It’s ironic, that being the business epicentre of Karnataka, it’s very difficult to find restaurants that serve authentic Kannada cuisine in Bangalore. And even if you are fortune enough to find that one “authentic” one, you’ll find out that the tag is rather exaggerated.
But, the fact is that, be it small or big, underrated or well-known, there are few restaurants in Bangalore where you can enjoy some original recipes born in Karnataka’s past. You can also look out for apartments for sale in Bangalore if you are someone who loves the authentic Kannada cuisines.
- Shree Venkateshwara North Karnataka Hotel
As the names suggest, this place is well known for serving authentic North Karnataka cuisines. The snacks served here are very popular among the patrons. The one highlight of Shree Venkateshwara North Karnataka Hotel is that it is easy in the pocket.
Having said that, a point to be added here is, it is not the best Kannada fare that you can find in a city like Bangalore but having a meal here on regular basis more or less serves the purpose.
Cost for two: Rs. 200 (approx)
Address: 1/21, Vijaylaxmi Towers, 32 Cross, 10th Main, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
- Halli Mane
This amazing restaurant in Mumbai in Malleshwaram is one place which does take their cuisines seriously.
This place caters exclusively to those who want to taste the authentic Kannada food, you will find recipes that came right from agrarian Karnataka here. Also, the delicacies here are served in the traditional format, on a banana leaf, completing the authentic experience for all their customers.
Cost For Two: Rs. 200 (approx)
Address: 14,3rd Cross,Sampige Road, Malleswaram, Bengaluru.
- Malwani Tiffin Room
You might feel a little disappointed with the limited number of dishes served at MTR during the breakfast, though the taste and the freshly cooked quality of cuisine compensate for that.
But, for lunch, you get to taste some lip-smacking traditional curries, the kind of which is rarely prepared with such deftness. Malwani Tiffin Room also has an outlet in Whitefield, but the one near LalBagh is undoubtedly the better one.
Cost For Two: Rs. 250 (approx)
Address: 14, Lalbagh Road, Mavalli, Near Basavanagudi, Bangalore.
- Shivaji Military Hotel
Military Hotel is well known especially for serving yummy food, especially with meat in it. This hotel is the best of the lot in Bangalore. Shivaji Military Hotel is not vast and gets crowded easily, and no, you cannot make a reservation here. But the variety of dishes they serve using chicken, lamb, and mutton, are worth the wait!
Cost For Two: Rs. 300 (approx)
Address: 780, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
- Vidyarthi Bhavan
Established in 1943, this restaurant has become one of the known and loved vegetarian eateries in the garden city. Though this restaurant is not limited to the Kannadiga cuisine, the food of Karnataka that they serve are definitely something to be written upon.
Cost For Two: Rs. 150 (approx)
Address: No-32, Gandhi Bazar Main Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore.