|For over 5 years, Hoysala
has been an extraordinary restaurant in New Jersey serving
authentic South Indian food inspired by exotic vegetarian
and meat dishes from the four southern states. The name Hoysala
and the beautiful paintings in our dining rooms were inspired
by the architecture of a dynasty which ruled southern India
during the 12th century ¨C ¡®Hoysala¡¯.
Hoysala offers exquisite lunch and dinner buffets six days a week. Our
extensive a-la-carte dinner menu offers unique South Indian specialties
like Akki Rotti, Ragi Mudde, Masala Dosa, Andhra Chicken Biriyani, Malnad
Goat Curry and Karavali Shrimp. Our ample dining rooms can easily accommodate
large walk-in groups. We invite you to bring your own alcoholic beverages
A brief history of the Hoysala Dynasty:
The Hoysala dynasty was legendary for its wealth and splendor. They ruled,
what is now South India, from about 1006 to 1346 A.D. How this powerful
dynasty got its name is a tale that has been narrated time and again in
Kannada folklore to this day. Hoy Sa'la meaning "strike Sa'la!" were
the words spoken to Sa'la (legendary head of this dynasty) to kill a tiger.
Since Sa'la tackled the tiger single-handedly and killed it, this heroic
deed took the form of the dynasty's name. The rulers of this clan were
called the Yadava Kings.
The Hoysalas were religiously tolerant and adventurous in their artistic
expressions of faith and constructed a wealth of outstanding temples.
Temples built by the Hoysalas are characterized by multiple, small,
raised structures adorned with a dizzying abundance of decorations.
Architectural innovation rose to new heights during this period.
Examples of Hoysala art and architecture are depicted in the paintings
in the interiors of this restaurant.