Visakhapatnam is a coastal city with beautiful beaches. The food there is unique and reflects the culinary tradition of the city. Gongura Chicken is an Andhra dish, when made to perfection, will have no rivals. The tangy taste of the leafy vegetable perfectly compliments the boiled chicken. Add in the right amount of spices and here is a heavenly dish ready to be gorged. This is a list of restaurants in Vizag, which make the best Gongura Chicken, in no particular order.
1 Sampath Non-Veg Parcels
This eatery is a small bandi situated in the busy streets of the colony along with other carts serving idli, dosa and an array of dishes. Open from 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm, the cart has developed quite a reputation for itself with throngs of people visiting it daily. The parcels offered are wide. Chicken Biryani, Gongura Chicken and crab and prawn fry are the crowd favorites.
Address: Sector 7, MVP Colony Visakhapatnam
2 Kamat Restaurant
Kamat restaurant has AC, Non-AC and the best-roof-top seating. This gives a wonderful panoramic view of the beach. The place has a heavy footfall as the food served is delicious and is reasonably priced. The speciality of the restaurant is non-vegetarian food items. The best of them are chicken dum biryani, fish curry, gongura chicken and gongura mutton. This restaurant has one other branch in MVP colony, but it works only as a parcel counter.
Address: Beach Road, Near Shanti Ashram, Lawsons Bay, Visakhapatnam
3 Gongura Hotel
The name is a huge give away for this one. It is a small eatery with hardly any seating area. It is preferable to get a parcel. Home-delivery is also available which is even more preferable. It specializes in South Indian and Andhra food. And Andhra food is not complete without gongura chicken. Traditional dishes and seafood have the best taste here.
Address: National Highway 5, Opposite NSTL Main Gate, Nad Kotha Road, Marripalem, Vizag
4 Bamboo Bay-The Park
A beautiful restaurant in a beautiful city. With swaying palm trees, candle lit spaces and the cool breeze from the sea nearby, it is perfect for a dinner. It doesn’t disappoint on the food taste also. With specializes in North Indian, Mughlai, Kerala, Andhra and South Indian delicacies, the food is scrumptious. This also has a full bar. Enjoy the hot food in the cool breeze.
Address: The Park, Beach Road, Pedda Waltair, Lawsons Bay, Visakhapatnam, Lawsons Bay, Vizag
Owned by the Dasapalla group of hotels, Dakshin is a well-known restaurant in the city. Unfortunately, it is not a sea front restaurant, which is expected from most restaurants situated in a coastal city. This is more than compensated for, by the food. Known for its delicious Andhra food preparations you are guaranteed to have a hearty meal. There is even a buffet spread that is worth a try.
Address: Hotel Daspalla, Suryabagh, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam
6 Horizon Multicuisine Restaurant
The Horizon multicuisine restaurant is an entity of the Dolphin Hotel. With its live music and wooden interiors, it has a classy look. With buffet spreads and a lovely view of the city’s horizon, the restaurant is worth a try. The chefs are experts in getting the taste just right with diverse flavors, which are sure to enliven your taste buds. Great food, great view and great music defines this place.
Address: Dolphin Hotel, 75 Feet Road, Daba Gardens, Besides Saraswati Park, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam
Tulips belongs to Green Park. It is a modern restaurant situated in a pristine location, surrounded by gardens and near to both the city center and beach. A luxurious dining experience, it specializes in North Indian, Continental, Chinese and South Indian cuisines. The prawn biryani and gongura chicken are amazing. All varieties of fish are cooked with great care and expertise. A favorite of many, and it is advisable to make prior reservations.
Address: Hotel GreenPark, Waltair Main Road, Waltair Uplands, Visakhapatnam
With rave reviews, The Zodiac is a decent restaurant, which has an exceptionally delicious buffet spread that consists of North Indian and South Indian dishes. The staff is courteous and service prompt. Air-conditioned with an array of cocktails and other available beverages available to go along with the hot and spicy food, a good meal with friends or family is guaranteed. Head here to get rid of those hunger pangs at any time of the day.
Address: Fortune Inn Sree Kanya, 47-10-34 & 35, Sreekanya Road, Dwaraka Nagar, Visakhapatnam
9 Venkatadri Vantillu
An authentic South Indian restaurant, the place is bustling with people. A regular eatery for the locals the restaurant rarely disappoints. The gongura chicken, gongura mutton and lollipop biryani are very yummy. At pocket friendly prices, the eatery has a good number of vegetarian options too. If you are visiting here for breakfast, do try the sponge dosa. Self-serviced and open until 10:30 in the night, this Vantillu is on the road to success.
Address: Cbm Compound, Siripuram, Siripuram, 9-14-5, Praveen Plaza, Vip Road, Visakhapatnam (Vizag)
Starting as a roadside eatery years ago, it has come a long way. Now a full-fledged restaurant it has become very popular in the city. The ambience is calming and the food is served hot and spicy. It is a family friendly restaurant and the usual go-to place for students. The Biryanis and tandoor items are exceptionally tasty. Top of the class and affordable, it is the best place to go for a quick delicious meal.
Address: Sector 9, Near AS Raja College, MVP Colony, Visakhapatnam, MVP Colony, Vizag
11 Konaseema Ruchulu
A relatively undiscovered place, the people who know about it swear by it. There is a surreal taste of home cooked food in all the preparations. Items like gongura, fish pulusu and koramenu iguru will keep you wanting more. There is also the quirky mango chicken biryani, which is worth a try. Price is comfortable.
Address: Double Road, Opposite Punjab National Bank, MVP Colony, Vizag
12 Six Degrees
A fairly new restaurant it has shot up in the city’s favorites list due to its convenient location and lip-smacking food. Open from early morning to late at night, the place serves some impeccable food. An overwhelming experience is what the customers describe it as. From ultra-urban pizzas and Nutella milkshakes to the traditional gongura chicken and coffee all the dishes are cooked to perfection. The ambience is unique and zesty.
Address: 1-83-29, Opposite Pollock Lotus School, Adarsh Nagar, MVP Double Road, Sector 5, MVP Colony, Vizag
13 Zaffran- Hotel Novotel
The perfect place for lunch with loved ones as well as corporate dinners, Zaffran is a luxury hotel that does not disappoint. Overlooking the Bay of Bengal, the restaurant has classy cozy décor with melodious live music. The staff is courteous and competent. The chefs are excellent at what they do making the food fantastic. No dish from soup to dessert disappoints. With near perfect reviews, Zaffran seems to be doing everything right.
Address: Hotel Novotel, Beach Road, Maharani Peta, Vizag
14 Satyam Multicuisine Restaurant
Large portion sizes and spicy hot food is what you get in Satyam multicuisine restaurant. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious. What more can a person ask for? The ambience however is a bit dingy but it is not a deal breaker. The kalmi biryani is worth a try along with gongura chicken. The management is same as Sri Sai Ram Parlor, which is a reputable veg restaurant. This is the place to go to, to placate those food cravings.
Address: Near Diamond Park, Dwaraka Nagar, Visakhapatnam, Dwaraka Nagar, Vizag
15 GAD – The Gateway Hotel
An exquisite luxury-dining restaurant, GAD is owned by the Taj chain of restaurants. It maintains the standards required and is an iconic restaurant in the city. A purely Indian restaurant and the chefs perfect the art of making melt-in-your mouth dishes which will leave you craving for more. The specialties are Greek salad, Singapore chicken satay and an array of other dishes. The best of gourmet food in Vizag, head here for a hearty experience.
Address: The Gateway Hotel, Beach Road, Maharani Peta, Visakhapatnam
Another restaurant owned by the Daspalla hotels. Reputed and frequently visited by the denizens of the city, it has an ambient ambiance. It is a restaurant and has a huge screen for sports. There is a splendid buffet spread. The al la carte menu is quite diverse and hardly any dishes which go wrong. The staff are very friendly. The gongura chicken is stunning.
Address: Suryabagh, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530020
17 Hotel Winsar Park- Relish
This is a casual dining restaurant. The ambience is chic and the staff courteous. There are a few dishes, which taste heavenly and there are a few which are quite average and lack a certain zing. But the restaurant overall is good and worth giving a try. A comfortable hotel it also has rooms to stay in. It is a perfect place for family casual family dinners.
Address: Hotel Winsar Park, 17-1-18, Opposite K.G.H, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam, Jagadamba Junction, Vizag
18 Bhargav Curry Point
Yes, it is a curry point but do not dismiss it easily. Bhargav curry point has shot to fame because of the delicious food. With its fast service, it is quite easy to go and grab a bite of your favorite food. The eatery specializes in dum ki biryani, mutton curry, mutton fry, gongura boti, gongura chicken, gongura mutton and a lot more. The food is rich in flavor and is perfectly cooked.
Address: 1-103, Araku – Visakhapatnam Road, Nad Junction, Butchirajupalem, Gopalapatnam, Dungalavani palem, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530027
19 Hotel RR Grand
Located in one of the busiest places of the city, the restaurant attracts a large number of customers. It is open for twelve hours a day. The food quality is great and the prices are pocket-friendly. The décor is simple and casual. Visit the place when you are in the neighborhood and need a quick fix to your hunger. What is more? It also has a private dining room and an exciting dance floor.
Address: LIC Circle, Daba Gardens, Allipuram, Vizag
20 Siva Shanti Restaurant
This eatery makes authentic Andhra food that leaves your taste buds dancing. The dishes are made with care and it is seen in the taste of the food. Maintenance and customer service is condemnable. The ambience is ordinary and needs improvement. It is extremely budget friendly. It is vegetarian friendly and the meals are scrumptious.
Address: Opposite Chitralaya Theatre, Jagadamba Centre, Suryabagh, Jagadamba Junction, Visakhapatnam