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“Excelent service. great change from the normal indiam fare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Keralam South India Restaurant

Keralam South India Restaurant
28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
01702 346054
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Ranked #105 of 474 Restaurants in Southend-on-Sea
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Excelent service. great change from the normal indiam fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Birthday party. gorged myself on Dosa and south indian flavours. excellent service if a little patronising. I have been to south india lol. fresh food, cooked properly in indian style. leave the fatty oily curries behind and try this refreshing style with a few kingfishers instead.

Visited October 2011
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  • English first
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food from the Kerala region”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Food is fantastic and the pickle tray is the highlight! Service can be a little slow if busy and if it's quiet the staff tend to watch you eat, which can be off putting. But apart from that I'm always happy to dine here and love to get takeaways which are always very good

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blenheim
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Superb South Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you love Indian food but want something a bit different from the usual then this restaurant is fabulous. Yes, there is a long wait for your food, but everything is freshly prepared and it is more than worth waiting for.
We had their home made chutneys and poppadums to start with which were a real treat. The lemon pickle was gorgeous. They also had lime pickle, tamarind pickle and mango chutney, plus raita and diced onion plus a bit of salad too, all for 50p each. Great value.
Then I had the Malabar chilli chicken which they will cook to any chilli specification. I asked for medium which was very hot. South Indian food is hotter generally than North Indian/Pakistani food (in my experience) so if I had this again I would order it mild, as it damn near blew my hat off. It was superb. My husband had the chicken jalfrezi which was excellent and we shared a veggie curry, pilau rice and a peshwari nan. Really delicious flavours - we loved it all. To finish we had their home made kulfi, sharing a pistachio and an almond one, in pots, which were delicious. Very nice indeed. With a glass of wine and an orange and lemonade drink added to the bill the whole tab was less than 34 pounds. Very good value. The whole meal took us a couple of hours as service is slow, but this made for a lovely relaxing experience. I recommend this curry house. We actually tried the one next door last week and this one is far nicer, in our opinion, but we do like home-made authentic flavours rather than run of the mill curries.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barking, United Kingdom
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“Great food - if you don't mind the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We normally visit this restaurant with several friends every six weeks or so, and although the food is exceptional the wait can be disappointing - We came up with the ideal senario last time we visited - we didn't order drinks to start with, but went straight onto ordering the food and asked for this to be cooked as soon as possible - once this was completed, we then ordered our drinks and bingo it worked out very well - The food is really exceptional

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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“Awesome, but not so quick”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

If your looking for an indian it's not what you'd expect - but much better!
Lovely freshly cooked food, full of spice and flavour - the popadoms and chutneys are fab!
Staff are very friendly and helpful if you need help picking a dish
It's a place to relax, the food is fresh so you do have to wait for it to be cooked... order a starter and enjoy the time to relax with friends!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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