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Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
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“calamares” (2 reviews)
“fish” (6 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Indian, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nautilus is a famous restaurant.They have many varieties of food.My favourite is chicken biriyani.Price was less.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Travel734056
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely place to stop for lunch. Really good menu and friendly staff. The restaurant is well located and the owner is a lovely friendly French guy who has been in India for over 20 years. Highly recommend !

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank APBC
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed steak and chips and also Indian curries. All were done well. We could sit for a long time just watching the people in the touristy street below. It is a fun, cozy and clean place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MorneKo
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice french man run a beautyful restaurant. With tasty french food And spicy tiger prawns and salad Very very good food Pleace everyone should visit this place

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Edal Kuviarasi F
Reviewed 10 June 2018

great colourful, quirky interiors in this indo- french restaurant. Theres a mini library to browse through. The food is delicious! tandoori fish with fries is so good! and the prawn curry and rice is finger licking good. They also serve beer at request though it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank leahthomas90
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Never will i ever go to this place.... So here it is... First week of March four of us went to the restaurant as our hotel recommended the restaurant and said it is nice and owned by a French man... when we went upstairs. We...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Purnima B
Reviewed 8 February 2018

During my stay in Mahabalipuram my biggest disappointment was poor quality of restaurants run by chefs who simply did not know how to cook fish. To my delight this was an exception. I visited this establishment three times during my stay and each time food...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank wanderin_star
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I came here looking for some tasty fish, which had been surprising hard to find in Tamil Nadu- Until Now! I ordered their tawa fish, which was coated in an absolutely incredible masala. I don’t think I’ve ever licked a fish’s head for quite so...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Benoit A
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Neat, quirky, welcoming restaurant, far superior to others in the neighborhood: dishes are thoughtfully prepared to personal taste, with fresh ingredients; atmosphere is warm and unhurried.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank furslands
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Searched out some fish and this was very reasonably priced for the more touristy part of mahaballipuram (obviously much cheaper to eat at the locals restaurants). The dishes were delicious and this is such a lovely atmosphere to sit in. Nice peaceful music, clean, lovely...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Olivia N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Kanchipuram District  >  Mahabalipuram
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