Bengaluru has its own share of restaurants and pubs serving the best of food. What we find to be the perfect main course or appetizer or even a bowl of soup includes fresh seafood cooked delicately and to perfection. There are plenty of restaurants trying to serve the best of this variety but some fail to meet our expectations.
These are the few restaurants which actually met or exceeded our expectation of how seafood should be prepared and served. Take a look at the nest seafood in Bengaluru.
Meen Polichathu at Pulimunchi, Sadashiv Nagar
Mangalorean cuisine comes to the forefront at Pulimunchi with delectable seafood cuisine prepared in an authentic way. Try the Meen Polichathu, a fragrant fish dish in which the fish is cooked wrapped in a banana leaf, with a side of Neer Dosa.
Chemeen Roast at Kumarakom, HSR Layout
Authentic cuisine coming straight from the backwaters of God’s own country, Kerala, Kumarakom is a must try restaurant for all the seafood lovers. Their Chemmen Roast, a spicy semi dry shrimp preparation, is bound to satisfy your inner Keralite.
Thalaserry Meen Curry at Ente Keralam, Ulsoor
Not a surprise that another restaurant serving Kerala cuisine shows up on the list, Ente Keralam serves the best fish curries we’ve ever tried. The Thalaserry Meen Curry, a local speciality of Malabar, is a succulent fish gravy cooked with tomatoes, onion and curry leaves.
Kalia Fish Gravy at Oh! Calcutta, Church Street
From one coast to another, Oh! Calcutta serves up the best Bengali cuisine in the city. Try their Kalia Fish Gravy, an amalgamation of 5 spices cooked to perfection in a tangy curry served with a fish of your choice.
Sorshe Pabda Jhol at Bhojohori Manna, Koramangala
Continuing on with the Bengali taste, Bhojohori Manna is a traditional Bengali restaurant serving up the best in Bengali cuisine. Sorshe Pabda Jhol is a fish preparation made with a creamy mustard sauce. The tanginess from the sauce and soft crunch from the fish is the perfect combination to tickle your senses.
Chettinad Fish Masala at Anjappar, Indiranagar
As we travel back to Southern India, Anjappar serves up the best in Tamil Nadu, Chettinad to be specific, cuisine. The spicy Chettinad Fish Masala is only to be had with some nice hot rice and a side of buttermilk to cool down your body.
Raw Oysters at Fort Kochi, MG Road
Don’t let the name fool you, the Raw Oysters are not exactly raw. They are cooked in a red wine shallot sauce making for a delicious combination.
Koondal Roast at Malabar Bay, BTM
Koondal is another name for squid and this delectable squid roast will make you drool from the absolute freshness of it. The juicy squid is cooked in a onion gravy and served semi-dry making for an ultimate appetizer.
Mussels Rawa Fried at The Fisherman’s Wharf, Sarjapur Road
The Fisherman’s Wharf is known for their ambiance and decor of a seaside resort but they should be known more for their seafood preparation, especially the Mussels Rawa Fry. The mussels are coated with rawa and deep fried making it a crispy compliment to your drinks.
Stuffed Fried Fish at Carnival de Goa, Ulsoor
Goan cuisine is known for their seafood preparations and the Stuffed Fried Fish at Carnival de Goa does it justice. A choice of Mackarel, Pomfret or King Fish is stuffed with a traditional red Goan masala and shallow fried to perfection.
Crab Masala at BonSouth, Koramangala
BonSouth’s spread for their buffet is excellent in terms of the variety of food and the price. The crab masala served as part of their buffet is well worth the money on its own. A spicy tomato based masala cooked along with the crunchy crab is the ultimate seafood delight.
Calamari Egg Drop Soup at Banjara, Koramangala
Although seafood soup is usually an extreme hit or miss at restaurants, Banjara makes the perfect bowl of soup for all the seafood lovers. We always go for the Tom Yum soup but the Calamari Egg Drop was a big hit the first time we ordered it. Perfectly flavoured with a hint of lemon and coriander leaves, it brings out the unique taste of the squid and egg.
Fish Biryani at Fishland, Gandhinagar
The best seafood biryani we’ve had in Bengaluru. The taste of the marinated fish goes well with the perfectly cooked biryani bringing out the right amount of flavours from both.
Chemmeen Thenga Ularthu at Vembanad, Domlur
The prefect combination of tiger prawns cooked with the aromatics of coconut strips makes this dish at Vembanad a must try for seafood enthusiasts.
Lobster Tandoori at Mahesh Lunch Home, Residency Road
The Lobster Tandoori is the perfect dish if you want to indulge in the juicy and succulent lobster meat. The perfectly cooked lobster marinated along with fresh homemade tandoori paste is an absolute must try at Mahesh Lunch Home.
Butter A Prawn at Prawn Crunch
Although we try to steer clear of chain restaurants, Prawn Crunch serves up too good of a prawn snack for us to look past it. This small kiosk serves up the perfect evening snack and at the right amount.
Anjal Rice Fry at Kanua, Sarjapur Road
A unique preparation of fish which we’ve never tried before, the Anjal rice fry is a fresh seer fish rolled in rice and deep fried. The crunchiness of the rice coated fish is something to definitely try for a different fish experience.
Khubey Sukkah at Mangalore Pearl, Frazer Town
Clams varieties are extremely difficult to master as they tend to cook unevenly. But the Khubey Sukkah at Mangalore Pearl is the exception with a beautiful flavours coming from the grated coconuts complimenting the fresh ground spices.
Fish Kebabs at Mathsya Darshini, Lavelle Road
Fish kebabs sounds a little awkward as we tend to prefer the chicken or mutton variety but the fish kebabs here must be on a seafood lover’s check list.
Jeera Coriander Prawns at Prost Brew Pub, Koramangala
These batter fried prawns have the most unique flavours incorporated in a dish. A special mixture of coriander and cumin compliments the flavours of prawns to perfection.
Spicy Prawn Skewer at Arbor Brewing Company, Magrath Road
The prawn skewers here should be ordered just for the sauce served as the accompaniment, apple mint sauce. The sweetness of the apple combined with the mint is the best dipping sauce for prawns and praise the chef who came up with this signature dish.