While some of the restaurants I googled, others were suggested by my auto driver Aashiq! Oh by the way, if you need an auto, he is the guy. Your friendly guide come travel companion especially if you are traveling solo. He will also help take pictures :). If you need his number, please leave a comment.
Okay, now coming to food these are the places I visited where I enjoyed the food.
- David Hall: I usually never order Pizza as I am not a fan but having had the pizza here, I can say I am warming up to it. It was one of the best pizza I had. Make sure you go around 6-6:30 PM to catch some live music.
- Malabar Junction: One of my wishes is to have all the Indian thalis. I am so glad that I had the Kerala thali at Malabar Junction on Parade Ground road. The food was light and lip-smacking. The ambience was also great. To top it all, the staff was also very courteous. If you happen to be in Kochi, have at least one meal here. Frequented by a lot of non-Indians, which means the food is customised to their liking. So, if you are a non-Indian, you might want to visit this place.
- Alfa hotel: This is a very basic hotel but serves authentic Kerala dishes. This is the place that I first started liking appam. So, this will definitely go down in history :D. Had appam with chicken curry and Puttu here. It was simply the best. I never really developed a taste for puttu but eating it here I understood why it is a favourite dish for many.
- Kashi Art Cafe: I went to Kashi art gallery for dinner and loved the Aglio Olio. I initially wanted to have appam but it was sold out, which means it is their best seller? Once you have done eating, you must explore the streets around it. It is lovely!
- Shacks near Hotel 18: The shacks are always full with tourists trying out the local as well as international cuisines. I had coconut rice, paneer curry and chicken rice which was heavenly. Coconut rice is a must!
Currency accepted: INR, mostly cash throughout Kochi.