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Sanjeevini Restaurant

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Samudra Beach | Behind Hotel Samudra, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 7025 885 506
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simply superb food

This is a superb food joint (can't call a restaurent) because it's a beach side shaded facility on the sand with some tables and chairs. I saw it ranked #1 on trip advisor and decided to try. I searched it on Google map and found that there is no motorable road to this place. So we have to park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jay17161
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Ahmedabad, India
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Ahmedabad, India
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a superb food joint (can't call a restaurent) because it's a beach side shaded facility on the sand with some tables and chairs. I saw it ranked #1 on trip advisor and decided to try. I searched it on Google map and found that there is no motorable road to this place. So we have to park our... More 

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Kovalam, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Sanjeervini is simply the best in the area. Shiva still manages to be a good host and organizes everything like clockwork, he has a remarkable memory for faces and preferences. The food is extremely tasty and well presented, dishes can be adapted to suit your taste, mild or more spicy. Keep up the good work Shiva.

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norfolk
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Like another contributor I fail to see how this is ranked so highly. It is very hard to get to for a start!! The food though well prepared lacks flavour-- and portions are quite small. It seems that it is geared more to the Brits. There were no locals in the restaurant other than staff( friendly staff)-- as with anywhere... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We so love this restaurant , great views and more importantly great food - Love Shiva the main man - Looked after us so well

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

my wife and I have been using this restaurant regularly since arriving here in Kovalam . It's situated next door to the Sumudra KTCD and has o nice view over the beach below . We have found Shiva to be an exemplary host who is very caring regarding his food and guests in equal quantity . A stand out dish... More 

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Montpellier, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Average taste, average service, small portions, a little bit over priced. I don't understand how it can be ranked number 1 on tripadvisor....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It's off the beaten track but ask a rickshaw driver and they will get you to it. The location, food and service are really top class. So friendly. There are lots of great places to eat in this area but Sanjeevini is the best we found.

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Gurgaon, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I live 100 meters from the restaurant and am single , dont know how to cook , so this place is my lifeline . Ive pretty much tried most of the stuff on offer , here are my recommendations. Breakfast - ginger lemon honey tea ( its delicious ) ! Upma , eggs , fresh orange juice Lunch - malabari... More 

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cyprus
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant whilst on holiday for the last 4 years and last wrote a review 2 years ago. Having just returned from another visit it is time to say "what has changed?" The answer is, very little, as it is still the best restaurant for miles around. Known locally simply as "Shiva's" after its friendly &... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent food in hidden restaurant, just off the beach. Listening to the sounds of the sea and putting your feet on the sand, it gives you that ultimate holiday feel. Food is wonderful. We had some delicious vegetable dishes with rice, for only a few hundred rupees. Unbelievable really!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Samudra Beach | Behind Hotel Samudra, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 7025 885 506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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