NEAr and around NITK
Sai Suraj International:
Address: NH-66, Subhashitha Nagara, Surathkal, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575014.
Sai Suraj International is a restaurant in Surathkal very close to our college. You’ll surely run into fellow NITKians every time your hunger pangs take you there. On the ground floor is a pure vegetarian non-AC hotel with average ambience but good food. The first floor on the other hand has both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food available and the ambience is great. Suraj is slightly expensive, but the food is worth it and there are great delicacies for all you non-vegans like the Pahadi Chicken, which funnily enough was recommended to me by a vegan friend.
Overall, Suraj is a nice restaurant, with good food and service, but frequent visits will certainly lighten your pockets. It also has lodging facilities, with different varieties of rooms. Book one before coming here for admissions if the NITK Guest House gets full.
Phone no.- 0824-2478531
Red Rock Residency:
Address: Mallamar Beach Road, Near NITK Beach, Mukka, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka 575021.
Red rock is an open garden restaurant, which again is close to the college but in the direction opposite to Suraj. The service is poor, but it is a decent place for large group of friends to hangout. The waiters won't really give you a lot of attention unless you've come in with your parents.
The vegetarian food in mostly a hit or miss case, but non vegetarian food is good. The menu pretty much covers a lot of cuisines and the food quantity is pretty good.
The low prices and 10% discount for NITK student ID holders is the main attraction for this place. Red Rock also has rooms available for accommodation.
Phone no.- 0824-2477190
Address: N.H.66, Next To Surathkal Bus Stand, Surathkal, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575014
It is comprised of 2 multi cuisine restaurants, a vegetarian AC/ non AC and a non vegetarian AC/ non AC family restaurant and bar. It also has a party hall and a supermarket and lodging facilities.
It's cheaper as compared to Sai Suraj but then again it has its own benefits and fallouts. Overall, a good place to hangout with friends and definitely a better place with family.
Sadanand also has the 10% discount on food for NITK Students once you submit your college ID to them.
Phone no.- 0824-2477963
Address: Krishna Arcade, opp Post office Surathkal, Mangaluru, Karnataka - 575014.
If Burgers and Pizzas are your thing, Chefs is the place to stop by! Located just at the end of the Surathkal Bridge, Chefs is serves Pizzas, Burgers, Rolls, Footlongs(you ought to try that) and many other items on their menu. Food pricing here is moderate but quality is good, but it's one of the few places where you don't get the 10% NITK Discount.
Phone: 094833 25606
Callista / Bubble Bite:
Address: Bubble Bite Lagoon Lounge Bar, Indrani Amrut Palace, Near Srinivas College, Mukka Check Post, Mukka, NH 66, Mangalore - 574146.
Bubble Bite more is like Sai Suraj, non - vegetarian food is amazing but vegetarian doesn't fare too bad either! Food is a bit on the expensive side and the place is usually empty. Service is good and they have a car that drops you back to NITK as well, so in case you plan to go for a dinner plan with your friends you can get back on time!
Phone: +918242477315 / 16 / 17
Address: Along the left hand side of the highway (as you approach from Mangalore towards Manipal) after NITK, behind the Mukka Bus Stop, adjacent to Indian Oil Petrol Bunk.
Pitstop is the sister branch of Smoke n Oven Cafe that has been opened up in Mangalore. Go here for their amazing thin-crust Pizzas, Coolers(simple Fruit Juices, nothing more :p) and Garlic Bread! The Pizzas are freshly cooked in an oven and you can see the entire prep as well!
Nice place to hang out but the place opens up only after 6. So make sure you get back well within your block timing. The service is slow, so make sure you order as early as possible!
Phone: +91 7795131313
Address: Opp. Indian Oil Petrol Pump, NH 66, Near Jyothi Mandir, Mukka, Surathkal, Mangalore – 574146
Bourn Bon or Red Rock Bakery as it's fondly known among NITKians was recently inaugurated as early as in early 2017. The bakery is famous for its ambience and having opened right opposite to Pitstop gives a healthy competition to it. Do try out different sweets from here and if possible take a few bakery products back home when you get the time for it!
All in all, really nice place to visit especially in the evenings. You can even come with your laptop and sit here for a (while ordering something to eat as well :p) and enjoy the cool breeze that blows here.