Best Restaurants In Trivandrum

10 Best Restaurants In Trivandrum

Notoriously known for its bad reputation of not having good eateries, Thiruvananthapuram is striving hard to gain the title of “eat capital of Kerala.” Now with delicious restaurants popping in every nook and cranny of the city, the capital is flourishing in the food scene. Back in days when I was an undergraduate student in the capital, we had only a couple of option when it comes to weekend hangout spots/restaurants. But, now the aroma of delicious food is everywhere around the city. Here is my pick of best Best Restaurants In Trivandrum


1. Villa Maya

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Set inside an 18th-century dutch mansion, Villa Maya‘s tasting menu is dizzyingly ambitious. The plates are rooted in the Trivandrum’s culinary history with the menu being a blend of traditional as well as contemporary taste. It is always busy, but the candlelit seats in the middle of the lotus pond work really well. The ambience is exceptional with courteous staffs and live music.

Can anything get better than this? Yes, Villa Maya is the priced possession of Trivandrum residents.

Address: MUTHOOT SKY CHEF, No-120 Palayam Airport Road Near, Vallakkadavu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India

2. Mother’s Veg Plaza

At Mother’s Veg Plaza, you will walk into a long airy crowded hall with chairs and tables where the waiters will serve you with banana leaves. My advice to you is to eat their scrumptious Sadhya, which they serve all the year-round. This ultimate Sadhya will come with boli, payasam and everything delicious, and I am absolutely a fan of their food. You can try other veg cuisines as well.

Address: Bakery Jct Rd, near the Russian Cultural Center, Vanross, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695034, India

3. La Forno Cafe


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From classy decor to the fully open window that gives a glance to the old school vibe of Trivandrum, La Forno Cafe is a perfect spot if you are looking for a leisurely break. Take the corner seat, enjoy the views and savour the delicious food they serve.

Address: Paruthipara Road, Samithy Nagar, Ambalamukku, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695005

4. Aruna (Best Restaurants In Trivandrum)

Best Restaurants In Trivandrum

Sree Arul Jyothi is a strictly low key restaurant that serves delicious south Indian food at affordable rates. Devour into a plate of masala dosa or meduvada with a glass of filter coffee. Day sorted!

Address: Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Opposite Secretariat, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001, India

5. Paragon (Best Restaurants In Trivandrum)

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Should I give an introduction to this place? When the food is good, you won’t mind waiting in the line to get on the waiting list. This crazy crowded eatery is the absolute favourite restaurant of all Malayalees. With branches in major cities of the state, the fish curry and appam from paragon is tempting to say at least.

Address: TC – 14, 4631, Ulloor Rd, Kesavadasapuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695004, India

6. Supreme Upper Crust

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It is all about the good time vibes at the second venture from the Supreme allspice whose Kollam and Trivandrum locations have conquered the city’s dining scene. The vast menu with toothsome desserts is their highlight.

Address: Kuravankonam – Maruthoor Rd, opposite Welgate organic, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003, India

7. Imperial Kitchen

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The cleverly designed restaurant borrows heavily from the DJ floor; think about the multi-coloured illuminated light floors, groovy and fun space where the chefs work in tandem on the open kitchen, creating an experience unlike any. I have tried almost everything from the menu and loved it so much.

Address: Near Kims hospital, Bypass, TVM 

8. Zam Zam

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It is not possible to have a bad time at Zam Zam. Of course, you might get into the queue on weekends, but that is tolerable because then you get to feast on the delicious food from Zam Zam. The parotta is their signature dish accompanied by yummies non-veg cuisines.

Address: Opp. MLA Hostel, University of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695034, India

9. All Spice

An eatery with the added advantage of indulging in the delicious confectionaries. I recommend you to try their pastries and cakes- it is very yummy guys!

Address: 1st Floor Musaliar Buildings, Pattom Kowdiar Rd, near Federal Bank, Kuravankonam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003, India

10. Yellow Chilly (Best Restaurants In Trivandrum)

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Yes, the same Yellow Chilly from the chain of Indian restaurants promoted and mentored by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Yet another delicious spot to have some yummiest cuisines. Efficient and attentive staffs keep the overall experience a wonderful one.

Address: Capitol Building, 1st & 2nd floor, Nalanda Ln, above State Bank Of India, Nanthancodu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695003, India

Do you have any other recommendation? If so, comment below! Also don’t forget to check out the best cafes in Trivandrum on my blog.