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5 Best Bangalore Restaurants

Top Restaurants to Tantalize Your Tastebuds in Bangalore

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The great thing about dining out in Bangalore is that delicious food is available from regions all over India. Tantalize your taste buds at these top Bangalore restaurants.

1. Jamavar

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The opulent Jamavar has consistently been voted by Forbes as one of the top ten power dining restaurants in the world. Step in to a lavish interior of chandeliers, silk, silver cutlery, and elegant handcrafted wooden furniture. The restaurant offers a culinary voyage spanning the length of India, accompanied by the finest choice in single malts, liqueurs and Cognac. Outdoor seating is also available.

  • Address: Leela Palace Hotel, 23 Airport Road, Kodihalli, Bangalore. Ph: 25211234.
  • Opening Hours: 12.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. for lunch. 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. for dinner daily.
  • Cost: Around 2,500 rupees ($60) for two people.
  • What's Good: The Spiced Lobster Neeruli and delicious south Indian curries.

2. Samarkand

Traditionally dressed waiters at this unique restaurant serve up sumptuous cuisine from the Afghani frontier. Diners make their selection from menu cards in the form of a local newspaper, and can watch the food being cooked in the open kitchen. Eating the traditional way with fingers is recommended to get the best taste from the food here. It gets very busy so reservations are a must!
  • Address: G-66 Gem Plaza, Infantry Road, Bangalore. Ph: 41113366.
  • Opening Hours: 12.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. for lunch. 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. for dinner daily.
  • Cost: Around 800 rupees ($20) for two people
  • What's Good: The chicken is sure to be amongst the best you'll ever taste. The kebabs are also not to be missed.

3. Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs

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This restaurant gets its intriguing name "Jolly Nabobs" from the term given to employees of the British East India Company. Diners can expect a recreation of the glory days of the Raj era, with a fusion of north Indian and English cuisine, and distinctly British decor. Food is cooked according to the dum phukt tradition, in containers over a slow fire. It's very tasty!

  • Address: ITC Windsor, 25 Sankey Road, Bangalore. Ph: 22269898.
  • Opening Hours: 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. for dinner daily.
  • Cost: Around 2,500 rupees ($60) for two people.
  • What's Good: The kebabs and biryani (rice).

4. Koshy's Jewel Box and Parade Cafe

Every city has a much loved dining institution that's withstood the test of time to remain a local favorite. Koshy's is Bangalore's. It's a simple place with consistently good food, and has been serving people since before the British left. Head for the newer, air conditioned "Jewel Box" if you're after a fancier menu with a few exclusive options. However, the more laid back non air conditioned section is what attracts the diverse crowd for breakfast, a leisurely Sunday brunch, high tea, or to linger over a beer or vodka.
  • Address: 39 St. Marks Road (at the intersection of M.G. Road), Bangalore. Ph: 2221-3793.
  • Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.
  • Cost: $12 for dinner for two.
  • What's Good: The breakfasts are very popular.

5. Karavalli

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Seafood lovers should make it a point to come to Karavalli, where the specialty is coastal Indian cuisine served on banana leaf. The restaurant is decorated in the style of a traditional local house, with high wooden ceilings and a variety of antique furniture and seafarers maps. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed inside, and outdoor dining is also a treat in the open-air courtyard and garden.
  • Address: Taj Gateway Hotel, 66 Residency Road, Bangalore. Ph: 25584545.
  • Opening Hours: 12.30 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. for lunch. 7.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. for dinner daily.
  • Cost: Around 1200 rupees ($30) for two people.
  • What's Good: The seafood.
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