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Varkala Cliff | Papanasham, Varkala 695141, India
+91 99951 08357
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Melbourne, Australia
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165 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for dinner at Blue Moon on our last night in Varkala. We had a prawn curry (Rs300) and the fish in banana leaf (Rs400). Both meals were served with a generous amount of rice and were enough to satisfy our hunger. The prawn curry was tasty and a bit spicy as requested. The fish in banana leaf... More 

Thank Edgar K
Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

Bluemoon Cafe was my favourite place in Varkala to come for a drink after dinner. You can enjoy a great view, the beer is cheap and the owner Vino has a fantastic collection of reggae. The waiting staff are warm and friendly, the seats are comfortable, and I always found the washroom to be clean and hygienic. Will definitely look... More 

1 Thank Anna M
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

At first they tried to entice us with promises for "happy hour". Unfortunately, they also cheated us not fulfilled their promise plus the food and especially the fish was disgusting. That wasn't enough for them so we would also have to argue with them and absorb shouting. Bottom line - they do not really care about the customer's experience and... More 

Thank Nave R
Thrissur, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

They ll act friendly. The waiter will pretend to have been a chef at great restaurants for years. The food is terrible and if u miss out to ask the rates before ordering they ll cheat you. They serve crap ..Mr. swamy who pretends to have worked in rock and roll cafe is a fraud. He ll loot you. He... More 

1 Thank jackchandyfrancis
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Me and my friends went there and ordered 4 plates of prawns and rice... Since it was closing time we dint ask for the price and when we got the food we got a bill for Rs 9250/- which was like more over priced than any 5 star hotel... Try avoiding this place and a guy called Swamy who took... More 

Thank Kurien K
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

At least one thing I have to thank Bluemoon cafe for is that it taught me and my two friends, a very important lesson right on the first day of 2016. And the lesson is - do not get fooled by outwardly displays and too friendly communications. After having tried all the well known shacks of Varkala through the entire... More 

Thank Paulie P
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We had gone for dinner and ordered beer and prawn starter and fish curry. The prawn tikka price was written as seasonal in menu. Service was bad and food came after 1hr .. After terrible service when we saw final bill we were shocked to see the bill of prawn tikka was Rs. 1500... When asked the waiter, he said... More 

Thank ssupreeths
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48 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were roaming along the cliff when the staff literally made us sit for drinks. The waiter told us its 'happy hours' from 6 to 9 pm. We had few cocktails and calamari snacks. Cocktails were bad as juice was like frozen and then melted in our glass. It was all watery and with particulate matter. Snacks were good. The... More 

1 Thank Sachin_IN
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Blue moon has happy hours and the cocktails are quite cheaper. The crowd is amazing in case u are traveling alone u can meet lot of travelers here. They serve amazing sea food. One must try squid and prawns here. Fried fish is delicious too. The waiters are warm and smiling.

Thank Veeral P
Vienna, Austria
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Blue Moon was our favourite restaurant while we were in Varkala. We had delicious Snapper and the most devine Jumbo Prawns. The team working there is absolutely nice, remembers your name and what you like. We enjoyed the view and the atmosphere a lot. We are already looking forward to come back next we are here.

1 Thank Patience4B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Indian, Seafood, International, Thai
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Varkala Cliff | Papanasham, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 99951 08357
Blue moon cafe reataurant in the beautiful Varkala cliff open restaurant and scenic beach views. We serve fresh sea food which you can select from our fish table chilled out music and the cool breeze from sea comforts you.

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