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“Fun place with lots of activity” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moonrakers

Moonrakers
Ranked #20 of 76 Restaurants in Mahabalipuram
Price range: $0 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun place with lots of activity”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Great for seafood and beer. Lots of activity and the waiter was helpful. He was very resolute that we had the seafood – which was great! But he also said that everything else is not too nice. Would come back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Kampala, Uganda
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407 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Decent enough food, just, and wifi”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

The restaurant has a nice setting to while away a few hours, the food I tried was fine, but not outstanding, prices are very reasonable, staff is friendly, but appear to not listen all too well.

Most importantly, at least to me after being offline for a few days: the restaurant provides reliable wifi.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank MastaBaba
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Chennai (Madras), India
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Sea food and thats it !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

I reviewed this place more than a year ago and thought of a review again as it has been some time and some things have changed during my last visit. Let me not go into the past on how good things were and instead treat it like a new place.

Visit this place only if you LOVE (not even LIKE) sea food and dont even think of ordering anything else like chicken or beef. Visit only for the fish, calamari and prawns. These guys do serve beer and lets you bring your own alcohol. But unclean glasses takes the sheen out of it.

The Food: The base masala for all the fish is almost the same. Stick to fried fish and fried calamari. Whatever other variety they had was not really great. Again, the fried fish is not really tasty but the advantage is they serve whole fried fish after letting you choose the fish you need.
The calamari fry was good but not the prawns. And do not order more than 2 plates of rice even for 6 people - after all, you came here for the fish. Dont miss the nice nutella pancakes. :-)
By the way, before you go ahead and cut the fish to pieces, taste it ! You may get a burned one and you cant ask the waiter to take back a fish that has been cut into small pieces and are on different plates.

Cost: It is expensive now ! The tiger prawns are super over-priced - Rs500/- for 3 pieces ! But, the whole fried fish were only over-priced - rather a bit too much.

The View: The place has no ambiance, no view and no AC. It really gets hot there at times with just a few fans and hot salty sea breeze.

Service: Pathetic. They take more time and the waiters really have no idea on what is in the kitchen. They were unable to even explain what was on the menu. After we had our fill and paid the bill (I love rhymes !), 2 servers who did not serve us came up and asked for a tip ! And the actual guy who served us? He was not even in the vicinity.

The place is over-hyped and is living in the past. The food is now what you can get anywhere. But maybe a shade better than those zillion small restaurants at Mahabs by the sea side.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Pondicherry, India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yum !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Best Sea Food this side of the bay !

Ordered Tiger prawns and pomphret....done nicely with that amazing mix of masala which is hard to replicate in kitchen (yes experimented) !

Cheers to that !

Visited June 2013
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Thank SilverMiles
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent Sea Food!! Average Hotel!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Myself and my friends was planning for a short drive and lunch.. we ended in Moonrakers, all of us are visiting for the first time. Its a ordinary hotel and guys took some time to attend us as we are seated in second flour. We ordered sea foods. Guys over there given lot of options and they in-fact showed us actual fish and crab based on our selection they served us..

Food was awesome, we all loved it and enjoyed our time.. In fact we repeatedly ordered fish and crab fry.. this hotel is purely for sea food lovers and not advised for vegetarians.. for beer lovers they serve Kingfisher Strong... Atmosphere of this place is not good, if you really want to have good sea food try it out.... over all I liked it..

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Bala27
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