Kerala might be famous for its backwaters and beaches but, for us, the first picture it conjures up is an appetising image of the grandiose sadhya – a spread of rice with curries, all served on a plantain leaf. Or, perhaps, the tamarind-infused fish curry, with its tangy flavours. Here’s our pick of best Kerala restaurants in town where you can gorge on delicious delights from God’s Own Country.

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Ente Keralam

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Ente Keralam

If you’re craving authentic Kerala fare, look no further than Ente Keralam. While their meals are a must-try, we also recommend their Appam and Idiappam {string hoppers} paired with a helping of Naadan Kozhi Curry {country style chicken curry} or Allepey Fish Curry {seer fish or prawns cooked with raw mango, red chillies and coconut milk}. Oh, and did we mention they have one of the best Onam Sadhyas in town?

Where: 12/1, Ulsoor Road, Sivanchetti Gardens, Ulsoor

When: 12pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm

Contact: 080 49652813

Price: INR 1,100 for two {approx.}

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The buffets here spoils you silly. Feast on fluffy appams that are crisp on the edges, mopping up the piquant Egg Roast or dig into the Chicken Biriyani made in typical Calicut style. Among their must-try dishes are the Prawn in Mango Curry and the Thenga Varutharacha Meen Curry {fish in roasted coconut gravy}. Add that perfect finishing touch with their Tender Coconut Payasam.

Where: 130, 1st Cross, 5th Block, Koramangala, Behind Sukh Sagar, Koramangala 5th Block

When: 12pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: 080 49652551

Price: INR 1,500 for two {approx.}

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Veruthe Oru Thattukada

With decor that reminds you of the old-school tea shops in Kerala {complete with posters of old movies on the rustic-looking walls}, Veruthe Oru Thattukada serves dishes that might just take you back to God’s Own Country. Their Oonu {meals} includes a spread of accompaniments – cabbage thoran {cabbage deep fried with a sprinkling of grated coconut}, sambar, avial {mixed vegetables cooked with coconut} and more, with a generous helping of Kerala rice. Their Kappa Biriyani {a delightful dish made with tapioca and meat} also comes highly recommended for its spicy flavours.

Where: Opposite DLF New Town, Akshayanagar, Hulimavu Road, Bannerghatta Road

When: 7am-11pm

Contact: +91 9986664242

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

Jose’s Mess

A pocket-friendly place that offers authentic Kerala food, Jose’s Mess is a favourite among fans of the cuisine. Don’t think twice before you opt for their meals paired up with a serving of yummy Fish Curry or Beef Roast. And, if you happen to be in the area during breakfast time, we suggest you try their Idiappams or Puttu {steamed cake made of ground rice, layered with coconut}.

Where: Annaiah Reddy Building, 1st Main, 9th Cross Road, Thavarekere, BTM

When: 12pm-2.30pm, 7pm-10pm

Contact: 080 26840905

Price: INR 300 for two {approx.}

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Easy on the wallet but high on taste, Achayyan’s has a limited menu but don’t let that disappoint you. Try their meals with a side of Ayala Porichathu {mackerel fry} or order yourself a plate of Kerala Parotas {flaky, layered parathas, anyone?} with spicy Beef Roast.

Where: 2209, 80 Feet Road, Near BSNL Office, 2nd stage, Indiranagar

When: 12pm-4pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Contact: +91 9448686099

Price: INR 250 {approx.} for two


Restaurants serving kerala food in bangalore

Source: Kudil

A small eatery located on Church Street, Kudil finds a place among the pubs and restaurants in the area for the great Kerala cuisine they offer. Be it the meals with Surmai Fish Fry or the crisp dosas with Chicken Curry, Kudil won’t let you down if you’re on the lookout for a good dose of Kerala food.

Where: 52/2, Basement, Church Street

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 7259710033 or +91 9900499190

Price: INR 250 for two {approx.}

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Oottupura Family Restaurant

While ambience and decor may not be among Oottupura’s highlights, their food definitely is. Apart from the regular Kerala fare offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner, they also have evening snacks to go with your cup of tea. Choose from Pazham pori {banana fritters}, Sukhiyan {snack made with green gram, coconut and jaggery filling} or Parippu Vada {dal fritters}. We’re guessing the snacks might just tempt you to stay on for dinner.

Where: Gottigare, Opposite Shell Petrol Bunk, Bannerghatta Road

When: 12.30pm-10.30pm

Contact: +91 9731552255

Price: INR 200  for two {approx.}


Restaurants serving kerala food in bangalore

Source: Bekal

We have already raved here about their spicy Syrian Meat Fry and Kallumakai Fry {green mussels pan-fried with grated coconut, cumin and pearl onions}. However, Bekal offers a lot more to satisfy your craving for Kerala food. Choose from Aripodi Chemmeen Varuthathu {prawns fried in a rice batter with Kerala spices and served with curry} or Meat Roast to go with your meal and you’ve got yourself a filling lunch, we think.

Where: 38, 1st Floor, opposite Jeevan Bhima Nagar Petrol Pump, 10th Main, Jeevan Bhima Nagar

When: 12.30pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9845315891

Price: INR 800 for two {approx.}

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Salt Mango Tree

While Salt Mango Tree’s menu also includes Continental cuisine, we suggest you focus on their Kerala dishes. Their Thalassery Chicken Biriyani is a must-try as are their interesting combos {dishes that come paired with Kerala parathas or rice}. Oh, and don’t forget to finish off with a helping of Vattalappam, a version of coconut custard that gives the traditional Kerala dessert an interesting twist.

Where: 302, Prestige Ozone, Whitefield Main Road, Varthur Main Road, Whitefield

When: 12.30pm-11pm

Contact: +91 9886037106

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

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Restaurants serving kerala food in bangalore

Source: Vembanad

Their starters, from the Prawn Coconut Fry to Mussel Cutlets and Masala Fish Cutlets to Crab Meat tossed in Kerala spices, are just as delicious as their main course. And, the latter includes some serious seafood delicacies {think flavourful dishes made with fish, prawns, scampi, crab or lobster}.

Where: The Paul Bangalore, 139/28, Opposite Embassy Golf Links, Off Intermediate Ring Road, Domlur

When: 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: 080 40477777

Price: INR 2,000 plus tax for two {approx.}

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Head to Cheenavala for their Naadan Sadhya, which lets you feast on a traditional Kerala meal served on a plantain leaf. If you’re feeling more adventurous, go for their Mutton Stew paired with Appams or Kappa dishes along with a side of fish curry of your choice.

Where: 104, Varthur Main Road, Whitfield

When: 8am-11am, 12pm-3pm, 7pm-11pm

Contact: 080 49653546

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

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While Chemmeen has some yummy seafood delicacies, we suggest you look out for their Kallu Shaapu-style dishes, made just the way you’d get it in typical toddy shops in Kerala. Hungry already?

Where: 44, Opposite Saphhire Toys, Richmond Road

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: +91 9900044130

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}

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This humble eatery offers simple yet tasty dishes, all in true Kerala style. Apart from the regular meals and biriyani varieties, they offer Kuttanadu specialties like Kaada Roast {that’s Kerala style quail roast for you}, Duck Roast and Meen Molee {mildly spiced fish stew}. A perfect place to grab a quick lunch if you are in the area, you might just end up trying more than what you wanted to.

Where: 81/6, 3rd Cross, Opposite 1st Gate, Manyatha Techpark, Outer Ring Road, Nagawara

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 88727603

Price: INR 350 for two {approx.}

Featured image via: Ente Keralam


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