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Good Luck Cafe

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Bajanaikoil Street | No. 181, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, India
+91 98403 61432
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

... And falling apart. It used to be very good in January 2014 and still decent in January 2015. I hear that the cook returned to her village and that the owner will not be back any time soon. A pity, it used to be a nice place with good food. Things change.

1 Thank Magnapurga
Anchorage, Alaska
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Warning, unjustified price regarding the quality of food. Much better to go village side along the main road, avoid the tourist are, frankly they abuse the foreigners ! And you can buy yourself some beers at 4 km of the village, Chennai side, for cheap !!

2 Thank Angela B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Food - below average. Rice is not good. We ate half stomach. All non veg items got raw smell. Drinks- I ordered a lime soda. They game a very local one. Drinking water is not good. Place- sea is some how lightly visible. Later we found out lot restaurants in sea shore itself. Service - is nice. Price - costly... More 

1 Thank padmanaban p
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We ate here twice in a week in February. It was really good food and the owners let us into the kitchen and showed us how to make a couple of dishes. The best food we'd found in the town. It was quite quiet but then most places were. Really friendly staff.

Thank RogerandJean2014
Berlin, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Came reading the reviews on Tripadvisor. Disappointed with the service,food and place. Living in Chennai for work I am aware of what to expect. But this is way to poor. Smelly waiters and sloppy service .

3 Thank Mark A
Lille, France
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

Good food... Very nice place... Friendly service... Nice people... Great advices... Good prices... WHAT ELSE ???

Thank francoisrenoncourt
Chennai (Madras), Indien
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Ok, music was more or lass the music i was dancing to 10, 15 years ago, food was ok, some dishes even better than average Service was average, When i finish my Main course, my wife got her Starter... Not too bad , but you will find better places in Mahaballipuram.

4 Thank Erik N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015 via mobile

We both had fish dinners here. Freshly cooked to order, so a little wait but worth it. Both dishes were really tasty. Service was friendly too. Enjoyable meal.

Thank Casbella
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

Just an average meal in dark surroundings served by a very young boy and I think it was possibly his mother. The food as I say was ordinary,the onion pakoras poor,maybe it was just a bad night at the kitchen,I hope so.

2 Thank frankandviv
London, England
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2015

Granted the guy who runs this is very friendly but the food was a very average and it cost us 1000 rupees for just 1 course each and a drink. I am not sure how it got all the 5 star reviews, we ate in quite a few better places in Mamallapuram than this and they weren't even in the... More 

2 Thank Richardnwhite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bajanaikoil Street | No. 181, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98403 61432

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