23 Best Seafood Dishes Served in Bengaluru Restaurants

Bengaluru has its own share of restaurants and pubs serving the best of food. What we find to be the perfect main course or appetizer or even a bowl of soup features fresh seafood cooked delicately and to perfection. Many restaurants attempt to serve the best of this variety, but some fall short of our expectations.

These are the few restaurants that have met or exceeded our expectations for how seafood should be prepared and served. Take a look at the Seafood Nest in Bangalore.

Meen Polichathu in Pulimunchi, Sadashiv Nagar

Mangalorean cuisine is in the spotlight at Pulimunchi with delicious seafood cuisine prepared in an authentic way. Try the Meen Polichathu, a fragrant fish dish in which the fish is cooked wrapped in a banana leaf, with a side of Neer Dosa.

Chemeen Roast in Kumarakom, HSR Layout

Authentic cuisine straight from the backwaters of God’s Country, Kerala, Kumarakom is a must-visit restaurant for all seafood lovers. Their Chemmen Roast, a spicy preparation of semi-dry prawns, is meant to satisfy your inner Keralite.


Thalaserry Meen Curry in Ente Keralam, Ulsoor

No wonder another restaurant serving Kerala cuisine appears on the list, Ente Keralam serves the best fish curries we have ever tried. Thalaserry Meen Curry, a local specialty of Malabar, is a succulent fish sauce cooked with tomatoes, onions and curry leaves.


Kalia fish sauce at Oh! Calcutta, Church Street

From coast to coast, Oh! Calcutta serves the best Bengali cuisine in town. Try their Kalia Fish Gravy, a blend of 5 spices cooked to perfection in a tangy curry served with a fish of your choice.


Sorshe Pabda Jhol in Bhojohori Manna, Koramangala

Continuing the Bengali taste, Bhojohori Manna is a traditional Bengali restaurant serving the best of Bengali cuisine. Sorshe Pabda Jhol is a fish preparation made with a creamy mustard sauce. The spiciness of the sauce and the sweet crunch of the fish is the perfect combination to tickle your senses.


Chettinad Fish Masala in Anjappar, Indiranagar

As we head back to South India, Anjappar serves up the best of Tamil Nadu, Chettinad to be precise, cuisine. Spicy Chettinad Fish Masala can only be eaten with good hot rice and a side of buttermilk to refresh your body.


Raw Oysters in Fort Kochi, MG Road

Don’t let the name fool you, raw oysters aren’t exactly raw. They are cooked in a red wine shallot sauce for a delicious combination.


Koondal Roast at Malabar Bay, BTM

Koondal is another name for squid and this delicious squid roast will have you drooling over its absolute freshness. The juicy squid is cooked in an onion sauce and served semi-dry for the ultimate appetizer.


Fried Rawa Mussels at Fisherman’s Wharf, Sarjapur Road

Fisherman’s Wharf is known for its seaside resort atmosphere and decor but should be better known for its seafood preparation, especially the Rawa Fry Mussels. The mussels are coated in rawa and fried, making them a crispy addition to your drinks.


Stuffed Fried Fish at Goa Carnival, Ulsoor

Goan cuisine is known for its seafood preparations and the stuffed fried fish at Carnival Goa does it justice. A choice of Mackarel, Pomfret or King Fish is stuffed with a traditional Goan red masala and fried to perfection.

Crab Masala at BonSouth, Koramangala

BonSouth’s spread for their buffet is excellent in terms of food variety and price. The masala crab served as part of their buffet is well worth the price. A spicy tomato-based masala cooked with the crunchy crab is the ultimate seafood delight.


Squid Egg Soup in Banjara, Koramangala

Although seafood soup is usually a huge hit in restaurants, banjara is the perfect bowl of soup for any seafood lover. We always go for the Tom Yum soup, but the Calamari Egg Drop was a big hit the first time we ordered it. Perfectly flavored with a hint of lemon and coriander leaves, it brings out the unique taste of squid and egg.


Fish Biryani at Fishland, Gandhinagar

The best seafood biryani we had in Bengaluru. The taste of the marinated fish pairs well with the perfectly cooked biryani bringing out the right amount of flavors from both.


Chemmeen Thenga Ularthu in Vembanad, Domlur

The perfect combination of cooked tiger prawns with the flavors of coconut strips makes this Vembanad dish a must for seafood lovers.


Tandoori Lobster at Mahesh Lunch Home, Residency Road

Lobster Tandoori is the perfect dish if you want to indulge in juicy and succulent lobster meat. Perfectly cooked lobster marinated with fresh homemade tandoori paste is a must at Mahesh Lunch Home.


Butter a shrimp with Prawn Crunch

Although we tried to avoid the chain restaurants, Prawn Crunch serves up a shrimp snack that was too good for us to pass. This small kiosk serves the perfect evening snack and in just the right amount.


Anjal Rice Fry at Kanua, Sarjapur Road

A unique preparation of fish that we have never tried before, Anjal Fried Rice is fresh seer fish rolled in rice and fried. The crunch of the rice wrapped fish is something to try for a different fish experience.


Khubey Sukkah at Mangalore Pearl, Frazer City

Clam varieties are extremely difficult to master because they tend to cook unevenly. But the Khhubey Sukkah at Mangalore Pearl is the exception with lovely flavors from the grated coconuts complementing the freshly ground spices.


Fish skewers at Mathsya Darshini, chemin Lavelle

The fish skewers seem a bit inconvenient since we tend to prefer the chicken or mutton variety, but the fish skewers here have to be on a seafood lover’s checklist.


Jeera Cilantro Prawns at Prost Brew Pub, Koramangala

These fried shrimp have the most unique flavors incorporated into a dish. A special blend of coriander and cumin complements the flavors of the shrimp to perfection.


Spicy prawn skewer at Arbor Brewing Company, Magrath Road

Here, the prawn skewers are to be ordered only for the sauce served as an accompaniment, apple mint sauce. The sweetness of apple combined with mint is the best dip for shrimp and kudos to the chef who came up with this signature dish.


Dino S. Williams