The Andaman Islands are a melting pot of cultures from across the world, with the earliest settlers from Africa, Myanmar, India and other parts of Southeast Asia. Its colonial heritage added to Port Blair’s composite culture, and this is best reflected in its variety of cuisines. While on Port Blair trip, wherever your appetite leads you, you’re sure to find a café or restaurant in Port Blair to satisfy your taste buds!
Vegetarian cuisine: South Indian
Small, welcoming South Indian restaurants can be found near the key spots, serving authentic and delicious regional snacks. Authentic places to eat in Port Blair are located near the clock tower and bazaar, and you can step into Ananda, Annapurna, and Kattaboman for dosas, vadas and more.
Annapurna is one of the best-known vegetarian restaurants in Port Blair, and its Chinese food is popular with locals. Kattabomman is also a great local favourite. Though its décor is simple, its great variety of dosas, uttapams and idlis attract a regular and large crowd.
Opposite the jetty are tiny places to eat, offering fresh idlis and chutney to those taking an early morning boat ride. The Blue Sea Hotel has a great South Indian buffet at approximately INR 125 per person, that is certainly worth checking out.
Vegetarian cuisine: Icy Spicy
Savour tasty vegetarian Indian food here or try the Chinese and Italian dishes. Icy Spicy also has tangy chaats, and you must try their Kolkata-style kachori-sabji and jalebi breakfast, on offer every Sunday morning. The restaurant’s motichoor ladoos are also highly recommended!
With a variety of fresh fish constantly available, you simply cannot resist the seafood options. Some of the most popular seafood places to eat in Port Blair are listed here.
An open-air restaurant in the centre of the city, New Lighthouse Restaurant serves up savoury crabs, lobsters and whole fish grilled to perfection. What’s more, the prices won’t make you lose your appetite.
This place has earned a reputation for serving the best seafood in town, though its ambience is not really fancy. You can pick your meal from the variety of live catch on offer. Lighthouse Residency’s tandoor dishes are also a great hit with both locals and tourists.
Port Blair’s multi-culturalism reveals its Bengali facet, with the most authentic fish curry outside of Bengal. This restaurant is known to have the best Bengali cuisine, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, in all of Port Blair.
A rooftop restaurant, Amaya serves up live music, great cocktails and even better sizzlers.
This is a very popular local spot, with a friendly, relaxed ambience, warm service and an excellent menu.
This restaurant overlooks a beautiful lawn and offers a soothing ambience. It is reputed to be the best place to watch a cricket match when India is playing!
This restaurant at Fortune Resort Bay Island offers a simply breath-taking view, including the North Bay Island with its famous lighthouse.