Thaff: An absurdly popular joint that has scrumptious Indian bites, with some Arabic flavours mixed in, to boot. It does succulent roast spit-chicken, scrumptious shawarma and brain-freezing cold ice-cream shakes.
Harbour Restaurant: This beachside, casual Euro-style eatery is run by the swish Raheem Residency Hotel. It’s a little more casual and budget conscious than the hotel’s main restaurant, but promises equally well-prepared Indian and Western cuisine.
Kream Korner: This relaxed place is popular with Indian and foreign families and offers a tasty multicuisine menu. The yummy cold coffee with ice cream beats a frappuchino any day. There’s another branch on Cullan Road.
Royal Park Hotel: The extensive menu at this swish hotel restaurant is heavily meat-centric, but the food is excellent. You can order from the same menu in the upstairs bar and wash down your meal with a cold Kingfisher.
Hot Kitchen: This place comes highly recommended for veg meals and South Indian breakfasts – it gets packed at lunchtime.
Vembanad Restaurant: It is a fine dining pool-side place with nightly live music.
Indian Coffee House
Sree Durga Bhavan Udipi Hotel: The restaurant offers Indian, thali Veg food and more thalis.