Best Places to Eat in the Andaman Islands.
Best Places to Eat in the Andaman Islands.
There are basically two types of inhabitants in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, viz. the Indian community and the aboriginals (native tribal’s)The aboriginals, the original inhabitants ruled these islands for centuries and they developed no particular cuisine, even today they rely on old traditional hunting methods for food and live a secluded existence away from the modern world.
However, the Indian population settled here is from main land India and they migrated to the Andaman Islands from places like Punjab, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu etc. As they moved into the islands they brought with them their rich culture and cuisines, hence today the island has become a melting pot of several cultures and different cuisines from all over the world.
There are no special cuisines of Andaman and Nicobar; here tourist will find many restaurants offering authentic cuisines of North India, South India, Chinese, Mexican, Israeli and Continental food items. However, Andaman Islands has been popular for its fresh seafood’s like crabs, prawns, lobsters and a variety of fishes that are easily available in every restaurant of the Andaman Islands.
Best Vegetarian Restaurants
Travelers visiting Andaman and who are strictly vegetarian must be aware of the kind of options they can explore beforehand so that they do not end up spoiling their trip due to their culinary habits.Even though sea foods dominate the cuisines of Andaman, there are a few exclusive vegetarian restaurants in the Andaman Islands that focus only on vegetarian customers and serve only pure vegetarian food that is high on quality and taste.
Icy Spicy :
If you are a lover of North Indian food and want to take a break from the regular fare then visit ‘Icy Spicy’. The menu here includes an array of Indian, Italian and Chinese cuisines.The food is of very good quality and is reasonable priced and is even patronized by members of the Jain community who rely on Icy – Spicy for the best lunch and dinner. The restaurant also has its own sweet mart on the first floor and serves a variety of Indian sweets which can be ordered and enjoyed with your meal. The interiors are aesthetically done and overall the ambiance is very calm and pleasant.
Address : Island Arcade, Jungli ghat, Port Blair - 744103.
Annapurna is one of the most popular restaurants that serve pure vegetarian food and Jain specialties. Well known for its array of South Indian dishes tourist also visit the restaurant to enjoy the taste of its popular vegetarian Chinese dishes and rich north Indian style curries. The prices here are slightly on the higher side but you will surely not mind as the food here is of a high quality and uber in taste.
Address : MG Road, Port Blair – 744101.
Tourist who would love to indulge in the true flavors of South Indian can visit the Kattabomman restaurant and the savor authentic flavors of South India. The menu offers a whole lot of South Indian delicacies like Idlis, variety of Dosas, fast food items and many other dishes. The cuisines available here are easy on the pocket and irrespective of time it is full of customers which says a lot about the food being served here.
Address : Near Clock Tower, Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair – 744101.
Paradise Cafe :
Paradise Café is a popular vegetarian restaurant serving South Indian, Gujarati, Rajasthani and Maharashtrian cuisines. Serving regional cuisines makes domestic tourist feel at home and at the same time the food here is reasonably priced along with good service. Tourist from the Jain community can also find some Jain specialties to indulge in; overall the ambiance of the restaurant is good and is ideal for families with kids and elderly.
Address : Behind Axis Bank, MG Road, Middle Point, Port Blair, South Andaman Islands - 744101.
Royal Palace :
Hotel Royal Palace has an in-house multi-cuisine restaurant that serves authentic Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. This is one of the good restaurants in Havelock Islands for enjoying good Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian dishes and is highly recommended for its reasonable prices and quality of service which won’t leave you disappointed. There is a coffee shop adjoining the restaurant.
Address : Near ANIIDCO Petrol Pump, Goal Ghar, Port Blair, South Andaman Islands - 744101.
Fat Martin Cafe :
Is simply the best café in Havelock Islands, the café offers a variety of multi–cuisines to choose from and tourist can enjoy the food in the relaxed and comfortable ambiance of the café. The place is popular with vegetarians for its breakfast and lunch fares. Apart from the normal cuisines the café is popular for its Dosas, banana & coconut pancakes.Try out the desert “hello to the Queen” which is outstanding.
Address : Towards Kala Pathar Road, Havelock Island.
Best Non Vegetarian Restaurants
If you love coastal cuisines and seafood’s then a trip to the Andaman Islands will surely be a memorable one. Here you will be spoilt of choices as non vegetarian food is available in almost every small restaurant to high end hotels, and every dish served will surely please your taste buds.Keeping in mind the influx of tourist from all over the world, non vegetarian restaurants serve the best traditional seafood along with other non vegetarian cuisines belonging to other countries.
Lighthouse Residency :
Lighthouse Residency is arguably one of the best non-vegetarian restaurants in the Andaman Islands. Always packed to capacity the place may look a bit old but given the reputation of its master chef whose magic surely works wonders will surely surprise your taste buds with every dish. Once here tourist can select from the beautiful display some live crabs, tiger prawns, red snapper, lobsters and other fishes of their choice and get it barbecued, cooked or grilled as per to their wish while enjoying a glass of cold beer. Besides seafood there are several varieties of dishes available which include Thai, Indian and Chinese dishes. A meal here will always be a memorable one for every visiting tourist.
Address : 11 M.G. Road, Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair – 744101.
Adi Bengali Hotel :
If you are a fan of authentic Bengali cuisine then straight away head to Adi Bengali Hotel. Fish curry fans need not go anywhere else as this eatery has a variety of fish curry dishes which includes fishes like Rohu, Pabda and Parshe Bata etc. Besides fish curry visitors can also try out Bengali style mutton curry and sweet Pulao. The eatery also serves some mouth watering Bengali vegetarian dishes the most popular being the Bengali Thali which consists on Rice, Bengali Dal, Potato fry and other vegetables. A Bengali fare is never complete without a sweet dish, do try some Misti Doi(sweet curd), Payesh and other sweet dishes prepared fresh at the restaurant.
Address : M.A. Road, Port Blair - 744101.
New Light House Restaurant :
This restaurant is one of the most recommended restaurants by locals and auto rickshaw drivers, as seafood is their specialty. This is an open air restaurant where tourist will get some of the best seafood and very reasonable prices. Live crabs, prawns, fishes and lobsters are kept for your pick and it can be cooked as per to your choice, a must visit for all seafood lovers who will not forget the experience of gorging on some piping hot sea food at very reasonable rates while sitting in an open air place.
Address : City Center, Port Blair, South Andaman.
Excel Restaurants :
Located above Hotel Lalaji Bay, Excel rooftop restaurant offers a perfect view of the sea and coastline of Port Blair, the lovely breeze blowing provides a perfect ambiance for tourist to enjoy hot piping food like grilled fish and cold beer making it a perfect setting for a wonderful lunch or dinner with your spouse.The hotel provides a wide variety to choose from i.e. Italian, Chinese, Israeli and Indian cuisines. The restaurant also has Wi-Fi facilities to keep you connected with your family and friends back home, the restaurant is an ideal place for backpackers from all over the world to meet and share their travel experience while enjoying a wonderful meal.
Address : Hotel Lalaji Bay View, RP Road, Port Blair.
Full moon Cafe :
If you are a married couple and are eagerly looking for a change from the regular restaurants, then try spending a romantic evening with a candle light dinner on a beach restaurant.Full Moon Café provides one of the best ambiance at Havelock island for visiting tourist, be it a couple, group of friends or family they all can enjoy some of the best multi cuisines and seafood’s that are served here along with a few drinks to complement the food.
Charcoal Grill and Restaurant :
The Charcoal grill and restaurant is rated as one of the best restaurants for providing quality food and ambiance in the Havelock Island. This restaurant serves all types of cuisines vegetarian and non- vegetarian, ranging from Seafood’s, North Indian, Chinese, and Mexican etc. But one must try the pizzas and pastas of this restaurant; wood char-coaled pizza is the specialty of this place.
Address : Beach No3, Govind Nagar, Havelock Island – 744211.
Buffet Restaurants in Port Blair
Tourist from all over the world visit the Andaman Islands every year and in order to satisfy the varied tastes and appetite of all coming from different corners of the globe there are several buffet restaurants in the Andaman Islands that offer multi-cuisines in both vegetarian and non vegetarian from different countries.
Mandalay Restaurant :
Mandalay Restaurant is located in the Fortune Resort Bay hotel of Port Blair. This restaurant is popular for its buffet system and attracts Indian and Foreign tourist everyday in large numbers. It has a vegetarian and non vegetarian section and serves a wide variety of cuisines i.e. Indian Chinese, European, Mexican Continental etc. Though the food here is slightly expensive but it is really worth it as visitors get to choose from a large variety of food items and the service also is very good which makes your visit memorable.
Address : Marine Hill, Port Blair, South Andaman Island.
Bay Island Restaurant :
If you are in mood for a grand buffet, then visit the Bay Island restaurant, a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves mouth watering cuisines for lunch and dinner. The restaurant offers a wonderful sea view and visitors can enjoy the ambiance while enjoying their meal. Though the cost of the buffet is slightly expensive here but visitors would not mind as the food is of high quality and taste and the ambiance offered by the restaurant is what attracts tourist to the hotel.
Address : Port Blair, South Andaman Island.
Waves Restaurant is located on Corbyn Cove beach and can be visited during your visit to this beach. The restaurant is popular for its Italian, Thai and variety of sea foods and has a wonderful ambiance which adds to the dining experience.Since it is located right at the beach tourist can visit the restaurant after a swim and spend a lazy afternoon with fresh sea food and cold beer.
Address : Corbyn’s Cove, Port Blair, South Andaman Island.
Corbyn's Delight :
Corbyn’s Delight restaurant is part of a beach hotel ‘The Peerless Sarovar Portico’ and is popular in Port Blair for its buffet dinner serving a wide variety of Indian cuisines both vegetarian and non vegetarian.The ambiance of the restaurant is very pleasing with a beautiful view of well manicured lawns and gardens and overall with well designed interiors making it a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant offers a wide variety of delicacies and visitors can eat to their heart’s content, an ideal place for budget travelers.
Address : Corbyn's Cove, Andaman Islands, Port Blair, Andaman Islands - 744101.
Ha 0 Restaurant :
Are you craving for Punjabi or Tandoori Cuisines?? Well then head straight to Ha 0 Restaurant which is part of the Sun Sea Resort and offers one of the best a buffet breakfast and dinner.The restaurant is famous for mouth watering North Indian and Chinese dishes and is one of the up market eateries well known for its Tandoori grills. Patrons who enjoy their drink can also visit the ‘Purple Bar’ in the vicinity which is separate from the Restaurant.
Address : Sun Sea Resort, Port Blair, South Andaman Island.