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3 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Such a nice break from the indentikit menus in the restaurants on the clifftop. Service was very friendly and the food was really good. All this was very good value too (especially in the context of other nearby restaurant's prices). My only regret is that I didn't find it earlier so never had an opportunity to go there for breakfast.

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Thank Robin P
Joshua Tree, California
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538 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

TRy to go early around 6 pm, take some mosquitoes repellent and be patience,as service can be slow.food is well worth the wait and pric s are reasonable. No alcohol hold here so water will do.

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Thank srimanone
Reading, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

i used to eat here every day on my last visit a few years ago but it has now changed much to the bad ,i ordered ginger lime soda ,pineapple juice and allu capsicum,i got lime and ginger but instead of soda in a bottle ,it was all ready in glass no fizzz no fresh opening bottle in front of... More 

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Thank vegantravler1967
UK
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This place was near to where we were staying and where we did yoga each day so used it quite a few times during our month's stay. It is outdoor and near the helipad. The food and drinks were good and the speed of service was much better than further down the cliff. It was slightly cheaper too. I had... More 

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Thank Carol D
Leek, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We were very disappointed with the food at this place. Having spent a week in Kerala eating fantastic regional vegetarian food full of flavour and spice, this was dire by comparison - bland and boring. The service was equally dismal. We will not be returning.

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1 Thank NadiaCorp
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Fantastic outdoor restaurant with great value for money. Although the service is not the best, its rather amusing how the old man who runs the place rushes you through taking your orders, but is well worth the hassle for the end result. The food is bursting with flavour, coupled with a rather romantic setting in the evening, its definitely worth... More 

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Thank Chopped_Onions
Nagpur, India
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The food was ok nothing great. The restaurant earns a reputation for being the only restaurant in North Cliff to serve local food. Two people who sit at the front desk. One is a localite while the other is from Nepal. Both seem to be disappointed with life in general. I went there to get some food packed. They were... More 

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Truro
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Ate here regularly during our week in varkala, breakfasts are incredible, with a wide range of freshly cooked Indian dishes. Also had dinner here which was just as good, dishes are cooked while you wait and are piping hot when they arrive.

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Thank Jacqueline B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I had the Bindhi Fry and Mushroom Soup. Both were very good. Friendly service and good value. A simple but very good place for Indian vegetarian food at reasonable price on Varkala Cliff.

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Thank wintermelon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Apart from the table cloths everything was excellent - tasty fresh food, lovely staff (helped advise on what to try and even offered to show us how to cook chapattis the next morning!). When the sun goes down you can watch the bats in the trees in above your table :)

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Thank leighliegh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Helipad, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala
Description
Part fo Jicky's hotel. Excellent good value vegetarian restaurant

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