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Kurinji Hills, Kattakamboor.- Po, Koviloor, Munnar | Koviloor, Munnar, Idduki District, Kerala, Varkala, India
+91 97462 40951
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

We visited this restaurant for fresh sea food curry, and it was amazing taste! We could enjoy real Kerala food in homely atmosphere. Hope to visit again...

Thank New_summer_orange
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

Worth the walk along the beach in search of this joint, had lunch out there, best and most authentic home made food. Must visit

2 Thank shekhar67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

If you want to try real homemade keralan food then Banana Leaf is probably the best place to visit in Varkala. We've visited many restaurants but all of them offered us only some low spices version of dishes for tourists, not the original keralan food. Since we've discovered Banana Leaf we're having lunch there every day. It's not a typical... More 

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

For first time in varkala had most authentic kerala home food, mr shah 09746240951 will treat you well and serve you fresh made thali, and in case you give him advance notice he can prepare fish curry, His mother is chef and worth the efforts for searching the place, you can walk along cliff to joint dinner Please call before... More 

2 Thank Sandhyachopra
Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

It was off peak when I was in Varkala, but all I had to do was knock on her door and ask for a thali and about an hour later, the freshest and most delicious food would be waiting! She also makes amazing pancakes. Her son Shah is hilarious and will give you a ride home in his rickshaw if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed at the Magnolia Guest House next door and were lucky enough to have lunch here most days. The food is absolutely delicious and made with the freshest ingredients. A gem in Varkala!

Thank Rechel A
Malmo, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Brothers and Sisters...I recently came home from Beatiful India and I dropped in to this restaurant pearl. I have been cooking food my entire life, travelled around the world and thus tasted many kitchen styles. Banana leaf is just what it says it is... Soul Kitchen. If you pass by Odayam beach in varkala you shouldn´t miss this pearl. Enjoy!

2 Thank Ganapatti
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013

The best home cooked food i ever had.Aisha, the owner has a midas touch when it comes to traditional Indian dishes.Highly reccomendable.

2 Thank ameersha s
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

good place to have traditional Kerala cuisine. nice and clean. good place for family outing

3 Thank Rahul A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$7
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kurinji Hills, Kattakamboor.- Po, Koviloor, Munnar | Koviloor, Munnar, Idduki District, Kerala, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 97462 40951

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