In a city with more than 5.5 million people, restaurants abound. Finding one is not a problem. Finding one that you will enjoy is a bit more challenging. Finding one that will not make a Westerner bolt to the nearest restroom is a totally different story. If you are in India, consider these 8 Bangalore restaurants.
Water purification methods vary from place-to-place as well as overall hygienic practices. I have dined at 5 star hotel restaurants and ended up being violently sick with uncontrollable diarrhea and also ate at questionable places where I suffered no ill effects.
Food preparation, the water quality, and the personnel appear to be the key. Keep in mind that it is probably safer to eat cooked foods and drink bottled water whenever possible. That being said, I cannot guarantee that you will not have an incident. After all, it only takes one person’s poor hygiene or a chef not taking appropriate food precautions for contamination to occur. Remember it can happen in any country, but more precautions need to be taken in India.
Top 8 Bangalore Restaurants NOT in Hotels
(in alphabetic order)Habanero Ascendas Park Square, Ground Floor, ITPB, Whitefield, Bangalore Phone- 080 3041 2940 This is one of the few Tex Mex restaurants you will find in Bangalore. Although it is off the beaten track in Whitefield, it is worth a trip to taste the fajitas and the margaritas. The menu provides a wide variety of options and is considerably better than its competition. Harima 131 Residency Rd, Bangalore, India Phone- 080 4132 5757 Harima’s menu includes sushi, something that is usually relegated only to a Bangalore hotel setting. The restaurant is filled with Japanese businessmen who dine on the bento lunch entrees. A vegetarian option is a mere 300 rs while the non vegetarian version is only 350 rs. Shiro 2nd Floor, UB City Mall, Vittal Mallya Rd., Bangalore, Karnataka, India Phone- 080-4173 8864 This Pan Asian restaurant provides an all you can eat lunch that does not include alcoholic beverages.The energetic atmosphere draws a hefty crowd in the evenings. Reservations are requested. Soo Ra Sang No. 35, Mannal, Wind Tunnel Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore Phone- 080 4130 3435 Authentic Korean food is a staple at this site, especially the Korean barbecue. This is a carnivores delight with a limited vegetarian menu. Hae Kum Gang 20, Paul Castle, Castle Street, Near Brigade Towers, Ashoknagar, Bangalore If you enjoy vegetarian Korean food, try this location. Bring a hefty appetite for the large portions and wide variety. Sunny’s 34, Vittal Mallya Rd., Bangalore Karnataka Phone- 080 2224 3642 100 Feet Road, 12th Main Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore Phone- 080 4125 5157 Both locations provide a consistent continental dining experience that will convince you to return again and again. Reservations are recommended. The Only Place 13, Museum Road, Bangalore Phone- +91 08 3271 8989 If you’re looking for a delicious steak, dine at The Only Place. Raw steaks can be purchased for home cooking. Pasta, burgers and sandwiches round out the menu. The all time American favorite, apple pie ala mode, was as good as any prepared in the U.S. Toscano U.B. City, Level II, Vittal Mallya Road, Bangalore Phone- +91 080 4173 8800 Whitefield Forum Value Mall 2nd Floor, Whitefield Main Road, Whitefield, Bangalore Phone- +91 080 2593 9224 The kitchen specializes in Italian food. From month to month the consistency of the food remains. Pizza is a great starter The Kahlua mousse is an excellent ending to a meal. Via Milano 612, Basil Moneta, 80 Ft. Road- 100 Road Junction, Koramangala Phone- 080 4130 9997 Craving pasta in Koramangala? Via Milanto is definitely an option to fulfill this desire. Sandra Bornstein is the author of MAY THIS BE THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE. It is available on Amazon.The book chronicles Sandra’s adventures in Bangalore, India.
The memoir was a finalist in the Travel category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, the 2013 International Book Awards, and the 2013 National Indie Book Excellence Awards.