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Thallakulam | Madurai, Madurai, India
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  • 26
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Want to taste madurai.. then this is the place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
Vikhram R
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

1. we (people of 5) regretted after having the food we got parcel from this mess. 2. Mutton Biriyani meat was not boiled properly and it was like rubber. Kushka tasted very bad. 3. Chicken Biriyani was not good either. 4. Egg Biriyani: comparatively the quantity was more and still it was not good. 5. Meals: It tasted normal. 6.... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

One among the popular non-veg points in madurai, this place is known for its Ayira meen (loach fish curry) kolambu. Costly, service is pathetic, most crowded on holiday during lunch.

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Mumbai
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
99 helpful votes 99 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Cuisine: Indian

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