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Helipad, Varkala, India
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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
Most recent review
Superb views, cold beer and fast wifi

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Taryn K
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London
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London
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
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, Tanzania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went here to watch the sunset, as the name of the bar suggests, and had nice cold beers and cocktails.

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Mumbai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Its the best location in varkala,coz its overlooking the beach and the sunsets actually mindblowing. I visited in the monsoons so the million mosquitos kinda ruined the moment but with a little help from odomos lotion,I was ok.Just had a beer there so cant say nething about the food.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This was a very unfortunate experience. We arrived and ordered some drinks and a chicken tikka . The mango lassi was fab. it seemed as though 3 separate tables were complaining: Table 1 had there orders completely screwed up. Table 2 got charged for another tables food. Table 3 got served ice cream even though she hadnt ordered any. I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Another nice spot. Great staff and service. Good selection of seafood - but do haggle.

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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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