the Hyatt is their Chinese restaurant. Stix serves up authentic street hawker style Sichuan cuisine which is perfect for the fiery Chennai palate.

At Stix there is an open kitchen where one can watch the chefs stir frying up sizzling delights. Some of my favorite dishes are their spinach leaves with peanut sesame dressing, black fungus onion pepper, Sichuan style chicken chili and stir fried fish with black bean. I found their dumpling to be a little disappointing but don’t skip dessert – they make a killer egg tart.

The food is delicious! The menu offers a great variety of dishes with a range of flavors and textures. Their executive lunch for Rs. 999 might be one of the best deals in town at a five star hotel.


Here is some of what we ate:


Hot and sour soup


Sichuan style chicken chili


Stir fried fish with black bean



Baby Pockchoy with Shitake Mushrooms


Crystal Prawn Dumpling


Steamed Lamb Dumpling


Stir Fried Chicken with String Beans


Steamed Fish with Ginger Soya Sauce


Stir Fried Beef with Celery


Yang Zhou Fried Rice


Egg Tart