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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant

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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Veggie gem among sea food restaurants

We were hoping Kerala style pure veg food laid out on banana leaf, however they had a different style. Food was nice, service a bit slow and mosquitoes spoiling the fun. It may not have ocean facing seating but can make up that with quality of food. Do give it a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Sachin_IN
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Rome, Italy
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120 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say what happens at dinner time, since I went there for lunch and decided not to go again. Anything which was written on the menu wasn't available, so they brought me a veg meal that was already ready (as the waiter said) that was cold and not yummy at all. The staff was rude and lazy, annoyed by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for lunch. We wanted a quick lunch as we had a train to catch and we gave ourselves 1.5 hours for lunch. After 1 hour, our order still had not been delivered to the table. We enquired 3 times as to where our lunch was and the waiter replied 5 minutes. Apparently they have a reputation... More 

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Thank evman992000
Trivandrum
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a beautiful saturday morning. And I had come to Varkala Cliff for the first time,with my friend. We were having our first long ride to Varkala, and it was early in the morning. Ootupura was the nearest to the Helipad,and had a silent and peaceful ambience. The waiters were yet to get on with their work. And we... More 

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Thank Rajnryn95
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were hoping Kerala style pure veg food laid out on banana leaf, however they had a different style. Food was nice, service a bit slow and mosquitoes spoiling the fun. It may not have ocean facing seating but can make up that with quality of food. Do give it a try.

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Thank Sachin_IN
Hove, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

First visited here in 2010 and was delighted to see its still here in 2015. It's incredible value and the food is genuinely wonderful. Only downside is the old fashioned toilet, which is best avoided tbh. Highly recommended for fresh, authentic, vegetarian Keralan cuisine.

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Thank OisinLunny
Santiago, Chile
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

i went at beginning of october and stay there until mid october and it was close. no chance to try nothing there, every day close.... :(

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Thank fgutiw
Gisborne, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

We viewed all the restaurants along the cliff top but always ate at Oottupura because the food was delicious and the prices very reasonable. Love this place.

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Thank David T
New Delhi, India
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Get a good waiter pls....varkala is lazy place but this guy is in deep sleep....but wen food arrives u ll forget it portions are good n tasty too ...problem will start again wen billin... Do take a mosquito repellant

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Every plate and glass had old food on it. When we asked for clean dishes they brought back more dishes with old food on it. Or the waiter wiped it off with his hand right in front of us and handed us the same plate. Same with the glasses. They do not use soap here. Traditional indian style rinse in... More 

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Thank Chelsea1008
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We had lunch here a couple of times. The thali is very tasty and tremendous value. The pakora was a large enough serving to make a good snack for two. It's such a pity that the service is so poor. There is someone sitting near the door to the kitchen, but he appears totally disinterested in serving anyone. Once you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Next to Helipad, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant

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