Kohima fosters both traditional Nagaland cuisines as well as a number of options for Continental and Chinese food and flattering choices for vegetarians as well. The local cuisine is dominated by spicy, colourful, delicious and a bit adventurous non-vegetarian preparations.
The state has a somewhat westernized eating style. Pork, beef, mutton, chicken and also lots of jungle animals are eaten here. Delicacies prepared with bamboo shoots, ginger, Naga King chilly are also found. Also, Nagaland is a dry state and hence you won't easily find beers and other alcoholic drinks. However, locally brewed Rice beer is available at places.

Photos of Famous Food in Kohima

Local dishes of Kohima
Local dishes of Kohima

Restaurants in Kohima

Popular Bakery

Bakery, Cafe

5.30 AM - 8.30 PM

INR 40-100 for two

Unlike other bakeries in the vicinity, this one offers Indian sweets and delicious breakfast pastries to the customers.

NH39, PR Hill, Kohima, Nagaland - 797005

Dream Cafe


10 AM - 6 PM, (Sunday closed)

INR 140 -250 for two

Great views of the hills from the restaurant coupled with even amazing main course dishes and snack items, makes Dream Cafe a must visit cafe for all travelers. Also considered to be the 'melting pot' of Kohima's youth.

Midland Colony, Kohima, Nagaland

Flaming Wok

Chinese, Indian

10 AM - 7 PM(Sunday Closed)

INR 80-250 for two

Mainly Chinese dishes are served. But there are a few Indian dishes available too.

NH61, Kohima, Nagaland, India

Places to Visit In Kohima