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

November 1, 2017 Venice Greaves

Shimoga, officially renamed as Shivamogga, is a city and the district headquarters of Shimoga District in the central part of the state of Karnataka, India. The city lies on the banks of the Tunga River. Being the gateway for the hilly region of the Western Ghats, the city is popularly nicknamed as "Gateway of Malnad".
Things to do in Shimoga

1. Hotel Samrat Ashok

B H Road, Bh Road, Shimoga - 577201, Shimoga, India Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +91 81822 56086
Excellent
8%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 48 reviews

Hotel Samrat Ashok

Reviewed By Dawn-Roberta - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Visited as part of a trip we were on so do not know the price of the food .
I am a meat eater but was pleasantly surprised with the taste of the food we received .
At first I thought the tray that was brought was to share but it was all for me .
A selection of vegetarian dishes that was surprisingly good.
Would definitely have returned if we were staying nearer. We were a party of 30 plus and we were in a separate side room and we were served very quickly.

2. Meenakshi Bhavan

Meenakshi Bhavan B H Road, Opp Science Field, Shimoga 577201, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 81824 01999
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 131 reviews

Meenakshi Bhavan

Meenakshi Bhavan is one of oldest and most popular restaurant in Shimoga. this offers south indian breakfast and lunch. This restaurant is known for its taste, cleanlyness and ambience. Popular items of this restaurant are Masala Dosa, Idli Vada, Avalakki Mosaru and paddu, This is one of the heritage hotel in Shimoga which is worth a note in tripadvisor. we people of Shimoga would be proud to have visitors enjoy the delicacy of this hotel.

Reviewed By rajasekharan_sg - Bangalore

Meenakshi Bhavan is to Shimoga what MTR is to Bangalore. Has a old historic feel to the place - food is really good (dosa is highly recommended) - service was very good - they were attentive and proactive and reasonably fast (we went on a weekday morning and the place was full) -overall if you are visiting Shimoga - this must be in your "places to visit" list.

3. Hotel Shubham

L.L.R Road , durgigudi, 1 cross, | Shimoga, Shimoga, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
27%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Hotel Shubham

Reviewed By Anuradha S - Hoskote, India

We had made an urgent trip to Shimoga to view the beautiful Jog falls and other surrounding places. We booked a room at Shimoga and had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Hotel Shubham. The place is good but the only problem is the crowd there. The hotel staff find it very difficult to maintain the crowd and service is also slow especially if you are ordering North Indian Food which is available only upstairs. I would not recommend this hotel if you are in a hurry and want to have North Indian food as the waiting time is too much. The hotel is clean. The mushroom Manchurian that we ordered was very less in quantity and we could barely find 4-5 mushrooms. When we mentioned that to the cashier, he charged for it and refused to accept the fact.

4. Tiger Trail

Royal Orchid Central | BH Road, Shimoga 577201, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$181 +91 81824 01999
Excellent
17%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Tiger Trail

Fine Dine Restaurant serving dishes from around the world like and specializing in the centuries old traditional cuisine of Awadh. TigerTrail will give gastronomic Experience.

Reviewed By sugunapriya - Hyderabad, India

The food was excellent my kids loved the baby corn manchurian and we had it ordered almost twice in our three night stay. But we had to wait endlessly to get served. Even when the occupancy was just 4tables in the afternoon the lunch was served leisurely until we get impatient. The waiters had to be reminded every time about our order or that we are waiting here for our food. The staff took their own time in even giving the finger bowls or the bill.

5. Royal orchid

B H road, Shimoga, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
28%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 83 reviews

Royal orchid

Reviewed By ns3010 - Bangalore, Karnataka, India

We stayed at this hotel over the dusshera holidays and over all I was quite pleased. The rooms were clean and furnishings were not dated. What actually troubled me was a continual issue with the door key card reader which kept locking us out. Apart from that, wi-fi issues persisted through the 3 days. Still, this is a really good place to stay in Shimoga and I do recommend it. Also, the complimentary breakfast was quite good with plenty of options offered.

6. Kanauj Restaurant

Jolrag Building | Hotel Jolrag, Durgigudi, Shimoga 577201, India Lunch, Dinner 273543
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Kanauj Restaurant

Reviewed By sganiger1972 - Shimoga, India

Compared to other restaurants in Shimoga this is good but food is pretty spicy and all of them taste almost the same, ambience is lot to be desired, service can range from good to terrible , it's slow service which irritates most, the waiters are almost at hurry to take orders but it takes ages for the food to arrive at your plate, nothing innovate in food aspect

7. Rice Bowl Restaurant

Balraj Urs Road | Near Railway Station, Shimoga 577201, India Reservations, Seating Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +91 94832 35060
Excellent
44%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 36 reviews

Rice Bowl Restaurant

Reviewed By muralidhar_adv - Bengaluru, India

One of the best place for fine Dine, restaurant has a very fine ambiance.. sure shot place for good food.

8. Hotel Mathura paradise

Mathura Arcade, Shimoga, India Indian Breakfast +91 94481 22646
Excellent
23%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Hotel Mathura paradise

Reviewed By sganiger1972 - Shimoga, India

Once a pride of Shimoga but over the years, standard has gone from good to bad and to worse, food quality served is bad and tasteless and frankly I had upset stomach after eating here, better choose another place, it's old., not maintained and hygeine seems to be their last priority

9. Kanchana Ice Cafe

Lower Hutha, Shimoga, India Japanese, Cafe +91 94495 77735
Excellent
67%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Kanchana Ice Cafe

Reviewed By Ganesh A - Bhadravati, Karnataka, India

Was one of the few persons to visit this new place on BH Road, Bhadravathi just when it started. Tried out the pizzas, burgers and ice creams here, were excellent. Besides it's one of the few places (the only place perhaps) in Bhadravathi where you can take your family and eat out. A must visit when you are in the industrial town or in the Machinahalli industrial area.

10. Anmol The Family Cuisine

Nehru Road | Devraj Urs Complex, Shimoga 577201, India Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 81824 04730
Excellent
43%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Anmol The Family Cuisine

Reviewed By sudhibhushan - Bangalore

We had our Lunch at "Anmol-The Family Cuisine" during our recent visit to Shimoga. This property was recommended by my nephew who frequently visits Shimoga. We were three adults and two kids.
Ordered the following items from their menu:-
Cream of Chicken Soup, Mutton Biriyani, Chicken Biriyani and Fresh lime soda.
Strengths:-
1. Food-Excellent food which was tasty and with less oil and spice. My kids really enjoyed the food.
2. Location- Located on the first floor of Devaraj Urs Complex in the central Gopi circle.
3. Ambiance-Spacious and spread out restaurant with nice, clean décor
4. Extremely friendly and helpful staff

Area of improvement:-
1. Speed of service
I would recommend food lovers visiting Shimoga to check out this restaurant. The restaurant’s Mutton and Chicken Biriyani’s were extremely good and appear to be very popular with the food enthusiasts.

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