Coconut Grove: Popular with diners looking for a decent, licensed curry house in the Satwa area, Coconut Grove boasts a huge range of dishes from around the Indian subcontinent, including a great range of seafood options. A view out over the city – albeit through windows that could do with a good wash – and some far-too-tasty poppodums help make this a great starter spot for a night out. The vegetable dishes, on the whole, tend to taste almost identical to each other, as in the case of the dahl makhani (which is also extraordinarily rich for the traditionally bland dish) and the mixed vegetable balti. Apart from colour and texture, the two are almost indiscernible from one another, not to mention surprisingly oily. However the shellfish dishes are superb. A karaikudi lobster masala, though not as spicy as one might hoped, is tangy, flavoursome and stuffed with generous chunks of rich meat, while the dry nadra kai kara puluzu is presented with a large bowl of deliciously sweet crabs, garnished with a tomato, garlic and chilli-based sauce. There are few places that deserves your custom more if you’ve got your heart set on good quality, at extremely reasonable prices.
Call 04 398 3800 for more information.