Restaurants in Manipal
Dining out at the top restaurants in Manipal is the perfect excuse to get out of your campus. If anything, you’re even desperate for it. And who’s to blame you? Just after you’ve escaped a long lockdown, you don’t wanna be stuck on campus all week. Also, let’s be real. You cannot just pack your bags and drive off to Chikmagalur every other day, can you? So instead, you can escape to the best restaurants in Manipal for a short-distance break.
But one thing you can’t escape is your hectic load of assignments. Or the dozen college events happening all the time. Or more importantly, the security guy at your entry gates after campus curfew. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve saved you some time and compiled a list of the 10 best restaurants in Manipal (with closing hours and cost for twos). Because that’s what we do, we subtract the stress and add more chill in your daily calendar. Why else do you think our 70,000+ residents sing praises everywhere they go? At Stanza Living residences, you’ll find an entertainment zone (with pool tables, foosball and loads of board games) that help you chill and relax. Plus, we’ve got fun events like karaoke, match screenings, and movie nights too. And on top of that, we even encourage you to go out whenever you’d like. Like for enjoying a good meal at any of these cool restaurants. So check the page and read these names carefully. Maybe with those prying eyes of that security guard on your campus!
Best Restaurants in Manipal
These are the 10 best restaurants in Manipal for sure:
- Pangala Eshwar Nagar
- Uncle’s Point Sarbalettu Road
- Hangyo CTF Alevoor Road
- Chef Plated Eshwar Nagar
- Woodies Bar and Grill Ananth Nagar
- Thamboolam Udupi
- Shetty Lunch Home Kundapura
- Dollops Tiger Circle
- Saiba Tiger Circle
- Madhura Veg
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Pangala Eshwar Nagar
If you’re looking for good restaurants in Manipal for breakfast, then this is it. The Pangala can serve up a pippin’ hot masala dosa like no other. Combine that with their signature sheera, and you’d wonder what you did to deserve this special treat from the food gods. And they will give you that coconut chutney as much as you want. Even more than the number of viral hits Doja Cat drops every month.
Must-Try: Masala Dosa, Uttapam
Location: Tiger Circle, Manipal Main Road, Manipal
Timings: 10 AM – 11 PM
Cost for Two: ₹300/-
Uncle’s Point Sarbalettu Road
Uncle’s Point is one of the more popular places to eat in Manipal. The menu offers a bucketload of options. That includes their fine serving of eggs with sausages, the nutella pancakes, and the delicious chicken fried rice. And on top of that, they have a simple yet homely vibe to the place. In short, it’s perfect for college kids who just wanna hang out after class. Hope this puts Uncle’s point across.
Must-Try: Nutella Pancakes, Eggs with sausages
Location:Saralebettu Rd, Saralebettu, Manipal, Karnataka 576104
Timings: 9 AM – 9 PM
Cost for Two (INR): ₹300/-
Hangyo CTF Alevoor Road
If you google ‘best restaurants Manipal’, the ‘Hangyo CTF’ almost always comes up on every list. The menu features loads of dishes from a wide range of cuisines. Like Chinese, Indian, Continental, and Italian. And after a good hour of hoggin on their food and licking off the plates, their delicious ice-creams will bring a lot of peace to your belly. So much peace, it would probably be Nelson Madela’s favourite ice cream.
Must-Try: Baby Corn, American Chopsuey
Location:D 16-329G, Opposite BSNL Office, Near Geetha Mandir, Manipal, Udupi, Karnataka
Timings:Mon-Sun:11:20am – 2:53pm, 6:18pm – 10:27pm
Cost for Two (INR): ₹350/-
Chef Plated Eshwar Nagar
Not every restaurant in Manipal can host international cuisines like the ‘Chef Plated’. This is where most locals go to satisfy their cravings for pasta and steaks of the world. We recommend ordering a plate of their Peruvian Chicken and Chimichangas. Okay, the latter sounds more like a made-up word by Jim Carrey. But when you taste this tex-mex burrito, your face will change more expressions than even Ace Ventura.
Must-Try: Peruvian Chicken, Chicken Mexicana
Location:893/1A, Canara Milk Dairy Road, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal
Timings: 11 AM – 8 PM
Cost for Two (INR): ₹500/-
Woodies Bar and Grill Ananth Nagar
One of the best restaurants in Udupi Manipal, Woodies Bar and Grill is always packed up with a crowd. So of course, you’ll have to go early or book a table in advance. And half the reason why it’s always full with hungry college kids is their Chicken ghee roast. One bite of it, and you’ll forget the face of that grumpy professor who gives you a hard time in class.
Must-Try: Classic Minestrone Soup
Location:Pratham Residency, Opposite Reliance Trends, Manipal-Udupi Highway, Manipal 576104
Timings:Mon-Sun:11am – 11pm
Cost for Two (INR):₹600/-
The ‘Thamboolam’ are famous for their authentic local cuisine. But more so because of their experiments with food. Like they make Idlis which are cylindrically shaped, and Rotis which look like crisp wafers. Basically, the folks at the Thamboolam are the answer to the question – “What happens when we unlock 100% of our brain?”. Yup, Morgan Freeman would’ve slept well if he had dinner at this place.
Must-Try: Kundapura Chicken
Location:Comfort Towers, Diana Circle, Kinnimulki, Udupi
Timings:Mon-Sun:11:30am – 3:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:45pm
Cost for Two (INR): ₹300/-
Shetty Lunch Home Kundapura
One of the oldest restaurants in Manipal, Shetty Lunch Home hasn’t changed much since the 50’s. Even after all these years, they still manage to get a full house. And they still serve perfectly cooked chicken. The secret is in the paste the chefs marinate the meat with. So kudos to the Shetty’s for keeping that a secret for more than 70 years now. Easily the best kept secret after Area 51’s.
Must-Try: Chicken Sukka, Fish Curry Rice
Location:Municipality Building Opposite Syndicate Bank Head Office, Manipal
Timings:Mon-Sun:11:30am – 11pm
Cost for Two (INR): ₹200/-
Dollops Tiger Circle
Another sureshot member of this list is the ‘Dollops’ restaurant. And two things you’ll always find here are good food and a jaw-dropping hard rock playlist. Probably why half of the students in Manipal hang out here after class. But don’t worry if you’re not into hard rock yet. Pretty soon, you’ll be singing ‘whoa, o, oah, sweet child o’ mine’ to their chefs.
Must-Try: Chicken Frankie, Caramel Custard
Location:Manipal Main Road, Near Tiger Circle, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal
Timings:11am – 11pm
Cost for Two (INR): ₹400/-
Saiba Tiger Circle
Saiba is a popular hole-in-the-wall restaurant. But the staff are pro enough to make sure one doesn’t have to wait for more than 20 mins for a table. You should head to this place if you are a die-hard fan of butter chicken and naans. Or if you have a friend who can’t stop eavesdropping on other tables, which are, of course, placed very close in Saiba. Tsk Tsk.
Must-Try: Malai Kulfi, Chicken Kathi Roll
Location:KMC Food Court, Opposite Manipal University, Eshwar Nagar, Manipal
Timings:11am – 11pm
Cost for Two (INR): ₹450/-
Are you struggling to find good veg restaurants in Manipal? Well, the ‘Madhura Veg restaurant’ will come to your rescue. Their paneer butter masala is one to die for. Like it’s so good, even your most hardcore non-vegetarian friends will join you along. Also, the prices won’t burn a hole in your wallet. So you don’t have to survive on bread and omelet at month-end.
Must Try: Palak Masala Dosa
Location:15/736F4A, 2, 3, End Point Road, Udipi, Vidyaratna Nagar, Manipal
Timings:7am – 10:30pm
Cost for Two (INR): 400
FAQs on Restaurants in Manipal
Which are the Best Restaurants near me in Manipal?
Simply put, these are the best restaurants in Manipal:
- Hangyo CTF
- Chef Plated
Are there any Good Cafes in Manipal?
Of course, there are tons of good cafes to hangout in Manipal. Here are a few of them:
- Le Shaay Resto Cafe
- Teapot Cafe
- Prana Cafe
Which are the Best Places to visit in Manipal?
There are many places to visit in Manipal. Here are our top 3 picks:
- End Point Park
- Maple Beach
- Hasta Shilpa Heritage Village
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