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Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant

Papanasham Beach | Main Beach, Varkala 695141, India
+91 80861 16517
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (17 reviews)
“prawns” (7 reviews)
“red snapper” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Papanasham Beach | Main Beach, Varkala 695141, India
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and solid Indian / sea food options. Perfect sunset spot if you want to get off the cliff.

Thank Andyjo86
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is one o my favourite places in the world - certainly in Kerala. I arrived without a plan but stayed and ate here for 3 weeks. The staff are amazing. VIJI and BABu are top blokes. Seafood is fresh, amazing and cheap. All the...More

2  Thank Kludo W
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We like this place! Nice dining staff and the preparation of the food was very good. This was our favorite place during our stay in Varkala! Both for breakfast and dinner...

Thank Kjelle234
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Loved this restaurant. Great food and lots of choice. Staff are friendly and there is a good atmosphere particularly nights when they have live entertainment.

Thank likedgoa
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I had the fish malabari which tasted just great. That night there was live music which was truly fantastic, too. After 4 days in Varkala this was the best food I had. Unlike the other places the food tasted like indian food and did not...More

Thank SebIschi
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Came here for dinner once during my 10 days stay in Varkala and our experience was very disappointing. We ordered 2 Kerala specialty dishes, the mix veg aviyal and the spinach thoran, and they were both lukewarm and pretty bland in taste. Especially the aviyal...More

Thank Travelmax71
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We went to this restaurant twice as it was so nice. The fresh fish sits outside and you can choose the size and type of fish that you want. I had the red snapper which was absolutely delicious. The waiter was called Sid, very friendly...More

Thank Twinklygirl
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

An excellent beach side restaurant offering really tasty dishes alongside really friendly staff and a buzzy environment

1  Thank Michael-James_Lee
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

The food is the best in Varkala. Stuff is really friendly. Few times we ordered the food which is not in menu and they cooked it nicely. From the first visit we become a regular customers

1  Thank Irina B
Reviewed January 6, 2018

We attended this venue a few times on our visits to this beach, initially for breakfast which were excellent - dosa with potatoe curry, pancakes and full English for my husband. So good that a couple of times after a day at the beach we...More

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Papanasham Beach | Main Beach, Varkala 695141, India (Formerly Varkala Marine Palace)
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala
  • Phone Number: +91 80861 16517
Varkala Marine Palace Restaurant is situated near one of the most important tourist spots in Varkala. From the terrace of the restaurant customers can see the holy Papanasam beach and enjoy beautiful sunsets. We offer food cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients every day and fresh fish cooked in tandoori or grilled and served in delicious different ways.
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