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Reviewed 9 March 2020 via mobile

It’s a great location and great place to watch the sunset from the upper floor. The seafood (we had Tandoori Red Grouper) is excellent but limited effort made with the side dishes. We were going to be given Chips and a Salad - which I...assume is what is expected by foreigners - but asked for some rice and veg curry. What we got was cold rice and a some luke-warm boiled veg. A bit pathetic really ...... but the Tandoori Fish was excellent. R1,600 for a large fish, two roti, two beers and some rice / veg seems expensive in comparison to further north.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

We ate here a few times - both dinner and lunch - and it was all good. The Masala Crab was particularly excellent. At lunch time the Thali is very good value (both veg and non-veg versions).

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

We are here several times and the food was always good. The tandoori while fish is excellent and we had this a couple of times. Beer is very reasonably priced and would recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

Such a nice place for dinner. Cocktails are very good (this, we discovered later is quite rare in Kerela). The fish cooked in the tandoori is excellent and portions are enormous. We shared ours. Great views of the setting sun.Very caring and friendly staff

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 2 March 2020

Reading some of the reviews one wonders if we are writing about the same place. We were in Varkala for 4 days and were recommended this place and ate here most of the time at lunch, cocktails at sunset and meals in the evening. For...the evening meal get them to reserve a table on the first floor overlooking the ocean. The lanterns and the lack of music added to the background of the waves breaking and the breeze was perfect. This was the first stop on our trip in Kerala and we ate some of the very best meals here. The staff were so helpful in helping us choose from the menu and the ever changing fresh fish on offer.Give it a try you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

We ate here based on TA reviews but didn’t experience anything above the average. Ok fish masala on banana leaf with lemon rice and paneer tikka with chips. Waited an hour for the food.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020 via mobile

Had lunch of chicken sheesh kebab and vegetable curry and roti bread with a few beers here. The chef cooked it all in a tandoori oven right beside my table and there were tourists coming up to take photos of him cooking the chicken and...bread. I like my curries spicy so sent it back and the chef added just the right amount of spice for my European palate to it. Friendly and I will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

This is in a beautiful location right on the beach. For us this is the only positive sadly. Food takes ages to come out. We had to go downstairs to find a waiter to order extra drinks and the food wasnt great. Probably the most...disappointing we've had in Varkala. Some of our order just never turned up.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

At south beach in the beach they are into seafood but I had a decent lunch here with views and friendly staff. My friend had India meal which was good local fare.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

During our 4 week holiday in Varkala we ate at the Theeram a total of 8 times, it was our favourite and we always managed to get our favourite table upstairs overlooking the Arabian sea watching the lights of the fishing boats on the horizon...The restaurant is interesting in that it is built into into a low cliff and incorporates palm trees into its structure and has a sand/beach floor downstairs. The food was superb especially the tandoor cooked fish ( marlin ) which we had on a few occasions. A special dish was the fish basket, if you go to the Theeram be sure to try it along with a 'POP' ( beer )More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 January 2020

Ate here a few times during a recent visit - service and food was excellent and staff were always happy to see you Had a variety of food including tandoori king prawns, lobster, crab and the daily catch - all cooked exactly how you like...it - the aloo gobi was fantastic, not slushy and I had it every time I visited - breads are cooked at the front of the restaurant, piping hot and very tasty. Dal fry, pizza and omlettes were also eaten - all goodMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 January 2020

We were recommended this restaurant by a Varkala resident and liked it so much we had 3 out of 4 dinners there, which is unusual for us as we normally like to try out different places. It just had everything...first, it is located on the...southern beach (which is so much nicer and quieter than the north cliff beach). Next, and most importantly, the food was absolutely delicious. There is a huge range of fish and seafood, all freshly caught, and you can choose the day's catch from a display outside the restaurant. Our absolute favourite was the Red Snapper, which we had cooked in a tandoor, and the large tiger prawns. The masala prawns and okra masala were also divine. Service was very friendly, and Kingfisher beer is plentiful - absolutely not something one can take for granted in Kerala, where so many restaurants and hotels aren't licensed. We also found it had the loveliest ambience of all the restaurants along that stretch of coast - not too pushy, it didn't have noisy music and there was a nice breeze. We found eating upstairs to be the nicest option. We would highly recommend this place to any visitors to Varkala, and if you're staying in the north cliff it's worth the trip.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

We ate dinner here last night and had beautiful tandoori butter fish and lemon rice. Service was good. Only wish we had found it sooner.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 December 2019

I was on my own and waited one hour for a single order of curry and rice! After patiently waiting for 45 minutes I was told "food is coming". One hour later it arrived. When I asked the reason, it was unbelievable: "Staff are eating...their lunch. No one is cooking" Have you ever heard of a restaurant where the cooks take a lunch break and stop working?? Well this is the one. When I showed the manager this review, he just smiled. Sums this place up.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 13 December 2019

We had two dinners here. The fish was excellent and it was nice to see the cook in action with his tandoori oven. Good value for money!

Date of visit: December 2019
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