This article was written in 2021.
Bangalore is a major hub in South India where you'll find people from all over the world living and working. Due to such diversity in population, you'll find restaurants in Bangalore serving different cuisines from all over the world!
One such cuisine is Seafood, and boy does people in Bangalore love Seafood dishes! Although Bangalore is hundreds of Kilometers away from the sea, that hasn't stopped Bangaloreans to feast on quality seafood. Be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you'll find plenty of restaurants that serve utterly delicious seafood on their menu. Some restaurants have totally dedicated menu towards seafood, you will find various dishes such as lobster roll, crab cake, salmon, fried shrimp, fried fish, fried calamari, and countless other amazing seafood dishes.
You'll find a lot of seafood restaurants in Bangalore serving at all times of the day! Be it a lunch buffet or a dinner meal, you can find the perfect place for you to head and enjoy your favorite food! That is why seafood in Bangalore never complains about not finding seafood in the city!
Today we will be looking at some restaurants in the city that you have to visit if you're a seafood lover!
Authentic Mangalorean restaurants serving seafood in Bangalore:
1. Mangalore Pearl - Seafood Restaurant, Ulsoor
Probably the most famous restaurant in the city known for serving authentic Mangalore seafood in Bangalore in a very budget-friendly menu. Mangalore Pearl is the go-to restaurant for many seafood lovers because of the variety of seafood you get on their menu. This place is a paradise for all non-vegetarian seafood lovers. They get fresh seafood from the local supplier every day, making sure customers only get the best quality seafood. Mangalore Pearl has a lot of local seafood dishes from the Mangalorean cuisine, making this place even more desirable! Signature dishes such as Kanney Fish curry, Fish uruwal, and fried fish. If you love to fish, you'll definitely want to visit this hidden gem of a restaurant in Bangalore! We assure you, you'll be left lip-smacking and asking for more of the amazing seafood options! Talking about the place, it's a casual diner with modern furniture and white-out walls with wall art on them, there are planters all around the place giving it a very relaxing vibe. The service is quick and the staff is really nice. It's the perfect place for a nice family dinner!
INR 900, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Anupam's Coast 2 Coast, Church Street
Another restaurant in Bangalore that serves authentic Mangalorean cuisine to all foodies in the city. Their specialty is that they locally source the ingredients and spices and prepare the food in true authentic Mangalorean style, replicating the exact same taste, which is why seafood lovers visit Anupama's Coast 2 Coast again and again. Some of the dishes that we tried and fell in love with were fish pulimunchi, prawn roast, pomfret fried fish. With both indoor and outdoor seating arrangements, this place is very pretty looking, with fish painted on the walls of the restaurant, LED neon sign of the restaurant as soon as you enter the place, a huge ship replica used as decor, wood-paneled flooring, modern furniture, old paintings hanging on the walls, a huge fully decked bar, and planters in the outdoor seating area all bring up the experience and ambiance of the place.
INR 1400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Kanua, Sarjapur Road
Kanua in Sarjapur Road is also one of the most popular restaurants serving authentic Mangalorean cuisine. Their most famous dish would probably be Anjal Rice, which is thin slices of fish rolled in rice and deep-fried, the dish tastes incredible and is truly a treat for your taste buds! Other than Mangalorean cuisine, you'll also find many dishes cooked and prepared in Konkan style as well, which is another very famous cooking style for seafood. Their menu is quite elaborate, with plenty of vegetarian options as well to choose from! S0 for all the vegetarians, this place could be your must-visit place to eat Mangalorean-styled food! Talking about the place, it has a very simple interior and decor, this being a semi-open-air restaurant, you have a cool breeze coming in from all sides of the restaurant and you would also get to enjoy the view as well. The place is surrounded by greenery all around. They have wood-paneled flooring and simple modern-looking furniture. The staff is extremely friendly and would love to help you decide your meal for the day!
INR 1400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Fine dining seafood restaurants in Bangalore:
4. Karavalli - The Gateway Hotel, Residency Road
This 18-year-old restaurant at the Gateway Hotel has been one of the best seafood restaurants in Bangalore for a long time! Karavalli has been recognized with multiple awards and praises for its Southwestern Coastal cuisine and seafood dishes. You'll find gourmet dishes on their menu all the way from Kerela to Goa. Their squid fry and available curries are some of the best dishes you can try on their menu! For all the vegetarians who love seafood, this is the perfect place, they have plenty of vegetarian seafood options that you could choose from! Non-vegetarians are already in for a treat. You'll be spoiled with choices, you have so many options to choose from fish, prawn, crab, squid, chicken, mutton. Talking about the place, they have both indoor and outdoor seating sections available. The place really looks pretty and picturesque. Their outdoor seating is really amazing since the entire place is surrounded by greenery, making the place really relaxed and comfortable. The indoor section has wooden flooring and vintage furniture adding to the experience and ambiance. Overall, this is one of the best restaurants in the city and should definitely be on your must-visit list!
INR 3500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Vembanad - The Paul, Domlur
One of the nicest looking restaurants on the list today, Vembanad is a fine dining restaurant that serves Kerala's authentic coastal seafood dishes. Talking about the place, it has a wooden ceiling that just looks spectacular, with jute sheets on the walls used as decor. You have murals and paintings hanging on the walls adding to the beauty of the place. You have vintage furniture used as a seating arrangement. The interior of the restaurant basically looks like an old house from the rural parts of Kerala. Talking about the food, their specialty is definitely seafood, you have got a lot of options to choose from, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Their Allepy fish curry and Meen Nirachatu are 2 fish dishes you have got to try! Other dishes that we tried and loved were Vazha Koombu Cutlet, Panni Vindaloo, and tender coconut souffle. This place should definitely be on your list for the overall experience, interiors, and food!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Oh! Calcutta, Church Street
Bengalis are known for their seafood varieties all over the world, so for all the Bengalis not living in Kolkata or for every seafood lover who has a soft corner for Bengali cuisine, Oh! Calcutta is the perfect place to head! Oh! Calcutta is portrayed as a fine dining restaurant with a lot of options that include fish and other seafood. They prepare their food in true Bengali style, the flavors and aromas that fill up the place will leave you drooling the minute you enter. If you've had enough of the Southwestern coastal seafood and would like a change of palette, Oh! Calcutta offers an exquisite menu with the taste of Bengal. You'll often find this place filled with Bengali families feasting on their beloved cuisine, and one particular dish that has enabled Oh! Calcutta to be famous is their Kalia Fish curry, cooked with a perfect blend of 5 spices in a tangy curry with the fish of your choice! It's kind of their signature dish and a must-try! Talking about the place, they have incorporated a very stylish and elegant look using simple elements that portrait the old Calcutta city. Old paintings of Calcutta hanging on the walls, vintage furniture, and wooden flooring all add to the beauty of the place. Do visit this restaurant if you love Bengali seafood!
INR 2000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Hidden Gems that serve the best seafood:
7. Carnival De Goa, Ulsoor
Probably one of the most underrated seafood restaurant in Bangalore! This Goan-Portuguese-styled restaurant will give you the exact vibes of sitting in Goa and having tasty seafood delicacies without actually having to go to Goa! Talking about the interiors and decor, as mentioned earlier, this place has full Goa vibes with bricked walls, funky wall art with Mario Miranda Style caricatures, lamp restaurant shades hanging from the ceiling, cool Goan music playing in the background, and vintage furniture used for seating arrangements. Talking about the food, their best dish, hands-down is their stuffed fried fish! Choose your favorite fish and they will stuff it with authentic Goan spices and masala and fry it to bring you the ultimate Goa seafood cuisine! Other amazing dishes that we tasted and fell in love with were Calamari Rava Fry, fresh oyster, crab legs, and Poi Sliders! Add your favorite drink to this and you're in a full Goa mood! This place has got to be on your must-visit seafood restaurants list for the delicious seafood dishes, great music, Goan vibes, and drinks!
INR 1000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Sea Spice by 7 stars, Banashankari
For quite some time now, Sea Spice has been one of the best restaurants that satisfy the taste buds of seafood lovers in Bangalore. They offer you both indoor seating and a rooftop ambiance. The place is very sophisticated and elegant, using simple and minimalistic interiors and decor to make the place feel like home. Ample lighting, marble flooring, white walls, and modern furniture will make you feel like you're sitting in a fine dining restaurant when choosing the indoor seating option. The outdoor options provide a very different experience altogether, with an open-air seating option, you can enjoy the fresh breeze while feasting on your favorite food, furniture made out of jute for seating the customers, tiled flooring, a huge white screen for screening live sporting events, lively music playing in the background, and planters all over the place make the outdoor seating area very laid-back and comfortable. Talking about the food, non-vegetarian seafood lovers will instantly fall in love after taking one look at the menu! There are a lot of options and they all taste really delicious as well. Their signature dish that we tried as well, was, masala-coated squid rings and Anjal fried fish, and we love them both totally! They have a very distinct flavor that you won't at any other restaurant in the city. Sea Spice should definitely be on your list!
INR 1200, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
9. The Fisherman's Wharf, Sarjapur Road
The name of the place is enough to let you know you're in for a treat if you're a seafood lover! The Fisherman's Wharf is one of the most popular and happening places in Sarjapur Raod if you're in the mood to party and have delicious seafood dishes! The interiors and decor will make you feel like you're actually sitting inside a Fisherman's Wharf in Goa! With the clay-roofed gazebo in the center that includes the bar counter and small tables and chairs all around the gazebo for seating customers, an open kitchen to showcase all the tasty seafood dishes being cooked right in front of your eyes making the food even more tasty and desirable. With great music playing in the background and a fully decked bar counter serving almost all drinks known to man! the ambiance of the place is next-level laid back and chilled! Talking about the food, you know they specialize in seafood, but their signature dish is the Mussels Rawa Fry, that dish is absolutely delicious and will leave you lip-smacking! Other dishes that we loved were Gulf Shrimp, Crawfish, Scallops, crispy Calamari, and seafood pasta!
INR 1500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Budget seafood restaurant in Bangalore:
10. Hotel Fishland, Majestic
It's the month-end, you're almost broke, but you have a serious craving for great seafood then Hotel Fishland will come to your rescue! Established in 1982, Hotel Fishland is the oldest seafood restaurant in Bangalore! This no-frills, simple restaurant is well-known for serving delicious seafood dishes on a very pocket-friendly menu! Talking about the place, it's a very old restaurant and has a very simple look to it, with simple table and chairs, normal tube lights lighting the place, and ceiling fans providing ventilation. The staff is also old, but very very polite and friendly. It's one of those restaurants that have invested in their food quality and taste rather than the looks of the place, and we have to admit, it was the right choice! The food tastes so very delicious, it's every non-vegetarian seafood lover's paradise. You have got plenty of options to choose from, all dishes taste equally tasty! Although, one pro-tip, the food here is usually spicy, so if you don't like your food to be too much spicy, tell the staff while ordering to prepare your food a little less spicy. When we visited, we had tried their FIsh Thali, because that was what everybody's talking about when it comes to Hotel Fishland, the quantity is limited, but the taste is incredible! Fried fish in a tangy, spicy curry was the king of all the food items present in the Thali. The thali consisted of a bowl of rice, a bowl of fish curry, one vegetable curry, dal/sambar depending on what is served on that particular day, a cup of buttermilk, and a pickle. The contents are enough to feed one person easily! We could also recommend you to try their fresh lime soda, it's quite refreshing and goes well with the food.
INR 600, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps