If the thought of eating Palav, Ragi Mudde, Boti, Thale Saaru, Fry, Chops, Kebab, Biryani, and everything else from head to tail and in between drenched in Karnataka’s indigenous flavours thrills you, then this list of restaurants serving Naati-style food is unquestionably for you.
1. Naati Cafe, Koramangala
This eatery offers Naati-style fare from Telangana, Mysore, Kundapura, Dindigul, Kodagu, and Dindigul. It's also one of the few places where you can gorge on vegetarian Naati cuisine, with Mushroom Dosa and Donne Biriyani being the top choices. Meat eaters can binge on Boti Gojju, Mutton Leg Soup, and so much more.
Naati Cafe: 1st A Main Rd, KHB Colony, 7th Block, Koramangala
Timings: 12 p.m to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 11 p.m on weekdays. 7 a.m to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 11 p.m on Sundays.
2.RNR Biryani, Jayanagar
RNR (for Ramaswamy & Ravichandar) Biryani is known for their signature Donne Biryani. While they have an elaborate Naati-style menu serving Naati Koli curry, Mutton Kurma, and Naati Koli Rasam, amongst other dishes, the Kshatriya Kebab and Drumstick Chilli are the crowd favourites. They also deliver their special Donne Biryanis, packaged in dark blue tins with a serving of Raita and a sweet.
RNR Biryani: 30th Cross Rd, 4th Block, Jayanagar
Timings: 11 a.m to 11 p.m on all days
3.Naati Sogadu, Sahakar Nagar
Naati Sogadu dishes are distinguished by the green masala, peppery and meaty flavours, and luscious meat prepared in characteristic homestyle masalas. Try Keema Ball Pepper Dry, Chicken Head Masala, and Naati Chicken Liver Fry. Their Naati Koli Bassaru is a home run! A few specialities on their menu are available only on certain days; do check the menu before you go.
Naati Sogadu: 15th Main, 1st Cross, E block, Sahakar Nagar
Timings: 11:45 a.m to 3:45 p.m and 6:30 p.m to 10:15 p.m on weekdays. 7:30 a.m to 3:45 p.m and 6:30 p.m to 10:15 p.m on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
4. Mallika Biryani, Bileshivale
They have a limited menu with only six meaty dishes on offer, out of which the wood-fired Mutton Biriyani that comes with a serving of piping hot Rasam, is to die for. And oh! Don’t miss their slide-off-the-bone Mutton Curry. This place makes for the perfect Naati-style brunch stop.
Near SSR College, Essel gardens, Bileshivale
Timings: 7:30 a.m to 4 p.m on weekdays. 5:30 a.m to 4 p.m on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
5. Swamy’s Naati Kitchen, Indiranagar
While the wall paintings add aesthetic appeal to this eatery, the service in steel plates and tumblers makes you feel right at home. Drop by for a late breakfast to relish their Chicken Curry combos with Dosa, Thatte Idli, Poori or Neer Dosa, or simply order their Brain Fry on your next visit.
Swamy’s Naati Kitchen: 100 Feet Rd, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar
Timings: 12 p.m to 10 p.m on weekdays. 8 a.m to 10 p.m on Sundays. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
6. New Prashanth Hotel, Banashankari
The menu offers a large selection of mutton dishes in the main course section and more chicken-based appetisers. Some Sunday breakfast specialities include Kaima Gojju, Head Mutton, and Kaal Soup. Try their Pudina Chicken and Sholay Chicken Kebab, as well as Nalli Mule for the main course.
New Prashanth Hotel, Banashankari: New Prashanth Hotel: Dr Puneeth Rajkumar Rd, Banashankari 3rd Stage
Timings: 7 a.m to 10 a.m, 12 p.m to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 11 p.m on Sundays. 12 p.m to 4 p.m and 7 p.m to 11 p.m on other days. Closed on Mondays.
7. Nammuru Naati Mane, Ashwath Nagar
Nammuru Naati Mane is the place to go if you want to enjoy Naati food with your family without sacrificing ambiance. The restaurant is quite roomy and has lovely murals all over the walls. The menu has a list of Naati-style dishes for breakfast and Bannur specialities available on Sundays. The Nalli fry is a must-try here.
Nammuru Naati Mane: Poojari Layout 3rd Cross Rd, Ashwath Nagar, Bengaluru
Timings: 12:30 p.m to 11 p.m on weekdays. 7:30 a.m to 11 p.m on Sundays. Closed on Mondays.
8. Bengaluru Naati Point, Whitefield
With their chef hailing from Mandya, the non-vegetarian food here is filled with the flavours of Mysore and Mandya. Try their chicken or mutton full or mini meals if you're truly hungry, or for a brief yet satisfying lunch, pair their Leg Soup, Boti or Head Mutton Curry with Dosai or Thatte Idly.
Bengaluru Naati Point: opp. to sub-registrar office, Kamadhenu Nagar, B Narayanapura, Whitefield
Timings: 8 a.m to 10:30 p.m on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 11:30 a.m to 10:30 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
9. Naveena Mane Beegara Oota, Banashankari
Previously a favourite biryani spot for college students, Navenna Mane Beegara Oota now serves typical Gowda-style fare on a banana leaf. The restaurant offers unlimited Mudde and Rice with its mutton and chicken meals, which are staple orders. A typical meal includes Chicken/Mutton Kurma, Chops, Fry, Kebabs, Biryani, Gojju and boiled eggs.
Naveena Mane Beegara Oota: Service Rd, Dwaraka Nagar, Banashankari, Bengaluru
Timings: 12:30 p.m to 4 p.m and 6:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m on Mondays. 12:30 p.m to 10:30 p.m on other days.