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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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 4 weeks ago 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 2 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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Good food; slow and friendly service; a bit higher prices. Overally I liked it. It surprised me that they offered us mosquito repellent.

Thank Pavel H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

The Restaurant is fine for a casual meal. We were there in the evening. Some of the food was rather tasteless, strongly adapted to tourists maybe. Some was good. They took a very long time with the food and bill, as if the kitchen was not prepared for people actually eating there.

Thank MajelG
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83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

This is pretty interesting place with the kind of color of building and ambiance inside. Good food. Loved the style of steaks and pizza

Thank KPA1K
London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

When grading a restaurant we consider a number of different factors but hospitality, flavour and cost combine to give this place a 5. We had Gobi 65, lightly battered cauliflower served with fried curry leaves... wonderful, light and tasty. We then chose Kadier Paneer and Chicken Sizzler with veg and garlic mushroom sauce. We were asked what heat we wanted... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It was Gecko or Moonraker. Intuition said Gecko. Although being the only guests, we weren't disappointed. We both had local fish caught that morning using a recipe that the chef's mother had taught him. Had a great chat with them about India, religion and politics. Fantastic!

Thank Harry_Roseblade
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We went there because our lonely planet guide recommended it. We were the only customers (it was low season). The service was not incredible, the waiters english wasn't very good so he couldn't explain the menu although he was very friendly. The food was good but not incredible although it was one of our most expensive dinners in India. There... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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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