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Behind Trivandrum Tennis Club, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695003, India
471 2727034
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Homely Restaurant

Located in a calm atmosphere in a residential colony in Kowdiar and not too far away from the main road, the restaurant posts a special ambience and atmosphere for fine dining. Traditional keralite as well as chinese/ made to order dishes are available at reasonable cost. The restaurant also has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Sarosh_Kothandath
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I always come here to eat when in the city. The food is good every time; try their meals, which is from 12.30 pm till 1.30 pm if I'm not mistaken, and is only around 90rs. Also Malai Kofta, Veg Kofta (spicier), veg biryani and fried rice are great. Some service boys can be a bit annoying (some stare at... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Located in a calm atmosphere in a residential colony in Kowdiar and not too far away from the main road, the restaurant posts a special ambience and atmosphere for fine dining. Traditional keralite as well as chinese/ made to order dishes are available at reasonable cost. The restaurant also has limited lunch with fixed menu available during the afternood lunch... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is our nth visit to the restaurant... reason : good food with reasonable price and quantity. Even though the place is small, it's very silent and best for family dining. Only thing need to be improve is "Service". Don't know why owners are not interested in making good and pleasing staffs.

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Pune, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Food is very nice, service & attitude has become more pathetic... We would not go here again. Takeaway also takes hell of a lot of time... The owner sits there all the time. The problem is, he just sits there...

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I normally come here for lunch, but the attitude of the people who are serving here is a complete let down. They seemed arrogant for some reason. I'd recommend avoiding it as there are many other restaurants which offer good food and better service(definitely better than Kalavara). If you go there alone, chances are high that you might be ignored... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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132 reviews 132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Kalavara used to be years back one of the premium dine in places in Trivandrum. Having shifted to Kowdiar there is a massive difference in the menu as well as the ambience. It is cramped for space. The tables are not properly places there is an acre space between the seats and the tables. The food seemed okay. We tried... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Kalavara is quite little place best suited for family and couples. Its located far away from hustle n bustle of traffic. The ambiance is above average, menu options average, food taste average. But the place is damn cheap. You can go here if you dont want to see and endure typical rush n noise of low end fast food joints.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Hopeless food. no variety, no taste.. we went twice since it is very close to our work place. Both the times we were so unsatisfied and ended up wasting almost everything we ordered.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

food good as usual.... you know you remember some tastes... i always make sure i go back to kalavara when i am in tom

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Its a good restaurant located in Jawahar Nagar...easily accessible...decent food...used to be pretty good a few years ago,but quality has declined over the years.... food is priced reasonably...overrall an average restaurant that you can visit with your family

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Behind Trivandrum Tennis Club, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695003, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
  • Phone Number: 471 2727034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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