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Helipad, Varkala, India
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Dining options: Lunch
Description: Sunset did the best prawns in Varkala, be warned food is cooked fresh to...
Sunset did the best prawns in Varkala, be warned food is cooked fresh to order so service can be a little on the slow side we saw grumpy guests complaining they hadn’t had their food which we thought was unreasonable given they were getting exceptionally fresh food cooked to their requirements in a packed restaurant. We ate here a couple of times thoroughly enjoyed the food and thought the price very reasonable.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for sunset beer

This is a cool place to have a couple of beers and listen to some good (not too loud) music. Staff are friendly, and they carry alternatives to the Kingfisher strong that seems to the only beer that the rest of Varkala sells. It's a nice place to watch the sunset with no pressure to eat here... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a cool place to have a couple of beers and listen to some good (not too loud) music. Staff are friendly, and they carry alternatives to the Kingfisher strong that seems to the only beer that the rest of Varkala sells. It's a nice place to watch the sunset with no pressure to eat here, or move on... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I will NEVER eat in this place again. Last night staff brutally castrated some beautiful dogs when it closed. They were drunk and laughing. Pictures have been taken of this terrible evil act and YOU have been reported to the police. No tourists will ever eat here and I hope your business will close! You are disgusting, cruel , weak... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Perhaps we went at the wrong time but we were not impressed by this place in the slightest. The food we received was poor and measly portions, which was no bad thing as we didn't want to eat much of it! After eating we passed the kitchen to find the kitchen staff hanging around in the kitchen smoking weed.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Service was efficient and friendly and the meal was reasonably priced.Had a drink here liked it so much

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

One of the best views in the north cliff strip for sunsets. There's ice cold beer and excellent, friendly service. The only place we could find with wifi fast enough to sustain a phone call. They make their own paneer which was a delicious bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We have had 3 dinners here and really enjoyed each one. Walked up and down the cliff and there fish is always nice and fresh. Service is good and welcoming. Try grilled fish wrapped in banana leaves Kerala style awesome, tandoori squid tasty. Over all we are very impressed with the food and service which never let us down. I... More 

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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is by a long way the most welcoming and genuinely friendly Restaurant on the cliff. The service is second to none and the food is outstanding. There is a very relaxed and good atmosphere in this place. I have been coming to Varkala for a number of years and can say without reservation this is the best place here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Sunset Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in the city must try they give wide variety of food and ambiance is also good

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Pune, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

After arriving to Varkala on a hot afternoon we were looking for a restaurant to have lunch and we thought we should give a try to this one. This restaurant is loacted very close to Helipad on the the cliff. It has very basic upper level seating arrangment. We ordered Kerala style Fish , Kerala style prawns, Kofta Curry ,... More 

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Surrey, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Yum Yum, good atmosphere, service and the fish wonderful - well worth a visit. All very very reasonable.

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Address: Helipad, Varkala, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Sunset did the best prawns in Varkala, be warned food is cooked fresh to order so service can be a little on the slow side we saw grumpy guests complaining they hadn’t had their food which we thought was unreasonable given they were getting exceptionally fresh food cooked to their requirements in a packed restaurant. We ate here a couple of times thoroughly enjoyed the food and thought the price very reasonable.

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