Top Choice Odishan in Puri

Wildgrass Restaurant

A delightful restaurant, Wildgrass has an AC-cooled main room, but it’s more fun to sit outside at one of thatched pavilions dotted around the lush garden. The menu is superb, with local and regional specialities ca…
Top Choice Indian in Bhubaneswar

Hare Krishna Restaurant

The beautifully lacquered Gujarati sankheda furniture stands out at this stylish but unpretentious veg restaurant where you can enjoy delicious curries, biryanis and tandoor flat breads in a soothing atmosphere. Ent…
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Chung Wah

The real thing courtesy of a Chinese family transplanted from Kolkata 40 years ago. Chung Wah’s menu is loaded down with spicy Szechwan dishes that bite back. Try the excellent hot garlic chicken, Szechwan prawns or…
Top Choice Odishan in Bhubaneswar

Odisha Hotel

This dead-simple lunchtime-only restaurant is one of the best spots to try authentic Odia cuisine, served in huge proportions thali-style in traditional bell-metal dishware. The menu board is entirely in Odia, so ju…
Top Choice Odishan in Bhubaneswar


Just when you thought all Indian food was starting to taste the same, you went and arrived in Odisha. Tiny Kanika does a don't-miss job with regional Odishan recipes, excelling most memorably with local seafood. Spe…
Top Choice Odishan in Bhubaneswar


Down some steps from Lewis Rd, this small Bhubaneswar chain is widely regarded by locals as the best place in town to sample authentic Odia cuisine, including aloo bharta (a delicious mashed potato and aubergine com…
Indian in Bhubaneswar

Khana Khazana

This long-standing evening-only street stall – with plastic chairs and tables spread across the pavement – does a bang-up job with tandoori chicken, delicious chow mein and tasty biryanis. The chicken dum biryani (₹…
Cafe in Puri

Honey Bee Bakery & Pizzeria

Decent pizzas and pancakes, espresso-machine coffee (₹70), toasted sandwiches and breakfast fry-ups (including bacon!) – all the comforts of home are here at this cute and clean cafe-restaurant with rooftop seating.
Multicuisine in Puri

Peace Restaurant

This Puri stalwart, with seating in a shaded front courtyard, is still the most pleasant budget option, doing nice work with Western breakfasts and pasta, but excelling at Indian food. Save room for the house desser…
Indian in Bhubaneswar

Maurya Gardens

This small, low-lit, AC-cooled restaurant is a welcome respite from the train station chaos outside. The curries (veg and nonveg) are nice and hot, but you can cool them down with a beer (from ₹165).