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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fantastic. We have been checking out all the other restaurants on North Cliff and nothing comes close to the meal we had. I would highly recommend the fish roast; it has a meaty texture and the sauce is an amazing journey through the tastebuds....Beautifully made and I'd love to come again. Also a lovely warm atmosphere, stunning sunset view and friendly service. Top notch! 🤗More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 23 March 2024

The View from the Restaurant is Good. Staff members are always in a Hurry even though the restaurant was half filled for Lunch. The Fish Polichadhu we ordered here was one of the Worst. Fish was stale and totally wasted. Big no for food especially...Fish ... The Team members were least bothered to check your feedback...More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Lovely location on north cliff, recommended by the Lonely Planet guide to Kerala. Our food and drinks took an hour, my friend’s salad arrived first, and 20 minutes later her drink and my salad. Food was unseasoned and poor quality. They got the drinks order...wrong but we had waited so long that we didn’t say anything. Used paper cups on the floor too. Very disappointing. Greek salad was large chunks of cucumber and sweet pepper with cut up green olives and halloumi. No dressing.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Didn't serve what was ordered. Our girl couldn't eat it was so spicy, although the menu said it wasn't. My shrimps came in yummy thick sauce, very handy to hide the fact that there was way more shell than shrimp meat. Service was not very...friendly. Maybe we were just unlucky but I'll never go back with so much choice around.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024

Had a very fraudulent experience.They overcharge for fish. When you choose-they won’t say rate in advance.Paid2k

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 January 2024

Very rude waiter, he thinks he owns Varkala, very arrogant. He's the guy with tattoo on his hand. Avoid him like a plague. This places seems to like foreign customers. Indian customers are not well treated.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Great find for a late afternoon lunch on Varkala cliff. The sea food especially the fresh fish picked from the stall outside is the best. Rocky served our table and he was spot on with his suggestions and service. The only downside was a little...slow on the service even though it wasn’t the busiest time of the day. Seems to be a common theme in most restaurants in the area. Would go again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 December 2023 via mobile

This restaurant was listed by a food blogger as must visit in Varkala. During our 3 night stay at varkala recently, this was the first restaurant that we saw as soon as we entered north cliff and decided to dine in there. What drew us...to the place was the live music. Food and drinks were very good. Special mention to the Kizhi Prawns (Prawns cooked in banana leaf) and the Malabar style veg biryani. The pricing is reasonable. Service quick. They serve cocktails too but mostly rum based. Cuisine includes Continental, Chinese,North Indian and kerala. You can choose your fish from the wide variety on display. Rate the place high for the good experience .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Absolutely loved this place. We ordered from the Indian/Keralan section of the menu and it was some of the best food we’ve had in India. All of the staff here are kind and attentive and were working hard on a busy Friday night. There was...also an excellent local band playing which added to the great atmosphere. Thanks to all of the team and look forward to coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2023

Amazing place to get good fish dishes . Choose the fish and choose the dish and they bring so much yummy food to table

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

We went for lunch on saturday 2/12/2023. Worst behaviour from staff I never experienced in any place. They are most arrogant igoistic staff is there so be carefull before going there. We ordered first roti and curry for 6 members. The waiter took order and...vanished for almost 40min. So we asked another person for onion slices as he told its 50/- more. We told we are ok with that. Then after 15 minutes roti came and asked for onion he told its coming now. Then we ordered for rice items. Onions came with rice items then we told you please cancel salad because we asked with roti. Then he told only one chef is there so it came late. Then first waiter came and started to talk arrogantly. He took onion plate loudly throwed on another table and behaving like a rowdy. Still jeera rice ordered yet to come so we are waiting on table after 20 minutes. They gave the bill. This is not the way to behave with customers. They are not serving freely. In bill also they put 100 rs. More on curry. After asking he checked 4 menu book. Then changed the bill. Delayed serving almost took one hour. Everything is ok we can understand but behaviour it will be always in mind. So be carefull going here. I am afraid of this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 July 2023

Must visit for fish and other delicacies.. Service, Ambience and view are very nice ..really enjoyed the food.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 12 May 2023 via mobile

We visited this cafe on reading about it from trip advisor . This cafe has a really good feel and vibe about it . We visited it on a Sunday evening and the vibe was really amazing . The food was very tasty . The...place was bustling with people. The live music at the cafe made it even better . Highly recommended . Special mention of mr rocky , who served us and recommended the dishes as per our choice .More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 May 2023

Came here twice because the prawn and fish curries were so incredibly good. The layers of flavour to the curries was exceptional and my mouth still waters when I think of them. (Also, there were some cats running about and the staff were really nice...to them! haha)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

We were for dinner, even though we were full after super heavy lunch. We had just one fish with drink. They were having live music on Friday night. Loved the ambience. Singers were amazing too. It's on the nort cliff, since.we.went at night, so sea...view wasn't.there. But bustling street market and touristy place nearbyMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Dear Aunty, Good question but since I have eaten there your best bet is to order only a plate of one of their fresh fish or other seafood such as the Shrimps. The Seafood Platter is REALLY BIG no it is GIGANTIC!! Unless... More
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GODS OWN COUNTRY KITCHEN, Varkala Town - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

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