75 Reviews / 80 Ratings
Quality of food and service levels are deteriorating of late !
I have visited this place in the past. I feel that Quality of food and service levels are deteriorating of late ... We, group of 9 people (with 3 kids) went for Dinner today. Service was not at all satisfactory... Some of the items were very average in taste..
It was so hot inside inspite of "ACs" running... They had few isolated air coolers. But they didn't arrange one for our table inspite of our complaints.. They just kept the items on the table without basic courtesy to check if we would like them to serve.
Given today's experience, I don't think I will bother to visit this restaurant again. Not at all worth the money we spent.
Ironically they claim that they were voted to be best Kerala food restaurant in whole Bangalore. :-(
The best recommandation ever
It happened that my friend suggested that we will have south indian cuisine. There were lot of choices but I finally settled for Kumarakom and I think I made a right choice. We ordered a veg stew and nadan kozhi curry. Veg stew was good and the chicken was excellent. It had quite a good no. of pieces and the chicken was quite succulent. It had right amount of chili. The parotta with it and the appam was equally good. Overall a highly recommended place. Will definately come back for more.
I've visited this place twice and have loved it both the times. This place will change any stereotypes North Indians had about South Indian cuisine. Don't go there if you are looking out for usual sambhar dosa and Idli. Apart from the customary, everything else on their menu is lip-smackingly good! Do try their chicken stew and chemmeen roast with Appam. Take it from me, you'll order it again the next time! The service is also good. Happy eating!
Must visit place if you love kerala food
Visited the restaurant after a very long time. It still maintained the wonderful look it had before, must have taken them some pain to keep it like this. Since me and my brother were in fasting we had to go for veg dishes. We went for appam and vegetable mappas. It tasted awesome and we were just enjoying each moment it entered our mouths. Really feeling satisfied even though we had to stick to our vegetarian menu.
My boss took me to Kumarakom for the first time during official duty. At the first time itself I was totally impressed. It is one of the best south Indian cuisines I have ever had in Bangalore. We ordered Kerala Porotta and beef Ularthiyathu. It was served hot. It smelled really good. It tasted a little bit spicy but very delicious. Kumarakom is always unique for its taste, service, etc. Their service is really good with pleasant smile on every face.
KUMARAKOM was at our Office to help us celebrate Onam with a SADYA. Everything was simply PERFECT. The Supervisor Mr Joji arranged with his team of 3 an hour ahead of the scheduled luncheon. The food was absolutely SUPERB ( I know because I am a Mallu ) and the service was equally professional ( I know because I am a Hotelier). I visited their restaurant 2 days later and as I expected, the food and service was impeccable.
Congratulations KUMARAKOM :-)
Go For it Boys
Have been hearing raving reviews about this place and did visit a few times. Now I am tempted to agree and write about the hype around this place. This place really makes you feel that you are not in ghy and gives a total metro experience. The food is worth discovering with a sincere attempt to serve world cuisine. It definitely is a place that I will want to get all my guests visiting me from outside.
Cheers to the team behind Kumarakom and we look forward to many good experiences in south India.
Very very nice food . The Chemeen roast is my favourite , it makes my mouth water. The karimeen pollichithe is just yummy. The butter chicken is good.The atmosphere is very good. The biryani is good. The rates are very reasonable. The people are very busy with their job. The breads are awesome; they are crisp. Altogether it is a joint to go with your friends....
Very Fine south Indian food! Whatever we ordered was a feast for the palates. Would love to visit whenever I get a chance again. The place looked hygienic and the staff was friendly. Also, they had a separate kitchen for pure vegetarians! It's a good option for home delivery too; would recommend it's food if you're looking for fine South Indian food!
A very good place to have Kerala cuisine on any ordinary day. I was welcomed by the wonderful ambiance and the Kerala style ambiance which just made feel happy about the place. I didn't go for any starters and went straight to the main course dishes. I ordered for Kerala poratta and beef pepper fry. It took me around 20 minutes for the food to be served. But it tasted really awesome and was definitely good for the wait. But there weren't as many desserts as the main courses. There were only a few to choose from. So I ordered for the fresh fruit salad which really did not disappoint me.
Very, very ordinary. Makes me wonder what some of my fellow reviewers have been smoking to say things like "mom's cooking", "best in Bangalore", and use superlatives to describe the place.
Have eaten here 4 times, each time poorer than the last. Shockingly mediocre food, miserly portion sizes, well above average pricing, sloppy and slow service.
Especially disappointing since it's well located, and could have been so much better. I recommend a complete overhaul, and new management.
Also, what kind of Kerala restaurant messes up the basic vegetable stew? Flavorless, cold, thin with a few pieces of vegetables thrown in as an after thought. Their "specialty" Kappa Biryani is so ridiculously spiced and hot that all one can do is pick out the few shreds of beef and leave the rest of the mishmash.
I regret giving this place 4 chances to impress me. Heck, I would have settled for satisfactory.
Pathetic Place, Please Avoid
Based on the reviews, visited this place today. First of all, the AC was not enough. We all were literally sweating. Ordered for starters, took 30 minutes to get the starters. Quantity was very less for the price they charge. Except the fish fry, the starters taste was bad. Ordered for the main course. It took 45 minutes for them to serve the main course. When asked why it is taking so much time, the answer we got is that since we ordered a-la-carte, it is taking time. Taste of the main course was pathetic (I was just wondering ... how can a Kerala restaurant prepare such bad stew) . Quantity for the main course was so less that we finally had to order rice and sambhar to fill our stomachs. Meals may be good (as I saw many having meals) but avoid a-la-carte for sure. Food is highly priced, less quantity and bad taste. The service was bad too. No one even offered to serve the food.
Real Kerala Food!!
First things first - You got to be a sincere and dedicated non-vegetarian to even think about visiting this place. Don't even bother to visit if you are a vegetarian or have no experience with Kerala food. I went with my roommate to have original Kerala cuisine, my roommate also called his three Keralite friends. They suggested some authentic Kerala dishes. Needless to say, the food was awesome. It felt like specialty dishes from Kerala. Fish was well cooked, and other authentic curries were too good. The food didn't taste like restaurant food, but homemade. Surely worth trying for food lovers.
Adipolli Settings and Food
Had plans to visit this place for a long time and finally got lucky today. My friend and I had an opportunity to taste chemmen roast,chicken roast,crab chilly fry and Fish moilee to relish the items for lunch. Moilee felt heavenly. It was not just lunch but a feast for both eyes and tummy alike .
A truly South Indian restaurant. The interior is spacious and simple. The food is just delicious like the way it has to be. A must visit place if you want delicious and satisfying South Indian food. Their meals are quite filling and leaves you content. I dont know why my son is such a fan of this hotel. He keeps on asking when we will have a meal over there.
Overall the first visit was impressive
Taste - 4
Ambiance - 3
Value for money - 5
Been there many times.
Karimeen pollichathe and the biriyani is my favorite (highly recommend), and for the meals dont ever miss the dessert (paysam)-superb.
Also a point to be mentioned from my previous visit is that about their avial... Most of the youngsters hate avial including I, but kumarakoms avial actually tastes like chammandi of sorts, but it does look like avial!! Im thoroughly impressed with their ability to have turned a hated dish into a praise worthy one!!
Its a nice Kerala cuisine restaurant with pleasant old Malayalam songs playing. Feel goodalore :)
Good ambi, food
Did this restaurant last night The ambiance is very warm and homely.. The music - very nostalgic if youre a mallu! The service staff are brilliant and attentive to all my requests were fulfilled well on time, even though the restro was way beyond full!! The food was exquisite, to say the least. Food aint tested in a mallu restaurant, until youve had their beef masala.. Kumarakoms beef masala is quite out of this world!! Their mallu biriyani is also mouth-watering. Overall a very nostalgic warm place, if youre a south indian or mallu. J
Wife and Ive always made note of visiting the place whenever we drive across BDA, mostly due to their exterior look. Last night we did check-in, we were pretty hungry, so skipped straight to chicken biriyani and chicken roast. I donno if it was hunger, but the food tasted so freaking heavenly!! We made a mental note to visit the place again coming week with other family members. :)
I felt obliged to write about this restro because of the sheer taste of food. 3.2 is clearly an underrating ! All I want to say was that my team and I thoroughly had a swell time during lunch today. My fav item was shrimp roast, its the kind of item that makes you write such reviews hahah!! Also do try their idivettu chicken, you ought to like it.
When 20 of us from office went for the Onam sadya, the so called unlimited meals even charged us for the extra 13 papads(13*5) that we took, and the 4 bowls of curd(40*4) which they served us even without us having asked for it, where the curd is actually supposed to be a part of the Kerala sadya.
Food was fairly good, but nothing exceptional for Rs.250/head.
Service was HORRIBLE.
1. They kept plastic glasses, which flew away, whenever it became empty.
2. They never asked for a second serving of any dishes.
3. They asked for a second serving of rice only after we waited for long.
4. On asking for a rasam serving, they took 10 minutes.
5. Above all, even on reserving the table for 20, after reaching there, we had to wait for 1/2 an hour to get the first plate of side dishes+papad+chips served, and the last plate was served nearly 10 minutes later, only after which the rice, and dal were served.
6. Wash basin area could have been more lit, and cleaner.
Ambiance was good, but truly not worth so much of hassles.
I think my experience in Ente Keralam was much better, though the sadya charges there are on the higher side.
My first visit to Kumarakom. Im totally impressed by the experience I had.
The place was well designed. A typical Kerala style. Me not a mallu but I loved the architecture. Tried Appam and Stew as starters. Appams were really soft and the edges were crispy. The chicken stew had a good blend of coconut milk and spices, loved it. Also tried Syrian Irachi Ularthiyathu. Irachi was tender and juicy but it was a little spicy.
For main course we ordered Kerala Porotta, Tadoori Rotti, Butter Chicken, Prawns ularthiyathu( In fact the prawn was fresh, didnt have the frozen taste) and kerala chicken curry.
For dessert the only option they had was payasam, though few more items were mentioned in the menu.
We really enjoyed the dinner. Service was also very good.
Recommend this place.
Very Long Wait Time During Weekends
Many popular restaurants see a rush of visitors at mealtimes, however Kumarakom staff seem unable to manage the situation.
Last weekend when we were there, a bunch of people were waiting for tables - as the guests left and tables became free and got cleaned, the reception staff did nothing to seat the waiting guests.
Even after the empty tables were pointed out to them they did not do anything. Some people who were waiting left at that point unable to understand this unreasonable behaviour.
Kumarakam management needs to have some competent and hospitable staff manning the reception at busy times if they want to see customers return.
Home Sick?? Kumarakom :)
Always been my favorite when it comes to Naadan food. The Kerala meals here taste so genuine. The beef pepper fry and Karimeen Pollichathu is a must try. Super food with super ambiance. Even seems to be my Dad's favourite as whenever he visits me he prefers not to dine out if not at Kumarakom. Full marks for maintaining the taste :)
Good Karimeen Pollichathu
Been to Kumarakom recently. Tried their Karimeen pollichathu ...I must say it was one of the best that I ever had....it was so yummy....I packed one for my wife too.
We were 8 of us. Tried most of the menu....most of the items I liked. Heard so much about the mini sadhya. I was disappointed because it was available only on the weekends. We had to try the lunch....it was good , typical kerala rice and curries.
Must try items includes- Karimeen pollichathu, Chemmen Ularthiyathu, and duck roast....
Plz dont go this place
We went to this place with my family. I want to explore Kerala food. They dont have Kerala food what they mentioned in their menu. other food is also not great. Service is horrible. they just dump the food, they r not proper responding. staff behavior is very very bad.
I am highly disappointed
WoW a great lunch
I've been looking for a typical Kerala meal and found this place in HSR layout. I just love the food there.....went for the buffet last week. It was just awesome. I loved the kappa and meen curry. It was little spicy but really loved the preparation, a typical nadan style. The Poricha Kozhi was excellent I had almost 2 plates. I'm not sure how they manage to give so many items at not too expensive rate.
I also tried the Karimeen pollichathu as I heard a lot about the same from my friends. I was not at all disappointed. It was really special.
I will come back to Kumarakom with my friends and family for sure.
Pathetic Buffet Lunch
Went here today (Sunday) for Buffet Lunch. It was around 1.30 pm and the place was empty. We were reluctant for Buffet, but then did not think much and started with it. There was a soup which was okay. Appam, Chicken Stew, Beef fry and Fish curry were there for starters. Beef fry was extremely oily and tasted like old stuff. The main course had just Rice, Sambhar, Aviyal and a curry. There was no non-veg in the main course and all the curries including Sambhar tasted so bad and old that we were really disappointed. South Indian lunch is incomplete without curd, and I had to order it separately. They had Palada in desserts which had more of water than milk. You can get similar meals from any other ordinary Kerala hotels for 50-100/-. The so-called-buffet here costs approximately 460 Rs. Even though the place was almost empty, the service too was bad. It took more than 20 mts to get a bowl of curd, had to ask them to clear the used plates. Will never ever go here again and will never recommend the Buffet lunch.
Visited thrice..and loved it everytime
They have got it right.Straight from the ambience to the taste of the food and the rates are not high either.Me remember having lunch at their chennai branch and cribbing when the bill arrived.But this bangalore joint was a pleasant surprise.Authentic kerala food.Loved it to the core.
Food @ Kumarakom
I had been to my friends B'day party hosted at Kumarakom. I was pleasently surprised by the traditional amibience of the place....more than anything the food they served was amazing...especially the kappa biriyani, Appam and chicken vartutharachathu.....me and my friends had a great time
pricey for the quantity you get
Went there twice. Agree with the reviewers that say the decor and service are good. Food too is good.
However, completely agree with deepti-kn below. It is too pricey, especially for the amount of food you get. I left hungry after a dinner oder of vegetable stew and appam. (Order of kerala thaali for lunch was all right though)
Nice Decor and Food
5 of us on a casual team lunch on a friday afternoon. The decor is really soothing and feels like inside of a houseboat...We ordered the malabar fish curry and also the the tangy one with kokum...i think its called machhikattu...both were very well prepared with right amount of spices and a decent portion of the fish.We also ordered chicken and prawn biryani...mildy spiced and yummy. I never like the idea of restaurants advertising they specialize in a certain cuisine and the menu ends up with the usual north indian and chindese food.. But these guys seem to have the kerala stuff pretty authentic and thats a thumbs up!!!!
Overall a great food experience
Last Sunday was my second visit to Kumarakom ..I love the food. This time I tried the Mini Sadhya. It was just superb. First time Im having a hot steamy kerala rice ? tried the nadan Chemeen ulathiyathu, it was really really tasty. I recommend this dish. Also tried the home made dessert made out of Jackfruit it was my first experience and it was very good ..I feel service can improve a bit..I had to wait for 20 minutes to get a table .it was crowded .overall a great experience
Value for money 6/10.
Service wasnt great, despite the fact the place was almost empty. The food itself is bland, of the three meals my friends ordered they all tasted the same and we found ourselves hunting out elsewhere to bring some flavour to the meals.
tasty food and great amibience
I'm a regular visitor to Kumarakom....I love the ambiance( typical Kerala architecture) and the tasty food. Have tried most of the dishes. I must say Kumarakom is moderately priced (definitely not cheap)...a great place for families and have taken many of my customers there.....it's worth the money
Great place for Kerala food in Bangalore
We have been to Kumarakom many times now. Its the place to go for authentic Kerala ( Kottayam style ) cuisine.
Perfect lacy 'appams, Beef ulathiyathu, Karimeen Pollichathu, Duck Roast, Sadya with delicacies like Ayiyal, Pachadi etc and yummy ada payasam... not to forget the staple food Kerala Parottas....the list goes on.
The fourth floor hall with Kerala style architecture is perfect for parties with a lovely ambience.
Hooked: want to go back over n over n over again
If you want authentic Kerala food prepared to perfection this is just the place to go. The ambience is lovely, food delicious and hosts gracious.
We recently used the party hall at the restaurant for a family party.. and all the seasoned cooks in the family went - "mmmmmm"... and everyone just loved the ambience.
Mallu food for Vegetarians too...
Last night went to Kumarakom with my friends
..Heard about this place from my friends and read the reviews at Burrp too. Im from north and a hardcore vegetarian and my expectations regarding choice of menu was limited in a mallu restaurant. But I was thoroughly impressed with the stuff I had. As expected choice of dishes were limited
but the taste was superb
the taste still lingers in my mouth.
I had Appam(it was really soft) Veg stew, Kerala Porotta and curry made of tomato was really yummy .The friendly staff at Kumarakom explained in detail how each dish is prepared. they even took and showed us how one of the dishes ' puttu' is made. . I always heard that mallu food is not meant for vegetarians but we enjoyed our dinner at Kumarakom. Surprisingly, Kumarakom offers a lot of north Indian dishes as well especially, tandoor based dishes. The home made dessert(tender coconut delight) was a perfect delight to end the dinner.
Awesome food great ambience
Had heard a lot about the restaurant from my friends in chennai so went for dinner to Kumarakom last night.The restaurant has very hospitable staff with one of the best Mallu foods around! They have great prices and the tender coconut dessert was the best way to end our sumptuous dinner. The restaurant offers a great variety in the menu and the staff was helpful enough while deciding what to order since I am not very familiar with the dishes. The appams and the chicken dishes were excellent! Must visit for a delicious keralite food..
Love this place ...good food, good ambience
This place has never dissapointed me during my India visits. This was my first visit to the Bangalore location (which I believe opened only 2 weeks back). I am a regular at their Chennai Anna Nagar location. Great Kerala food (the mini-sadhya is a good for the vegetarians). The ambience is excellent and typicallty the host (the hostess in this case) are excellent in their recommendations and overall customer service. I think pretty much everything out jhere rocks - especially the Karimeen.
Value for money (lunch for 6 - 3 mini-sadhya's included) and a large Non-veg course...comes to around 2500. Definitely worth it
Great Christmas Lunch
Went to Kumarakom this Christmas lunch. I had been there once This time I took family. Apparently the first floor was full. The Manager took us to new floor which they opened that day. It was the terrace floo,r air conditioned, designed in Kerala style with coir and tiles with a nice water falls. I was quite impressed.
I ordered their Christmas specialties- Kada Erachi, Natholi fry, Fish Cutlet,...I must say it was excellent and some of the items I'm trying for the first time. I really enjoyed the meal. The payasam they served was too good. Overall wonderful experience
I went to Kumarakom last Sunday for Lunch. Someone told about this new place.... ..had to wait for some time to get a seat..it was packed. They managed the crowd pretty well.
I tried the Sadhya and Squid fry. Also tried Karimeen pollichathu.....Karimeen was priced little high... but it was really superb. the taste still lingers in my mouth.
They had limited choice on dessert. The payasam they gave along with Sadhya was just amazing.....excellent place....keep up the taste guys....
Yummy Duck roast
I tired the Duck roast & Kerala Porotta from this new place....The best duck roast I had since my last visit to Kerala( Alleppy) 12 years ago.....Its a nice place for families, very good interiors....apparently it was little crowded during weekends( may be because of the yummy food they serve)...some one suggested the best time to go is during weekdays....I recommend this place
I normally don't like kerala style food....last weekend my mallu friends forced me to accompany them for lunch to Kumarakom restaurant @ HSR Layout. Being a vegetarian my option was to try out the Special meals(Mini Sdahya they say....).
Post my meal I change my opinion about Kerala food. It was absolutely delicious. Served in Banana leaf it was a fantastic experience.
The best part I liked was the payasam they served after the meal. The taste still lingesr in my mouth....a great place to visit
The perfect taste of Kerala
Is it the fish, or is it the avial... or wait, it is probably the paalada... or is it just everything??? I am still unclear what part of the gastronomic trip at Kumarakom sent me walking down the labyrinthine nostalgic lanes of lush green kerala... i have to decide that everything i ate here took me to a time and place in the lap of god's own country!!! The decor is elegant, striking a perfect chord with the Chuttambalam lamps (a standard feature in temples across Kerala). It was quite crowded, though perfectly worth the wait. I ate the mini Sadhya + Karimeen pollichathu + squid roast (of course, i shared reluctantly with a couple of others...). The Sadhya was excellent with Avial, Kaalan, Chammandhi, Sambar, Pachadi, Pappadom and 2 paayasams (might've missed a few items in this list)... I was bursting at my seams, but did justice to the fresh fish and squid too :)... I should say, i will be known by name here very soon owing to my frequent visits. The staff were amicable and service as timely as the crowd could accommodate.
Good Food & Nice Ambience
Seeing Burp reviews decided to check out this place ..last night after bursting the crackers I went to Kumarakom I should tell you guys its an excellent place for mallu food ..We were a gang of 7 and tried almost everything on the menu?. I loved the Duckroast, Squid and Karimeen .The place looks beautiful its a must visit place
Good place to Go -you should try Karimeen Pollicha
My friend told me about Kumarakom and I drove all the way from RT Nagar to HSR layout. I must say it was worth every penny. I enjoyed the mini Sadya they had yesterday. The Karimeen Pollichathu was just mouth watering. I also tried the squid ularthiyathu it was too good, I packed 2 portions for my dinner too .good place to go. ( Apparently I had to wait for 10 mnts due to the rush .but it was worth the wait?
Bad experience with Onam Sadya
Kumarakom used to be a decent place with decent food and price. I used to visit the place every now and then. But my experience on the Onam day made me question all that. We couldnt prepare the usual Onam feast at home, hence we decided to head out to Kumarakom on Onam day. The place was crowded, which is totally understandable, so no problem with that. They charged Rs. 370 for the onam feast, which I thought was on the higher side, but I thought its worth if they can create the typical Kerala Onam, feast experience. But instead, what I experienced was the greed of the owner, totally disorganized arrangements and food that was completely disappointing!
We were asked if we can share a table with some others already having their food at the table - we were taken aback, my wife protested, so he (I assume it was the owner) didnt push it much.
After some waiting, he did arrange a table for us, and someone served the first course, that is a banana leaf on which very little quantity of all the items were served. We expected that those items would be served again, which is the typical 'sadya' way, but to our surprise, not a single item was served again - we had to make do with whatever little that was served initially. Similarly, even after finishing the food, no one was serving the sweets - Payasam. So we had to call someone and specifically ask for it to be served.
the 'Sadya' items were (from whatever microscopic amounts that were served) not at all tasting like their original kerala versions. I doubt it was prepared by anyone who knows traditional Kerala cooking.
Overall, we had a bad experience. We wouldnt have thought twice about it if it was on one of the usual days for one of the usual meals. But this was Onam and we wanted to have an good Onam Sadya - this place manage to spoil the complete experience for us!
A home away from home!
My lookout for the Perfect Malayalee cuisine ended at Kumarakom. Not only was I pleasantly surpised by the warm and wooden interiors, but also with the ever effervescent host. Like they have always maintained, the food is delicious and home made, taking me back to when I was a child visiting my grandmothers house, for nothing less than a sumptuos meal cooked with love. So i tried the veg meals, beef varathada, and the fish fry, and needless to say, every morsel, made me turn around to look for ammachie. So to cut it short, its a home away from home, not just with the food, but even with the ambience and the care with which they serve you! Im definitely going back
Best Onam Sadhya I ever had
I'd like to thank my mallu friend who took me this time to this new place in HSR layout ,Bangalore. I must say this has been the best Onam Sadhya I ever had. The place was so crowded, but it was well organized....I'm not a malayalee, but I loved the payasam(had 6 glasses) :)- over all experience has been really great. The restaurant has good ambience nice place for families....I recommend Kumarakom Restaurant to my friends
I dint miss my Grand Onam Sadhya this time too
This time I had Sadhya with my friends from Kumarakom Restaurant. Even though we had to wait for 15-20 mins I felt it was worth waiting for it. It was 2:15 pm when we got a place to sit. I was really surprised to see these guys serving us really hot rice from which the steam was coming. I enjoyed the hot rice with the dal & ghee 1st. All the curries were tasty ( if I am not wrong I counted 21 or 22 items for the Sadhya) & we all were very happy that they served the food unlimited (if I remember I had 4 papadams ;) ) we all enjoyed the Sadhya, even my non malayali friends too. I had been to this place before, the food is generally quite tasty, Kappa meen curry, appam stew, karimeen pollichathu are few of my fav dishes here.
Excellent food and great ambience
It was a great experience for me at this place. I donot need to go to kerala for my favourite foods....karimeen pollichathu is the best I liked. Kappa chamandi was just superb..the missing was the kattan kappi with kappa. A Great ambience...i recommend all who love good kerala food
Horrible Sadya Ever!!! @ Rs.370 bucks!!
I was so adamant on having sadya at this place that I literally asked my hubby to come down from work to take me and my father to this place. Since morning I was connecting with my relatives and other malayalee friends and discussing about Onam Sadya and was desperate to have it at any cost. Little did I know this place will give such a rude shock. We had to wait for a generous 20 minutes (thankfully they did keep some chairs outside). Then as we were led to our table my mind was full of nice avial, thoran, kalan, injicurry, pachadi, kichadi and so on and so forth (my friends and hubby have lovingly labelled me as teethapandaram as I am very fond of food). All my dreams were shattered when I saw the first serve of side dishes on the banana leaf. I couldnt even make out which was the avial. Thoran was replaced by achinga mezhukkuvaratty ( In kerala they serve this item during shradh) and there were some completely non distinguishable items. The pappadam was evidently fried in not so hot oil as it was half done!! The sambar had to be labelled as sambar as it was red in color with no taste of a Malayali sambar. The only thing authentic was the red matta rice. The payasam looked like jam ... thick and pulpy as if they have generously mixed rice flour to make it thick. For those who are reading this review and thinking on Onam this what you can expect ... then let me tell you on any normal day if you visit this well furnished well decorated place .... you will be amazed by the quantity they serve. We had appam, chicken stew, fish curry and plain rice and we found the curries were all as little as half plate. me and my hubby couldnt finish having the rice as the quantity of the curry was so less.
So this place is definitely not for those who love good food. Kumarakkom must definitely take lessons from exquisite places like Rajdhani (Gujarati marwari Cuisine), Oh Calcutta (Bengali Cuisine), Nandhini (Andhra) as to how to deliver value for money. If they focus only on money ... not many people would want to get cheated again and again !!!
We were four people from office went for lunch to this restaurant.
We thought on Onam day we will celebrate with nice food and went to this restaurant . as I understand that we need to wait since huge crowd around, we waited for 15 mins. After that we were asked to the pay full amount Rs 370/meal. They did not accept credit card saying it is not functioning. We paid by cash.
After paying the amount we were asked to sit a place just vacated and not cleaned.
We were made to wait there for another 10 mins. meanwhile, they manager asked us are you finished? (so that he can accommodate another customer). we said we have not started yet. Later they cleaned it and started the food. They told that it will be 21 item food. But when they brought food, it is very difficult distinguish between different items. All look same.We were hungry started eating. They brought very cold rice/dal/sambar/rasam.We asked for side dishes more. The server got the item in small spoon and hit on the plate. It was annoying. I felt it is very unhygienic. I switched to last item. He got butter milk and dropping in the plate with a spoon again. We were half full/hungry and somehow finished it and went for hand wash. We thought, we will at least have banana at the end. When we came back from the wash, there was different team was sitting. We walked out.
Very poor taste of food.
Extremely poor service.
I wont recommend this restaurant to anyone.
zero respect to customer