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Udupi Cuisine

Cuisine of Udupi is not only famous in Karnataka but throughout India. Udupi cuisines (name taken from Udupi) have a strong influence of the south. You will only get pure vegetarian food i.e. no usage of garlic, onion, fish, meat, or shellfish. The dishes mainly consist of grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. The reason behind food being pure vegetarian is the tradition named “SATVIK”.

Dishes of Udupi are simply incomplete without coconut and coconut oil. The mouthwatering sambar is made with pumpkins and gourds as basic ingredients, blended with easily available species which add flavor to the cuisine.

If you are Dosa lover then you are at perfect place because Udupi is the place of origin of Masala Dosa. Jackfruits, Colocasia leaves, raw green bananas, red chilies and salt are available at the market in abundance. Udupi has a lot in store for women; sarees & mango pickles being the hot favorites. Here you can get different types of pickles and especially a wide range of mango pickles.

Cuisine of Udupi
Saaru, a side dish, makes an important in the servings

Types of Dishes

  • Saaru or Rasam is the pepper water dish. It’s really unique.
  • Koddelu or Sambar made with green vegetables and tasty locally available ingredients.
  • Menaskai (variation of Sambhar)
  • Huli is somewhat like Sambar but what makes it different is its base of ground coconut
  • Tambuli or watery vegetable paste (generally made up of leafy vegetables)
  • Spiced Rice – It is a tummy filling heavy dish which will give full satisfaction to your empty stomach. It is made with lots of things along with aromatic spices, mixed in rice, put together in a vessel and cooked
  • Dry curry of Udupi is just amazing. In local language it is known as Tallu, Aiethna, Ajadina.
  • Bakshya is a dessert. After eating heavy spicy food you definitely need something really sweet to tone down your taste buds. Kheer is the best option.
cuisine of Udupi

The dishes are served on leaves and every dish has its fixed place on the leaf. The leaf is kept on the ground in the sequence wise. The leaf is called as Plantain leaf. Strict rules are followed while eating a meal i.e. no one can move before eating the full meal and the meal is started by saying name of lord Vishnu (Govinda).

Sequence of Meal Served

  • Ghee
  • Salt
  • Pickle
  • Kosambari
  • Chutney
  • The flavored rice and it ends with butter milk.

Restaurants in Udupi

There are many hotels in Udupi. Even in different parts of India you will find different hotels serving Udupi cuisine. The cooks of Udupi’s restaurants are trained at Krishna Matha. People of Udupi consider it as an important business too. The hotels of Udupi have changed there menu according with changes in economy and social.

Chinese Restaurants in Udupi

Chinese cuisine has become very famous nowadays and every city has their own special Chinese food joints. Udupi too has it own set of famous restaurants which provide authentic Chinese food. They are listed below:

Chinese Restaurants in Udupi

List of Chinese Restaurants in Udupi

Thaamboolam Deluxe
Address: Comfort Tower, Opp. Kalpana Theatre, Udupi Courts, Udupi - 576101
Phone Number- 9741923418, 4299318

China Valley
Mandovi Palace, End Point Road, Manipal, Udupi
Phone Number- 09901793339

Madhuvan Family Bar and Restaurant
C/O Madhuvan Serai Hotel, Next To Syndicate Bank Head Office,
Upendra Nagar, Manipal, Udupi
Phone Number- 0820 2571667

Ashraya Restaurant
NH 66, Opp Mahesh Hospital or near bust stand,
Kundapura Main Road , Brahmavara, Udupi
Phone Number- 0820 2561224

Noodle King Restaurant
Counter No.6, 1st Floor, Mahe, Madhavanagar, Manipal, Udupi
Phone Number- 0820 2571260

Guzzlers Inn
Hotel Ashlesh Building, Opp. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal, Udupi
Phone Number- 9448372824, 0820 4292601

Snack Shack
Manipal Store Building, Tiger Circle, Manipal, Udupi
Phone Number- 0820 2575129

Vegetarian Restaurants in Udupi

It is believed that for those who are strictly vegetarians, traveling sometimes becomes difficult because it becomes difficult to find vegetarian restaurants. When you are in Udupi, this is not a problem at all. The temple city is known for having the best assortment of vegetarian restaurants and some of them are indeed very famous. There are numerous restaurants in Udupi which serve authentic and pure vegetarian food.

Restaurants in Udupi

List of Restaurants in Udupi

New Cinema Restaurant
K. K. Marg, Near Alankar Theatre

Sheela Utsav
Aroor Arcade, Mosque Road
Phone- 8202520170

Dr. V R Rao Commercial Complex, Tenkpet, Chitpadi, Tenkpet, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2522807

Near Venugopal Temple, Manipal
Phone- 0820 2575291

Hotel Durga Prasad
Kalsanka Road, Udupi Ho, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2526584

Srinivas Restaurant
Gangu Building, Near Bus Stand, Nh17, Main Road, Padubidri, Udupi
Phone- 9945142521

Gokul Hotel
Near Old Bus Stand, Kundapura, Udupi
Phone- 8254230236

Shabari Veg Restaurant
Ruchira Complex, N H 17, Brahmavara, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2561715

Hotel Shri Krishna Vilasa
Opposite To Head Post Office, Udupi Ho, Udupi
Phone- 9945770396

Navarangs Veg Restaurant
Meera Complex, Near Bus Stand, Nh- 17, Pudubidri, Udupi
Phone- 9845223866

Hotel Vaishnavi   
Vaishnavi Building, Opp Syndicate Bank, Main Road, Manipal
Phone- 9590035699

Triveni Hotel
Near Head Post Office, Santhekatte, Udupi
Phone- 9980543856, 0820 2520762

Shri Krishna Prasad Hotel
Taluk Office, Udupi Ho, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2521044

Opieum Hotel
1st Floor, Krishna Leela Building, Manipal, Udupi
Phone- 9620072075

Amanthrana Hotel
Opposite Githanjali Talkies, Near City Bus Stand, Udupi
Phone- 0820 2527352

Sagar Ratna
No.450/13, Gopal Towers, Karkala, Udupi

Pangala Restaurant
Tiger Circle, Manipal, Udupi
0820 2570237

Naivedya Pure Veg Restaurant
Opp. Udupi Court, Udupi
Phone- 7760405053, 0820 2527511

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