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Oottupura

Next to Helipad, Varkala, India
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Ranked #24 of 53 Restaurants in Varkala
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant
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Description: Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This place may look basic and the table cloths could use a clean but in the 3 weeks I have been in Varkal I can say this by far my favourite place to eat. The Indian food here is the best on the cliff as Oottupura is not focused on having a menu 300 items covering every cuisine possible. The... More

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Colmar, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I stopped by this place to have a quick dinner around 9.30pm. I was one of the last customers at 10pm and after paying the bill I was asked by the waiter not to come again! When I asked why, I was answered that it was because I came too late. I wasn't asked not to come back as late,... More

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southwest England
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

We have been coming here as our main breakfast and dinner restaurant for over ten years on holidays. If anything their Indian food is even better than previous years. Dosas and Kerala parathas are fantastic. They make the best Kerala coffee on the north cliff...no frothy European machine nonsense. Their food is Indian food made for Indian tastes and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I stayed in Varkala for 6 nights and are here frequently. The masala dosa is very good especially in comparison to other ones I have tasted. Tomato utthappam is very good as well! I enjoyed my Indian breakfasts there very much. For dinner, I had baingan bharta (aubergine/eggplant) with Kerala paratha and tomato rice and all of it was delicious.... More

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bournemouth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Right on the Helipad, this unpretentious little restaurant has an extensive vegetarian menu. We can only comment on what we had had - mmm - the masala dosas for breakfast are fabulous, washed down with a plain lassi and a Keralan coffee - what else would you need for breakfast when you are fed up with the obligatory omelette which... More

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Bogor, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food at Oottupura like food at most restaurants on the tourist "strip" seems to be clearly catered for western palates not used to spices (with and beyond chillis). So if that is your palate, ignore this review and follow the others. If you are Indian or have tastes different from those of the generic tourists coming to India, the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

We decided to eat here after reading reviews on tripadvisor, we were not disappointed. We ordered aloo jeera, vegetable makhan curry and coconut rice. Every dish was delicious. The rice was perfectly cooked with some grated fresh coconut through it, The potatoes were served with caramelised onions and the curry had a kick and plenty of different veg. We scoffed... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I'm a picky person when it comes to restauarants. I eat in the best places in London and tend to avoid places that don't meet high standards. I ate here at my girlfriend's recommendation (she arrives in town a few days before me) and wasn't that keen at first glance. It's a bit tumbledown, the furniture is knackered and a... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

In off season they don't much choice. Little highly priced. Locality is really good. Suprabatha in Varkala you get much better than this Oottupura.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Service may be slow at times, but it is friendly, the menu is the most extensive i have seen for veg indian food in varkala and most importantly the food is excellent. It is hard to get really good indian food in varkala (unless you go into town), but here it is great. Cover up though, because there are some... More

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