Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. It lies in Kohima District and is one of the three Nagaland towns with Municipal council status along with Dimapur and Mokokchung.
Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. Not much is known about Nagaland, mountainous state in North East India, but it is definitely worth exploring, especially when it comes to its local cuisine. The traditional Naga cuisine is known for its variety and simplicity. Some best places to eat in Kohima:
Jat Restaurant is a cozy and spacious restaurant in the town near Jail Gate. Free wi-fi is available. It is nice homely place and really a good place for enjoyment. The owner of the restaurant is kind and polite. It is the first choice for locals for small gatherings and parties.
Amaris restaurant is located opposite Directorate of Prisons, Kohima. The menu ranges from burgers to Korean dishes to fast food. It is a good place to hang out with family, friends and also a comfortable place for couples. Dumplings are a must try food. They have an excellent interior along with views. They have a shelf which displays local products and some souvenirs.
Spanish Family Restaurant
It is a famous food joint near Tinpati Junction and always has a queue. It’s a family run business and service is great. Spanish, Indian and Chinese variety of cuisines is provided in good quantity.
Yaotsu's Veggie-Table Restaurant
As name suggests, they serve vegetarian menu in the restaurant. There are very few food joints in Kohima who provide veg food. They specialize in South Indian dishes like Dosa, Idli along with many other continental dishes in the menu. Restaurant is located downstairs, and a spacious rooftop with a gorgeous view of Kohima town. Staff here is very attentive and friendly.
This is one of the oldest standing restaurants in the heart of town at Razhu Point. With an interior that provides the feel of a traditional Naga home, it is the place to go to for home-cooked style comfort food. This restaurant decorated in a traditional Naga theme - bamboo-woven blinds, wooden water jugs, earthen pots laden with firewood and Naga motifs, spears along with feathers of hunted birds adorn its walls. Smoked pork with anishi (smoked yam leaves) and akhuni (soyabean paste) is recommendable.