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Keralam South India Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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28 Clifftown Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1AJ, England
+44 1702 346054
17:30 - 23:30
00:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 12:00
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live very close in Southend conservation area and eat at Keralam often. Food is always freshly cooked and delicious. Best South Indian food we've had and reasonable prices. Don't hesitate to ask the waiter for recommendations as we've never been disappointed.

Thank KristellInSouthend
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it was my first time going to a Indian restaurant with my family the owner recommended me to have these dishes Which were all amazing. Starter: -Gobi 65, king prawn puri, squid fry and black ponfred fish fry. Main dishes: Chilli lamb, fish molly, fish biriyani, butter chicken, Gobi manjoori, paneer devillied, lemon rice, garlic rice, paratta and appam.... More 

Thank Dunnu R
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for dinner here with friends after we had been recommended this place. It was empty when we arrived but that didn't bother us. Our drinks were taken promptly and popadoms brought with a selection of homemade sauces and dips which were lovely - love the fact they weren't from a jar. Several items that I normally order (balti,... More 

Thank Catherine W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was absolutely beautiful and such a nice change from the normal Indian experience. Cook fresh and so authentic. Definitely a must if you love good Indian food!!!

Thank Teree G
Basildon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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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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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?