The Best Places to Eat Local Delicacies in Port Blair


Vast expanses of serene water, azure blue skies, the sheer beauty of the coral reefs and beaches adorned with coconut trees make Port Blair an impeccable city. Besides the natural assets, tourists also visit this small town for mouth-watering cuisine. The staple diet includes lots of seafood like cuttlefish, lobsters, crabs and prawns along with the delicious white rice, spices and coconut flavored delicacies.

These are much similar to the culture of Chennai and you are most likely to feel at home.  You can also get your hands on imported foreign and Indian liquor at reasonable prices.  Therefore, if you are booking Chennai to Port Blair fights anytime soon, head over to these quaint eateries for a memorable gastronomical affair.

Ø Annapurna Restaurant

This is one the most renowned vegetararian restaurants of Port Blair. The cost for two is not more than ₹400 and they have few of the most scrumptious items on their card. Tourists and locals relish delicious North Indian-style curries and South Indian dosas, pancakes, uttapam and vadas. All the dishes are truly fresh and authentic and are well-aligned with the island culture. Make sure to pay a visit before heading back in your Port Blair to Chennai flight.

Ø New Lighthouse Restaurant

This is a fish lover’s paradise. You can relish mouth watering lobsters and grilled fishes here in a sprawling and well-ventilated environment. The other signature dishes are fish balti, fish tikka, butter naan, prawns fried-rice and caramel custard. Pairing this with light or regular beer makes it a truly wonderful dining experience. Before taking your Chennai to Port Blair fights, do check out the timings to plan a same day visit.

Ø Mandalay Restaurant

Head over to the café to soak into the breathtaking views of Ross Island and Andaman Sea. Fresh air and sunlight along with chirpy locals makes this a gem of an eatery. The top dishes to try here are Andamani Fish Curry and Malabari Fish Curry. Other delicious items on the menu are soups, burgers, salads and a plethora of South Indian delights. Further, the heartwarming hospitality ensures a welcoming ambience here.

Ø Ha-O Restaurant

The food here is some of the best you have had in Andaman. The Punjabi meals here are worth mentioning along with Chinese and sea food. You can visit the eatery for breakfast, lunch and dinner to savor few of the most authentic local delicacies too. Most types of cuisines like Indian, Asian and vegan items are available. Tourists can also go to Purple Bar within the premises to sip on a few chilled drinks before leaving on their Port Blair to Chennai flights.

Ø Amaya Lounge Bar

With elegant interiors, friendly staff, seaside views and mind blowing lighting, this is one of the posh restaurants of Port Blair. It is ideal for romantic candle-lit dinners while gorging on scrumptious sea-food. It is a multi-cuisine restaurant where tourists and locals flock to enjoy sea food platter and flaming shooters. The place is one is kind and offers a wonderful island experience to the guests.

The other top food joints are Ananda Restaurant, Icy Spicy, Milan and Hotel Kattabomman. Check the reservation requirements to avoid long queues.