Like any modern and growing city, Bangalore's cuisine is not identified with a single platter but a blend of cuisines derived from the diversity of cultures and livelihoods that the city sustains.
There is a subtle dominance of South-Indian and Udupi cuisine, other than which the city's menu has countless options. One can relish local cuisines like a variety of dosas, Idli, Bisi Bele Bath, Pongal, Uppittu and lots more. Other than this, one can also indulge in the rich Mughlai cuisine with mouth-watering dishes like Tandoori chicken, Sheek Kebabs, Bangalorean Biryani, Chicken Kebabs and more. Also, find here, North-Indian, Muslim, Arabian, Chinese, Thai, Burmese, Lebanese, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisines to enjoy.
One can indulge in the lip-smacking local street food as well as flatter themselves with fine dining experiences with cuisines from around the world.
Rich in a variety of cuisines, Bangalore also offers pocket-friendly restaurants which are of great help to the backpackers. Here is a list of few restaurants which without emptying your pockets offer delicious food at minimal prices possible.
Famous budget restaurants in Bangalore:
South Indian: Darshini (serves delicious vegetarian food within INR 100), TaazaThindi (INR 200 for 2), Shri Sagar(INR 100 for 2) and Indian Coffee House (INR 200 for 2)
Continental: Papi Chulo (INR 200 for 2), My Cinnamon Box (INR 250 for 2), Chaiywaala (INR 150 for 2), Fork and Food (INR 200 for 2), and The Breakfast (INR 200 for 2)
Do try these low budget restaurants while keeping in mind your health and hygiene. Guide the person in services about the spices and things you are allergic to so that you can have a happy meal.
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12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
INR 1000 for two
This place is a must visit if you like delicious and mouth watering steaks
13, Museum Road,Behind Museum Road Post Office Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Olive Beach(Bar & Kitchen)
Noon to 3 PM, 7 -11.30PM
INR 1500 -1800 for two
Beautiful European ambience, and equally good looking dishes - this place is a must visit for anyone and everyone who is looking forward to having a nice business lunch or a family get to gether. Must tries include the Pasta ravioli and Spanakopita.
16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, OffBrigade Road, Bengaluru
8 AM to 10 PM
INR 300 for two
Popular among students and young executives, this quiet place serves the usual North and South Indian dishes at decent prices.
1st Floor, Public Utility Building, MG Road,Ashok Nagar,Shanthala Nagar Bangalore, India-560001
11 AM to 11:30 PM
INR 1700 for two
The ambience of Fava spells Mediterranean in big, bold letters! One of the best places in Bengaluru to have Mediterranean food.
203, 2nd Floor, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road,UB City KG Halli, D Souza Layout, Lavelle Road, Bangalore, India
Sue's Food Place
12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 10:45 PM
INR 750 for two
If it's Caribbean food you're looking for, look nowhere else as this place with it's homely feel and lunch buffet will blow you away. The Jamaican jerk chicken, pork curry and crab curry are delicacies worth devouring. The place, run by the charming Miss Sue, also has a bunch of tasty vegetarian dishes to offer.
4, Subadar Garden, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Off 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India
12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM
INR 400 for two
Gramin offers a wide variety of typical spicy flavored North Indian food reflecting the rural culture. The term Gramin means 'from the village', and is a very popular restaurant among the locals.
20, Ground Floor, Raheja Arcade,Koramangala 5th A Block, Koramangala Industrial Layout Koramangala, Bangalore, India
Mavalli Tiffin Rooms
6:30 AM to 11 AM, 12:30 PM to 2 PM, 3:30 PM to 9:30 PM
INR 450 for two
Since 1924, MTR is highly popular in the locality as the place is almost synonymous with South Indian food. The ambiance is simple and soothing. There are some delicious dishes like Rawa Idli, Masala Dosa, Dahi Vada, Bisibelebath and Honey Halwa on the menu.
#14, Lalbagh Main Road, Near Urvashi Theatre Doddamavalli, Sudhama Nagar Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027
12 Noon to 3 PM, 6 PM to 10:30 PM
INR 2000 for two
If you love Japanese food, Harima is the authentic place for you. The menu has the wide selection range and has a very pleasant ambiance. Sushi and Sashimi makes you lip smacking here. If you are a Japanese food lover, this is the right place to visit.
401, 4th Floor, Building No. 131, Devatha Plaza, Residency Road, Ashok Nagar Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
12 Noon to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
INR 2500 for two
Caperberry is located in the very office-like environs of Dickenson Road. A glittered South Indian gold work and the mod of Euro decor, combined and showcased in a trendy way, portrays the quality of the ambiance. A multi-cuisine restaurant is a perfect treat for foodies and also to the eyes. If not on a budget, this place is worth spending.
203, 2nd Floor, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, Lavelle Road, Bangalore, India
Konkan, Kerala, Seafood
12:30 PM to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
INR 3500 for two
Karavalli is the best coastal South Indian dining experience in the city. The decor of the restaurant is elegant and stylish with a blend of thatched foofs and crafted woodwork. Mangalorean fish dishes and the signature Lobster Balchao are the must try dishes on the menu.
Ground Floor,The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore 66, Residency Road, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar The Gateway Hotel Residency Road Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka 560025
Koshy's Bar & Restaurant
9 AM to 11:30 PM
INR 700 for two
A very old and a popular restaurant on the St. Marks Road, Kosh is a place for all the foodies. It is said that many celebrities have come up here to dine. Try Zayka India k Bangalore and Koshy's special coffee if you visit this place.
39, St. Marks Road, Bangalore, India
INR 600 for two
For a Sizzler hangout, Yoko is the right place. Varieties of sumptuous sizzlers with unforgettable taste will leave you lip-smacking. Other Chinese dishes are also worth tasting once.
42 Church St,Next to KC Das, Opposite Hotel Empire,Anchepet, Chikpete Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
North-Indian, Continental, Seafood
12 Noon to 3 PM, 6:30 PM to 11 PM
INR 1000 for two
The awesome menu of regional favorites like the Mangalorean fish, or the Tangy Pandhi (pork) masala from Kodagua Hills is the reason of its excellence. One of the oldest pubs of Bangalore, it may not be attractive by its interior, but if you want to enjoy and spend some quality time, Windsor Pub would definitely serve the place.
7, Kodava Samaja Building, 1st Main Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore, India