Top Restaurants in Coorg for Mouthwatering Delicacies

Coorg or Kodagu is a breathtakingly beautiful and verdant hill station in the South Indian state of Karnataka. Often referred as the Scotland of India, Coorg Tourism is famous worldwide for its picturesque landscape, high mountains, gushing waterfalls and verdant coffee plantations. Some popular tourist places to visit in Coorg are Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Omkareshwara Temple, Bylakuppe, Talacauvery and Dubare.
Besides the abundance of natural beauty and scenic destinations, Coorg delights its visitors with the numerous options for Eating out. Coorg is the home of authentic Kodava cuisine. Like most areas in and around the town, the platter revolves around the staple rice.

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The cuisine of Coorg comprises of a heady mix of coconut and spices such as curry leaves, ginger, chilies, pepper and cardamom. Meat preparations, especially those with pork dominate the platter in a typical Coorg meal. Akki Roti (Rice chapatis), a huge variety of Pattus (a steamed dish), Pulvas, preparations of pork, dried fish, Baimbale Curry (a preparation of Bamboo Shoots), Kumm Curry (a preparation of wild mushrooms) and Chekke curry (made using unripe jackfruit) are popular local favorite recipes. One can also find unique pickles of pork, fish, mushrooms, bitter orange and tender bamboo.

A number of restaurants also serve many vegetarian dishes along with typical Indian, Chinese, Continental and Tibetan cuisines as well as popular South-Indian cuisine consisting of dishes like dosa, vada, idli, sambhar and rasam.

Trawell.in listed some of the best restaurants in Coorg here.

East End Hotel

If you want to try authentic Coorg Cuisine, head to the East End hotel situated behind East End HP Petrol Bunk on Mysore – Mangalore Highway in Madikeri. Perched on the edge of the Brahmin’s Valley, this is famous for its mutton balls, hearty biryani and a unique Coorg-style chicken fry.

Recommended Dishes: Mutton balls & Coorg-style Chicken fry

Approx. Cost for Two: Rs. 500

Coorg Cuisine

If you want to taste authentic Kodava food, head to Coorg Cuisine, which is situated on Madikeri main road near KSRTC Bus Stand. Though the restaurant is located in a fairly nondescript building, this place offers some delicious local cuisine, including the famous Pandhi Kari (a spicy pork curry) and Kodambattu. Serving scrumptious pork with bamboo shoot and rice dumplings, this is easily rated as one of the best restaurants in town.

Recommended Dishes: Pandhi Kari & Kodambattu

Approx. Cost for Two: Rs. 400

Raintree Restaurant

Raintree is a multi-cuisine restaurant situated near Madikeri Town Hall in Madikeri, Coorg. This multi-cuisine restaurant offers Coorg’s best and most delicious delicacies at reasonable price. Dishes made with the local exotic spices are an absolute delight to relish. They also sell wine and great Kodagu coffee.

Recommended Dishes: Pepper Chicken, Ghee Chicken & Chicken/Mutton Stew

Approx.Cost for Two: Rs. 500

Athithi Restaurant

Athithi is a pure vegetarian restaurant situated near city police station in Madikeri. Popular place for vegetarians, Athithi is known for its vegetarian thali elaborately served on banana leaves. Athithi is one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the town. The interior is not luxurious but the food offered here comprises of an authentic South India vegetarian menu. You will have several options to try out like Rava Idlis, Dosas, Masala Dosas, among others.

Recommended Dishes: Vegetarian Thali

Approx. Cost for Two: Rs. 400

Shanthi Bites

Shanthi Bites is a classic multi cuisine restaurant where tasty delicacies are served with the warmth of traditional hospitality. The restaurant is situated just beside KSRTC Bus stand in Kushalnagara. Variety of south-north Indian,European,Chinese and Tibetan styles dishes are available at Shanthi Bites.

Recommended Dishes: Biryani & Chicken

Approx. Cost for Two: Rs. 400

 

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