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“very unsatisfactory”
Review of Tharavadu

Tharavadu
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“very unsatisfactory”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

although the staff were very courteous the restaurant by itself was very dreadful.....after reading the reviews we had a different conception of the place...food had no flavour and character...presentation was bad.....looked like the cook just tried to serve us something....interiors were pretty much outdated for a 21st century restaurant even though they may say they were trying to preserve a heritage feel....we have eaten in other places in india and also abroad and i cant understand previous reviews which gave the restaurant a pretty and pleasant picture...i dont recommend this restaurant to anybody unless they do something to make the interiors better and and probably add more soul and flavour to the food....one review mentioned it was worth the money but i would say it was better to spend the money elsewhere....all in all not something worth mentioning

  • Visited August 2013
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india
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Quantity sufficient ,quality best and paisa vasool”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Ambience of a typical tharavadu ( traditional ancestral home) of Kerala.You get a two level restaurant one non A/C and the other A/C. Exquisite food -one gets all varieties -all Indian and Chinese .The best is of course Kerala Thali (non veg) and all varieties of fish.If anybody wants to try out the traditional cuisine of Kerala you can surely make a visit to this restaurant.They serve in sufficient quantity and very affordable prices.One feels like having food sitting at home...just loved it ..visit for dinner .

  • Visited March 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good & budget restaurant”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Located near PMG this is a two level restaurant (AC & Non AC ) with 3 car parking slots. Decent Kerala style food and very much on the budget side. Portions also justify the cost. Proximity to my home makes me a regular visitor to this place with family. Pretty decent ambience and can be opted for 10 pax parties with family and friends. Try chicken fried rice, mutton pepper soup, beef coconut fry and also biriyanis. Hotel serves Kerala & north Indian menu but I suggest Kerala menu which is worth trying. Serving time is 20 min from order.

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Madurai, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Kerala taste”
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Affordable price and tasty foods. My favorite items are

Hot & sour chicken soup with finger chips
Panjabi thali with Kerala Kari meen masala
Ice cream with fruit salad.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pretty Ok.”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

Tharavadu is a two level restuarant situated near PMG in a residential area. I would recommend this place, if you are looking for good Kerala Style food. North Indian and Chinese is also available but its not that great.

You also would need to know that the food is pretty spicy, so incase you are not a big fan - please do mention to the waiter.
Food I recommend is Fish Polichathu, Kerala style chicken dishes. Appams are available sometimes which is good otherwise you would need to order Kerala parathas.

On the negative side, the place looks dead and doesn't have a great ambiance. The music they play is bad and sometimes they don't even play one. You tend to wait and wait for the food to be served because of that.

Overall, its a good place to go for a change.

  • Visited January 2012
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