Ah! The sea maybe far, far away but thankfully not the seafood. 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 Bangalore.

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Hotel Fishland

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Mangalore Pearl

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 sukkah, 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.

Where: 3, Coles Road, Frazer Town

When: 12.30pm-3pm, 7pm-10.30pm, Closed on Tuesdays

Contact:  080 25578855

Price: INR 750 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Hotel Fishland

fishland has awesome crab and fish thali at majestic

Photo by: Shailaja Rangarajan

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.

Where: Sujatha Complex, 1st Main, Gandhinagar, Majestic

When: 11am-3pm, 6.30pm-10.30pm

Contact:  080 22258080

Price: INR 1,000 for two


If the rustic ambience, complete with a red-tiled roof and earthy decor, does not transport you to Mangalore, the food surely will. Order up rounds of fluffy sannas and wolf them down with thick, coconut-infused fish curries and pan-fried fillets of seer or pomfret.

Where:  6/2, near Wipro Headquarters, Kaikondrahalli, Sarjapur Road

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

Contact:  080 65374471

Price: INR 1,400 for two

Sea Spice by 7 Star

For a long time now, Sea Spice has been doing a spectacular job of serving the seafood-crazy citizens of the city. Their masala-coated Squid Rings, Anjal {seer fish} fry, and their Prawn Sukka are among the recommended picks.

Where:  Shetty Gardenia Hotel, 1890, 9th Main, Kaveri Nagar, 2nd Stage, Banashankari

When: 11am-11pm

Contact:  080 26715060

Price: INR 1,000 for two

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Check out their website here.

Anupam’s Coast II Coast

Famous for their prawn {and chicken} ghee roasts, Anupam’s has plenty to offer on the fishy front. Do try their tangy Fish Pulimunchi, Marvari Sukha, and their various butter garlic and chilly offerings as well.

Where80/1, 1st Floor, Shrungar Shopping Complex, M.G. Road and 113, 6th Cross Road, 6th Block, Koramangala

When: noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm

Contact:  080 25550990 {MG Road},080 4146 0666 {Koramangala}

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Ente Keralam

Flying the flag pretty high for Kerala cuisine, this restaurant’s coastal treats are worth a try. Start off with their Nei Meen Pollichathu, where pieces of seer fish are cooked to a tender consisteny in banana leaves. Once you have lapped this up, you can move on to specials like Meen Moilee {the fish is cooked in creamy coconut milk} or the Chemmeen curry, that includes mangoes and chillies along with coconut milk.

Where: Old No 12 , New No 1, Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor

When: noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm

Contact:  080 32421002

Price: INR 1,500 for two

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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 droolworthy 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}.

Where: 32/3, Goldfinch Hotel, Crescent Road, High Grounds

When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm

Contact:  080 41291300

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Check out their website here.


karavalli has all the coastal cuisines of india at residency road

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An award-winning restaurant, Karavalli has earned high praise 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.

Where: The Gateway Hotel, 66, Ground Floor, Residency Road

When: 12.30pm-3pm, 6.30pm-11.30pm

Contact:  080 66604545

Price: INR 3,000 for two

Check out their website here.

Uppu Munchi

They have a smattering of North Indian and other sorts here but it is their Mangalorean preparations that keep the patrons coming back. Try their signature Prawn Masala and their Bangde Uppu Munchi {mackeral wrapped up in banana leaves before being cooked}, in the starters section. Their Mangalorean Fish Curry and Raw Mango Prawn Curry are among the other must haves.

Where: 1A/35/1, Tumkur Road,Yeshwantpur

When: 11.30am-3.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm

Contact:  080 67303030

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Mahesh Lunch Home

One of Mumbai’s most enduring food spots, Mahesh Lunch Home opened shop in Bangalore a few years ago and has been winning over seafood lovers since then. Don’t bother leaving here without sinking your teeth into their butter garlic crabs or prawns, their Gassi specialities, and their tawa frys.

Where: 136, Ground Floor, Cears Plaza, Residency Road, Opp Bangalore Club

When: 11.30am-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm

Contact:  080 41311103

Price: INR 1,500 for two

Check out their website here.

Carnival de Goa

This laidback restaurant 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.

Where: No:8/6, Kensington Point, Ulsoor Road, Ulsoor

When: noon-11pm

Contact:  +91 7676767620

Price: INR 1,000 for two

Find them on Facebook here.


vembanad has kerala coastal cuisine at domlur

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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.

Where: 138/28, The Paul, 100 Feet Road, Domlur

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

Contact:  080 40477777

Price: INR 2,000 for two

Check out their website here.

Unicorn Bar & Restaurant

unicorn at infantry road has good fish fry

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A longtime favourite, Unicorn shines bright with its fresh seafood offerings. On the must try list is their chilli-smeared fish fry, crab chilli, and the Unicorn Special Prawn. You can read all about Unicorn’s legendary offerings here.

Where: Unicorn Bar & Restaurant, 94/3, Infantry Road

When: noon-3.30pm-6-11pm

Contact: 080 41517774

Price: INR 800 for two

Find them on Facebook here.

Dewar’s Marine

dewars marine in ulsoor is popular for its seafood

Photo by: Tansha Vohra

This hole-in-the-wall joint has a handful of seafood dishes that make it a must try. The Seer Fish Fry coated generously with a spicy, red masala, the Crab Masala, and the Prawn Chilly should all be part of your order. Want to know more about this Dewar’s Marine? Click here.

Where: 1/32, Assaye Road, Ulsoor

When: 11.30am-9pm, Closed on Mondays

Contact: 080 22258080

Price: INR 500 for two

Featured image via: Mahesh Lunch Home


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