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North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely restaurant with great service

Went to this restaurant based on a recommendation from friends who visited varkala previously. And it was great. The food was delicious, and well priced. And the service was great - our waiter, Sunni, was so attentive and always checking everything was ok with us/the food. Between five of us we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Went to this restaurant based on a recommendation from friends who visited varkala previously. And it was great. The food was delicious, and well priced. And the service was great - our waiter, Sunni, was so attentive and always checking everything was ok with us/the food. Between five of us we shared some tandoori fish (which wad lovely!) and a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We feel so privileged to have eaten at this restaurant. The fish was the freshest, tastiest we have ever eaten anywhere in the world. The variety of fish available depended upon what was available at the market that day, so it was different everyday. The tandoori marsala fish dishes were amazing. We tried several restaurants along the North Cliff and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We oredered fish from the display. They had sever sizes, we ordered the bigest and the most expensive one. The staff changed it to smaller one. we could see the difference, because the head was small. would never go there again. You never know what you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Every evening we did the walk along the cliff top to choose our restaurant based on the quality of sea food available on the tables. After a couple of days we gave up on that as it was clear to us that Sea Queen was the best choice. We tried the tikka fish which was amazingly cooked but fell in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Great view for sunset and nice atmosphere. Not the best seafood in Varkala - but still everything is pretty delicious

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Varkala, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

the location is nice, the staff friendly i i have a really good eye for seafood. it started as a nice evening and ended in the worst. in front of the restaurant they display fresh fish, one mahi mahi was realy good, we found a fair price and ordered. when the meal came, we realized something went wrong, the fish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We ordered fresh calamari and swordfish. The nasty hassler at the door offered us battered fried calamari, but we thought it was a waste of fresh fish, so we ordered it in the tandoori. He brought both in tikka sauce which we had not ordered, and the calamari was extremely burnt. The swordfish was also burnt but not as badly.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

If you have the misfortune to eat here, watch the manager out the front. He is an annoying sleazy hustler. Staff are more interested in getting more customers inside than looking after you. Waiters say contradictory things and have to be pressed to actually tell you the price of any of the fresh fish dishes. Food (fish and curries) is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Thanks for the good food. We enjoyed the dinner with Jumbo Prawns Masala. They gave us 8 jumbo prawns in a portion with smiley faces. Taste was superb since I told them to make it little extra spicy which we normally enjoy with more garlic in seafood. My wife was not able to have half of the portion because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I spent two nights in Varkala on the cliff and was immediately drawn to Sea Queen because of its outstanding seafood selection and charismatic hawkers/servers. Being a seafood aficionado, as well as someone who's traveled fairly extensively through India and Asia, I know good seafood when I see it. This place is a "no frills" type of establishment, but if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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