Fish and seafood stall (almost in front of mahodadi palace hotel, sea beach road, near swargadwar, Puri, Odisha )

This is a nameless roadside stall in front of Ananda Mela, near Mahodadi Palace.

In a nutshell:

A stall displaying raw fish & seafood, frying & serving whatever the customer chooses – quite unique a concept for India.

the stall
the stall

Address & other details:  Mahodadi palace

Meal for 2: 200 onwards

Cuisine type :  nonvegetarian

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I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.


On the evening we reached Puri, We decided to spend some time at the beach. The waters splashing on the shore relentlessly was a lovely experience.

mahodadi palace
mahodadi palace

As we started walking back, we smelled fried fish and we followed the direction of the smell. We saw a unique stall – coz I had not come across such a stall in india so far

the stall
the stall

The stall had 10-12 varieties of raw fish in different sizes and about 5-6 varieties and sizes of raw prawns and crabs on display.

raw seafood on display
raw seafood on display

Each of them had a rate per piece.

Once a customer wud choose a fish, the guys wud quickly marinate it in ginger garlic green chilly paste and a spoon of maida and in 5 minutes deep fry it.

raw fish
raw fish

We tried Parshey and gurjwali ( like rawas) fish and also pomfret

The Parshey and gurjwali were both super crisp outside and juicy inside. The fishes were very fresh and just enjoyable. Rate them both 4.5/5 each

fried fish
fried fish

They ended up over frying the pomfret and that reduced the juiciness of the fish. It still tasted good. Rate it 3.5/5

fried fish
fried fish

Overall rating of food at this stall averages out to 4.2/5

I wud surely look forward to revisiting this nameless shack almost in front of mahodadi palace on beach road in my next trip to Puri.

met this man near the stall - he was selling 'home made' sweets - rasgullas, chhena poda etc
met this man near the stall – he was selling ‘home made’ sweets – rasgullas, chhena poda etc

After we finished we noticed that there were quite a few more stalls similar to thIs and some if them were selling chicken as well.


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