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Behind Trivandrum Tennis Club, Kowdiar, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695003, India
471 2727034
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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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  • 5
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Qualitative food in a standard set up

The place is off the main road and traffic. Set up in a small place, the seating is little cramped and ambience that of a conventional hotel. The menu offers limited standard variety of dishes. The quality of food is good, sumptuous and well prepared.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent services, fresh food and great for take away options. Dependable taste with enough options!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The place is off the main road and traffic. Set up in a small place, the seating is little cramped and ambience that of a conventional hotel. The menu offers limited standard variety of dishes. The quality of food is good, sumptuous and well prepared.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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