Trivandrum/Thiruvananthapuram, the  capital of God’s own country is much known for its historic importance and rarely addressed as a foodie spot .But,this techie city do hold immense tasty spots  which will drive you crazy .This city serves you with the best foods that starts from zesty pani-puri to the finger-licking steaks.The  evolution of this city from the royal address to the techie city have invited the various taste around the world. Here we are listing out some of the tasty spots in Trivandrum that we felt very toothy…

  • Villa Maya:

The most romantic ambience you can have in the capital city.Couples can give a try without a second thought .Though it is bit expensive, we are sure you will not regret going here .

This spot is situated in Airport Road,Enjakkal. Villa Maya was a palace before that was built for king’s wives. Locally  it was known as “ammachiveedu”. It is a perfect example of ancient Dutch architecture .Its renaissance as Villa Maya,the second best restaurant in India preserves its endowment.

 I personally prefer the patio as  the best area to dine with your love. Apart from that they do have halls and small indoor dining areas too. The small pathways, fountains and dim light  gives the best royal dine  .

Right from the menu card everything looks  different. It is a multi cuisine restaurant where you can have many choices .I prefer Jamaican Jerk Chicken  as the best main course.There are fabulous varieties of desserts here .For sure each item in that menu card won’t disappoint you and each  taste is really bewitching . For more details please check :


  • Rahmania:

It is one of the oldest restaurants in trivandrum. They serve only few items and they are done in the best way. It is well known for kethel chicken.You may find many hotel providing the above, but actually this hotel of savoury food has only 2-3 branches in Kerala . I mostly prefer the original branch in Chalai Market.It is a small shop that can hardly accommodate 15 in one go. The shop is open from 11a.m.-3p.m and 4.30p.m to 9p.m.The food is served with the combo of Chapatis/Ghee Rice,kethel chicken fry(liver fry is also available),curry,lime juice and lime pickle.If you ever visit Trivandrum , I would the prefer this as the best place to fill up your tummy and that so at a really reasonable rate.

  • Ustad hostel:

If you are seafood lover,oh my mind, you shouldn’t ever miss usthad hotel.It is located at vizhinjam.Anyone over there or Google itself  will surely guide you to is a small shop which hardly accommodates 15 people.I assure you you won’t have tasted so fresh prawns and squids from other place.Its taste is heavenly.Special sulemani with mint leave is must try drink over here.

  • Buhari:

It is often known as the mutton centre of Trivandrum. It is located in Attakulangara near EastFort. The mouthwatering mutton curry and traditional food puttu is the best choice .It is famous for mutton biryanis too. Being frank, for me the  sarbath served in front of  Buhari is my first option always. Chilled Tender coconut sarbath and Boost Sarbath is simply wow.

  • Truffles Bistro/Old Cool Bistro:

It will be best choice for continental food lovers. It is located at Kuravankonam. Steak,Sizzlers, Sandwich all are best to fill your tummy. Special club sandwich still remains as seductive dish in the menu.Sizzling brownie is a best choice after some spicy main course. The desserts  varieties are worth for many gulps. It is a small cosy area where you u can spend hours with your bestie with best food in front of you. The whole decors gives satisfying feeling.

  • Thakaram Idavazhi:

If you are a person who is  deeply in love with kerala traditional food, then I would ask to grab your keys and drive to Thakaram Idavazhi. It is located near Sylcon footwear ,opposite to Secretariat. Serving in plantain leaf with a spicy buttermilk in pot invites our home memories. They serve very tasty fish dishes. They are open from 11a.m-4p.m.

Thakaram do have other branches  in Pulimood junction and Kazhakootam, which serves yummy  Arabian foods and Malabar foods.Tender coconut /Chikku pudding are  must try options.



  • Mothers Veg Plaza:

It is located in Bakery Junction .It is a purely vegetarian hotel.They serve 365 days sadhya at noon. But for us  it is our favourite destination whenever we  crave for variety dosas. The variety here is much larger than you think.It starts from chocolate dosa,noodle dosa,pizza dosa and so on. You will get many finger licking dosas from this dosa hut. Check for more details on :

  • Dhaba Project:

It is a best eatery near technopark if your tummy is craving for north indian foods.I don’t say it is budget friendly but if you feel  to taste yummy north indian foods go for this.Dont miss out the best dishes –lassi and biryanis.Check for more details on:

  • Chemmeen

It is located at thiruvallam.You will get amazing variety of sea food over here.Fish bucket will be a best choice if your foodies gang is there with you.

  • SP Grand days:

Located at Panavila Junction do really serve the best buffet dinner  in the town which cost around 600 per person.Check for m ore details:


  • Cafe Mojo:

Located at Kuravankonam,the place is a heaven for sizzlers lovers.


  • Uppercrust:

It is a sister concern of the Supreme bakers which located to the next door of Supreme Bakers,Kurvankonam.It is a must go eatery for Italian dishes. Though it is bit expensive it assures the taste that will fill you mind and tummy . Right from an appetizer you can feel the difference. The lamp soup we had broke the monotony taste concept.The pasta penna arrabita is a delightfully simple dish with loads of flavor. The steak was good but can be better.However my favorite was the potato wedge we got with steak.A good choice of pastries and frappes are also available here.

  • Le arabesque:

If you have spicy toothy,I would suggest you have have Lebanese shawarma from here.Breaking all predictable Taste of shawarma they serve something different its worth a try.


Budget friendly tasty spots for techies:


  • Shiva fast food kulathoor:

They serve a very tasty chicken that reminds us of our grandmas food .it is very different from monotony taste.


  • Kallingal hotel

Anesthesiology option for lunch without emptying your will get prawns fry all in very reasonable rates

Apart from the eateries listed above there are more foodie spots like Le Arabia,Halais,MRA,Burger Island .We just listed something we felt unique.

For sure The list will be growing…..when we meet more foodies like you…….

Please share your favourite tasty spots which you feel  is must entry in this list !!!!

2 thoughts on “Tasty spots in Trivandrum that we experienced!!

  1. Villa Maya on 2017-04-28 at 16:10 said:

    Thank you for these kinds words. We most appreciate it. Today, we’d like to request you and others who’ve enjoyed our services to vote for us in this contest here, please. We’d be most thankful. The voting link is: It’ll only take under a minute. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing to you again.

  2. @Villa Maya:Keep continuing your good service

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