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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
08:00 - 23:00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Very expensive and tasteless and not fully cooked bread that I had to pay for. I have traveled all over india and it was simply disgusting

Thank shanti48
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sitting on the second floor, table right at the balcony edge. Watching the relaxed, evening street life while a gentle sea breeze chases the heat of the day away. A gecko scurries across the wall. Softly played Tamil pop music flows like ocean waves. In the moment, the cold, harsh Canadian winter feels like it belongs on another planet. Gecko... More 

Thank Jim L
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

This restaurant has moved and occupies a small balcony with 4 or 5 tables and a quirky feel. They are going to expand as it is popular. They make delicious lemon rice a jumbo prawns and you get to choose them before cooking.

Thank etd2015
Saint Louis, Missouri
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245 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today and really enjoyed the fried calamari with fries. The calamari were tender and perfectly cooked, and they had some Indian spices and fried curry leaves that made them perfectly spicy. Friendly owners too.

Thank Saimonara
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice place, it just re-opened on othavadai street. There is a balcony with a nice view on the street and inside you can sit on the ground with low tables and mats, really cozy. The prices are totally alright and it they put just the right amount of spices for european tastes :-) the owner, manu, is a very... More 

Thank Sophia R
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We were staying at the Radisson Blu hotel and walked to this restaurant one evening after it was recommended by our guide. Food was very nice as was the British Empire beer!

Thank KateL_10
Chennai (Madras), India
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443 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This place serves good compared to others in the street. But the price are little on the higher side as they target the foreign tourists out there. The cuisine and food menu is also altered accordingly

Thank AshokMela
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Staying at the high-priced (for food) Radisson Blu resort just up the coast, we wandered the 10 minutes or so into town to Gecko on the strength of fellow travelers' recommendations. So pleased we did. The restaurant is unpretentious but that is more than countered by the owners' engaging enthusiasm and the freshness of the fish straight out of the... More 

Thank Scott-on-the-Key
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It's nice restaurant the staff is good and friendly food is delicious bit expensive according to the quantity they serve overall very good restaurant must visit!!!!

Thank Ravi C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Visited this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Customised menu available according to your needs. We had a toddler with us and they prepared everything kid friendly. The staff, management do really care about customers. A must try place.

Thank Kaushik M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98407 34229

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?