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“don't go there” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Oottupura

Oottupura
Next to Helipad, Varkala, India
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Ranked #25 of 59 Restaurants in Varkala
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant
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Description: Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“don't go there”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

found a piece of metal in my egg biryani. after making the waiter aware of it, he accused me that I put the piece there myselfe in order to avoid the R 105 bill (about USD 2). Hope this was a one off experience, but disgusting and disappointing enough for me.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“The best food in Varkala”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Well-situated, friendly service and a super menu, Oottupura is by far the best restaurant in Varkala. It's clean, quiet and extremely good value. Perhaps most importantly, it's authentic, with traditional Indian meals and delicious local dishes.

Very highly recommended.

Visited several times in Jan 2012.

Visited January 2012
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London
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Nice veg food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We ate here on our last night in Varkala. The initial service was pretty slow, but the music was nice and the atmosphere very chilled. We shared 3 dishes: cashew paneer, a pumpkin/kidney bean dish and a bindi dish. All three were luvley in their own way, and the bindi dish was very spicy. Very nice food at a very reasonable price for the large portions.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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upstate ny
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Stopped by for lunch”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Had the veg/thali meal for lunch, which cost Rs60. The meal was generous. and very reasonably priced.
It wasn't spicy enough for my palate, though. I think they've lightened up on spices for tourists.
I've walked by this restaurant several times, and I really like the music that's being played...lots of kirtan, Indian music. I'll probably go back.

Visited January 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“excellent vegetarian food, good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Small vegetarian family restaurant, good and friendly service, outdoor sitting area. Excellent vegetarian Indian food, quite cheap, like Dhal and Channa Massala for example, very good value for money...

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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