Since Gokarna is a religious place, the town has a lot of vegetarian- only places. At the same time due to the proximity to the seaside, finding seafood is not at all difficult. Beaches are lined up with small restaurants offering all kinds of exotic cuisines - Mexican, Israeli, English breakfast, Indian etc.
Fresh pineapple juice and Nutella pancakes in the area, are definitely worth a try. You can also find local cuisine of Karnataka and an authentic thali with some of the richest and traditional preparations. Other than this, the favorites of the town include Upma, Prawn Masala, Pomfret, Kingfish as well as some of the most delicious ice-creams to relish.
Dolphin View Restaurant
INR 250 for two
Among the very few vegetarian restaurants, this place is a delight for the veggie lovers Indian dishes. Try the masala cashew curry along with rice. This restaurant also serves tasty and crispy masala dosas.
Near Half Moon Beach, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka 581326
INR 50-150 for two
Another popular hang-out place among backpackers, Mahalaxmi restaurant serves delicious banana pancakes along with other breakfast items. The ambience is soothing and one can just chill here for hours. The Indian food served here including the curries are also delicious.
Next to Taxi Stand, Mani Bhadra Road581326Gokarna, Karnataka
INR 150-300 for two
Located at the corner of Om beach, Namaste cafe is famous for numerous dishes, especially the sea food including 'Prawn masala' and 'King fish sizzler'. A great place if you are looking to try out either of Mexican, Israeli or Indian food.
Om Beach Rd,Gokarna,Karnataka 581326
Om Shree Ganesh Restaurant
INR 200-250 for two
Among simpler restaurants of Gokarna, Om Shree Ganesh Restaurant serves good North Indian dishes and delicious South Indian snacks.
Near Om Beach
INR 100-200 for two
For a great value-for-money meal, go to Pai.
Gokarna Kudle Rd,Gokarna, Karnataka,581326
INR 150-250 for two
Among the favorites of backpackers here, Prema restaurant offers North Indian, South Indian, Continental, snacks, breakfast items and desserts among several other things. Try their ice-creams, dosas, Biryani and Italian dishes.
Cart Street, Near Om Beach,Gokarna,Dandebagh,Uttarkannada,Karnataka,581326
Shree Shakti Restaurant
Over 30 years old now, Shree Shakti Restaurant is famous for its sweetmeats and chilled Lassi.
Main Road, Kumta, Care Street, Gokarna