Packed to the brim with eateries of all sorts, Koramangala’s 5th Block area has long been considered a foodie’s delight. And the area around Jyoti  Nivas College is its crowning glory. All along the lengthy JNC Road and a couple of roads around it {we are also concentrating on those here}, you’ll find budget eateries, fine-dine establishments, and, also, watering holes. LBB studies the area around the famous college to give you the top restaurants. 

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Kopper Kadai

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Meghana Foods

Kopper Kadai

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North Indian food revamped and sprinkled with a dose of nostalgia, that’s Kopper Kadai’s USP. The Challi Kolmi Kebabs, made with corn and potatoes, and the Ganna Chicken {kebabs on a sugarcane stick} get you off to a great start. The Ralli Anakoot Murg {Kopper Kadai’s take on the Palak Chicken} and the creamy Mastawa {lamb cooked in lentils} ensure that deliciousness doesn’t die down. You can read all about Kopper Kadai here

The Blu Petal Hotel

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Photo Source: Blue Petal Hotel

Go here when you’ve got an indulgent buffet on your mind! They have two restaurants, Sultans of Spice and Buff Buffet Buff, where you can pile your plate high. At the former, you’ll be treated to kebabs, tikka masalas, and curries. You can also go a la carte, by the way. At Buff Buffet Buff, the tables bear the weight of Indian and Chinese delicacies.

O My Hunger

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Photo Source: O My Hunger

Small and cheerful, O My Hunger serves up Chinese and South-east Asian delights with plenty of Indian spice. Their out-of-the-box Tandoor’d Momos {available in mutton, chicken, paneer, and veg versions} are on our hit list. Satays, soups, noodles and fried rice makes up the rest of the menu.

The Pied Piper

Simple, cafe fare, done well that’s what keeps the crowds coming to The Pied Piper. From their lineup of sandwiches, try the Herbie Paneer that’s stuffed with cilantro, mint, corn, capsicum, and crumbly paneer. The classic Peanut Butter Jelly is also worth a try while the carnivores can find satisfaction with the Spiced BBQ Chicken and Pork Pulls {made with slow-cooked, pulled pork}. The homemade brownie and the slurpy Hot Chocolate are a must have here.

Gilly’s Restobar

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Photo Source: Gilly’s Resto – Bar

Budget-friendly tipple — two words that are always music to the ears. Swing by this Koramangala hotspot and pick from their bar bounty. The spicy, comfort food that the kitchen doles out pairs perfectly with any spirit you choose. Everything from the French Fries to the Mother In Law Eggs {wok-tossed eggs}, Spiked Gilly’s Chilli Beef, Murgh Malai Chicken, and Roast Chilli Pork are favourites here.  

Khawa Karpo

Photo: Devika Raman

Photo: Devika Raman

If you aren’t hell-bent on an amazing ambience, you will be rewarded heavily at Khawa Karpo. A hole-in-the-wall establishment, you’ll get Tibetan and Chinese specials here. The Beef Lhaping {a noodle dish}, the hearty Beef Thukpa, and the piping hot momos are top-sellers here.

Meghana Foods

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The legendary Meghana Foods started off right here in Koramangala. Grab a vacant seat as soon as you spot it and bring on the plates of biryani. The Chicken Boneless, the Meghana Special, and the Mutton versions all rank high here. The Chicken 65, Guntur Chicken, and Chilli Chicken prove to be worthy accompaniments.

The Black Pearl

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Photo Source: The Black Pearl

Wave the Jolly Roger and surrender to a uninhibited buffet at The Black Pearl. The coastal and meaty delicacies from the live grill, the made-to-order chocolate sandwiches, and the long line-up of mains and desserts that feature global flavours — make this a feast that befits Captain Jack Sparrow.

Killer Samosas

Photo: Devika Raman

Photo: Devika Raman

For when you are feeling peckish and adventurous, Killer Samosas suits perfectly. You can start off with the tried-and-tested – Mutton Kheema before moving on to the the Chicken Tikka and Achari Paneer versions. If you really want to cross over to the dark {yet delicious} side, then, we recommend the Pizza and Chocolate Lava versions. Read all about Killer Samosas here.

A Hole Lotta Love Cafe

Eat the breakfast of champions all day long here. The waffles and peaches combination is nothing short of divine and a drizzle of Nutella only adds to the heavenly experience. The English Breakfast, the creamy, Italian scrambled eggs, and the Crumb Blue Burger {that features Blue Cheese} are all impressive.

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Feature Photo: Kopper Kadai