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Italian, Seafood, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 16 November 2019

#good food #polite staff #pricing moderately Do try their French fries & sandwich served with salad.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 2 June 2019 via mobile

Directly at the beach, it is a beautiful place for a view relaxed days in gokarna. They serve very good food as well. Accommodation is basic but ok.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I do not usually write a negative review but I felt strongly about this experience so here it is !. Staff playing very loud music late at night after all cafe customers left right outside our room - at 6am they were also shouting loudly...to each other, again outside our room . Room itself was ok, but adjoining bathroom was filthy - to the point we both decided to skip washing our teeth that night to avoid it!. It is a hole in the floor and has no sink also. Receptionist chap appeared heavily on drugs and oblivious to our unhappiness- there was a weird dark atmosphere about the place from start. We both felt this was one of the worst guest house experiences we had had so far in India - considering we have been here for over 2 months on a budget that is saying something ,we have experienced quite a few interesting places on our journey...but none with the pure lack of consideration to their guests ...like we didn't exist !. Also beware it's a long walk from the road so if you have luggage this may be an issue...however the staff did help is with this . It's about a 20 min walk along the beach into town. I hope the staff read this and correct their attitude as it's a nice location on the beach .More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

The place has good selection of dishes and the food is great with this price level! The stuff is freakigly polite and helpful! I'll use this place more often.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Horrible experience I had a booking for this place from booking.com and when we reached after a long journey from mysore in night, nobody was there, no proper lights, no front desk, no reception. One old guy was there and he didn't know English as...well, was drunk. There is no resort and this place doesn't exists. They people are making fool of travellers on the name of resort. Not recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I stayed the place for 5 days long trip, it was a awesome stay over there, very near to the city center, beach facing restaurant, amazing food Indian& sea and a very friendly and supportive staff.It was a memorable trip for me

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Gokarna for over a month. Unlike other travelers, I don't try all the restaurants to see which ones are the best instead I stick to the same 2-3 ones for a specific dish I tried and liked. I visited Surya a few...times for their nice falafel dish served in a Thalie plate. The portion was very generous. So it's excellent when you're really hungry or to share. I also tried their "Himalayan chapati" served warm and filled with apple and grated coconut! That was also very nice! I lived nearby on the Middle Beach and the place seemed always busy (for low season) with loyal returning clients.More

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The food here is better compare to the other, but lag on cleanliness. The fish he served in the hotel was good. Also the night walk around the place gives a different energy boost.

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

...Surya Cafe is a Restaurant like any other restaurant on the left and the right at Gokarna beach (exept Chez Christophe). The menue has basically the same dishes listed than any other Restaurant in Gokarna. The chef/owner might be a bit better than in other...restaurants. Everybody likes Suraya but only because there is barly somthing better on the beach, and it is cheap. Why I am giving only 2 Stars? The plates, the cutlery is always dirty, the kitchen is always a mess, the service is ultra-poor, waiting for one hour for a simple curry is normal and what is the most annoying they might have a tandori grill but the dont want to heat it up because they are to lazy. The fish from a pan is not the same like a fish from a charcol/wood tandor. others would say... thats India, thats Gokarna and thats why we are here.... thats why we love it……sorry but not me. PS: the ambient at night is horrible unless you are in love with ultra bright and blueish direct neon lighting or direct light from energy-saving-bulbs. But quite often you will lucky and they will bring candles to the table because there will be the daily power blackout.More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The best food I've EVER had, not kidding could eat the eggplant dish every single day, amazing food 😍 cant wait to get back there this year

Date of visit: November 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5