Kodaikanal Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kodaikanal

August 25, 2017 Alida England

Kodaikanal has an endangered animal called the grizzled giant squirrel. To us, that alone is reason to book a trip ("grizzled giant squirrel" might be the best animal name ever). Perched on the woodsy southern crest of the Palani Hills, nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, this popular lakeside resort town is a magnet for nature lovers. Wander the peaceful slopes, keeping an eye out for birds, exotic flowers and, of course, grizzled giant squirrels.
Things to do in Kodaikanal

1. Astoria Veg Restaurant

Astoria Hotel, Near Bus Stand | Anna Salai, Kodaikanal, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 240524
Excellent
34%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 882 reviews

Astoria Veg Restaurant

Reviewed By Shardul P

Good Restaurant, The ambience was good. I recommend you try the ghee rava masala dosa and filter coffee. The staff were friendly. They have two toilets near the hand wash area. A little pricey but food quality was excellent.

2. Hilltop Inn

150 Club Road | Hill Top Towers, Kodaikanal 624101, India Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 4542 240 413
Excellent
19%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
6%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 372 reviews

Hilltop Inn

Reviewed By Ft A - Cochin

been here twice for dinner..pure veg restaurant..perfect dosas with chutney, sambar and kara kozhambu were available. live counters open only during peak season. veg soups and coffees were good. bit pricey but food tastes good. well discplined & friendly staff.restaurant closes by 2100hr. do not visit after 2030hr due to kitchen closing time, the food lacks taste.

3. Tava

7 Pt Rd | Opposite New Hotel Punjab, Kodaikanal 624101, India, Kodaikanal 624101, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +91 4542 241 153
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 366 reviews

Tava

Reviewed By AnitaPolMum - Mumbai Suburban District, India

Located near junction road. Small in size. Clean and simple décor. Limited Menu but good quantity of food. Delicious food and quick service. We had light dinner here. Credit Cards accepted. I recommend at least 1 meal here on your visit to Kodaikanal.

4. Domino's Pizza

Ground Floor, 50-22/21, Hotel Golden Park, Anna Salai, Kodaikanal, India Delivery, Takeout, Television Pizza, Fast Food, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 4542 246 060
Excellent
22%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Domino's Pizza

Reviewed By Sumitkumar_13 - Mumbai

You will get yummy Dominos Pizza here to your satisfaction. However the staff here is bit arrogant and will hesitate to give tissues

5. Brother tibet

PT Rd, Kodaikanal 624101, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +91 4542 244 638
Excellent
30%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Brother tibet

Reviewed By prasadrr - Tiruchengode, Tamil Nadu, India

Nice place to hang out with friends or family, They make decent cheap, fast food style chinese food. Average both in taste and ambience. But they do have a very extensive menu, and their soups are good!
In particular, i liked the honey ginger lemon tea and their golden dragon fuyong was pretty lackluster and tasted like an ordinary omelette.

6. Royal Tibet

Poet Tyagarajar Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
43%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 326 reviews

Royal Tibet

Reviewed By vjyanand4u - Madurai, India

We tried this place as we had tried near by tibetian restaurant .Food prepared by locals with Excessive usage of Msg .Please visit near by restaurant which is on ground level .Our stomach got upset and night been spoiled..

7. Cloud Street

P.T. Road | 1st Floor, Opposite Govt. Tourist Office, Kodaikanal 624101, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$71 +91 4542 246 425
Excellent
55%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 355 reviews

Cloud Street

Open for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner. Check out the website for the full menu... We love to provide something special for our guests....; To offer friendly hospitality, a genuinely warm welcome. It's important to us that our guests enjoy there time in our place. And not just the food! But with our wood oven and wood grill, we provide some of the best pizzas and grill items you can find for many miles around. Great cakes and coffee too. A comfy place with wifi, music, books and games...

Reviewed By harshitkg - Bengaluru, India

Extremely relaxed ambiance complemented by good food although a bit on higher side of price. Considering the overall package it offers I would still recommend it for a family & friends lunch/dinner

8. PotLuck Cafe

7 Near, Kodaikanal 624101, India Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch
Excellent
19%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
9%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 31 reviews

PotLuck Cafe

Reviewed By bombaytraveller - Mumbai, India

The warm is the warmth of the people running such an Enterprise. Helping the needy is always a challenge. The shop sells all kinds of handicrafts to raise funds and if you are so inclined, you can pitch in by buying a few things.
But getting back to the cafe, true it has only 2 tables and 6-8 chairs /stools but if you sit down, it seems a lot as you rub shoulders with each other. With light rains, the water mist seems to float on to you, giving a nice romantic touch. You can lean on each other as you watch the flow of people walking by or just read a book.
The food menu is hand written on the black boards and is limited. So we had the club sandwiches that were great, lovely chicken & cheese grilled sandwiches, amazing beef burgers (different preparations from muncheez across the street), and very nice waffles with honey and to top it all, super hot chocolate drink.
I must admit this place is under rated! The quality of food is very good. The service may be slow by city standards but laid back & nice by kodai, as they have limited
staff.
Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambience. Shall visit again next time we are in kodai.

9. Cafe Coffee Day

Anna Salai, Kodaikanal, India Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
25%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Cafe Coffee Day

Reviewed By GeniusAl - France

Well all CCD's are the same (food, drinks and etc.), we had the coolers, snack, and other drinks and we liked it. The location central and not very green.

10. Muncheez

144 Pt Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments Indian, Pizza, Fusion, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$39 +91 4542 240 046
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Muncheez

Reviewed By sarosh101 - Bengaluru, India

First, the place is centrally located. Easy walk from the lake and seven road junction. Coming to the food, I can vouch for the thin crust pizzas, cheese cake, crepe, burgers and rolls. And first try of beef fries. Is a relaxing place with a fire place. Can easily hangout with friends. And the owner is cool.

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