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“Decent food just about saved the day”
Review of Gecko Cafe

Gecko Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

We were generally disppointed. The one saving grace was that the food was tasty which, at the end of the day, is the most important thing.
They have an enormous menu, but they barely had the ingredients to cook any of them. Your best bet appears to be to chose something off the specials menu which is on a billboard outside, and that is also the freshest. It just begs the question of why they bother plonking this enormous menu in front of you, although the constant powercuts at the moment I think may have been causing them some issues.
It is overpriced for what it is, perhaps a sign of them being rated highly by Trip Advisor & Lonely Planet (something the owner chose, unprompted, to highlight to us). And it must be the only place we have encountered in Asia which is UNDERstaffed - the same owner was cooking and running up and down the stairs taking orders and serving. 
But, like we said, the fish was fresh and the food was tasty. 

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1  Thank rtw123456789
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

a bit quite up there, the food was great, and the atmosphere was super. I had a good prepaired diner.

2  Thank Bini H
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We eat here on our first night in town and it was pretty good. Unfortunately they didn't have any fish as it was midweek in low tourist season and we were the only ones in the resturant. However, we did get some pretty tasty, fresh calamari. When we came to pay we gave our usual ten per cent tip, but the owner came over and gave us 50RS back and said "usually the dish comes with more calamari, but they were short today". I found this a noble offering, I mean how often in India does a tourist get undercharged? We chatted with the owner for a bit who is a very nice man and gave us some info on the town. The decor in this place is tasteful and so to is the music.

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3  Thank Orwellwasright
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

I don't know about the other things on the menu, but the roast chicken here was terrific! Go here, it's not at the main roads but just around the corner. Tomorrow I'll go again to have breakfast and lake view!

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2  Thank koem
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

we tried a lot of places but always went back here. the two brother who run/cook here offer the best value and best food in town. Its off the main drag so not so busy, take torch as power cuts are usual in this town!-but the food is wonderful-enjoy

anyone going to this town contact me as i need help with a bad business man there-thanks x

2  Thank armchairtraveller09
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