Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

September 2, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best restaurant in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India including Indian Coffee House, Ariya Niwas, Villa Maya, Zam Zam Restaurant, Arul Jyothi, Rock Cafe, Ajwa, Arya Nivas Restaurant, South Park Inn Restaurant, Mothers Veg Plaza
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1. Indian Coffee House

M.L.A. Hostel Compound | Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695034, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 471 321 4502
Excellent
24%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 366 reviews

Indian Coffee House

Reviewed By Rakesh s

Very tasty and delicious food are available here. Love the taste of the restaurant. Have a try you all will like it.

2. Ariya Niwas

Aristo Junction, Manorama Road | Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695014, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 471 233 0789
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 655 reviews

Ariya Niwas

Reviewed By Barbara E

Had a nice Thali lunch, staff were very responsive. I felt it was a bit out of the way so would probably just eat locally, say if you are at museums/zoo area.

3. Villa Maya

Airport Road, Trivandrum | Vallakadavu, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695008, India Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$181 +91 471 257 8901
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Villa Maya

Reviewed By LisastevanP - British Columbia, Canada

From the warm welcome and great service to the spectacular setting and delicious food ... (not to forget those unique and beautiful bathrooms (!) this place can’t be beat.
Loved this worthwhile splurge. Not inexpensive but the food and setting are absolutely spot on.
Wish we could go back again but we discovered Villa Maya on our last day in Trivandrum. Go!!!

4. Zam Zam Restaurant

VJT University Road | Opposite MLA Hostel, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695034, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 +91 471 245 3046
Excellent
40%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 579 reviews

Zam Zam Restaurant

Reviewed By Anand G - Kochi (Cochin), India

Sort of iconic place where customers feel at home due to the courteous and friendly behaviour of staff. Traditional Kerala items along with new gen items are available. I. a vegetarian did not find any difficulty in.placing orders for food. The quality and taste were high class. My friend had Poratta and beef, a standard Kerala comibination and was superbly impressed with it. My own brb Kolhapuri was tailor made to suit my specs. Great place to eat in Palayam area in Trivandrum.

5. Arul Jyothi

Vazhuthacaud Road | Oottukuzhy Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695014, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 471 233 3300
Excellent
29%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Arul Jyothi

Reviewed By baluganesh - Kochi (Cochin), India

The hotel is located just before bakery junction / RBI. Having non ac hall at basement and a.c. hall at ground level. The non a.c. hall service requires more improvement. But the ac hall is well served. Good variety of south indian and north indian food available for dinner. Car parking is available at the basement but the passage is very narrow with sharp cuts and if you are a normal driver, you would scratch on the pillars as I did. When compared to other vegetarian options in trivandrum, this hotel is better value for money in it's price range.

6. Rock Cafe

Light House Beach | Kovala, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695521, India Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +91 99474 81066
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Rock Cafe

Reviewed By theelectriceric - Portsmouth, United Kingdom

With the many options to Eat on Lighthouse Beach, you could easily walk past Rock Cafe. I often go there for Breakfast and Dinner. They offer a wide range of Indian and European Foods, well presented with Friendly Service. Their Prawn Curry is Excellent.

7. Ajwa

Women's College Panavila Road | Panavila, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695034, India Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Halal Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$47 +91 98955 40104
Excellent
34%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Ajwa

Ajwa has started its journey 8 years back from a small take away counter to present establishment in the city by giving mouth watering biriyani to its customers and only by your support we are here now. In "Ajwas Kitchen", we only have professional chefs those hail from Malabar who prepares the food with utmost care and love to give you the most authentic taste and best dash of juicy biriyani. Because we focus only on " Biriyani " thats our signature dish we dont compromise on that. We use pure Ghee not oil , and all the ghee once used is disposed. More out from business its a food we prepare not only for customers but for our friends and families too. So we prepare them in utmost care and love. We believe most of our customers has seen our Master Clean kitchen and we are grounded by their cheering reviews. We at Ajwa are really happy with our servings with our customers and seeing their cheerful faces with satisfaction leaving our restaurant. Thank you all for your Love & Support. Ajwa Management.

Reviewed By Dr Kumar L - Bengaluru, India

Trivandrum had for long longed for good eat out which is affordable and leaves a memorable feeling on your taste centres.Ajwa Biryani fulfils this to the last word.Not much can be said about the ambience,it's more or less crowded on all days.Options on the menu include Dum Biryani .And a few starters.Parking facility is limited.

8. Arya Nivas Restaurant

Thampanoor Manorama Road | Thambanooru, Attkulangara, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695001, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$94 - HK$2,040 2330790
Excellent
41%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Arya Nivas Restaurant

Reviewed By Alanas411 - Braintree, United Kingdom

We were the only Westerners at the restaurant and made to feel extremely welcome.
At lunch you are served a traditional banana leaf thali which is very simply rice and various curries served on a banana leaf with pots of chutney and various curry sauces plus poppadoms. The servers keep returning and top up the various curries/rice until you have had sufficient.
The flavours are amazing and at 350 rupees for 3 this was exceptionally good value.

9. South Park Inn Restaurant

M G Road, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695034, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available Indian, Southwestern, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 2333333
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 69 reviews

South Park Inn Restaurant

Reviewed By Chickucherian - Kottayam

Visited the Oakwood bar at the Fortune South Park hotel as I had a free coupon. It really looked like a shady place. Tables were arranged in lines with a small glass separation like you would expect to see in some bad streets of Mumbai. Definitely not women friendly. Service was ok. The rooftop restaurant however is a good place to unwind. Great view of the city. Tasty food. Great service from Mr Vineeth. Food was tasty and not too expensive.

10. Mothers Veg Plaza

Bakery Junction | Near Russian Culture, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695034, India Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 471 401 2255
Excellent
48%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 262 reviews

Mothers Veg Plaza

Reviewed By Manish B

For a non-southindian, you need a guide book or a locale to take you through this journey of taste paradise. Unending serving of chutneys, veggies and curries with unlimited rice is just too much to handle.
starting from papadam and banana chips to three varieties of payasama, they serve you just unimaginable variety of foods. Different people will have different taste buds, here you are guaranteed to find something to appease your buds.

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