One of Bangalore’s most exciting food and shopping districts, Indiranagar is hip and happening, no doubt. And while there are umpteen options in Indiranagar for you to choose from, it’s crowning glory is the 12th Main that’s packed with some of the city’s best restaurants and nightlife spots. So without further ado, here's what they are:
Why 12th Main Is Indiranagar's Most Happening Street For Food & Nightlife
Looking for a meal packed with Chinese and Thai flavours? Try this cheery place. The Traditional Peking Dumplings, the Stir Fried Prawn Udon Noodles, and the Smoky BBQ Bowl are top picks. For mains, you can pick from their selection of Fried Rices, Noodles, and Thai Curries.
The city’s first stand-alone Vietnamese restaurant is still going strong. Although they have expanded their quaint little restaurant, the menu still remains the same. The near-authentic taste makes up give them top marks. And their pho, the Bo La Lot (herbed, minced beef in betel leaves), and their Jungle Fish Curry serve as menu standouts.
When you’ve taken in the beauty of this place, settle in and order up the Marathi Prawns – plump prawns stir fried in a chilli and peanut mix. You can then move on to the Kheema Aloo Pie with Bun Maska. And the tangy Mario’s Mango Prawns that comes with a serving of coconut rice.
When you’ve got your heart set on a delicious Asian fare or some class sushi, Lucky Chan is the place to be. By the makers of beloved, Misu, the Nigiri, Maki and Sharing Platters for Sushi – that comes with tuna, cured mackerel, salmon and crabstick – is worth sinking your teeth into. Their steamed, pan-seared and fried dimsums in options like butter garlic sauce are also a special treat.
We've waited long enough to dig into the French Onion Soup and the Chicken A La Kiev at the iconic Tycoons and so their relaunch has to be the best news! Their new menu has a something for everyone and has most of the classics. So, expect classics and heavy duty mains like the Chicken A La Kiev, Shepherd's Pie, Caramel Custard and juicy steaks for all! Don't forget to pair them some excellent beverages too.
Bangalore simply can’t stop raving about the Italian fare that’s served here. Start off with the Fungi Al Forno (stuffed and roasted mushrooms) and the Prosciutto E Melone (parma ham served with refreshing bits of melon). For the mains, try the Gnocchi Di Patate (spinach speckled gnocchi served in a cheese sauce) or the Pollo Al Ripieni (chicken stuffed with gooey mozzarella).
The Pizza Bakery
The Pizza Bakery has, in no time, earned its place as Indiranagar's favourite pizzeria. Perfect for a laidback lunch or dinner with friends and family, the place serves a mean Pizza Verde (a pesto-layered pizza crust topped with broccoli, micro greens, zucchini, mozzarella, and bechamel) and an equally delicious Three Cheese Rocket Pizza. For the meat lovers, there's the stellar Pig Out (loaded with BBQ pork belly, pepperoni, crispy bacon and sweet, caramelised onions) and the Chicken Pizzaiola that combines (where slivers of roasted chicken rub shoulders with bocconcini, parmesan, and mozzarella).
After wooing crowds in other parts of the country, Burma Burma has found its place on Indiranagar's 12th Main. You can swing by for a first-class vegetarian meal packed with delights like the Samosa Soup and the Shwedagon Khow Suey, that provides comfort for the soul. You can pair these up with their selection of teas.
Sanchez Taqueria And Cantina
It's the live taco bar that will have you throwing all your money at. From signatures like Mexican Blue Corn Hard Tacos to the Modern Soft Roasted Beet Corn Tacos, there's much to taco about. Once you are done with your fair share of tacos, try the avocado toasts made from in-house Bolillo bread, Garnachas and Chilaquiles, and Tex-Mex wet Burritos topped with a choice of sauces.
Known for its contemporary Pan-Asian fare, Sriracha's Indiranagar outlet has what it's UB City counterpart doesn't -- a live Robatayaki grill and Cambodian Khmer cuisine. Smoking meats and vegetables on live charcoal and surrounded with soup on the outside is what Khmer cuisine is all about. Order up all your favourites including makis and sushis, and baos too.!
The latest entrant to 12th Main, Indiranagar is the classy Coffee Bar, Araku Coffee. Their premium coffees from Araku Valley, freshly ground and brewed together with a menu boasting of Japanese, Korean and Mediterranean inspired dishes are set to blow you, your tastebuds and other senses away!