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Ideal Ice Cream Parlour

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Kottara Chowki Nh - 17, Mangalore 575001, India
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Mangalore, India
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have traveled in as many as 13-15 states in India but I have never come across an ice cream brand which is as good as Ideals!! I am proud that we have this in our hometown. They serve the best assorted ice creams with so much option. It is not just plain ice cream in cones!!! If you are... More 

Thank BhatPavan
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tastiest and pure and clean ice cream. Place is kept clean. Lot of options to choose from. Good quality.

Thank rodriguessonia
Mangalore, India
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask any Mangalorean what is 'Ideal Ice Cream' or 'Pabbas' and they will look at you like an alien. The household name for ice cream and a rags to riches kind of story behind it. In reality a well priced, good quality ice cream parlor that's branches have spread across Mangalore and is probably the only ice cream parlor in... More 

Thank V_Rego
Mangalore, India
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place for hangout in M'lore. They are quite professional in their approach right from the taste to the hospitality its served on plates

Thank SachinBHOGAVI
Kodagu (Coorg), India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you will find one amongst the best ice creams and snacks here .. ice cream is really cheap but way too tasty.

Thank rohithrks
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ideal's is full 365 days hail, rain or shine .. the ice creams are the best in the city . A wide range of ice creams, juices, shakes and snacks .. value for money.. you have on many a time have to wait a bit to be seated .. the staff are not so friendly or courteous ... be it... More 

Thank dhyancoelho
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Multiple trips to Ideals is a must on a Mangalore visit. This is one of my favorite ice cream shops. They have got some unique specials...very different from what you would experience at Häagen-Dazs, Baskin Robbins or even San Gimignano for that matter Chocolate Dad, Parfait and Tiramisu are my favorites. Gadbad and Dilkush are Ideals' classics. Also, the price... More 

Thank florentdsouza
Mangalore, India
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

u get not only ice creams but even ull get chats and many more items like masala dosas and its varieties . best place for family hangout

Thank basu738
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice and relaxing place to have exciting ice creams. These people have been getting awards after awards for their achievements. Worth a visit every time when we go to Mangalore

Thank ganeshkamath
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223 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small ice cream cafe belonging to an Indian chain of ice cream parlours. The ambiance is good and the service is pretty good. The ice creams here are absolutely delicious. Tiramisu is a must try. Good place for ice cream lovers.

Thank Apoorv T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kottara Chowki Nh - 17, Mangalore 575001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Mangalore
  • Phone Number: +(91)-(824)-2455515/2440396

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