Best eateries in Kumbakonam

January 23, 2012

Looking for some good restaurant recommendations in Kumbakonam. Not looking for anything too fancy

Kumbakonam  •  India
January 24, 2012

Maya's answer about where to eat in Kumbakonam

Nestled in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu in South India, Kumbakonam is a temple city with numerous age old temples scattered all over the city. it lies in between two rivers, Cauvery, and Arasalar. This pilgrim city is also renowned for panchaloha idols, silk clothes, and brass vessels. Since you are interested in knowing about restaurants in Kumbakonam, here are a few options.

Temple Tower - Kumbakonam -India (Source: Balaji.B)

1. Hotel Venkataramana (Recommended)

Kumbakonam has several restaurants where you can relish traditional South Indian food. Hotel Venkataramana, located in Gandhi Park in Kumbakonam, is one of the good vegetarian restaurants in the town. The opening hours are from 6am to 9pm. They serve South Indian meals from 9:00am.

Here is a short review of this restaurant:

One of the Quality hotel inn kumbakonam Liked: Food, Atmosphere, Value

 (Source: Venkatramana Hotel)

Address: # 40, Gandhi Park North

Phone: 0435 - 2400736; +91 - 94864 33736

Hotel Venkataramana

Dosa (Source: Salim Virji)

It is the most popular non-vegetarian hotel among locals as well as the tourists in Kumbakonam. The non-veg food offered has a lot of variety.

Pandian Hotel

Kalmi Kabab (Source: mynameisharsha)


One of the Best Non veg hotel in kumbakonam, We tasted all the food items, still we are remembering the taste. since they not at all using any chemicals in the form of masala(spicy) we enjoyed everlasting taste. If you get chance visit and taste all the items that you and your family will remember for long time. This visual we captured after tasted all the food. we enjoyed lot. ...........


 (Source: BEST NON VEG hotel - Pandian Hotel - Kumbakonam - Delicious Food Items.flv - YouTube)

Address: 52, Sarangapani East Sannathi, Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, India

Contact Numbers: 0435-2430397, 2432325, 09629940930

Distance from Airport: 100 Km

Airport Name: Tiruchirapalli Airport

Distance from Rail Station: 2 Km

Railway Station Name: Tiruchirapalli Railway station

Distance from Bus Stand: 1 Km

Bus Stand Name: Tiruchirapalli Bus Stand

3. Hotel Mangalambika Coffee & Tiffin Center (Recommended)

Kumbakonam is also well known for its special coffee called Kumbakonam degree coffee, and Kadappa sambar. When you are in this town, do not miss the opportunity to taste this wonderful coffee and sambar . Hotel Mangalambika Coffee & Tiffin Center is one of the best places to get a good cup of Kumbakonam degree coffee. 

Nothing is complete in Kumbakonam without having the Kumbakonam Coffee and Kadappa sambaar.

 (Source: kolavilliramar blogspot)

Address: 99, Kumbeswarar North St

Ph: 0091 - 04352400228

4. Aachi Restaurant

It is also one of the famous local restaurants that offer delicious local food. It has a variety of local south indian food.

Aachi Restaurant

Chicken, Carrot, Mixed Veg Curries, Dosai, Idli, Uttapam - Chennai Banana Leaf (Source: avlxyz)


Aachi Restuarant, Hotel Habib Towers, Kumbakonam (Opp. to Railway Station), . a veg n non-veg restaurant in kumbakonam


 (Source: Kumbakonam eat | Eating in Kumbakonam | Kumbakonam Travel Guide | TodayTourism.com)

Address: No 122 Habib Towers Hotel, Opp To Railway Station, Kamaraj Road, Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam - 612001

Contact Number: 0435-2403181

Email-id: enquiry@hotelhabibtowers.com

5. Mami Mess

This  eatery may not have a trendy atmosphere, but the food they serve is home cooked and tasty. Actually, Mami Mess is one of the most recommended places to eat in Kumbakonam. Breakfast items include tea, coffee, milk, idli, upma, and dosa. The lunch is usually South Indian meals and is served on a plantain leaf.

My personal choice is Mami's mess. Home cooked food offering excellent breakfast,lunch and dinner. The trade off is between ambience and nostalgic old mess. Some may find it not so clean, nevertheless typical South Indian food at its best.

 (Source: kjvambu)

Address:  Off Big Street or Periya Theruvu

Mami Mess

a Thali, famous South Indian meal served on a banana leaf (Source: Melanie-m)

It is one of the famous vegetarian restaurants of the city and attracts many pilgrimists. The tourists enjoys the food here after visiting the temples across the whole city.

Hotel Shanmuga Bhavan

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Hotel SHANMUGA seems to be the place as it is the LOCAL'S Favourite


 (Source: Kumbakonam eat | Eating in Kumbakonam | Kumbakonam Travel Guide | TodayTourism.com)

Address: 16, Kumbeswarar South Street, Kumbakonam, KUMBAKONAM - 612001

Contact Number: 0435-2433962

Hope this information was useful. Enjoy your stay in Kumbakonam. Contact us if you need any information regarding places to stay in this temple city.



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