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Cocum

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71 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AH, England
01223312569
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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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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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2 Thank Gonkalon
London, UK
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This low-key restaurant a bit (5 min walk) outside of the old city centre is a fabulous location for authentic Kerala cuisine. Unlike the generic "curry house" menu of so many other Cambridge restaurants, Cocum is clearly a South Indian restaurant, with specialties you won't find elsewhere. Restaurant is small but meticulously clean and comfortable, staff is efficient even with... More 

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2 Thank SN_1211
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high hopes for Cocum, it having been recommended to me by several people. Sadly, it didn't live up to the hype. The food was edible, but hardly anything to write home about. My starter of prawns - which themselves were the best thing on all my plates today - was accompanied by some chopped lettuce (why?) and a... More 

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1 Thank FoodieHugh
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited them many times and had deliveries to the office, hosted large parties there and always had great tasting food. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 Thank mike9862016
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant for the first time last week after hearing good reviews. I was not disappointed. This mainly Southern Indian restaurant had a very interesting menu selection with a lot of vegetarian options, not surprising due to its regional roots. Interesting pickles with the poppadoms - not your usual fayre. Portions were not enormous and I particularly enjoyed the... More 

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2 Thank Grant H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've heard about Cocum at the best curry restaurant in Cambridge but I can't agree with that opinion. Food is interesting, different than in many other places and it's worth trying. But generally I haven't found it as tasty as in Curry Queen or Pipasha. Another thing is service which wasn't very friendly or helpful.

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2 Thank Katarzyna K
Cambridgeshire
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I have been to this restaurant many times, and without exception the food is superb. A very varied and different menu, mainly from Southern India, and containing many unfamiliar dishes (even to something of an officianado). The service is adequate, the ambiance is not particularly inspiring, being rather plain and crowded, and it can be noisy as it is a... More 

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1 Thank Lucyanne35
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Big disappointment, had high hopes which weren't delivered. When you send two lots of poppadoms back for being soggy, like stale crisps and the 3rd set are just the same, and chutneys served in egg cup style saucers and size, it's game over. Things didn't improve for the main course, I've been to southern India many times, and the food... More 

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1 Thank Steve o
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I just adore the food served here , it's full of flavour and is just Devine. Lovely atmosphere, we also gave take out fr.ivered , the masala dosi is beautiful , can't recommend this place enough , we love it

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1 Thank rizpah127
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Got some dossas from here, a chicken and a lamb.. In the morning my wife complained of having stomach problems but i said i was fine so we established it couldnt have been the dossa. But boy did i feel it in the afternoon, never again will i ever go back there. Even if its the last place left on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
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 CB3 0AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 01223312569

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