- Ambience- 7 / 10
- Food- 9 / 10
- Value for money- 9 / 10
- Service- 8 / 10
- Location- 7 / 10
- Hygiene: 8 / 10
- Overall- 8 / 10
Review by Akshaya R Pai, Official Team Member, The 3 Hungry Men
Although the tagline of Hotel Fishland on the board outside is “Fish and Chicken Delicacies”, I think it should be “Mangalore in Bangalore”. Nowhere else in Bangalore will you find a place that serves amazing seafood at pocket friendly prices that makes you feel like you are in your home in Mangalore savouring Mom’s cooking. Yes, this place is THAT good.
As usual, you have the Fish Thaali and Chicken Thaali in their menu, with another “Special” Fish Thaali that gives fish fry along with the usual fish curry, rice, upkari (dry veg preparation), rasam, curd, butter milk. The fish curry is generally the typical Konkani alle-piyaav ghashi made with either Bangude (Mackerel) or 2 full pieces of Kane (Lady Fish). The fish fry in the Thaali is Anjal (King Fish) Rava Fry which has a delicious underlying masala. You can also order separate fish curry and rice or masala/rawa/tawa fry of your choice of fish or prawns.
But these items are not even the best part of this place.
The Crab dishes they serve here are simply too good! Fresh, big, juicy crabs in delicious ghashi gravy, forms the “Crab Masala”. Priced at between 180 and 250, you know it is going to be worth it. Another Crab dish to go for is the Crab Chilly. Made with bit of grated coconut and bigger Crabs than the one in Crab Masala, this one was a winner dish as well.
And if you are chicken lover, do try the Chilli chicken. The spiciest yummiest chilli chicken, you get here.
The ambience as such is not too fancy. It is like a small and nice fish meals hotel but at the same time is clean and neat with private tables at the side. The service is good even when crowd increases. The customers here range from young to old, friends to couples, working crowd to vacationing crowd. Only minus point is the location of the hotel. How to reach there can be confusing unless you know Gandhinagar area near Majestic well.
I strongly recommend this to all fish lovers and lovers of Mangalorean cuisine, in Bangalore, who are looking for a good home-cooked type meal at affordable prices!
Must try : Special Fish Thaali, Crab Masala / Chilly
Address : Sujatha Complex, 1st Main, Gandhinagar, Majestic, Bangalore