Restaurants In Bangalore for the Best Karnataka Food

By Sameer Kapoor on Nov 03, 2015
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Do you know that Karnataka cuisine is one of the oldest in India whose traces go back to Iron Age? Since time immemorial, the Karnataka food has satiated people with its delectable flavour, sweet sour textures and local ingredients. A Karnataka thali (Oota) consists of a variety of delicious items like Bajra/Jowar/Wheat Roti, Pickle, Palya, Gojju, Raita, Payasa, Thovve, Chitranna, Rice, and Ghee. Mysore Pak, Phenori, Unde, Belle Saru are some of the delectable sweets that Kannadigas love passionately. So let us explore the capital of Karnataka, Bangalore and see where all you can get hold of this delicious cuisine

1. Mavalli Tiffin Room

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Location: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi, Bangalore

A legendary name in offering Karnataka food, MTR has had Bangalore eating ever since 1924. Famous for its breakfast, this restaurant serves authentic Karnataka food for lunch with some traditional curries, the kind of which is rarely prepared with such deftness.


2. Kudla-Coraltree

Location: Coraltree, 16, MLA Layout, RT Nagar Main Road, RT Nagar, Bangalore

Kudla Coral tree offers delicious Mangalorean seafood which has more or less become co opted in Karnataka cuisine.

3. Halli Mane

Location: 14,3rd Cross,Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru

Located in Malleshwaram, Halli Mane offers a wide range of authentic Karnataka food and that too served on bananas leafs. Karnataka food in its most native form!

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4. Sea Spice


Location: 1890, Shetty Gardenia, 9th Main, Kaverinagar, 2nd Stage, Banashankari, Bangalore

Sea Spice will serve you the mouth watering Mangalorean coastal food in a good ambience and pleasing manner.

5. Naati Manae

Location: 462, 17th C Main, KHB Colony , 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore

Known for its rustic Karnataka dishes, this restaurant is a must visit for those who want to have non vegetarian food.

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6. Shree Venkateshwara North Karnataka Hotel


Location:1/21, Vijaylaxmi Towers, 32 Cross, 10th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

As the name makes it very clear its North Karnataka cuisine that they serve here. Aside from meals their snacks are also popular among the patrons. The USP of this place is that it’s easy on the pocket. Be a Bangalorean! Explore these places to visit near Bangalore like a local!

7. Vidyarthi Bhavan

Location: No-32, Gandhi Bazar Main Road, Basavanagudi, Bengaluru

Vidyarthi Bhavan’s cuisine might not be limited to Karnataka food only but it is definitely of a flavour that needs a mention here. Established in 1943, Vidyarthi Bhavan has become one of the best known and best-loved vegetarian eateries in the city.

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8. Sri Guru Kottureshwara Davangere Benne Dosa

Location: 49/1, Subbaraoshetty Road, Netkallappa Circle, Basavanagudi, Bangalore

The Sri Guru Kottureshwara Davangere Benne Dosa is the best place to have a lunch and dinner in Bangalore.It provides the cheapest food services in this area. Though the place is small and the location isn’t upbeat, the old-school ambience of the place is ideal for enjoying a meal with one’s friends.

9. Hotel Nalapaka

Location: 28, 12th Main, 1st Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore

Hotel Nalapaka serves some of the best Karnataka dishes you can enjoy without spending too much. The meal in the hotel is especially sumptuous thanks to the lip-smacking curries and side dishes that come with it.

10. Shivaji Military Hotel

Location: 780, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore

This restaurant is known for offering variations of dishes using chicken, lamb and mutton that makes the Karnataka food more interesting here.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? Let us know.

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