Food of Hampi

Amid the ruins of the Vijayanagara Kingdom in lies a huge variety of South Indian cuisine. The rise in inbound travelling has lead to the opening of restaurants serving a flattering variety of cuisines from all over the world. But being a town of temples, one bank of Tungabhadra River accommodates the temples due to which nonvegetarian food is completely prohibited on that side.

The restaurants offer cakes, cookies, pita bread and, hummus. Therefore, just in case you find a need to linger your taste buds on some continental dishes you can choose to visit these restaurants. Do not forget to give clear instructions, if any, about the food being ordered to the person in service.

If you are a fan of pasta you should try homemade pasta by a small home run restaurant, Suresh. The pasta is known for its unique flat, thick and long shape. With Indian spices, the pasta reaches further heights in its taste.

Some popular restaurants 
Try some vegetarian thalis at Mango Tree and Suresh.

Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants- Mango Tree, Laughing Buddha, Funky Monkey Restaurant, The Goan Corner, The Bridge, Tibetan Kitchen

Asian and Israeli- Chill Out In Bamboo Restaurant, Hampi Roof Restaurant, Funky Monkey Restaurant, Tibetan Kitchen, Nargila Guesthouse Restaurant

All of the restaurants are concentrated in the small markets on both sides of the Tungabhadra river - although the northern side definitely has a lot more variety and better cafes. You will find a lot of restaurants serving Italian (pasta/lasagna/pizzas) and Israeli (lafa/shakshouka) food, along with the usual Indian food.

Most of the cafes here are very laid back, so expect leisurely service and a chill ambience with pleasant music and some scenic views. If you would like to get a good view, crossing the river to the north side is definitely worth the effort - there are some cafes with a view of either the river or the rice fields.


Here are the top 14 restaurants in Hampi:

1. Laughing Buddha

Virupapur Gadde,Anjanhalli, Karnataka 583234 
Continental, Indian
10 AM-11 PM
INR 300

2. Nargila

Nargila is a Restaurant and Guesthouse in Hampi offering classy ambience. With great live music, variety of cuisines this is a great go-to place.

3. Prince Restaurant

Prince Restaurant is a classy, relaxed place with modern decor is home for authentic biryani?s. Their menu includes multi-cuisine delicacies.

4. Udupi Sri Krishna Bhavan

Gopi Guest House, Hampi Bazaar, Hampi 
Indian
6:30 AM to 11 PM
INR 350

5. Waterfalls

Hampi, India 
Cafe
INR 80-120

6. Shiv Moon

Hampi Bazaar, Bellary, Hampi, India 
Indian
8 AM to 10 PM
INR 70-200

7. Durga Huts

Hampi, India 
Cafe
INR 120-200

8. Hoova Craft Shop & Cafe

Anegundi, Karnataka 583227 
Cafe
8.30AM-9.30PM
INR 80-120

9. Mango Tree

River Side Drive, Near Temple, Janata Plot, Hampi, Karnataka 583239 
Continental, Indian
7:30AM-9:30PM
INR 200-600

10. Gopi Roof Restaurant

Hampi Village Centre, Near Virupaksha Temple, Hampi583239, India 
Indian
7AM-11PM

11. Gouthami

Gauthami is a multi-cuisine dhaba-style family restaurant in Hampi. The vegan friendly restaurant offers delicious food. There is a German Bakery adjacent to the restaurant.

12. Moonlight

Located right behind virupaksha temple, Moonlight is a cool place for exquisite delights.

13. Chill Out

Chillout is an amazing rooftop restaurant to hang out with family and friends. It has a wide array of western cuisines. This small rustic dhaba-style restaurant is famous for pizzas.

14. Ravi?s Rose

Started in 1995, Ravi?s Rose is a small multi-cuisine restaurant. The rooftop restaurant is famous for its mouth-watering dosas and tasty Lassis.

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