5 iconic seafood restaurants in India that you must visit if you haven’t already
Now that monsoon seems to have slowed down, we can think about satisfying our cravings for some delicious seafood. For centuries, people from all across the globe have consumed seafood and have loved the idea of its preparation in different forms and styles, depending on the region where they belong to. Owing to high demand, especially in India, many restaurants have begun catering to this need on a large scale. Thus, I felt, it would be a great idea to put together a list of some of the most famous seafood restaurants in the country. Consider a visit to any of these places and turn your ‘fishy’ dreams come true!
The Chennai based The Marina stands out for a lot of reasons, the main being its food, followed with its aim of offering sustainable seafood. This restaurant procures its ingredients in a manner that doesn’t damage the environment, something every restaurateur must think about. The Marina serves two kinds of seafood cuisine – Indian and Chinese. When there, try their Malabar Curry, Mango Curry, or Milagu Kuzhambu.
Serving the city of dreams for two decades, Ganjalee is a lot more than just a restaurant; it’s an experience in itself. The Bombil Fry remains the star dish of the restaurant, which is perfectly crispy from the outside and tender from the inside. Besides that, their Butter Garlic Pepper Lobster, Tandoori Crab, and Special Pomfret curry are some of their must-try dishes. In fact, Ganjalee has been voted as the best seafood restaurant in India by several independent organizations and magazines.
One of the hidden gems of Kolkata, Kasturi is a cosy restaurant that serves authentic Bangladeshi and Bengali food. Let it be their Daab Chingri or Bhetki Paturi, the food at this eatery parallels none. And even though Bengalis don’t prefer to eat their traditional cuisine outside, Kasturi still manages to draw a large number of Bengali customers. Some other dishes from their menu that has made this place highly sought-after include Pabda Shorshe Jhal and Tel Koi. Kasturi presently has opened chains in Ballygunge, New Town, Jadavpur, New Market, and many others.
This restaurant is sited on the waterfront of the Kochi Fort. The best part about this eatery is that you can have fresh seafood while taking a view of the stars over the beautiful Arabian sea. Since the restaurant is at the sea, it will make both your experience and senses delightful. When at the Fort House, try out their Kerala Masala Prawn Fry, Fish Mappas, Appam, and Meen Vattichatu.
This restaurant is the perfect experience of a lazy Goan afternoon by the river. The restaurant is at the bank of river Nerul which gives a good view as well as best Goan seafood delicacies alongside a great view. This restaurant is located below Nerul Bridge on the Candolim Road in Candolim Goa. The dishes you much have here are Crabs in Pepper Chilli & Garlic Sauce, Squid Masala Fried on Butter Garlic, Redhead Crab, and Grilled Vietnamese Prawn Cakes.
Other than these restaurants, you can also explore Kokni Kanteen in Goa, Nawras Seafood Restaurant in Kochi, or Karavalli in Bangalore among many others. We, as a country, are extremely fortunate to be home to so many cultures and traditions that have given birth to so many delicacies and cuisines!