Ah! The sea maybe far, far away but thankfully the seafood isn't. Old and new restaurants are dedicating entire menus to underwater offerings that are dressed up in butter garlic sauces, deep-fried in robust masalas, or cooked using traditional recipes that have emerged from the coastal regions. LBB swims around to find you the best seafood restaurants in Bengaluru.
Dive Deep Into Fishy Treats at these Seafood Restaurants in Bangalore
Budget-friendly Mangalorean treats are this place’s USP. Ask them to bring you plates of those wafer-thin neer dosas and chomp them down with helpings of their prawn sukka, that’s coated in spice and coconut. Or you could pile up on the rice with their Bangda Ambot Teek (mackerels done up in sour and spice gravy) and slices of surmai fry.
Must Try: Prawn Sukka and Surmai Fry
This no-frills restaurant’s iconic status is well-deserved. Head here for their simple-as-it-gets fish thali and pair it with their Crab Chilly that comes drenched in a robust masala and their fiery Prawn Masala. For more tips on what to order, read our review here.
Must Try: Fish Curry Thali and Chicken Sukka
Sea Spice by 7 Star
For a long time now, Sea Spice has been doing a stellar job of serving the seafood-crazy citizens of the city. With their ample seating area and captivating rooftop ambience, their masala-coated Squid Rings, Anjal (seer fish) fry, and their Prawn Sukka are among the recommended picks.
Must Try: Anjal Masala Fry and Fish Curry
Anupam’s Coast II Coast
Famous for their prawn (and chicken) ghee roasts, Anupam’s has plenty to offer on the fishy front. Slightly on the pricier side, come here with family and do try their tangy Fish Pulimunchi, Marvari Sukha, and their various butter garlic and chilly offerings as well.
Must Try: Crab Ghee Roast
Start off with the refreshing crab soup at this speciality South Indian, seafood restaurant. You can then make your way through the rest of the menu that’s peppered with drool-worthy treats like Pomfret fry, Yetti Jeera Meera (prawns done up in peppery masala), their Anjal Coastal Fry, or ever Marvai Sukka (clams tossed about in a dry coconut masala). Complementing your meal will be a classic homestyle venue lined up with antiques and just... homely things!
Must Try: Samudrahara Platter
An award-winning restaurant, Karavalli has earned high praise and accolades for its menu that focuses on the cuisine of India’s southwestern coast. For starters , try their Meen Eleittad, black pomfret cooked in banana leaf, or their Crab Milagu Fry – pan-roasted mud crabs. You can then dig into plates of neer dosa drenched in their coconut and mango-infused, Alleppey Fish Curry.
Must Try: Meen Eleittad and Crab Milagu Fry
Carnival de Goa
This laidback restaurant with its Goan-Portuguese interiors is the perfect place to nurse a chilled one and dig into plates of prawn biryani, Calamari Rava Fry, and Prawns Peri Peri. If you are here during lunch time on a weekday, do try their well-priced fish thalis, they’ll surely perk you up but your productivity afterwards is sure to take a hit.
Must Try: Crab Xeq Xeq, Calamari Rava Fry and Poi Sliders
Kerala’s coastal delicacies come alive at this posh restaurant. Begin your meal with Chemmeen Thenga Ularthu (prawns stir fried in a coconut and spice mix) or Meen Nirachathu, where fish fillets are stuffed with slivers of raw mango before being fried. Next, try their Njandu Varatiyathu, crabs cooked in traditional spices before a sliver of kokum is added for that lovely tang, or you could go for any of their mouthwatering scampi curries. Adorned with posters of Malayalam movies and actor, this place is a treat weather you're a Mammootty fan or a Lallettan fan.
Must Try: Grilled Scampi and Meen Nirchathu
Unicorn Bar & Restaurant
A longtime favourite, Unicorn shines bright with its fresh seafood offerings. Being a no-frills setup, you need to try their chilli-smeared fish fry, Crab Chilli, and the Unicorn Special Prawn. You can read all about Unicorn’s legendary offerings here.
Must Try: Prawn Masala and Unicorn Special Crab Masala