Karnataka restaurants

Top Choice Street Food in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Food Street

For a local eating experience, head to VV Puram, aka Food Street, with its strip of hole-in-the-wall eateries cooking up classic street-food dishes from across India. It's quite a spectacle, with rotis being handmad…
Top Choice South Indian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Mavalli Tiffin Rooms

A legendary name in South Indian comfort food, this eatery has had Bengaluru eating out of its hand since 1924. Head to the dining room upstairs, queue for a table, and then enjoy as waiters bring you delicious idli…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Olive Bar & Kitchen

A whitewashed villa straight from the coast of Santorini, Olive Beach has a menu that evokes wistful memories of sunny Mediterranean getaways. Things change seasonally, but expect Thessaloniki salad, prawns pil pil …
Top Choice Indian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

SodaBottleOpenerWala

This terrific new place, with its brilliant comfort-food menu of Persian soups and Parsi specials like salli boti (mutton served with matchstick potatoes), is a kooky spin on a Bombay Irani cafe. The decor is semi-w…
Top Choice Seafood in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Karavalli

Superior seafood restaurant with a wonderfully atmospheric interior that takes in a traditional thatched roof, vintage woodwork and beaten brassware – though the garden seating is equally appealing. Choose from fier…
Top Choice Asian in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Fatty Bao

This hip rooftop restaurant serves up Asian hawker food to a crowd of fashionable young foodies in a vibrant setting with colourful chairs and wooden bench tables. There’s sushi, dim sum, Thai curries and Malaysian …
Top Choice Indian in Madikeri (Mercara)

Raintree

This cute converted bungalow makes a cosy place for a delicious meal, with solid wooden furniture and tribal art. The food doesn't disappoint, either, with local specialities and dishes from the coast. It also sells…
Top Choice South Indian in Mysuru (Mysore)

Vinayaka Mylari

This tiny, no-nonsense place is one of the best spots in town to try the South Indian classic masala dosa (a large savoury crepe stuffed with spiced potatoes). Here they're beautifully light and fluffy and served on…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Hampi

Mango Tree

Hampi’s most famous restaurant has relocated to an atmospheric tented restaurant in the bazaar but is still run by three generations of the same local family. It's an efficiently managed place with good service and …
Top Choice International in Bengaluru (Bangalore)

Sly Granny

Sly Granny is a fresh breath of flavours, serving up European-meets-Asian cuisine. Tables are on two levels, with a formal restaurant zone and a more casual roof terrace. Try the udon noodles, quinoa salad, walnut t…