Editors posted on 17th September

A Hood Guide to Kammanahalli’s Cosmopolitan Foodscape

There is a good reason why Kammanahalli is also known as Kamanahattan {the crazy number of eateries representing cuisine from different parts of the world make this a fitting monicker}. This sleepy neighbourhood in the north-east of Bangalore woke up with the Information Technology boom over fifteen years ago and since then has become the epicentre for people from around the globe that have moved there and brought with them their cuisine. From Naga-style Smoked Pork with Fresh Bamboo Shoot to Eggs Benedict and Lamb Shawarma to Korean Barbecue and Soju, the food choices in Kammanahalli are bottomless.

Street Food

Al-Amanah Cafe

We guarantee satisfaction with one of their jumbo rolls – you can either have the chicken or the mutton version.

Where: 20, 5th Avenue, 5th Main Road, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 9900029506

Price: INR 80 upwards {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Fast Food Restaurants

Choi Choi Momos

Besides the momos – steamed, pan-fried and fried – at this outlet, there is also Fish & Chips or a Noodle Box to go.

Where: 2, 18/1, Nehru Road, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, 11am-10.30pm

Contact: +91 9880462211

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

JS Food Court

Best chicken shawarma in the city. The meat here is cooked over charcoals, which gives it a crunchy char.

Where: 149, 5th A Main Road, Chinnappa Layout, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm

Contact: +91 9845000503

Price: INR 80 upwards {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Fast Food Restaurants

International

Arirang Korean Restaurant

We love everything on the menu here – their broths are delicious, deep and soupy, and their hot pots hit the spot. Also order some Soju, Korean rice wine, for some added fun.

Where: 13, NK Enclave Building, near Sathya Hospital, Chinnappa Layout, 4th Cross, Kammanahalli Main Road

When: Monday-Friday, Noon-3.30pm & 5-11pm. Saturday, noon-10pm. Sunday, noon-9pm

Contact: 080 41732581

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

JamayCafe

Here Jamaican cuisine is represented by the addition of a generous addition of jerk, an all-spice to their meats, but drop in for a chill Pina Colada, which is simply divine.

Where: Hotel Jamayca, 4M-426, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Outer Ring Road, Kalyan Nagar

When: Monday-Sunday, 7am-11.30pm

Contact: 080 65326666

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

Onesta

Stuff yourself with pizza for just INR 369 a head for vegetarians and INR 469 for non-vegetarians and there’s even dessert included in this deal! Come here any time of day – you’re guaranteed to leave full and satisfied.

Where: 4th Flr No.7M-414, 7th main road, HRBR, 1st Block Extension, Opp Banaswadi Club, Kammanahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043

When: Monday-Sunday, 12.30pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 49652971

Price: INR 600 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

 

BYLI Restocafe

Just like the name suggests, you will love the pasta, cheesecake and quirky ambience here, with good prices. Come here for any meal – they’ve got something for you.

Where: G-1/2, First Avenue, 5th Main, 2nd Block, Extension HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, 560043

When: Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm

Contact: 096864 33888

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Regional

Chubalas Curry and Rice

This restaurant marries Naga and Goan flavours. Our recommendation: get a Naga smoked pork thali and end the meal with a bebinca.

Where: 21, Nehru Main Road, Kammanahalli Circle, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, 11am-3pm & 6-10.30pm

Contact: 080 49653381

Price: INR 500 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.  

Khyma

Malabari Biryani, Chicken Dry Fry and so much more are on offer here, along with a quiet, comfortable ambience and quick service.

Where: 5c/501 George Court 43.Bengaluru, HRBR Layout 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560043

When: Monday-Sunday, 12pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 48904210

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Naidu Military Hotel

This small joint isn’t for the faint-hearted. If you are feeling adventurous try any of the mutton spare part preparations with plain rice, ragi mudde or biryani rice.

Where: 50, Oil Mill Road, opposite Davis Bar, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, 8am-10pm

Contact: No number

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

Meat Eaters

Cafe Thulp

Chef Gautam Krishnankutty is at the helm of this eatery that keeps adding yummy meaty offerings on its menu that come perfectly smoked, spiced and succulent.

Where: 21, 2nd Cross, CPR Layout, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, noon-11pm

Contact: 080 41606454

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Connie’s Restaurant & Steakhouse

This might be the only restaurant in the city that offers pork steaks, which come sauced with options from pepper to Jack Daniel’s, and are to die for.

Where: 305, Nehru Road, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Friday, 11am-11pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-11pm

Contact: +91 8792815159

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Bars

FireHouse – Bar & Kitchen

On Friday nights, this place goes the karoake way but like all the days, they continue to serve up potent cocktails and greasy, feel-good bar nosh.

Where: 310, 3rd Block, Ring Road, opposite Indo-Asian Academy, HBR Layout

When: Monday-Sunday, 12.30-11.30pm

Contact: 080 49652969

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

Rewind

Their cocktails are named after some kickass movies and have the same heady effect. There’s also brilliant Mangalorean fare to help line the stomach.

Where: 315, 4th Floor, HRBR Layout, 2nd Block, 7th Main, Kammanahalli

When: Monday-Sunday, noon-11.30pm

Contact: 080 49653137

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.

The Local

Kiran, the infamous jovial waiter from the Pecos on Rest House Road, has moved here. For some of us that is enough, but there is also a changing cocktail menu and delish food to keep us here!

Where: 2075, 4th Cross, 2nd Block, HRBR Layout, Kalyan Nagar

When: Monday-Sunday 11am-11.30pm

Contact: 080 49652885

Price: INR 1,000 for two {approx.}

Find them on Facebook here.