If you are in Mangalore and want to enjoy some good local food, that is both satisfying and easy on your wallet, then Sri Ram Bhavan at Hotel Ayodhya is the place to visit. Located near PVS Circle Kodailbail, Sri Rama Bhavan is a pure veg restaurant & is open right from 6:30 in the morning. It is quite popular for its tiffin services and ‘oota’ (‘meals’ in Kannada).
They have a menu that keeps changing throughout the day, as stocks last. So you may not get an item that you’ve had before! Meals served in thalis, usually have rasam, sambar, boiled rice, couple of vegetables, majige (buttermilk) and payasam (sweet kheer) etc. This is a perfect udupi restaurant which believes in fast service.
Try the wide array of Dosas like Tuppa Dosa, Masala Dosa, Set Dosa, Neer dosa, Ragi Dosi; Idlis like Ragi idli, Kottige (Idlis steamed in jackfruit leaves), Kanchipuram Idli, Rasam Idli & other snacks like Medu vada, Uppitu, Sheera, Appams, Golibaje etc.
We also had a unique Jackfuit chilli here once. The filter coffee here is also a must have. These are just some of the dishes we tried at this place.
Apart from the restaurant food, they have their own sweets and snacks shop that hassome excellent local sweets, snacks and munchies- Banana halwa, Jackfruit chips, Mangalore buns, pickles and masalas.
Ayodhya also has lodging and boarding facilities. The rooms are simple, but lately the maintenance of rooms has been a bit on the downside. The rooms are spacious and a cheap option if you are looking for a budget hotel to stay.