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“Really good and licensed too”
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Nalukettu
Ranked #1,273 of 2,062 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Really good and licensed too”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Was taken here by friends from Kerala who recommended it. Wasn't even aware that Marina Club existed until then!

Thursday night buffet was a good chance to try all the Keralan specialties, and we were very happy with the selection and quality of the food. We all ate far too much, and the fact that they serve alcohol was a nice surprise for Abu Dhabi. Large bottles of Kingfisher went very well with the Chili Beef...Freshly made Appams also really good.

Basic place, but service good and friendly - with really good food and beer, so cant go wrong. Price reasonable too - around 50Dhms per head.

  • Visited October 2013
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English first
Abu Dhabi
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251 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Love this Place”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

I absolutely love this Indian restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Perhaps the best Indian in the city and at affordable prices. The restaurant is not fancy at all but well organized with good service. The food is so flavorful and delicious. And you can get Kingfisher beer in large bottles which ads a great accompaniment to the fiery hot dishes. The restaurant fills up nearly every night of the week, and about 95% of the patrons are Indians; always a good sign. On Thursdays evenings they have a large buffet which is also great.

Everyday they have a set lunch for 18AED (approx. U$6 per person) which is deliriously delicious.

Nallukettu is in my top 2 restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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228 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 807 helpful votes
“Whiff of Authentic Kerala”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Nallukettu is undoubtedly Abu Dhabi’s most authentic kerala theme restaurant. It is situated next to Abu Dhabi Mall in the Marina Club complex.

Inside a little effort has gone into the décor to give the restaurant a bit of a kerala feel to it, though the furniture is more functional than anything else. There is the mandatory brass lamp at the entrance lobby, besides a mannequin of a traditional Kathakali dancer. The dining area also has a small live station where ‘appam’s are made. In the corner is a little bar counter which does pretty brisk business.

The main attraction though is the extravagant menu and the excellent food. Authentic and flavorful. The food is spot on. Chicken, beef, fish and prawns are served. They serve excellent ‘fish curry meals’ for lunch as well as ‘Sadhya’ which is similar to a vegetarian thali.

They serve all the standard kerala specialties and then a few more.

On the weekends, a buffet can be found as well.

Overall, Nallukettu offers an authentic and affordable dining experience.

  • Visited January 2013
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3 Thank Binu A
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UAE
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52 reviews
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“Excellent Food...always”
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Always comes back with happy mind and stomach after visiting this place which provides authentic Kerala cuisine.Consistently tasty and good food.Dont miss their "Beef with coconut","Veluri Fish fry" and freshly made "Appams".

  • Visited June 2012
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