Food of Kodaikanal

Chocolates, Sandwiches, Brownies, cheeses and some hot 'chai' are the most sought after eateries of Kodaikanal. Other than these, there is a lot that stands out in this town such as locally produced organic foods, a rich and spicy dash of Punjabi cuisine, popular items of Tibetan cuisine, an absolutely lip-smacking variety of Biryanis, as well as an elaborate Gujarati platter. Find local and traditional platters here too, with essentials like Dosas, idilis, Upma, Parota, Sambhar, Rasam, Paysam, Kesari, Sweet pongal and lots more.

Here are the top 12 restaurants in Kodaikanal:

Altaf's Cafe

INR 100 -300
8.30AM-9:30PM
Dolphin's Nose Road, Vattakanal, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Altaf's Cafe
A restaurant dealing mainly in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines for the hungry and tired travelers of Kodaikanal.

Pastry Corner

INR 100-200
10AM-2PM & 3PM-6PM
Annasalai(Bazaar Road), Maratta Complex, Next to Astoria Veg Restaurant, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu 624101, India
Pastry Corner
Pick up great picnic sandwiches and yummy muffins and croissants at this highly popular bakery, or squeeze onto the benches with a cup to watch the world go by.

Hotel Astoria

INR 150-300
7 AM - 10 PM
Bazaar Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Hotel Astoria
Crowded with tourists and locals, Astoria is almost impossible to get through during the lunch hours when it serves the all-you-can-eat thalis.

Patel Restaurant

INR 80-150
lunch & dinner
Anna Salai, Bazaar Road, Kodaikanal
Patel Restaurant
If you're a Gujarati lusting after excellent dishes from your cuisine, Patel's is the place to be.

Hilltop Towers

INR 100-200
lunch & dinner
Club Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Hilltop Towers
For a wide variety of Biryanis, ranging from vegetarian to chicken to seafood specialties, visit Hilltop's Biryani.

Royal Tibet

INR 80-200
lunch & dinner
Poet Tyagaraja Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu - 624101, India
Royal Tibet
Drop by this place if you're craving for the traditional, steamed momos or dumplings.

Hotel New Punjab

INR 100-400
12.30 - 10 PM
PT Road, 7 Roads Junction, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Hotel New Punjab
According to the locals, this restaurant serves the best tandoori chicken in the whole of South India. Other North Indian dishes are also supposed to be really good.

Tava

INR 300
11 AM - 9:30 PM
Satya Complex,Poet Tyagaraja Rd,Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu,624101
Tava
Tava offers an extensive vegetarian menu, which is also very cheaply priced.

Pot Luck

INR 350
11 AM -7:30 PM, Wed-Mon
Near 7 Road Junction, Poet Tyagaraja Rd, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
Pot Luck
Attached to a pottery shop, this restaurant serves mainly breakfast items and snacks such as pancakes, omelets etc., on a tiny terrace giving a very pleasant view.

Eco Nut

10:30 AM - 6 PM(Sunday Closed)
Poet Tyagaraja Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Eco Nut
This interesting shop sells a wide range of local organic food, such as whole-wheat bread, muffins, marmalade, spices and oils, herbs and herb remedies.

Cloud Street

INR 175-300
9am-11am, 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9pm
Poet Tyagaraja Road, 1st Floor, Opposite Govt. Tourist office, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Cloud Street
Cloud Street offers a perfect blend of Italian, Spanish and Mexican cuisine in its menu. The wood-burnt, thin crust pizzas and the Spanish omelet are a must have at this restaurant.

Carlton Hotel

INR 700-2000
7 - 10 AM, 1 - 3 PM, 7.30 -10.30 PM
Lake Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Carlton Hotel
It's quite possible for a person to go absolutely bonkers seeing the numerous Indian and Continental dishes in the breakfast buffet of the Carlton.

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