Food of Gokarna

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.

Here are the top 7 restaurants in Gokarna:

1. Dolphin View Restaurant

4.0 /5
Near Half Moon Beach, Gokarna, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka 581326 
Indian
INR 250

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.

2. Mahalaxmi Restaurant

4.0 /5
Next to Taxi Stand, Mani Bhadra Road581326Gokarna, Karnataka 
Indian
INR 50-150

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.

3. Namaste Cafe

4.0 /5
Om Beach Rd,Gokarna,Karnataka 581326 
Cafe
7AM-11PM
INR 150-300

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.

4. Om Shree Ganesh Restaurant

4.0 /5
Near Om Beach 
Indian
7AM-11PM
INR 200-250

Among simpler restaurants of Gokarna, Om Shree Ganesh Restaurant serves good North Indian dishes and delicious South Indian snacks.

5. Pai Restaurant

3.0 /5
Gokarna Kudle Rd,Gokarna, Karnataka,581326 
Indian
6.30AM-9.30PM
INR 100-200

For a great value-for-money meal, go to Pai.

6. Prema

4.0 /5
Cart Street, Near Om Beach,Gokarna,Dandebagh,Uttarkannada,Karnataka,581326 
Multi-cuisine
10AM-8.30PM
INR 150-250

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.

7. Shree Shakti Restaurant

4.0 /5
Main Road, Kumta, Care Street, Gokarna 
Snacks, Sweets

Over 30 years old now, Shree Shakti Restaurant is famous for its sweetmeats and chilled Lassi.

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