Top 10 Shopping Malls in Chennai

In the dynamic urban landscape of Chennai, malls have emerged as iconic destinations that encapsulate the essence of modern shopping and lifestyle experiences. These commercial havens have played a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of urban life, redefining the way people shop, dine, and socialize. With a rich mix of luxury stores, entertainment alternatives, and exquisite dining options, all conveniently located within a single sprawling enclosure, Chennai’s malls have evolved beyond being simple shopping hubs. Instead, they have grown into vibrant reflections of the city’s ever-evolving cultural and commercial tapestry. 

This blog compilation unveils a curated list of the top 10 malls in Chennai, each one a testament to the city’s progressive spirit and cosmopolitan allure. From high-end boutiques to world-class entertainment, from gastronomic delights to strolls amidst stunning architecture, these malls offer an eclectic blend of experiences that cater to a diverse array of preferences. Join us as we embark on a journey through these retail paradises, discovering not just the retail offerings, but also the ambiance, creativity, and lifestyle they bring to Chennai’s urban landscape. 

1.Phoenix Marketcity

Phoenix Marketcity is a chain of upscale shopping malls in India. It was founded in 2006 by Phoenix Mills Limited. The company currently operates 5 malls in India, namely Phoenix Marketcity in Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, and Kolkata. It is known for its large selection of stores, restaurants, and entertainment options. 

Location:  28 Velachery Road, Nagendra Nagar, Anna Garden, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042. 

Popular Outlets: Zara, H&M, Nike, Adidas, Forever 21, MAC, Sephora, Marks & Spencer, The Body Shop, Shoppers Stop, Westside, and Lifestyle.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week. 

Ratings: 4.5/5 stars on Google, 4.4/5 stars on Facebook. 

2. Express Avenue Mall


Express Avenue Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in Chennai. It is promoted by Express Infrastructure, a division of Express Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. It is home to the largest gaming arcade in South India. Built at a cost of ₹7,500 million, the mall is spread over 1,750,000-square-foot, including 900,000-square-foot of leasable area. 

Outlets: Some of the popular outlets in Express Avenue Mall include Shoppers Stop, Westside, Lifestyle, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons, Marks & Spencer, Zara, H&M, and Apple. 

Location: 41, Royapettah High Road, Royapettah, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600014 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, seven days a week. 

Ratings: 4.4/5 stars on Google, 4.3/5 stars on Facebook. 

3.Ampa Skywalk Mall

Ampa Skywalk Mall is the third largest mall in Chennai.  It was opened in 2009 and has a total retail floor area of 315,000 square feet. The mall has three floors of retail space, a seven-screen multiplex, a games zone, and a food court. 

Outlets: Some of the popular outlets in Ampa Skywalk Mall include Shoppers Stop, Westside, Lifestyle, Reliance Trends, Pantaloons, Marks & Spencer, Zara, H&M, and Apple. 

Location: 10, Nelson Manickam Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029, about 25 kilometers (about 15.53 mi) from the city center. 

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm, daily. 

Ratings: 4.3/5 stars on Google, 4.2/5 stars on Facebook. 

4.Chennai Citi Centre


Chennai Citi Centre is a three-storeyed mall with basement parking. It has over 100 outlets, including clothing stores, jewelry stores, food outlets, and a multiplex cinema. 


Clothing stores: Marks & Spencer, Shoppers Stop, Westside, Pantaloons, Reliance Trends, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail 

Jewelry stores: Kalyan Jewellers, Tanishq, Malabar Gold and Diamonds, Jos Alukkas, Pooja Jewels 

Food outlets: KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subway, Domino’s, Burger King, Sagar Ratna, Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan 

Multiplex cinema: Inox 

Location: Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. 

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm, daily. 

Ratings: 4.2/5 stars on Google, 4.1/5 stars on Facebook. 

5.Forum Vijaya Mall

Forum Vijaya Mall is a shopping mall located in Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was developed by Prestige Group and opened in 2013. The mall has a total retail space of 650,000 square feet and houses over 100 shops, including brands such as Lifestyle, Max, Westside, Fab India, PVR Cinemas, Fun City, and more. 


Fashion: Lifestyle, Max, Westside, Fab India, Vero Moda, H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Marks & Spencer, Casio, Puma, Crocs, Bata, etc. 

Electronics: Samsung, Sony, LG, Apple, Lenovo, HP, etc. 

Home & Furniture: HomeTown, Home Centre, Decathlon, etc. 

Food & Beverages: Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King, CCD, etc. 

Entertainment: PVR Cinemas (9 screens, including an IMAX screen), Fun City (gaming and entertainment zone for kids) 

Location: 83, Great Southern Trunk Road, Arcot Road, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600026 

Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM, all days of the week. 


Google Maps: 4.2 out of 5 stars, based on over 11,000 reviews 

TripAdvisor: 4 out of 5 stars, based on over 1,000 reviews 

6.VR Chennai


VR Chennai is a large shopping mall located in Anna Nagar West, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was opened to the public on 18 June 2018 and is one of the largest malls in Chennai by area, occupying 1,840,000 square feet (171,000 m (about 106.25 mi)2) built-up area with 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m (about 57.79 mi)2) of retail space. 


Fashion: Zara, H&M, Mango, Marks & Spencer, Forever 21, Aldo, Adidas, Nike, Puma, Levi’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Lacoste, Guess, UCB, Fabindia, Allen Solly, Arrow, Van Heusen, Louis Philippe, etc. 

Food and beverage: Starbucks, Café Coffee Day, KFC, McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Subway, Haagen Dazs, Baskin Robbins, Swensen’s, Gelato Italiano, etc. 

Entertainment: PVR Cinemas, Bowling alley, Gaming zone, VR zone, etc. 

Location: 28, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Anna Nagar West, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040 

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm, seven days a week.   


Google: 4.3/5 star  

Trip advisor: 4/5 star 

7. Spencer Plaza


Spencer Plaza is an eight-Storey shopping-cum-office complex located on Anna Salai in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the oldest shopping malls in India and was one of the biggest shopping malls in South Asia when it was built in 1985. It is one of the earliest Grade A commercial projects of the city, which was developed in the second half of the 1990s. 

Timing: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on all days. 

Outlets: It has various outlets including clothing, footwear, accessories, electronics, home appliances, books, toys, and food. Some of the popular outlets in the mall include Saravana Bhavan, McDonald’s, etc. 

Ratings: 3.5 out of 5 stars on Google, based on over 18,000 reviews 

8. Spectrum Mall

Spectrum Mall is a shopping mall located in Perambur, Chennai, India. It is the first mall in North Chennai. The mall was developed at the site of the erstwhile Venus Theater on Paper Mills Road in Perambur. The mall is spread over an area of 160,000 square feet with two levels of retail shopping and a five-screen multiplex. The mall is developed and promoted by Ganga Foundations. 

Outlets: PVR Cinemas, Food court with various restaurants, Play area for children, etc 

Timing: 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on weekends. 

Location: Spectrum the Grand Venus Mall, Paper Mills Road, Perambur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600011 

Ratings: Google Maps: 3.7 out of 5 stars 

TripAdvisor: 3.5 out of 5 stars 

9.Marina Mall


The Marina Mall is a shopping mall located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is the first mixed-use development mall in the city, with a total dedicated size of 6,38,000 sq. ft. The mall has over 200 stores, including a hypermarket, a multiplex cinema, and a food court. The mall is owned by OMR Mall Developers, which was founded in 2008 by Mohammed Mukrim Syed Habeeb, Mr Abdul Wadood, and Mr Aslam Packeer Mohamed. The mall was opened in 2013. 


Apparel: Adidas, Allen Solly, Arrow, Benetton, Big Bazaar, Calvin Klein, Charles & Keith, Crocs, Forever 21, H&M, Home Centre, Indian Terrain, Lee Cooper, Levi’s, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Shoppers Stop, Westside 

Electronics: Apple, Croma, Sony Centre 

Food and entertainment: Barista, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, KFC, McDonald’s, PVR Cinemas, Starbucks, Subway, etc 

Location: 13/1A, Egattur Village, Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai. 

Timing: 11 am to 10 pm, 7 days a week. 


Google Maps: 4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 10,742 reviews 

TripAdvisor: 4 out of 5 stars, based on 1,157 reviews 

10.Grand Square Mall


Grand Square Mall is a shopping mall located in Velachery, Chennai, India. It was opened in 2019 and has a total area of 1.2 million square feet. The mall has over 100 stores, including brands such as Shoppers Stop, Max, PVR Cinemas, Barbeque Nation, and Domino’s Pizza. It also has a food court, a bowling alley, and a gaming arcade. 

Outlets: Shoppers Stop, Max, PVR Cinemas, Barbeque Nation, KFC etc 

Location: Grand Square Mall, No. 8, Velachery Main Road, Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600042 

Timings: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM (All days) 


Google Maps: 4.2 stars (over 1,000 reviews) 

TripAdvisor: 3.5 stars (over 200 reviews) 



So next time you know exactly where to head for a dose of retail therapy and a whole lot of fun! Happy shopping! 


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