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Keralam South India Restaurant

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28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
01702 346054
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A taste of dear old Kerala

Wife and I lunched here today, and we were taken down memory lane and back to the many happy times we spent in Kerala a few years ago. The waiter was attentive, informative and charming and we enjoyed some very good food. The thali meal was particularly memorable. We will certainly return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
suffolkbirdie
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ufford, suffolk
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I had been dinner with friend for some kerala experience. But felt really sorry !! worst experience i have ever had in recent times. Food was nothing close to authentic kerala food. Tasted more sweet with lot of tomato and felt like chinese dish instead of a malabar flavour. Better to avoid this place guys!! hardly any meat, chicken in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Visited with family based on Trip advisor reviews. We were totally delighted with every dish served! After a very very long time had a proper South Indian specifically Kerala style food!! Owner Mr Siddique was very hospitable and gave suggestions on dishes and it was yum!!

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Having been to the Keralam many times in the past I was really looking forward to going again, unfortunately I'm not sure I'll hurry back because although the flavours of the meals that we had were extremely good, neither mine or my friend's curry's had hardly any meat in them!

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ufford, suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wife and I lunched here today, and we were taken down memory lane and back to the many happy times we spent in Kerala a few years ago. The waiter was attentive, informative and charming and we enjoyed some very good food. The thali meal was particularly memorable. We will certainly return.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I am sitting in the restaurant writing this. I have just had the most spectacular curry. I took the waiters advice and let him serve me up a dish that was simply out of this world. I cannot fault any part of my meal and would love to come here again.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is our favourite Indian restaurant in the area. Genuine delicious South Indian fare from the Kerala region so not excessively spicey but full of flavour. Particularly enjoy the masala dossa and fish biriani. The beetroot and the carrot side dishes are mouthwatering too. The decor is a bit tired but somehow adds to the authenticity. The owner/waiter was very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a beautiful meal here last night. We were introduced to the unique and beautiful home-cooked food of Kerala. We were treated to home-made chutneys and breads. The curries we had were fresh, non-greasy and like nothing we've ever had before. I thoroughly recommend this Indian cuisine above all else. We look forward to trying new dishes again next... More 

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is probably the most authentic South Indian cuisine in Essex. The food is all cooked from fresh which is why it does take slightly longer to arrive but the wait is well worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Nice place to have some delicious Indian food. All dishes are enough for one person. You can decide wether you like to have it spicy or not spicy. We ordered with 6 persons all kind of different dishes and they where all good!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Went with four friends. They all enjoyed it but I wasnt keen. Rather different to usual Indian I go to which I prefer. But service was good and price very reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: 01702 346054

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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