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No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
+91 98407 34229
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08:00 - 23:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying at the high-priced (for food) Radisson Blu resort just up the coast, we wandered the 10 minutes or so into town to Gecko on the strength of fellow travelers' recommendations. So pleased we did. The restaurant is unpretentious but that is more than countered by the owners' engaging enthusiasm and the freshness of the fish straight out of the... More 

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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice restaurant the staff is good and friendly food is delicious bit expensive according to the quantity they serve overall very good restaurant must visit!!!!

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Thank Ravi C
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Customised menu available according to your needs. We had a toddler with us and they prepared everything kid friendly. The staff, management do really care about customers. A must try place.

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Thank Kaushik M
Grasse, France
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's nice, the menu is short and without anything out of the ordinary but the staff is cool. Food good as well but like I said, common if you know India.

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Thank alban2sf
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Well worth a visit to this charming restaurant. Mani the owner is an enthusiastic and engaging young man and is committed to serving his customers first class food. The fish is very very fresh and like all dishes cooked to order. You can have it prepared in numerous mouthwatering ways. Very good Vegetarian menu too. If you want a break... More 

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Thank SiMan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We selected Gecko the first time for its upstairs position but the food and service brought us back a second night. We had fantastic fresh salad and an awesome Kadir curry (all veg). They do a range of seafood and a friend said that the fish Thonkku was rich and delicious. The staff were super friendly and knowledgeable about their... More 

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Thank Susie P
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We've been there to eat some fresh fish. It was all very good and fresh. They bring you the fresh fish so you can check it and then they will cook it. It's just a great place to eat some good fish and have a beer.

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Thank Fernando I
Amritsar, India
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Loved the food here.. Try local sea food dishes they make it really good. 👍👍😋😋😋😋 We orders prawns n some calamaris they were really good..

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Thank PrincePavs
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good food (fish, soups). Very friendly staff. Cooking is quickly. But it is stuffy inside. And fans are very hard.

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Thank Pavel P
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Supper meal in lovely surroundings served by friendly staff that knew about the food they were serving. Really enjoyed the prawn curry and especially the butter fish which is white snapper- will definitely eat here again on this trip as will be trying the family's 'secret receipe ' curry next time. Superb selection on the menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 14 Othavadai Cross Street, Mahabalipuram 603104, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Tamil Nadu  >  Mahabalipuram
  • Phone Number: +91 98407 34229

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