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“Well deserved the number one restaurant in Kovalam” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tandoor

Tandoor
Ranked #49 of 64 Restaurants in Kovalam
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Kovalam
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Well deserved the number one restaurant in Kovalam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Hi

It comes as no surprise that Tandoor has reached the number one restaurant on Trip advisor at this present time.

Since my last review we have eaten here on most days, be it a snack or full meal the quality of the food has been outstanding and the staff always obliging.

Last evening I had Texas steak with garlic potatoes a mix from two meals on the menu which the chef was happy to provide and also cooked simple baked potatoes in the tandoor as a special request on a previous evening.

The owner Ramesh spent 15 years in Europe in the restaurant industry and has brought that expertise back to his native country, unlike most restaurants Ramesh is constantly reviewing and revising dishes for new menus and has a passion for what he does, I have spent many years in restaurants here in Kovalam to see the same old tired menu with updated prices.

Ramesh and chef are constantly sourcing the best ingredients to use and intend to add Mexican dishes to there menu for next season as I said in my previous post it is the only beach restaurant I know to use iceberg lettuce instead of cabbage in salads.

Well done Tandoor...........

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“Excellent dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

New to us this year, the welcome says it all. They are very proud of their new restaurant & so they should be. We have visited 4 times & the food is always superb, view of beach from upper level is great with lovely breeze. Service is very friendly & attentive. Price comparable to most other good places.

  • Visited March 2012
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tammisaari
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“My absolute favorite restaurant In Kovalam, Lighthouse Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The food is varied, unique and full of exiting Indian flavors, the staff is superb, very helpful
and service-oriented and always glad. The atmosphere is clean (which very important ), stylish with not forgetting the best view of the beach.
The menu varies, but every dish I've been tasting has been excellent. My favorite dish though is butter fish (still dreaming of it when back home in Finland).
The prices are a bit above the standard prices in Kovalam Beach, but you are glad to pay of the high quality and tastness of the food, and cleaness.
Glad to have found this excellent restaurant. If you go there once it is hard to stay away.

  • Visited February 2012
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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“A very good restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Over our stay in Kovalam we ate here several times, the reasons for that, 1 the food at any time of day was excellent. 2 extremely affordable , friendly staff, good service, great upstairs view so no pestering by street hawkers when you are trying to eat and the free wifi no need for a password every day they tell you the password that can be used time after time

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“The best coffee and cappuccino in our entire Indian trip!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

we been three times to kovalam and when we saw Tandoor's cappuccino ad thought to try. We been every day since then for a real coffee and cappuccino! Try the "Tandoori pizza" which is best pizza in Kovalam!

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Thank Jarvi12
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