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Temple Junction | Varkala, Varkala, India
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Authentic Kerala meal, very good for non keralite to experience the local food.apam was very good. Coconut water is essential

Thank adiaro18
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The restaurant was near to Janadhana swamy temple. It serves usual Kerala food. I had ate lunch with my family. The backside view from the restaurant is not so good. The temple pond behind the restaurant is under renovation. Since there are lots of guests on the day i visited the hotel, i feel like the food is fresh. The... More 

Thank HarikrishnanRS
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We ate here every day, morning chai and breakfast. Chai was a bit bitter with the sugar, but no worse than most other locations in Kerala or Tamil Nadu. This is a local's restaurant. There is no catering for foreigners, so if that's not your cup of tea then your should find another location. That being said, food is pretty... More 

Thank Maurice G
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

My husband and I came across this restaurant while searching for a place in the super-touristy Varkala that served meals (thali). Finally, we found Sree Padmam. It's a pretty basic place - pretty much your average mess hall - but in the back, there's a lovely sitting area that overlooks the Janardhanasawy kalyani (temple lake). The food is pretty good.... More 

Thank virginiafgreen
Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Varkala, partly because of the great view over Temple Tank, but also the food. Now it seems to be on the brink of dying: no more menus, the good chairs have gone, you don't feel welcome any longer. A great shame, because I still have fond memories of them, but... More 

1 Thank Thom S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

In previous visit to Varkala we ate here and poisoned. In last visit we ate in Aramam restaurant on opposite side of the road and it's good Indian fast food. Masala dosa 45, coffee 10. Available boiled eggs.

Thank Papayaved
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014

I have written already on review of this place based on our first experience with this place. We have visited few more times and I have changed my mind. There are few problems: - Waiters do not care a much but what more - they usually overcharge you. When you complain at the cash desk, they perform funny mathematical operations... More 

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New Delhi, India
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Real bad experience of having food at the place. A big no to everyone please dare not try this, only risk is bad food and pathetic service. You will find some foreigners sitting out there but very bad experience of food, We tried chicken biryani, it was served cold and quantity was also not much costed us 150 each

1 Thank shekhar67
New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

V read the reviews and went there wid lot of expectations but were totally disappointed. Food was absolutely cold and for everything the answer was finished. kids did like the chicken biryani, a big no to everyone. Please avoid

Thank Sandhyachopra
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

We were eating here our dinner today and food was delicious. The offer is Kerala classics - meal, biryani, dosas, chapatis. My daughter had just plain dosa(rs.25) and I went for chicken curry with parotha(rs.110), which were really outstanding. Go to the terrace in the back - great view on the temple pond.

Thank ondrique

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Temple Junction | Varkala, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
We found this by accident but it is in the Lonely Planet for South India and Kerala,. There is no phone number.

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