Karaikudi Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Karaikudi

March 29, 2018 Roger Rusk

Karaikudi is a Greater municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is part of the area commonly referred to as "Chettinad" and has been declared a heritage town by the Government of Tamil Nadu, on account of the palatial houses built with limestone called karai veedu.
Things to do in Karaikudi

1. Friends Restaurant

Karaikudi, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk, India Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +91 4565 236 622
Excellent
20%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Friends Restaurant

Authentic Chettinad Food, The best place for Chettinad food in the area. Very nice food, tasty, variety of authentic chetinad style.

Reviewed By DrValliappan - Coimbatore, India

Air-conditioned, clean and large place..Fine non-vegetarian selection for lunch and dinner..With meals, one side non-vegetarian dish is mandatory..And you get 3 gravies (mutton, chicken and fish) for rice..Two vegetables..Ample and unlimited..Very courteous staff..A/C charges are Rs. 20 per head..!!

2. The Bangala

Devakottai Road, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +91 4565 220 221
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

The Bangala

Reviewed By Gayle T - Wellington, New Zealand

We stopped to have lunch at The Bangala never dreaming of the culinary delight that awaited us.
The setting was lovely, the food (Indian only) was utterly delicious and the service was exceptional.
There were rooms attached to the restaurant and we were sorry we didn't have time to stay a few days. Fabulous place. Thoroughly recommended by our whole group.

3. Karaikudi Annalakshmi

100 Feet Road | Golden Singar Complex, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$31 +91 80564 35966
Excellent
18%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 22 reviews

Karaikudi Annalakshmi

Reviewed By Prabhusanker1972 - Madurai, India

I was there @ Karaikudi for a one day business visit, being a vegetarian I opted to take lunch @ annalakshmi near periyar statue...it was a horrible experience... quality was not up to the mark..I hope in coming days, they would rectify.. sorry team annalakshmi..

4. Saffron Restaurant,Karaikudi

Sekkalai Road, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk, India Waitstaff Indian
Excellent
30%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Saffron Restaurant,Karaikudi

Reviewed By Laksh85 - Singapore, Singapore

Dined here with my family on a late afternoon, when rest of restaurants were closed for lunch as it was way past lunch time. The decor was normal but definitely cleaner and hygienic than those restaurants I've visited in the town. They offer vegetarian Thali meals and dishes like fried rice, vegetable briyani, gobi and mushroom manchurian for lunch. I tried their fried rice and it was pleasing. The serving was huge. The gobi manchurian was not bad too but the mushroom masala was a let down. The mushrooms didn't taste fresh and they didn't use button mushrooms. Service was prompt and the food was reasonably priced. Overall, it's a decent vegetarian restaurant that serves non-chettinad cuisine food for a reasonable price.

5. Golden Singar Hotel Restaurant

100 Ft Road | Golden Singar Hotel, Karaikkudi, Sivaganga 630001, India +91 98947 10715
Excellent
0%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Golden Singar Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By DrValliappan - Coimbatore, India

Average facility..but, location is just great..100' road, ample parking, nearby bus stand (new) and very close by for wedding halls and this hotel also has one..that's about it. OK for overnight stay for wedding attendance..not comfy for tourists to this area. Good hall for functions.

6. Ayngaran Chettinad Unavagam

Shanmugaraja Road, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630002, India Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly +91 94431 34876
Excellent
0%
Good
100%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Ayngaran Chettinad Unavagam

Reviewed By DrValliappan - Coimbatore, India

A typical Chettinadu food that is as good as eating in a Chettiar house, traditional items from sweets to meals (3 course with 3 vegetable preparations - today's lunch with Vaazhakkaai poriyal, Karunaikkizhangu masiyal, pudalangaai Kootu was excellent. Vegetarian..dinner is tiffin. Not open for breakfast (I have had earlier, ukkaaru or dhumroot halwa for sweet, which are marriage house specials in Chettinadu..

7. Hotel Annapoorna

45 Koviloore Road, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 +91 94898 19209
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Hotel Annapoorna

Reviewed By kiwi-traveller-PS - Wellington, New Zealand

We had a lovely mix of veg dishes for dinner - 11 people only Rps1800
Best was the mushroom dosa and mushroom manchuria

8. Amsavalli Bhavan

7 Amsavalli Bhavan Amsavalli Bhavan Koviloor Road, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating Chinese, Indian, Halal Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$63 +91 4565 238 304
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Amsavalli Bhavan

Reviewed By Sooriya J - Chennai (Madras), India

The Restaurant had Great Ambiance , Excellent Food and Good Service will make me Visit this place again...

9. Hotel palaniappa

New bus stand,karaikudi, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630001, India Indian HK$24 - HK$39 +91 96293 36566
Excellent
0%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 4 reviews

Hotel palaniappa

Reviewed By DrValliappan - Coimbatore, India

Ads in theatre bring one to this non-veg food place..locational advantage, right behind new bus stand..standard non-veg Food presented better in airconditioned environment. Limited parking. Service is poor as after taking order, many items are reported as already over. Country chicken (believed to be Nattukkozhi) is good. Fruit juices also available for a change in non-veg hotel..

10. Chettinad Court, Kanadukathan, Karaikudi

Sarm House, 11 AR Street, Behind Rajas Palace, | Kanadukathan, Karaikudi, Shivagana Dist. Tamil Nadu, Karaikudi, Karaikudi Taluk 630103, India Indian HK$31 - HK$63 +91 95855 94082
Excellent
20%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

chettinad court, a unique value for money restaurant in chettinad. The restaurant is very close to national highway 210 that connects trichy, Madurai and tanjore. it serves authentic chettinad cuisine. indian and chinese dishes are also available in the menu.

Reviewed By manisha1664 - Mumbai, India

The rooms are clean, but small. The bathroom is also very small and had a strange smell. When we asked about it ,they immediately cleaned it.
But I think the smell was from the thatched roof!
The staff is very small but very good. The food was always excellent and they made whatever we asked for. But we have to give them time to make it at each meal.
We noticed a lot of tourist groups drop in for lunch.

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