We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Keralam South India Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
01702 346054
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Very tasty

Don't let the tired exterior / interior put you off the food is delicious and very different from other Indian cuisine. The waiter / greeter was extremely helpful and recommended some dishes to try which were delicious , the starter of folded rice bread with potato spicy mince and veg was spot on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
curvanord
,
canvey
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very attentive service, I was even presented with a pair of specs when I was spotted tromboning the menu. The food is really authentic and there is a wide variety of dishes, some of which will be recognizable and others more exotic. I have been there twice and was equally impressed on both occasions. Never really knowing what to order... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is my fave curry house, non greasy, non luminous, just super fresh delicious food and being veggie lots on offer. I fully recommend the Bringal Bahgee and Spicy Tomato Curry. Keralam is a treasure and much nicer than any other curry you will eat! Excellent value and the staff are super friendly and can make suggestions on new things... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had seen this restaurant on trip advisor, some mixed reviews but thought would try it anyway. Me and my husband and small son came for the lunch special Thursday 30th July 2015. The waiter did not appear to have a clue about the lunch special which should have sent alarm bells ringing. My husband and i agreed to have the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
canvey
Level Contributor
75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Don't let the tired exterior / interior put you off the food is delicious and very different from other Indian cuisine. The waiter / greeter was extremely helpful and recommended some dishes to try which were delicious , the starter of folded rice bread with potato spicy mince and veg was spot on . The menu was completely different to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A little gem hidden in the side streets of Southend! If you want a taste of freshly made, authentic Southern Indian cuisine then you need to visit Keralam. Been a number of times and tried many different dishes - never been disappointed!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Essex
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A real treat let the owner choose our meal catering for a vegetarian and a celiac, extra spicy and interesting medium flavours. Had some very new and interesting tastes enjoyed beetroot,caulifour,paneer and tomato curry. Very helpful and friendly explained all dishes well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

This is my 2nd visit with my friends. We had a beautiful and delicious meal here last night. Home made pickles are very tasty especially mango and dates. The curries we had were fresh and tasty and like nothing we have ever had before. This time the owner introduced many new dishes especially paneer deviled...very nice. We look forward to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Visited 2nd time in the last 3 months , can't admire the authenticity of the cuisine enough.One of the best eating experiences.Definitely will go again. They have been awarded certificate of excellence by trip advisor for '14 and '15. Well deserved.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
137 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We came here after reading the reviews, and I had to admit I thought we walked into the wrong place! We were the first ones in on the evening, and were seated by the door. We hastily ordered as we were very hungry. My starter of a sambal, and the main which was a vegetarian curry were identical, despite the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Varkala
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

If you expect an Indian to serve Bengali food or Punjabi food then this isn't for you. This restaurant serves regional South Indian, mainly keralan dishes. Ask the owner for recommendations if unsure, he loves to help. The food is rich in flavour, brilliantly cooked a real taste treat!

Was this review helpful? Yes 4

Travelers who viewed Keralam South India Restaurant also viewed

 
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
Southend-on-Sea, Essex
 

Been to Keralam South India Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Keralam South India Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?