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North Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

The vegetarian dishes I had were very good. Others have told me the seafood is excellent. The service is slow but friendly. It is expensive for the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

We ate here a number of times during our stay in Varkala and were never disappointed. The fish was always excellent...definitely try the tandoori...and the service was tip top. Would recommend to all visitors as a must eat.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The vegetarian dishes I had were very good. Others have told me the seafood is excellent. The service is slow but friendly. It is expensive for the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went to sea queen on new years eve. Was very busy and they only served seafood platters. However if all you want is seafood then this place is definitely one of the better restaurants and was good quality. recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Visited last night, and planning to go back tomorrow. Ordered a seafood platter for two, which included tiger prawns, calamari, lemon and garlic blue marlin and tandoori butterfish - the whole thing was delicious. Even got to watch the guy cook the naan and fish in the tandoor - highly recommended if you are in Varkala.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the attractive words by the man in the front and we all fall in that,food was ok,the fish was old,worth a try in varkala at your risk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

If you decide to stop here for something to eat you've made a great decision :-) we had a fish platter for 4 of us. It arrived with butter 2 types of fish curry, tandoori tuna, crab, calamari, tandoori snapper and one other that totally escapes my memory, each one more delicious than the last. You'll also get a big... 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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