The cuisine of Mysore has a distinct influence of Udipi cuisine on its dishes. One of the most famous items here is the traditional sweet, Mysore Pak. Other than this, Mysore's platter is brimming with authentic, traditional and local cuisines. These include Idli, Dosa, Shavige Bath, Pongal, Chutneys and Pickles, Vangi Baath (rice with Brinjal curry), Bisi bele bath (a spicy preparation of rice) as well as a number of sweets such as Payasam, Jalebi, Rave Unde, Ladoo and more. Indian filter coffee and Adike (Areca nut) with Betel leaf are also popular items.

Photos of Famous Food in Mysore

Local dishes of Mysore
Local dishes of Mysore

Restaurants in Mysore



lunch 12.30-2.45PM, snacks 2.45-7.45PM, dinner 8-11PM

INR 700 For Two for two

To dine in a sprawling beautiful hall in royal, traditional style, head to the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. The restaurant has a soaring 30 feet ceiling with stained glass domed skylights. Order the Royal Mysore Silver thali which serves various vegetables, breads and sweets on an assortment of lavish brassware. A perfect place for a fancy dining experience with the family.

SE of Mysore, Mysore

Rrr Mysore Restaurant

Biryani, North-Indian, Mughlai

12 Noon to 4 PM, 6 PM to 11:30 PM

INR 400 For Two for two

Hotel RRR serves the food in a typical Andhra Style on a Banana leaf. The ambiance is very simple and the place is value for money. This restaurant is famous for serving some of the best kinds of Biryanis.

Sri Harsha Road, Near Mahatma Gandhi Statue, Lasker Mohalla, Doora, Mysore, India

Vinayaka Mylari


6:30 AM to 1 PM, 3 PM to 8:30 PM

INR 300 For Two for two

Though this restaurant is usually quite crowded, it is the ideal place for a traditional Mysore breakfast with bondas, Vadas, idli and paper dosas. You must try the Sago stuffed Dosa served with chutney.

79, Nazarbad Main Road, Near Police Station, Yadavgiri, Mysore, India

Indra Cafe Paras


10:30 AM to 10:30 PM

INR 500 For Two for two

Ideal to enjoy authentic Mysore delicacies, Indra Cafe Paras serves great Masala Dosas served with sambhar, chutney and rasam. Come here for a value for money meal, served with warm Kannada hospitality.

Sayyaji Rao Road, Chamrajpura, Mysore, India

Tiger Trail

Continental, North-Indian, Chinese, Italian

7:30 AM to 10 AM, 12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

INR 1200 For Two for two

Tiger Trail is located within a heritage hotel. The interiors surely reflect an old world charm. It's famous place that offers mouth watering Tandoori preparations and fish dishes.

Royal Orchard Metropole, 5, Jhansi Lakshmibai Road, Yadavgiri, Mysore, India

Malgudi Cafe



INR 150 For Two for two

This hotel used to be one of the palaces of the then Maharaja of Mysore. The setup is based in the inner courtyard within the Green Hotel. The cafe offers brilliant and addictive coffees and Himalayan milky teas. A great place to dine in, surrounded by fresh and cool air.

Chittaranjan Palace, 2270 Vinoba Road, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore

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