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Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked Tusker Cafe so much that we made a point to go back there for lunch again the following day! The owner welcomed us personally both times we were there, the menu had lots of choices, service was quick, prices were more than reasonable,...it was near the entrance to Periyar Tiger Reserve and food was excellent. We liked the open air seating (with overhead fans for cooling). If you are in the Kumily (Thekkady) area and are looking for a good place to eat, this was one of our favorites!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we were not that hungry when we visited for lunch. We enjoyed the vegetable biryani. The food being served to others around us looked absolutely amazing! Staff were very efficient and friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delight — our guide suggested this open air, local restaurant was a highlight of our visit to this area. From the traditional way of serving on a banana leaf to the excellent flavors of the fish and shrimp. So many complimentary sauces, chutneys...and sides. There was not a weak link! Best meal we have ever eaten without a fork! (Although they are available)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, very traditional to Kerala, staff are very welcoming, Naveen made us feel at home and helped me out with a dish to cool down after a spicy curry! We will be back tomorrow for more!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique restaurant now open for dinner. Very friendly staff, especially owner with great explanations (in English) of delicious food, served on banana leaf with great appam, and good price would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter tried to upsell us to something else several times. We ordered the oona meal. It was ok. I wouldn't go back.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fantastic place, great food, best and personal service, incredible nice people and an extraordinary ambience! .. a dinner and a lunch, we won't forget! If you are in Thekkady, it is the place to go! Thank you to Sherief and his unique team!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple good value restaurant made special by the super friendly owner and staff (excellent english) and tasty food. Just a short walk from the Periyar Park Bus station.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024 via mobile

If you are looking for authentic South India cuisine in a quaint roadside setting with fantastic hospitality, clean environment, and excellant value for money then look no further than Tuskers. Praveen and his team are fantastic! I travel all over India leading small tours and...this cafe is always a must stop off for a meal that is a true experience.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

Visited for a lunch. Good hospitality by them. Food was good. Served on a banana leaf adds to the authentic Kerala experience. Fish steamed in banana leaf is their signature dish and do not miss it… simple but tasty and hygienic… Their fresh juices are...also worth mentioning…. Go and enjoy this hospitality and food…More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch so much we decided to return for dinner. A little off the Main Street but well worth finding. The fruit juices were amazing, as were the curries and breads at dinner. Authentic food and great service, highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We dined here 3 times over the last 2 days once for lunch and twice in the evenings. Each time and food and service were superb. We tried a variety of dishes including fish pollichathu, mixed vegetable curry, fish curry, the Veg Thali and the...squid Marsala. All were delicious. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Cost is very reasonable too. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 January 2024

The food was the best we had in Thekkady (we are vegetarian and tried 5 other restaurants). Also, Naveen’s service was the best

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 December 2023

Cosy cafe with a rooftop dining area. Serves traditional Kerala as well as Chinese/ North Indian and Vegan options. Tried their Chicken Roast, Prawns Masala, Chicken Biriyani. All dishes were yummy! Strongly recommended!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

The place has a real positive vibe. There warm behavior has simply touched our hearts. We had authentic Kerala platter Saadhya and the way they served it was simply excellent. The food quality is also superb and real time made.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Tusker Caf'e is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5