Both colorful and rich, the land of Kerala is full with the spices. Layers of cardamom, pepper, turmeric, and ginger are paired with an abundance of fish. The delicious cuisine is the reason enough to travel to this part of the country. So, expect a lot of use of spices, coconut, and chilies that differs with community and region. Here are some of the best restaurants in Kerala for dining out.
1-Quality Bakery, Kochi
Keeping the history alive, the bakery in Pattalam is the only place where one will get to taste the famous Dutch Bruder bread. The sugar plum brown loaves come out regularly on Saturdays from the oven but it can be ordered only from Monday to Friday.
Address: Seaport Airport RD, Kalamassery, Kochi, Kerala, India
2-Seafood at North Cliff, Varkala
Enjoy the beautiful sunset of Kerala from the first floor at any of the restaurants which is in the line of North Cliff at Varkala. A delicious choice of fresh food in the form of barracudas, snappers, and fish lies on ice slabs temptingly for you to select. A dinner in the Cliffside cafes is a delight to the eyes and mouth-watering while you enjoy the scenic beauty of fishing boats silhouetted against the sun.
Address: Clafouti Beach Resort, Varkala, Kerala, India
3-Tharavadu family restaurant, Kumarakom
It was a local shop which has come out to be a huge restaurant. However, the owner of the place has come up with an amazing concept where he tried to change the local restaurant in a legitimate one.
Address: SH42, Kavanattinkara, Kumarakom, Kerala
4-Sree Arul Jyothi, Thiruvananthapuram
The restaurant has been taking out orders both South Indian and Kerala special from years. It is also known to be one of the top 10 restaurants in Kerala. The famous vegetarian joint in town is famous for the food that it offers. Enjoy hot coffee along with masala dosa to make your evening delightful.
Address: Vazhuthacaud road, Ootukuzhy Thycad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
If you arrive at the restaurant during lunchtime, you might have to wait for the table or share a table with another guest for a Kerala meal it offers. Some of the specialties of the place include mutton biryani, beef, and Kadukka. You can choose to sit in any 3 sections available; the one section of the restaurant is lit while the other one consists of AC. The place is situated at Kannur road but it also has their branches in Dubai and Sharjah.
Address: Kannur road near CH Flyover, Calicut, Kozhikode, Kerala
6-Dubai Hotel, Kumarakom
You can’t miss the big red sign in one of the best restaurants in Kerala and it is no doubt the best place to grab a vegetarian meal. Vegetarians might not find the exhaustive menu here but it can be managed.
Address: Puthen Palli, Kottayam road, Kumarakom, Kerala
7-Pai Brothers, Kochi
There are about 138 types of South Indian dish – Dosa available from which 36 of them are copyrighted by Pai Brothers only. One of the dosas which are must to try and really popular is ‘thattil kutty’ (small dosa). One cannot miss the joint because of its red and yellow décor even if it is situated on MG Road.
Address: KP Vallo, Kavalackal Junction, Kadavanthra, Kochi, Kerala
8-Bombay Hotel, Kozhikode
The hotel has been serving Malabar food since 1949 and also comes under one of the top 10 restaurants in Kerala. Even the small joint near Kozhikode Beach on Silk Road gets packed even in the afternoons.
Address: Silk Street near St. Joseph School, Kozhikode, Kerala
9-Rock Café, Kovalam
Visit the café if you want to experience the real thing – you’ll get to see the view of the fisherman getting catch back at home and packing for the day while you enjoy the delicious meal in the café.
Address: Lighthouse beach, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
10-Hotel Suprabhatam, Thiruvananthapuram
The entrance of the restaurant opens in the mouth-watering South Indian meal – uthappams, idlis and dosas. If you want the Indian dishes then this is the place for you to enjoy your hearty meal.
Address: Mythanam, Varkala, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala