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The 10 best restaurants in Andhra Pradesh, India

The southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is known for its rich and spicy cuisine and offers its guests not only local, but also international tastes. From beachfront restaurants in Visakhapatnam to gourmet meals in Vijayawada, here is our guide to Andhra Pradesh's best restaurants.

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flying spaghetti monster

Flying Spaghetti Monster is often referred to as the best Italian restaurant in town. A stylish, unobtrusive interior welcomes guests and the menu offers dishes made from first-class Italian and European ingredients. You will find refreshing, light starters like Antipasto del Maiale - fresh mozzarella in smoked bacon and with a spicy Tabasco sauce - and hearty, rustic main courses like Panna e Pesci (fresh fish in a creamy mushroom sauce with fresh Italian bread). Classic pizzas, risottos and pasta dishes are also available.

Flying Spaghetti Monster, G2, Sai Dakshata Complex, Waltair Highlands, Waltair Main Street, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 891 276 6652

Squid risotto © Matt Borden / Flickr

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Ming garden

Located in the Visakhapatnam Gateway Hotel, the Ming Garden brings the authentic, fiery flavors of China's Sichuan Province to Andhra Pradesh. Many past guests at Ming Garden have hailed the restaurant as the best place to try real Chinese food. The menu offers impressive dishes such as lobster with mushrooms and bamboo shoots in a chilli and oyster sauce; and gansu yong yook (tender lamb in soy sauce with onions and peppers). A good variety of Thai dishes are also served. The dining room in the Ming Garden - a chic room with oriental-inspired works of art and live music - is bursting with oriental culture.

Ming Garden, The Gateway Hotel, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 891 662 3670

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Bamboo bay

The Bamboo Bay is one of three restaurants in The Park Hotel on the scenic beach road of Visakhapatnam. Located right on the beach, the enviable location of Bamboo Bay is perfect for enjoying spectacular sunsets and scenic views of the Bay of Bengal. The tribal chic motif and the ambience by candlelight go well with the menu with Indian specialties. Relax in Bamboo Bay's beautiful dining room or on the beach terrace while you sample delicious, authentic dishes such as Kerala-style crab curry, appam, biryani and tandoori prawns.

Bamboo Bay, the Park Hotel, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 891 304 5678

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Sweet magic

Sweet Magic is part of a candy store and part restaurant specializing in biryani, thali and other authentic Indian dishes. It is the perfect destination for guests looking for a tasty meal and who want to treat themselves to a sweet tooth. Standout dishes include Malai Paneer Vegetable Biryani, Butter Roti, Tandoori Chicken, and Chicken Tikka. Sweet Magic's sweet treats include kajjikayalu - sweet, crispy batter filled with dry coconut, sugar, and cardamom powder - and the popular Bengali dessert rasagulla.

Sweet Magic, AutoNagar 100 Ft Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 866 254 7499

Chicken Tikka Masala | © Gogatsby / Flickr

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Hanuman's Hillrock Cafe and Restaurant

Located near the Chitravati River, Hanuman's Hillrock Cafe & Restaurant is a chic, quiet place that offers guests healthy European cuisine and a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets of Puttaparthi. The guests can start their meal with a light starter like the carrot and orange soup or the spinach, blue cheese, walnut and poached pear salad before they have an appetizer like grilled polenta with mushroom sauce or the Hanuman's Special: pizza with mozzarella, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives Pineapple and onions. A Sunday brunch with products such as croissants and fruit platters is also offered.

Hanuman's Hillrock Cafe and Restaurant, Chitravathi Street, Puttaparthi, Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 917 774 8883

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infinity

The Infinity - an elegant, modern rooftop restaurant - awaits you on the top floor of the upscale Hotel Novotel in Visakhapatnam on Varun Beach. Somewhere between a lounge bar and an upscale gastropub, Infinity specializes in grilled dishes and Sizzlers present themselves on hot iron plates and are complemented with a selection of cocktails and other drinks. Dine in the Infinity's stylish dining room with its dramatic ocean-view windows or take a seat on the balcony and dine al fresco under the stars.

Infinity, Hotel Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 891 282 2222

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Highway Food Court 7

A food court on a busy freeway outside of Suryapet town may not be a top choice for top quality dining. However, Highway Food Court 7 - a hip street eatery serving healthy and flavourful Indian cuisine - calls into question the assumptions about roadside food. A stylish, minimalist dining room, which is accentuated by lively orange blossoms, invites you to linger. Highway Food Court 7's extensive menu offers plenty of small South Indian snacks like dosa and pesarattu for guests looking for a quick top-up on their trip, alongside larger dishes like mutton dum biryani and paneer butter masala.

Highway Food Court 7, N-9, Rayangudem Village, Suryapet Mandal, Nalgonda District, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 970 560 0007

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Flavors

Located in the heart of Vijayawada, Aromas has gourmet restaurants at Quality Hotel DV Manor, specializing in delicious Oriental and Punjabi dishes. Aromas has a chic and chic design with colonial-inspired charm and lovely wooden floors and furniture. The menu includes dishes such as spicy Xinjiang lamb with paprika; hearty Mongolian chicken stew; and juicy mughlai-style kebabs. Aroma's signature dish, the Ulava Charu Biryani, comes highly recommended.

Flavors, Quality Hotel DV Manor, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 866 663 4455

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Sevendays Cafe and Restaurant

Sevendays Cafe and Restaurant offers a cafe, restaurant, banquet halls and a hotel. The menu includes savory items like pizza, burgers, and kebabs, as well as sweet treats. The cafe is an ideal place for casual daytime meals or a quick snack, while the restaurant offers a veritable feast of savory, mouth-watering dishes spanning the delectable cuisines of South India, North India, China and Mughlai.

Sevendays Cafe, 60-9-1 / A, Pinnamaneni Polyclinic Street, 6th Line, Siddharth Nagar, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 866 666 5599

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Rasoie

Rasoie is one of the most popular restaurants in Vijayawada, offering guests an extensive menu based on the flavors of Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisine. Located on busy MG Road, Rasoie's interior is a stylish affair with gray stone walls and subtle, earth-colored furniture, complemented by bright pops of color with brightly colored floral arrangements. Guests will be spoiled for choice with the restaurant's many dishes: try the Andhra-style fish and masala curry or the whole tandoori chicken. There are also vegetarian and non-vegetarian thali, a meal consisting of a variety of small dishes.

Rasoie, across from Fortune Murali Park, MG Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India, +91 866 666 8585

Tandoori chicken | © stu_spivack / Flickr