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“Decent food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moonrakers

Moonrakers
Ranked #21 of 76 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Price range: $0 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chennai
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

We went to this restaurant on the day when "nilam" cyclone struck this little town. They were the only guys operational on that day. The chicken clear soup was amazing, and it was great to have a hot soup with strong winds in the backdrop. Chicken was very soft and tasted good. The place was simple & and a decent atmosphere.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Chidu106
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • English first
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Crailsheim, Germany
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Overpriced food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you want to taste the street food at an over priced rate, this is the right place for you. we ordered Tava prawn and masala fried fish. The spice they add is similar!! and veg fried rice was made of burned steamed rice which was difficult to swallow. I couldn't figure how can they get so many positive feedbacks.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
4 Thank kymkhiangte
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Thane, Maharashtra, India
Level Contributor
76 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Dont go by the looks !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

When we parked outside this restaurant we almost went back. The place is situated on the first floor in a crowded street with a narrow staircase leading you up to the seating area.

The seating area is also very basic with standards chairs and small albiet clean tables.

When we sat down and had a look at the menu we were surprised to see a huge variety of food there.

We were greeted by a very friendly attendant who spoke passable hindi and english and basically understood our requirements very well.

We decided to start off with their mixed seafood soup just to get a feel of the place and were amazed at the soup. It had very generous portions of seafood in it and tasted very well.

That kind of put us on the right track.

We got in some fresh crabs, fish and prawns and each and every dish was absolutely delicious.

I would recommend this place very highly.

Great food and very very affordable rates.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Darshan M
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Worst experience till date”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Just hype and nothing else. Touts are there to bring the foreigners there. Even they do not object customers smoking inside the restaurant. Unhygienic, dirty plates, rude behavior, tasteless food.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
5 Thank Ritwick J
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Bengaluru, India
Level Contributor
59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“fresh and yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Back here after almost 10 years, and its remained the same clean, small joint that serves up a good fare.

after a hot sightseeing day, to sit at Moonrakers drinking chilled beer while deciding between crabs and tiger prawns while being displayed in front of you - is a great way to holiday.

chilly crabs and fried prawns with hot steaming rice was yummy!! quantities were good, service was quick but they did not rush you or push the bill in front of your nose! I remember sitting here for hours together when I had before, and you can do it even today. Nobody will question you enjoying a little solitude among chaos.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank nidberera
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Moonrakers_12, Owner at Moonrakers, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Friend,

Thanks a lot for your review , its very pleasure to seeing your comments, Thank you so much for your appreciation.

Moonrakers Management
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