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Marina Club | Near Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 644 4395
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
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19:00 - 01:00
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food , coming back soon .the new location is with an amazing view. Recommend for all those who miss the real kerala food . Not too expensive . Very friendly staff.

Thank jijo j
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Me and my wife went to nalukettu restaurant Le meridien Abudhabi for lunch yesterday. we feel the food quality become very bad. Not like before . The food cost only increase, but the taste and quality become very bad.

Thank vkiltas
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38 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Very good place for authentic kerela food. Been there for so many times with family, friends and colleagues, really loved their buffet. The lunch full meal was awesome with different variety of dishes . Highly recommended to try once. The other time ,dine in for drink and buffet dinner . Loved they duck roast and kerala appam . They have... More 

1 Thank Biji_Varghese
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife and I visited one Monday night around 6:30pm and we were the only ones in the restaurant. This was late January and the Xmas decs were still up. The decor is dark and uninviting - the place needs a revamp. However, the food was very good, our waitress was chatty and friendly and gave us advice on a... More 

Thank Albert59Doha
Tirunelveli, India
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Nalukettu was my favorite restaurant whenever I used to visit Fujairah those days when I worked in UAE between 1996-2004. This time Sept 2015 as Tourist I traveled to Abdu Dhabi & met old friends. We were told they opened one in Abu Dhabi at Le Meridian hotel and visited on 19th. Nalkettu brought back memories my days in Fujirah.... More 

Thank Mani K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

Been to several times to this hotel. First of all a good place to sit for a couple of drinks with some good kerala style side dishes. I would recommend Beef fry which is an excellent choice. All the other dishes I would give 5 out of 10 only. The main reason is certain curries if you order the gravy... More 

Thank ShankerSreekumar
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Nalukette is probably the only Keralite restaurant with the most authentic you can get to Keralite food. The restaurant is split into 2 areas - one for bachelors and one for families. Though you won't get a very good ambience, you can for sure expect to getsome tasty finger licking grub. They also have a live appam (Keralite traditional bread)... More 

Thank decent_aero
Ashburn, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

The service is less than stellar, the food is good. I had the best Kerala food in Dubai at this place. I wasn't still blown away on the food. They could do better, but they don't try.

Thank Prashanth N
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

I was at Naalukettu in dubai with family for one main reason.- I had been there around 8 years back and as I live in Europe, we had made a stopover while travelling to Kerala. The biriyani served then was one of the best ones I had and so this year, when we visited Dubai, we changed all plans on... More 

Thank byju s
Frankfurt, Germany
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39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

If you are just interested in delicious appams and prawn curry or stew, go to Nalukettu. We have been here a few times. The ambiance is very average so don't go here for business meetings or dates (unless your date doesn't care for much other than good food). The last time we visited Naukettu was in April 2012.

Thank Rohit S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marina Club | Near Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 644 4395

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