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71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
+44 1223 312569
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 23:30
Sat - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live in Cambridge and have have visited Cocum many, many times over the years. It is still a real gem - and although definitely not a "posh" place (they don't have tablecloths etc) this is part of the attraction. It has a real student feel to it (you can usually overhear someone discussing theoretical physics or similar on another... More 

Thank zzorchering
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lamb Biriyani was very tasty and quick and friendly service.Real indian cusine, would highly recommend.

Thank George P
Plimmerton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We used to go to Cocum regularly for great Kerala food when we lived in Cambridge. Now we live in NZ, but we visited Cocum for dinner this December during a nostalgic visit. It's under new management (quite recent), but it's still great! We'll definitely be back (one day)... The dosa is our favourite. We shared an entree too, but... More 

1 Thank Chris G
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for super fancy posh Indian restaurant where every dish looks the same and almost taste the same then this place is not for you! However if you are looking for a traditional southern Indian restaurant that produces some of the best Indian food I've ever tasted in the UK this is your place. No tablecloths not the... More 

1 Thank Ian G
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Efficient and friendly service in a laid back atmosphere makes for a good start, and it's great to find no table cloths to spill food over. The food is very enjoyable, all sorts of things such as dosas and new kinds of breads to enjoy. We both loved our prawn mains though having to half shell the prawns was a... More 

1 Thank Caroline H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Basically from Glasgow where is so many authentic South Indian restaurants but this gem in Cambridge is a diamond in the ring

Thank amankumar76
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This doesn't look much from the outside, and the inside isn't much better -- but the food is awesome. It serves the usual Indian fare, as well as more unusual dishes. The food is hot, tasty and decently priced. Highly recommended if you're after that something a little bit different.

Thank Gemma H
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Third time I have had a take away from the Cocum in two years of visiting Cambridge. The service and food is extremely good. I usually only have a thadka dal and naan bread as I'm vegetarian. But it tastes amazing! The staff are always really nice too.

Thank Mrfussy73
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Takeaway. If you're expecting authentic south Indian food, look elsewhere. Same base for all the curry dishes, the sambar was just daal and very greasy overall.

Thank Nakul K
Management response:

Dear Nakul I have just taken over this business and just had the chance to read the reviews. We are in the process of correcting the wrongs and I am very sorry to hear about your experience. Rest assured your experience will be better next time and I have taken up the issues with Chef. Thank you for your custom... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Well the title says it all. The cliche of blank faces and hastily made up "answers" when you ask for things without ghee, milk, yoghurt is tiresome. The resulting food is blank yellow mush that rating painfully low on the "I could do better at home" scale. And then, to rub salt into the wound, you can expect a very... More 

Thank Mark R
Management response:

Dear Mark I have just taken over the business and completely agree with your comments about Vegan awareness among the staff. We will introduce some Vegan dishes going forward and thank you for your review. Harish More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Castle Street, Cambridge, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1223 312569

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?