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“Terrible food and even worse service”
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Nalukettu
Ranked #1,202 of 2,214 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We had the misfortune to step in for lunch last week on a working day. We, a couple, had eaten there a couple of times previously and felt each time that it was going downhill. This time around we realized the extent of the depths to which it had sunk. We asked for a "fish masala" with kingfish along with chappatis. The dish when it arrived made us feel they the chef had a personal grievance against us as it was terribly "chilly" hot. We enjoy our food spicy but this was completely beyond edible. It may be that the beer lovers in the place may enjoy it raging hot, but We certainly did not.
I am sure that I will NEVER be back

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2  Thank WannaBvagabond
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

The restaurant was good during 2008 till 2011. I have visited the hotel with family last weekend and the experience was terrible.
1. Drunkards are allowed to site near family area.
2. The attitude of drunkards towards ladies is unacceptable.
3. Restaurant staff is using the same toilet of Customers.
4. Food Stuff is delivered through the same entrance door of restaurant where customers are using.
5. Parking is paid, which is at unacceptable rates (30 Dhs).

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3  Thank Adarsh81
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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.

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1  Thank Voight-Kampf
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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.

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2  Thank Maninasuitcase_10
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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.

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3  Thank Binu A
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