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Papanasam Beach | Varkala Beach, Varkala 695141, India
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Stockholm, Sweden
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant with excellent food and serviceminded staff and a great location at Papanasam beach. We had our lunch at this restaurant almost every day.

Thank Elisabet57
Santa Monica, CA
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beachfront almost on the water restaurant. There is a lot of fresh fish available in Varkala but this is where I had my best meal. BBQ Barracuda which is not easy to get in the US. We sat upstairs which had a great view and ate some amazing food.

Thank Nikki E
Bradford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a good location..food was not so bad but i felt it bit expensive..have to pay Rs700 for one person for a grilled fish and bit rice..service is bit late ..have to wait longtime..

Thank sibi45
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice venue to pop in for a quick drink or food on the seaside. The food is nice and the service is very friendly and accommodating. They serve tandoori style dishes and is cooked where guests dine (which is fun to witness). Lovely view of the beach and a nice getaway from the sun when it gets to hot around... More 

Thank OksieAndOllie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not bad - menu seems almost the same for all the cafe's at the beach area. The location is good - right at the varkala beach area.

Thank Srilah
Bebington, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this for lunch on many occasions some good fish on the tray, cold beer and decent service very handy and inexpensive

Thank Ian C
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place!! The food is amazing and their fresh juices are just what you need to cool you down in the heat. It's a great place to just chill and watch the world go by. Go for sunset and a nice cold Kingfisher and try anything from the menu, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Ganesh2764
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this restaurant on Day 1 and ate our first, as well as our last, lunch there. What a find! We didn't bring much money on the first day because we weren't expecting to have lunch out - but, for 300 rupees, we ate the most stunning vegetarian curry (the best one we tasted in Varkala), scrumptious butter naan... More 

Thank Lizzy064
Hermanus, South Africa
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187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

this was a huge disappointment - the most beautiful location but the waiters just do not have any idea! the coffee we ordered as we walked in we only got as we left! the food came in bits and pieces and wrong - and it was a more than reasonable time to wait for breakfast!

Thank Charmaine B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

What a place to spend a leisurely couple of hours having freshly caught fish cooked on the tandoori in front of you.

Thank richard481

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papanasam Beach | Varkala Beach, Varkala 695141, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala

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