NY foodies in Bangalore
Two New York Chowhounds here in Bengalaru; staying in Ashok Nagar area. We love to walk and I would welcome any recommendations for good places to eat. Unfortunately can't do street food but clean and cheap is great. Or not so cheap; it's vacation.
Thanks in advance!
Just saw your post and hope it's not too late:
Don't miss Karavalli for its Keralan-influenced seafood dishes:
Kebabs and Kurries at the ITC Royal Gardenia serves up some of the best tandoori-baked items I'd ever had in Bangalore:
For the most popular South Indian breakfast spot in Bangalore, go to the Mavalli Tiffin Rooms on Lalbagh Road (walking distance from Lalbagh Botanical Garden):
For the most unforgettable South Indian lunch, you *must* try Dakshin at the elegant ITC Windsor Manor:
If you're looking for a blow-out Indian fine-dining experience, I'd recommend Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/842483), also at the ITC Windsor Manor, over the much-talked about Jamavar at the Leela Hotel(http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/843634).
Actually, one of the most pleasant dining experience I had whilst visiting Bangalore last year was at Oh! Calcutta - a Bengali restaurant at St Mark's Road downtown:
Walking in Bangalore, not an easy or often enjoyable prospect but if you want to give it a whirl, then give it a whirl.
Here's my thread from when I lived in Bangalore a couple of years ago, most restaurants have street addresses and landmarks for navigation - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684476
You aren't too far from Tandoor on MG Road, always reliable for North Indian and their Peshwari Gobi is outstanding. Oberoi Hotel and Taj Vivanta on MG Road also aren't too far, Oberoi has excellent restaurants (Rim Naam Thai is my favourite) and the Taj "all day restaurant" called Mosaic has always been good. Their lamb shanks rogan josh are featured on every visit I have to Bangalore.
As I lived in Bangalore for a while a lot of our restaurant choices were not local food, I got a fair bit of that at work, we were interested in other Asian or European restaurants. Not sure what your priorities are while in Bangalore.