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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Grasse, France
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's nice, the menu is short and without anything out of the ordinary but the staff is cool. Food good as well but like I said, common if you know India.

Thank alban2sf
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Well worth a visit to this charming restaurant. Mani the owner is an enthusiastic and engaging young man and is committed to serving his customers first class food. The fish is very very fresh and like all dishes cooked to order. You can have it prepared in numerous mouthwatering ways. Very good Vegetarian menu too. If you want a break... More 

Thank SiMan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected Gecko the first time for its upstairs position but the food and service brought us back a second night. We had fantastic fresh salad and an awesome Kadir curry (all veg). They do a range of seafood and a friend said that the fish Thonkku was rich and delicious. The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable about their... More 

Thank Susie P
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been there to eat some fresh fish. It was all very good and fresh. They bring you the fresh fish so you can check it and then they will cook it. It's just a great place to eat some good fish and have a beer.

Thank Fernando I
Amritsar, India
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the food here.. Try local sea food dishes they make it really good. 👍👍😋😋😋😋 We orders prawns n some calamaris they were really good..

Thank PrincePavs
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food (fish, soups). Very friendly staff. Cooking is quickly. But it is stuffy inside. And fans are very hard.

Thank Pavel P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Supper meal in lovely surroundings served by friendly staff that knew about the food they were serving. Really enjoyed the prawn curry and especially the butter fish which is white snapper- will definitely eat here again on this trip as will be trying the family's 'secret receipe ' curry next time. Superb selection on the menu

Thank kathyp51522
County Limerick, Ireland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Ate here the 2 nights we were in Mahapalipuram. Had Thokku both nights first with fish then with prawns. All served with delish lemon rice. Dish was cooked to level of spiciness you wanted. Prawns were brought out and shown to us before being cooked. They also serve beer! Which can be quite hard to come by in a lot... More 

Thank Andrea N
The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Staff is nice. The food was delicious, we had a prawn curry and palek paneer. There were plenty of other fish options to choose from. It's listed it has WiFi, but they don't.

Thank Klaasbaas
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I had a delicious fish curry (don't remember the exact name, but it's one of their specialties). They serve cold beer as well. Would recommend!

Thank Eric V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98407 34229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?