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71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
01223312569
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cocum - The best value South Indian cuisine in Cambridge.

DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE "CAMBRIDGE CURRY CREW" FACEBOOK GROUP AND BLOG! Boy, it has been a long wait. I have been dying to try the South Indian restaurant known as Cocum for many years now. I often work across the road on Castle Street and have to stare at it all evening, calling me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Simon T
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE "CAMBRIDGE CURRY CREW" FACEBOOK GROUP AND BLOG! Boy, it has been a long wait. I have been dying to try the South Indian restaurant known as Cocum for many years now. I often work across the road on Castle Street and have to stare at it all evening, calling me. Tonight, my long wait... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In a road in Cambridge that offers three curry houses this is the one that is different. It sells Kerela cooked food and has a very wide range of vegetarian fare. The food is the story here, not the decoration or the service(which is Good) but the food is special. It is probably impossible to book but do try it... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We regularly go here on Sunday at lunchtime for Masala Dosa. Best Dosa north of Cochin (well - in Cambridge anyway). Good Dosa, good value, good people. One day will try some of their other dishes. Normally quiet at that time of day so don't think there is any need to book in advance.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We had a lovely evening with very good food, as always. We had delicious LAMB DOSAS (which are large "crispy-crepes" filled with lamb and vegetables, and accompanied with nice sauces). Service is good, everyone is nice and welcoming. This place tends to be busy, especially during the weekends, so it is safer to book. Really good value for money. It... More 

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Dined last night (first time) while visiting Cambridge. First impression was what an amazing and varied South Indian menu. Great choice. Staff gave excellent recommendations which were perfect to my taste. For start the mini dossa is great. The lamb fry is just sooooo tasty and tender. The curry to follow and bread was A1. This place is a great... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Following a disappointing experience the night before at Cafe Naz the night before, our band of Curry enthusiasts popped in to this little place in search of a nice Dosa for lunch. We were not disappointed this time. Lovely food washed down by a sweet lassi. Great place for a quick lunch- highly recomended.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I went to Cocum for lunch with a friend on the recommendation of an Indian friend. We both had masala dosas followed by payasam for dessert. Having recently lived in India, I was impressed with the authenticity of the dishes which we both found to be delicious. The service was also very good. I'd recommend Cocum to anyone in Cambridge... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We got into the restaurant in a cold winter evening. i ordered soup for starters, was warned by the waiter that the soup is spicy, but ordered anyway. The soup (Rasam soup) was indeed very spicy, but so good i ate till the last drop and then used some Nan to wipe out the bowl. for main i had a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The best South Indian restaurant in town. Authentic food, friendly staff and super fast service. Good quantity and all this at such reasonable price! I order before going there & food is ready waiting for me can't get better.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The best South Indian restaurant in town. Authentic food, friendly staff and super fast service. Good quantity and all this at such reasonable price!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223312569

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?