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71 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AH, England
+44 1223 312569
17:30 - 23:30
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, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd not been to Cocum for a while and standards seem to have slipped somewhat. Four of us went last Saturday at 20.00 having booked a table a few days beforehand. The restaurant was pretty full, but there were only three front of house staff. We were served drinks and popadoms reasonably quickly, but after 20 minutes we had to... More 

Thank Dan W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bit of a mixed bag this one. Food was lovely and because it is southern Indian different from what you get at almost all other Indian restaurants. However the service was somewhat lacking. The biggest problem was that the wrong orders seemed to be brought out to quite few tables. For me this seems to imply that there is something... More 

Thank Garry M
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

after five years or so. Whilst passing the restaurant on a daily basis in the past, didn't have the time to stop. Although under new management for the last four months, nothing has really changed. The decor is the same, the food is the same - very good, not expensive - a really decent fare for under £20pp.

Thank mgfj20424
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 15 February 2017

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 22 January 2017

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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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 15 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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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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 CB3 0AH, 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?