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Tourists coming to Bhubaneswar must try authentic Oriya cuisine. While the city's platter has a wide variety of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the favorites here, revolve around mouth-watering desserts and seafood. The local specialties that one must relish are Machha Jholo (a fish curry), Gupchup, Cuttack Chaat, Aloo Dum, Dahi Pakhal, Badi Choora, Dalma, Santula and more. The sweets that one should not miss are Pithas, Kora-Khhaii, Rasabali, Chenna Gaja, Chenna Poda and Rasagola . One might also want to try the Abadha or the vegetarian food served in temples.

Photos of Famous Food in Bhubaneswar

Local dishes of Bhubaneswar
Local dishes of Bhubaneswar

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Restaurants in Bhubaneswar

Tangerine 9

North-Indian, Chinese

12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 10:30 PM

INR 700 for two

Great ambience, mouth watering food, five star dining at a reasonable price and a knack of getting it right very often, Tangerine 9 is a place that will always make you want to come back. Usually brimming with people, it's their Indian and Chinese cuisine that attracts a large bunch of its faithful customers.

10 Lotus House Station, Square Master Canteen, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneshwar, India

Truptee Restaurant

North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese

12PM-3:30PM & 7PM-10:30PM

INR 700 for two

Serving North Indian, South Indian and Chinese food, this modest restaurant has a number of faithful frequenters who boast highly of its quality of food. Popular for its dosas and other South Indian snacks, Truptee Restaurant also does a fine job of its paneer dishes, especially the Paneer Biryani. All of this comes in generous servings at very reasonable prices. A must go for all vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

67, Near Kalpana Square, Buddha Nagar, Lakshmi Sagar, Bhubaneswar, India

Khana Khazana

North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese

4 PM to 10:30 PM

INR 400 for two

Khana Khazana will take you by surprise with its peaceful ambience and delicious North Indian food. The tasty chicken biryani and tandoori chicken will leave your taste buds craving for more.

3/20, Nalco Square, Kalinga Hospital, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneshwar

Hare Krishna Restaurant

North-Indian

11 AM to 10 PM

INR 300 for two

Being one of the more popular restaurants of the city, Hare Krishna is a delight for vegetarians. Their food is delicious and comes at a very reasonable price. The ample quantities of their servings reflect a true value for money. Hare Krishna specializes in North Indian cuisine and is home to a variety of dishes all of which come without onions or garlic. If all their food isn't enough to impress you, then the special ghee served as dressing surely will!

Lalchand Market Complex, Janpath, Kharabela Nagar, Bhubaneswar, India

Kanika

Odiya

12 Noon to 3 PM, 7:30 PM to 11 PM

INR 1500 for two

Come grab the chance to savor some delicious Odiya cuisine at this small, yet good looking restaurant. The regional recipes, especially the seafood are sure to impress you. Make sure you don't miss the Kankada Yarkari (Crab Curry) and Odisha's traditional dessert, the famous Chenna Poda (burnt cheese with sugar, cashew and raisins).

Mayfair Lagoon, 8-B, Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar, India

Odisha Hotel

Cafe

12.30-4PM

INR 280-440 for two

If you're in a mood to savor some authentic Odiya cuisine, look no further. Odisha Hotel, with it's large servings of great Odiya food, served in plantain leaves on traditional metal dishware is sure to impress you. You could seek help with the menu if you aren't fluent with Oriya.

Sahid Nagar, Market Bldg

Places to Visit In Bhubaneswar