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Cocum

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71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
+44 1223 312569
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This doesn't look much from the outside, and the inside isn't much better -- but the food is awesome. It serves the usual Indian fare, as well as more unusual dishes. The food is hot, tasty and decently priced. Highly recommended if you're after that something a little bit different.

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Thank Gemma H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Third time I have had a take away from the Cocum in two years of visiting Cambridge. The service and food is extremely good. I usually only have a thadka dal and naan bread as I'm vegetarian. But it tastes amazing! The staff are always really nice too.

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Thank Mrfussy73
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Takeaway. If you're expecting authentic south Indian food, look elsewhere. Same base for all the curry dishes, the sambar was just daal and very greasy overall.

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Thank Nakul K
Management response:

Dear Nakul I have just taken over this business and just had the chance to read the reviews. We are in the process of correcting the wrongs and I am very sorry to hear about your experience. Rest assured your experience will be better next time and I have taken up the issues with Chef. Thank you for your custom... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Well the title says it all. The cliche of blank faces and hastily made up "answers" when you ask for things without ghee, milk, yoghurt is tiresome. The resulting food is blank yellow mush that rating painfully low on the "I could do better at home" scale. And then, to rub salt into the wound, you can expect a very... More 

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Thank Mark R
Management response:

Dear Mark I have just taken over the business and completely agree with your comments about Vegan awareness among the staff. We will introduce some Vegan dishes going forward and thank you for your review. Harish More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We've been here a number of times and I have to say the food is very good. BUT and a very big one each time we have been we have waited a long time to be given menus let alone order. The last time we went we waited 30 mins just for the menu and we unable to place an... More 

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Thank bebusbhu
Management response:

Dear Ms.Bebusbhu, I have just taken over the business and read your review. I am sorry that your experience with staff was not great, however it has nothing to with colour or race. I have taken up this particular issue with staff and having been here myself for the past week didn't notice any such behaviour from the team. However... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family to celebrate a belated Onam, as a family friend from Kerala was staying with us. We asked her to order and enjoyed the most delicious feast we have ever had...the chilli chicken and potato bonda were really good, the paneer and fish curries were excellent, and we tried appam for the first time and loved... More 

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Thank joobags12345
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best South Indian places we've eaten at, and we've tried quite a few. Delicious dosas with tasty coconut chutney and spicy rasam sauce, and a whole range of excellent Keralan specials. We worked our way through 5 between 4 of us - a succulent aubergine curry, sag paneer (with a distinctly different flavour to what... More 

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Thank amdgriggs
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

As I was at Banana Leaf last week, I wanted to try the dosa at Cocum as well, just to compare it. The restautant is kind of dark, but stylish. The staff were friendly but rushed. Our waitress tried to tell us what was in our food but forgot the rest of the information half way through. I had the... More 

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Thank miss_igirisu
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

The South Indian menu offered plenty of vegetarian and vegan choices amongst the rest and the food was fresh and delicious, promptly served and with friendly and responsive service.

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1 Thank JanieAlison
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

There maybe a lot about Cocum to moan about but if it's authentic Keralan style home cook food you're after then this is the place. I think if you want Cambridge to have a good curry experience then patronise Cocum and encourage the areas that they lack in to improve. Please keep the food real and spicy.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 312569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?