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Theeram

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Papanasam Beach, Varkala 695141, India
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Hermanus, South Africa
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187 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Charmaine B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank richard481
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Just had a meal here I would agree that this place is a complete tourist trap the price for fish is much more expensive than on the cliff. We had two pieces of tuna overcooked over priced and meager portions. The rice and nan bread was stone cold. When I tried to complain no one was interested. The service is... More 

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hertfordshire
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241 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Ate lunch and dinner here during our stay in Varkala. At lunch I had pizza just cheese and tomatoe one of the best I had ever had. When I ate in the evening I had chicken passandra it was hotter than when it is served in the UK and it was chicken on the bone but a lot of chicken.... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We always walk down to this lovely place right on the beach - we tend to have lunch with fried okra, spinach dahl and handmade rotis. The staff are friendly and helpful - lovely place to chill out

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Thank traveltottie1954
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Theeram is not so great looking beach side restaurant. But the story changes once food arrives ! And the food takes time to arrive , but I wouldn't complain cos it's a beach side restaurant. The waiters prefer to attend to foreigners, not that they wud shoo indians. This is the perfect place for a sun downer !!

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Thank Praveen A
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Had really good food in here from fish, tandoori, curries all really tasty. The puttu breakfast is really good. Great location, on the beach. Gets a nice breeze in the evening 's.

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Thank TravellingSidjulsey
Pulborough
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Great beach restaurant, good reliable food, staff were helpful and service was good. Made a nice change from the main cliff area.

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Thank 682tanyag
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Tasted indian food, naan and roti from tandoori oven were excellent! If you like kofta or paneer meals, give it a try, it was very good. Be prepared it's not spicy so make sure you tell them to spicy it up! The portions are not like indian local hotel - here one meal is for one person only. There two... More 

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Thank Olivia P
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Kerala for 15 years, and never have I seen service so bad or food so inauthentic. This place is a tourist trap - looks fun and inviting when you walk by, but the rest is a downhill plunge. Takes them 15 minutes to bring you the menu, and we ended up waiting for an hour and 20... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papanasam 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?