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Thallakulam | Madurai, Madurai, India
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Dining options: Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 25
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Popular non-veg joint

It is on Alagarkoil road. Difficult to find table during peak hours. Always crowded. Very congested interior. Cleanliness needs a lot of improvement. But food varieties are fantastic. Especially fish varieties. Service is very fast and courteous. Parking will be difficult.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Gnanavel
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Mumbai
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Mumbai
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is on Alagarkoil road. Difficult to find table during peak hours. Always crowded. Very congested interior. Cleanliness needs a lot of improvement. But food varieties are fantastic. Especially fish varieties. Service is very fast and courteous. Parking will be difficult.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

With all the hype created and high praise for this restaurant in social media, I had high expectations. The food was good but the ambience is of a typical military hotel style. No menu cards and it is the tactic used to figure out you are a regular or a new comer. Everything done and when I was handed over... More 

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Sad to say that though the food was great the whole experience was spoiled because we believe we were overcharged. Be careful if you are an outsider because they could loot you. If they sense you are not a regular there you could be handed a huge bill .... Do ask them the rates before they serve you.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

One of the favorites in Madurai. No non-vegans should miss this mess. I heard from my Dad about more than 25-30 years of taste experience in this hotel. So humble and polite services. Tasty food. The order will be there in your hand in less than 4 minutes even though the hotel is full busy always. I myself would have... More 

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Bangalore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Excellent dinner.. tasted different varieties. Fish curry and Fish Fry is awesome. If you are planning for Madurai. Don't Miss Amma Mess. Prices is very reasonable.. will come back again...

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

On the outset . It would appear as a middle class hotel. . however the rumor goes that the owner's wife does the cooking and food control. So it does taste like home food. Don't try to enter the kitchen as I warn you might want to stay away from this place. But I have been there a hundred times... More 

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Secunderabad, India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Madurai cuisines (Chettinad style), then, Amma Mess is the answer. Forget ambience. Luckily it is air conditioned.The local crowd enjoy the biryani the most which is very different to Hyderabadi or Awadhi (Lucknow) biryani. Meat balls just great. Fish (crab), country chicken curry are awesome. It is a must for travelers visiting Madurai for... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Place is always crowded with people. Its hard to get table in the evening especially. Real Madurai taste. Sea food were good. Crab was nice. Madurai parota and spl gravy was good. Should give it a try.

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Mutton balls are awesome, give it a try. Little expensive than we thought but had a sumptuous meal. Had a good variety of sea food. Fish fry was good too.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

its a must visit place for all ppl travelling to madurai. try their curry dosa and chicken biriyani. its a bit expensive, but its worth every penny.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thallakulam | Madurai, Madurai, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Madurai

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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