Where to Eat in Vijayawada: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 10, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Vijayawada is a city in the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region, on the banks of River Krishna in Krishna district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the third most densely populated in the urban population of built-up areas in India and 10th in the world. Vijayawada is classified as a Y-grade city as per the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Vijayawada is the commercial headquarters of Andhra Pradesh. It was recognised as a "Global City of the Future" by McKinsey Quarterly, which expected an increase to GDP of $17 billion by 2025.
Things to do in Vijayawada

1. Sweet Magic

100 Ft Road, Mg Road, Opposite D V Manor | Hotel Adhikari Complex, Vijayawada 520007, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 866 254 7499
Excellent
33%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 283 reviews

Sweet Magic

Reviewed By Gurinder S

Worst hospitality I've ever seen they don't respond on phone as well.... breakfast is only idli vada every single day.... if we ask for anything they reply its finished already ....NOT RECOMMENDED at all....

2. Minerva Grand Restaurant

M.G. Road Vijayawada | Opp Chenupati Petrol Bunk Road, Vijayawada 520010, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Delivery, Reservations, Valet Parking Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +91 866 667 8888
Excellent
35%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Minerva Grand Restaurant

Reviewed By Lighttraveller3 - Mumbai

The place was bursting at its seams last weekend. We were a medium-sized group, and managed to find Seating fairly quickly. Food quality was good, but service was quite slow, and in many instances sloppy. The staff, clearly not locals, were still likely in their training period. Took them multiple instructions to get basic stuff right.

3. Babai Hotel

N R P Road, Vijayawada 520003, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch +91 99513 19166
Excellent
44%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 154 reviews

Babai Hotel

Reviewed By somaseshug - Bengaluru, India

During our stay at Vijayawada, we visited the most popular restaurant “Babai Hotel” to have the pleasure of tasting the south Indian dishes prepared in a traditional manner . This hotel was started in 1942 by Patruni Sambamoorti who fondly used to call his customers “Babai” which means father’s younger brother. The hotel is in a small house with four or five tables. Old photos showing celebrities like politicians and film actors are displayed on the walls. Famous personalities like Sri Vajpayi, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy,Sri N.T.Rama Rao, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Savitri, Chandra Mohan came here to have their breakfast.
Most of the customers buy coupons, and wait for their turn to taste the idilis topped with a lump of fresh white butter along with coconut chutney, sambar and spicy powder. Forgetting the simple surroundings they enjoy eating idlis which are prepared using natural ingredients without adding any artificial substances. They follow the same old menu and old techniques and the surroundings also remind us the good old times when we used to sit in a homely restaurant without any showy splendor. Tiffin items like Idli, Upma, pongal , Pesarattu with Upma and Dosa are staple menu all prepared in a traditional manner and served in plates with banana leaves.The steaming cups of coffee in steel glasses with tumblers remind us the traditional way of serving coffee. At the reception counter also we do not find any computer. The manager just writes the bill on a slip and hands it with a friendly smile. After Babai’s demise in 1985, his nephew Valiveti Narasimha Rao became the proprietor. In 2007 the building of the hotel was renovated with addition of two upper floors accommodating twenty five people on each floor. The working hours are from 7.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m and from 6.00 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Only tiffins are available here. This hotel is looked upon as a heritage hotel with a long history of serving great people for the last seventy five years. Don’t miss the chance of going to this place if you go to Vijayawada.

4. Rasoie

M.G. Road | Near Hotel Kandhari, Vijayawada, India Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch +91 866 666 8585
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Rasoie

Reviewed By Sujay L - Mumbai, India

I had dinner here on day 1 of my stay in Vijayawada. Went there as it was located right opposite to the hotel i stayed. The food served here is good with sufficient quantity. However the service here is very slow and the staff here is un-courteous. They struggle with both hindi and english and converse in Telugu only.

5. GAD Restaurant, THE GATEWAY HOTEL, Vijayawada

39-1-63, M G Road, Vijayawada 520010, India Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 866 664 4444
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 88 reviews

GAD Restaurant, THE GATEWAY HOTEL, Vijayawada

Reviewed By 2014Rajesh - New Delhi, India

Visited above restaurant on 10th January to have North Indian food. We reached there around 2 pm. The North Indian food was good and it took almost twenty minutes to arrive.
When few members of our group went outside for shopping the waiter brought the bill to the table asap.
So I told him that we are going to sit for an hour or so and going to order coffee/tea/pastries. The waiter informed us that the pastries displayed on the counter near the restaurant are only for display and any order for pastries will take at least half hour to prepare it. We also have to inform four/five times to clear the table before serving tea.
Being Taj inner circle member, we expected better service standards, as experienced in other Taj hotels.

6. Aromas Multicuisine Restaurant

M.G.Road, Vijayawada 520010, India Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner 6634455
Excellent
39%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Aromas Multicuisine Restaurant

Reviewed By surisir - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

The food, the ambiance, the feel and the taste, all goes well here. I liked the time spent with my family here.

7. Crossroads Restaurant

27/6/141 Prakasam Road, Vijayawada 520002, India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Validated Parking, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch 2572424
Excellent
38%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

Crossroads Restaurant

Reviewed By VRAMESH - Chennai (Madras), India

Variety of options available. Ambience not that great. Poor service. Even for standard items they take 30 mins to serve. Really testing our patience. Food items also not that of great taste for the amount priced. Not worth it.

8. Lotus The Food City

13-801 Seethanagaram | Tadepalli Mandal, Guntur, Vijayawada 522501, India Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$118 +91 76708 21871
Excellent
45%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Lotus The Food City

Lotus-The Food City is an ultimate waterfront multi-cuisine restaurant next to Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada that specializes in gourmet buffet for dinner, lunch for all special occasions & events. Sit back, relax & relish a variety of multi-cuisine delicacies & beverages. Enjoy amazing scenic views as you party along. Also explore banquet services that are best customized for shows, celebrations & events; indoor-outdoor catering, weddings & much more enclosed with a well-planned layout & aesthetically planned settings. Specialties: • Serves lunch buffet & dinner • Customized settings & entertainment • Banquet services • Sit-out area • LIVE music • Multi-cuisine

Reviewed By Pushacks - Canberra, Australia

We went to the Lotus Restaurant last night with friends visiting us from Sydney. I had ordered a table near the window for 4 persons overlooking the lake for 7pm.. On arrival we were shown to our table which had lovely views of the lake and the yachting grounds were families were eating outside on the lawn. I decided I was having a medium rare Black Angus steak Tenderloin with fat chips and so did my friend's Husband costing $38.00 each which were delicious. My Husband had his favorite Battered Flathead fillets on a huge green garden salad with flat chips costing $27.00 which he adored, and my girlfriend ordered a Pan Seared Barramundi costing $31.00 which she said was superb. We ordered two glasses of Peter Lehmann Riesling costing $8.00 each =$16.00 which complemented the fish dishes perfectly. I ordered a bottle of Clonakilla Shiraz costing $48.00 which was stunning with our steaks. We also ordered two flat white coffees costing a total of $8.00 to finish the evening. The total cost for such a pleasant night with our interstate friends was $208.00 which we felt was well worth it as the food, surrounding and staff were all excellent and we will certainly be going to this Restaurant more often in the future.

9. R R Durbar

40/7/3 Mogalrajapuram | Near Jammichettu Centre, Vijayawada 520010, India Reservations, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Chinese, Asian, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$94 +91 99635 52496
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

R R Durbar

Reviewed By Suresh A

RR dharbar is one of the best restaurant in Vijayawada. Had been to this place with family and had chicken biryani, mutton biryani, chicken starters. Excellent ambiance. Great service. Must try.

10. Barbeque Nation

Mg Road | 3rd Floor, Lepl Centro Mall, Opposite Murali Fortune, Vijayawada 520010, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available Indian, Barbecue, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$196 - HK$424 +91 866 606 0008
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 71 reviews

Barbeque Nation

Reviewed By 821ravikumarc

I have visited this restaurant with friends and it was very nice. Ambience location food quality services everything was very nice. We took vegetarian meal. The items they have served are plenty. The he servers also served with a smile till end of the dinner. One must go with hungry only otherwise We may not enjoy the food spread. I strongly recommend this restaurant for every one.

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