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Keralam South India Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
+44 1702 346054
17:30 - 23:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 12:00
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant since 2004 when it 1st came to Southend. Being a South Indian myself, "Keralam" restaurant is the next best place to eat than cooking it at home. The food is light/ healthy and delicious. There is a good range of dishes to choose from and you will be spoilt for choices. As Kerala... More 

Thank nb130539
Hockley, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went because they do specifically south Indian food. We have visited Kerala and liked idlis, dosas and appams when there so were pleased to see these available here. The food here was very good but the decor is more like a cafe than a restaurant. We suggested they had some photos of Kerala on the bare walls. The hand... More 

Thank exfordy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The real taste of South Indian cuisine. My wife and I and our two sons went to Keralam last night quite late after a show in town expecting to be to late for service but were seated and eating in no time. Great finish to our evening, all the dishes were excellent and service was prompt and pleasant. We have... More 

Thank supaksa
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Brilliant food after a tiring day on the beach authentic Asian food. Very good services and yummy food the paratha is soft and authentic

Thank Bharathy80
Rome, Italy
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As noted by other reviewers Keralam is not just quite the same as all other Indian restaurants. In my mind it is better as they have a very artisan approach to cooking. So much of what they do is home made, to Kerala recipes and is so much better for it. Thecstaff are humble and helpful to a fault but... More 

Thank Boab64
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Basic décor and not much atmosphere but the food is not typical 'Indian'. A bit lighter and more fish dishes. Very good food and takeaway delivery service.

Thank Trevbro
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Waiter was very nice and helpful recommended a very tasty vegetarian starter👍 mains all come out very nice! Spinach chicken was delicious so was the chilli chicken! Food and drink was reasonably priced! Only downside is it the decor looks a bit like someone's living room! But food was great !

Thank Ben S
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This lovely little restaurant has a wonderful and varied menu.The beetroot dish and the spinach were so tasty and the garlic naan is light and crisp. I cam here a few months ago and was not so impressed but on this latest occasion the food and service was faultless .... A rare little gem of an Indian restaurant in Southend.... More 

Thank Carolyn D
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Short walk from the pier this restaurant serves south Indian dishes lunch and dinner time. Easy reach from Essex university. Tasty food.. Needs improvement on the service. Portion size can be better.

Thank MJoshi1982
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

A very dear departed friend Karen introduced me to The Keralam over 10 years ago. South Indian cuisine offers different menu choices that are truly delicious and bring your taste buds alive. I love the South Indian spices and Fish dishes. I've honestly enjoyed every dish i've had and have taken many friends there over the years so they too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
00:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
00:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
00:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:30
00:00 - 14:30
00:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 12:00
00:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 346054

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?