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“Good Kerala cuisine.. in Cambridge” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cocum

Cocum
71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
01223312569
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Ranked #125 of 526 Restaurants in Cambridge
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Austin, Texas
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“Good Kerala cuisine.. in Cambridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Food is very flavorsome - great selection of Kerala (south west India) choices. Quite different than the usual Indian experience. The service is great - quick seating and attention. Compared to other Indian restaurant's in Cambridge, the pricing is very competitive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“authentic southern indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

this restaurant is was it says on the tin: authentic southern Indian food. very tasty food and helpful staff. Little downside is that the decoration could have been better (was nothing really wrong with it, just a bit plain and cliched). would recommend though

Visited March 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Had a great meal from the interesting menu, trying some dishes that we hadn't had before such as the stuffed Dosa. Lively atmosphere, not expensive.

Visited February 2013
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“excellent example of Indian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Cannot comment on service, since had to get takeaway, but can comment on food and... well it is very good indeed. Fish biriyani and mini dosas were excellent (biriyani was a little bit dry but it is just an opinion). Mango pulissery was very pleasing too, creamy and rich in taste.

Spiciness: spot on, very well rounded. No desire to stuff your mouth full of ice after the meal. YET we do like spicy food so be careful if you don't, it can be regarded as medium spicy.

All in all, very goos impression. Definitely coming back!

p.s. do not repeat our mistake. If you are going there on a busy evening BOOK in advance :)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Different from the usual "Indian"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

A little walk out of the main town on Castle Hill, this restaurant is not to be missed if you want to try some different Indian (Kerala) food. We decided to all order dishes we hadn't heard of before (and there are plenty) and every single one was delicioius. The spice is subtle not hot from this region. Service was good, food was excellent and it's no problem to ask to take away your left-overs. I recommend you keep away from your bog-standard safe choices and enjoy some delicious alternatives here, Not expensive either.

Visited February 2013
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