Gokarna is the name come from two words Go stands for Cow and Karna stands for the ear. There is a story behind the name is that once Lord Bhramha gave a curse to Lord Shiva and sent him to Patal-Lok. Then Lord Shiva appeared at this place the ear of a cow "Mother earth" hence the name was given to this place as Gokarna. This place has a splendid culture, heritage and nature which attracts tourists. As this is one of the most important pilgrimage places for Hindus hence incoming is quite affected by the same thought. However, as people are coming to know about the beauty of this amazing small town it has started gaining popularity and tourists have started increasing gradually. This has triggered the increase of good cafe and restaurant serving a large variety of cuisine to serve the customers. The cafe will serve you from coffee to beer and traditional Indian food to Israeli cuisine. You will find a good number of options on almost all the main beaches for veg and non-veg food items.
This amazing cafe is located on the Om beach and it holds its reputation of being one of the best among the cafes in the region. They offer some delicious cuisines includes Indian, European, Asian, cafe. They serve some exquisite seafood which would be much appreciated by the non-veg lovers. They offer bar services as well and as per the area restrictions, only beer and other mocktails are being served. One you enjoy the meal in the cool breeze with a glass of beer in the hand admiring the scenic beauty of the beach. Experience the breathtaking view of the sea along with the lush green environment around. The average cost for a meal is 350 per person.
This stunning cafe is located near to the Zostel and easy to locate. The seating arrangement is awesome facing the pristine waters of Kudle beach. There is a hut structure which includes tables and benches and one can sit in front of the Bonfire to enjoy along with the cool breeze coming from the sea. Even there is a DJ and you can enjoy the light soothing music while tasting some delicious food. You can look out for Indian and Asian cuisine along with fast food. If after some mugs of beer you are in a mood to tap your feet then they the pub facility as well, you can dance on the sand on the floor. They offer all three-time meal and one should check out for pizzas, prawns, banana pancake and the best north Indian curry paneer butter masala. The average meal cost is 250 per person.
This a typical small restaurant with average seating arrangements and ambiance maintained in the restaurant. The one thing to consider is the tasty food with a large variety and it is a pure veg restaurant not even serving eggs. If you are sitting nearby the gate then you can take views of the sea which is just a few meters from here. The cover all the meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is normally crowded and one should check out the masala dosa, KAMBUCHA, it is an energy drink made of mushrooms. You would love the food here and this is a must-visit the restaurant. The average cost for a meal is around 200 rupees per person.
This is one such good restaurant cum cafe which should not be left out from your list. This cafe is located on the marvellous Kudle beach and offers a beach view to the guests. They are serving a variety of cuisines and especially liked by the foreigners, Indian, Seafood, Thai, Israeli cuisines are on the menu. You can sit under the hut and enjoy the music or they have done arrangement outside as well so one can enjoy the delicious food under the blue roof filled with stars and taking scenic view of the beach right in front. There are options available for vegetarian guests as well. The average cost for a meal would be around 500 rupees per person.
One loves listening to live to music and wants to enjoy in a place filled with the hippies then this is the restaurant to look out for. This is the happening place in Gokarna town which always crowded and people playing instruments around you. They are specialized in French cuisine with some of the finest dishes bring to your plate. So, you can enjoy the toothsome meal along with enjoying the music. The seating arrangements done are quite laid back and cosy. The decor is unique and people love it in front of the beach. The average meal cost is around 500 per person.