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Temple Junction | Varkala, Varkala, India
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had lunch here and the dosas (dosai?) were first-rate. Fairly basic décor but staff were friendly, food good - and cheap.

Thank AgentC53
New Delhi, India
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99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Authentic Kerala meal, very good for non keralite to experience the local food.apam was very good. Coconut water is essential

Thank adiaro18
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The restaurant was near to Janadhana swamy temple. It serves usual Kerala food. I had ate lunch with my family. The backside view from the restaurant is not so good. The temple pond behind the restaurant is under renovation. Since there are lots of guests on the day i visited the hotel, i feel like the food is fresh. The... More 

Thank HarikrishnanRS
Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We ate here every day, morning chai and breakfast. Chai was a bit bitter with the sugar, but no worse than most other locations in Kerala or Tamil Nadu. This is a local's restaurant. There is no catering for foreigners, so if that's not your cup of tea then your should find another location. That being said, food is pretty... More 

Thank Maurice G
Bengaluru, India
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

My husband and I came across this restaurant while searching for a place in the super-touristy Varkala that served meals (thali). Finally, we found Sree Padmam. It's a pretty basic place - pretty much your average mess hall - but in the back, there's a lovely sitting area that overlooks the Janardhanasawy kalyani (temple lake). The food is pretty good.... More 

Thank virginiafgreen
Leiden, The Netherlands
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179 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

This used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Varkala, partly because of the great view over Temple Tank, but also the food. Now it seems to be on the brink of dying: no more menus, the good chairs have gone, you don't feel welcome any longer. A great shame, because I still have fond memories of them, but... More 

1 Thank Thom S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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305 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015 via mobile

In previous visit to Varkala we ate here and poisoned. In last visit we ate in Aramam restaurant on opposite side of the road and it's good Indian fast food. Masala dosa 45, coffee 10. Available boiled eggs.

Thank Papayaved
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I have written already on review of this place based on our first experience with this place. We have visited few more times and I have changed my mind. There are few problems: - Waiters do not care a much but what more - they usually overcharge you. When you complain at the cash desk, they perform funny mathematical operations... More 

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New Delhi, India
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139 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Real bad experience of having food at the place. A big no to everyone please dare not try this, only risk is bad food and pathetic service. You will find some foreigners sitting out there but very bad experience of food, We tried chicken biryani, it was served cold and quantity was also not much costed us 150 each

1 Thank shekhar67
New Delhi, India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2013

V read the reviews and went there wid lot of expectations but were totally disappointed. Food was absolutely cold and for everything the answer was finished. kids did like the chicken biryani, a big no to everyone. Please avoid

Thank Sandhyachopra

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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Address: Temple Junction | Varkala, Varkala, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Varkala
We found this by accident but it is in the Lonely Planet for South India and Kerala,. There is no phone number.

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