Why 12th Main Is Indiranagar's Most Happening Street For Food & Nightlife

Navya posted on 13 September

One of Bangalore’s most exciting food and shopping districts, Indiranagar is hip and happening, no doubt. And it’s crowning glory is the 12th Main that’s packed with some of the city’s best restaurants and nightlife spots. We assume it’s because the LBB office is here too! And while there are umpteen options for you to choose from, we help you zero-in from the best of the lot.

The Fatty Bao

This one has won over food lovers and critics. If you are looking to stick with the favourites, try the Char Sui Bao – pork belly drenched in BBQ sauce, accompanied by green apple kimchi and scallions. The Brie Tempura and the Shaking Beef (tender meat wok tossed in onions, pepper, and black bean sauce) are popular picks too. Of course, you can’t go away without slurping up their signature Chasu Ramen – a bacony broth that envelopes a braised pork belly, a soft-boiled egg, and bean sprouts.

Casual Dining

610, 3rd Floor, 12th Main, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Mamagoto

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 pick from their selection of Fried Rices, Noodles, and Thai Curries.

Casual Dining

949, Ground Floor, 12th Main, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Phobidden Fruit

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.

Casual Dining

965, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Bombay Brasserie

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.

Casual Dining

2989-B, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

Glocal Junction

When you want your pizza or cheesecake to come with an Indian touch, head to this buzzing restaurant. The Coorgi Murgi Dry Fry comes with a hit of chilli and gets you off to the right start. There’s also Chilli Chicken Pizza and Dynamite Prawns, that'll give you food for thought. Finish up with their Biryani Risotto followed by their stunning Phirni Creme Brulee or Paan Cheesecake.

Bars

2986, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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The Black Rabbit

When you’ve got your heart set on a delicious burger, The Black Rabbit is the place to be. The Jack Daniel’s Bacon Burger – that comes with tenderloin patty layered with cheddar, grilled onions, and tomatoes  – is worth sinking your teeth into. The BBQ Pork Belly Ribs served with Chimichurri Rice is also a special treat.

Bars

Escape Hotel & Spa, 770, 12th Main, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Bricklane

Their short and sweet menu has a something for everyone. The Mezze Platter, the Chettinad Chicken Tikka, and the Ghee Roast Lamb pair excellently with your tipple. They serve up some heavy-duty mains as well. And this dazzling lineup includes the hefty Spiced Rub Beef Steak, fragrant Berry Pulao, and Curry Flavoured Chicken Risotto.

Casual Dining

Escape Hotel & Spa, 770, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Monkey Bar

One of the city’s most happening gastropubs, Monkey Bar is a favourite with party hoppers. Get here early (especially on weekends when it can get unbelievably crowded) and spend your time trying out the menu’s many offerings. Cocktail lovers will heart the Mangaa (vodka and aam panna) as well as Pack A Punch (rum, brandy, apple thyme and cinnamon). With that, you can gobble up the Mobar Caramelised Ribs, the sweet and spicy General Tso’s Chicken, and the Old School Burger (that comes with a juicy beef patty).

Pubs

610, 12th Main, Opp. SBI Bank, Off 80 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Chianti

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).

Casual Dining

960, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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The Pizza Bakery

The Pizza Bakery has, in no time, earned its place as Indirangar'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 brocolli, 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 rubs shoulders with bocconcini, parmesan, and mozzarella). 

Fast Food Restaurants

2985, 12th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Sly Granny

A darling with food lovers who love to experiment with flavours, Sly Granny is the place for a delicious meal. Start off with their Quinoa Salad that's made interesting with toasted almonds, brocolli pesto, and tahini cream. Then, crunch and munch your way through the Popcorn Shrimp and gorge on the Masaman Curry and the Steak Potato. The silken Chocolate Mousse will end things on a sweet note. 
Casual Dining

618, 3rd & 4th Floor, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Burma Burma

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. 

Casual Dining

607, Ground Floor, 12th Main, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru