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koshy's restaurant: typically bangalorean crowd
This sit-down restaurant is constantly alive. it is believed that five generations of families have patronised this restaurant.
Favorite Dish: fish and chips, chicken on liver toast, fish biriyani, appam and stew and the wonderful coffee.
Koshys: Huge range
Koshy's is a huge restaurant, located on St Marks Road (or walk to the end of Church St if coming from Brigade Road)
Popular with western tourists as the menu offers just about everything, including steak which is relatively hard to find in India.
I had a curry and it was OK, but definitely not the best
I'd read a lot of reviews on VT so I thought I shouldn't miss it. Unfortunately I was a little disappointed, the food was good, but not great... and a little pricey!
The waiter was great though, he chatted to me about his family and his daily routine (after lunch, picks his kids up from school, goes home for a little while, goes back for the dinner shift, after dinner goes home and watches the football) He has been working there for 30 years!
So anyway, go there, but don't sweat if you miss out
Koshy's Restaurant and Bar: An old-established Bangalore institution
This restaurant is frequented mainly by locals and is always very busy and also very authentic. Once it happened that we had to wait for a table for 10 minutes. Rare thing in India. The restaurant has been run by the same family for 3 generations. The menu is long, Indian and Chinese meals are also available, and it is a good choice whether you are vegetarian or not. Beer is available for Rs. 100.-
Dishes are delicious and reasonably priced, though not the cheapest. Portions are huge and cost between 70-120 Rs.
If you would like to absorb the very homely atmosphere, stay for at least 2 hours, sip a coffee, (better than at most of the places in India) a tea or some beer and watch the Bangaloreans (young and old) chatting with each other and relaxing. Some of them come in only for a cup of tea and some chat.
The restaurant has a well-separated smoking and a non-smoking sections as well. If you want to see some real everyday life, go to the smoking section. It is not that bad, lots of ceiling fans are operated continously.
It is possible to pay with your credit card. (EC/MC, VISA, AMEX.)
If you are lucky (and spend at least 6-700 Rs.) the friendly owner will come to your table before you leave and give you some tiny present after a small and casual chat.
Favorite Dish: Try their fish biryani! Mattar paneer is also excellent if you are a vegetarian.
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Koshy's: Western breakfast
Koshy's, St. Marks Road (below Church St). A Bangalore institution, serving a smattering of Western favorites (like fish and chips) along with the usual South Indian fare in a bohemian-for-India atmosphere. On weekends, they serve up greasy Western-style breakfast, including omelettes and Bombay (i.e., French) Toast. Appam and Stew is their Sunday breakfast special and a must eat. Turn right at the entrance for the more expensive (and decidedly less charming) AC room. Rs 50-200
-copied from vikitravel.org
Favorite Dish: I've tried Appam and stew, my wife and myself like it very much.
Church Steet: Food Street
if you like Food then you cannot come to Bangalore and miss CHURCH STREET. It is very easy to find as it just off Brigade Road the first place you will be taken to once you arrive in Bangalore . Church Street has everything that you can think of when it comes to Indian Food, Continental Food , Chinese Food, Fast Food etc... Besdies Japanese food for which there are few takers in India you will find everything you need to fill your tummy at a nice affordable budget.
Favorite Dish: My fav hangouts there are Empire( Kerala Style Food ) , A Salad Bar ( whose name i cant rem ) ..its in the same bldg as FabMall , Coconut Grove( South Indian Food ) , Three Quarter Chinese ( Thai , Malay , Chinese ) , Mei Ying ( Awesome service & superb Chinese Food ) , KOSHY'S ..my fav place of all is on St Mark's Road just off Church Steet, KC Das for all those with a sweet tooth try the misti dohi ( sweet youghurt )
Koshy's: Aapam & Stew Breakfast !!
Noone can come to Bangalore and not eat at KOSHY'S . Every Sunday they serve the best Aapam & stew possible. Even if you cant make it for breakfast its open all days for lunch and dinner . The service aint the best in town but the food is excellent..Good Steaks .. TRY THE SMILEYS (my favourite )..the burgers are good , chicken liver sandwiches .. TIRAMISU (Sinfulll ) .. Liquor is also served ..the list is endless... The actual life of Koshy's isto sit in the non a/c section ... you will encounter all the arty literati crowd of Bangalore there....and ofcourse mr Prem Koshy himself may happen to pass by just to check if you having a good time..
Favorite Dish: Anything on the menu is delicious :)
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