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New Kerala Cafe

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Varkala Kallambalam Road, Varkala 695141, India
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  • 69
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    Very good
  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The BEST Indian food in Varkala, by far

I wanted to wait before writing a review about this place, I have visited it a number of times and have never been disappointed. The Aloo Gobi is the best in Varkala, possibly in the whole of Kerala being that it's a North Indian dish! The service is of a European standard. In a nutshell they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
PommyBloke
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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Forest Row, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I wanted to wait before writing a review about this place, I have visited it a number of times and have never been disappointed. The Aloo Gobi is the best in Varkala, possibly in the whole of Kerala being that it's a North Indian dish! The service is of a European standard. In a nutshell they actually care about their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A group of us ate at Kerala Cafe on numerous occassions, ordering a variety of dishes and the food was consistently good. A very friendly service and we found that we didn't have to wait too long for our food. Kerala Cafe has a beautiful view of the sea. Prices are on par with neighbouring restaurants but the food seems... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Food was good and the waiters were attentive. Food came out fast. Prices seem to be in line with neighboring restaurants along the north cliff. Good place for kids with a varied menu, pizza and bread is cooked fresh on site.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

All restaurants in Varkala offer an international menu but my rule of thumb is to order Indian from and Indian restaurant, Thai from a Thai, English from an English and so on. Also, because wine is scarce (and therefore over priced in India), opt for beer with meals. The New Kerala offers excellent food and excellent value (about £5 per... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Ate here many times during a 3 week stay in varkala. Good food.. good service. Friendly faces. Particularly enjoyed my breakfast here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Really nice hospitality and nice staff. Food was one of the best we had, and we have tried a lot of places on the street.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We've eaten here numerous times over the past few weeks and the food is consistently good. The choice of music is sometimes a little parculiar for the venue but would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here again today and decided this is the best in Varkala. Food was good and served hot. Service was attentive but not pushy. The chairs are comfortable and table height ideal. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was my favorite place in Kerala. I love seafood and got to come and pick out my own lobster and tiger prawns before they cooked it. They had excellent service and asked me how I would like to have it cooked so I could get the food costum made the way I liked it. The staff had good service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Really comfortable restaurant, and the falafel was great. Love the lemon-mint juice, highly recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Varkala Kallambalam Road, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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