Food and Restaurants in Coorg

Coorg is known for its paddy cultivation. Various preparations of rice, use of homegrown spices and profusion of non-vegetarian delicacies in its cuisine are the star elements of Coorg’s culinary history.

Wild boar hunting was predominant in olden times to keep the paddy fields safe. This has resulted in two of the most irresistible relishes of Coorg – Pandi curry and pork chilli. Rice is a staple. It is available as nooputtu (string hoppers), otti (baked cakes), akki roti (flat breads) and kadambuttu (rice dumplings). Some of the vegetarian delights you must try in Coorg are bamboo shoot curry, kachampuli sauce base, harive soppu (amaranth leaves), kulaiputtu (steamed jackfruit cake) and the countless lip-smacking chutneys.

Drop anchor at these restaurants in Coorg for authentic Kodava and pan-Indian cuisine.

Get in touch with us at SOTC to know about more about Coorg packages and Karnataka holiday packages that will take you to below mentioned amazing eateries. You’ll never go hungry in Coorg with our wonder list.

It is one of the best places to eat in Coorg if you are looking to savour steaming platters of traditional Coorgi food. This family run restaurant offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

  • Where: Opp. Post Office, Madikeri
  • Must try: Pandi Curry, kodambuttu, bamboo shoot fry, passion-fruit juice

Raintree is one of the most popular restaurants in Coorg. It is set in a beautiful bungalow with a charming wooden décor. The ambiance and warm welcome is a prelude to the incredible food they serve.

  • Where: Behind the Townhall, Madikeri
  • Must try: Fresh seafood, elaneer payasam (sweet made from tender coconut), appam and stew

It is one of the oldest restaurants in Coorg. The dining area has a balcony with a magnificent view; a nice place for lunch and drinks after your sightseeing tour. It has the added advantage of being light on your pocket.

  • Where: GT Road, Madikeri
  • Must try: Kheema dosa, chicken curry, buttermilk

Looking for pure vegetarian food in Coorg? Enjoy a feast of traditional south Indian food laid out on plantain leaves at Atithi. Top it up with a tall glass of piping hot coffee. There is ample parking for private cars.

  • Where: Madikeri Main Square
  • Must try: Veg thali, filter coffee


On your visit to the Namdroling monastery, eat where the monks eat. This is one of the best restaurants in Coorg for Tibetan food. It is an austere dining area close to the Golden Temple shopping complex.

  • Where: Bylakuppe
  • Must try: Momos and red chilli chutney, Thukpa noodle soup


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