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1/268 Parade Road, Fort, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 6666
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 88
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  • 77
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely stay

Lovely hotel. Nice.plunge pool. Great service. Loved the wine lounge. Very good (and pricey ) resturant. Would recommend staying here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Lovely hotel. Nice.plunge pool. Great service. Loved the wine lounge. Very good (and pricey ) resturant. Would recommend staying here.

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Bath
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Tried to get a table having walked in. They said they were full because of the rain, but were rather offhand about it and didn't really seem to care. First time we have not felt really welcome in India, sorry to say.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Beatiful mix of traditional indian with an international twist. Service perfect and the wine list is great. Nothing else to add!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went there following reviews and had the degustation menu. The courses didn't work with each other. Will order a la carte next time. Good wine selection.

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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Had the seafood platter one evening and then the Malabar House taster menu on the other... really good, both polished off with a nice bottle of Indian white wine. Was only in Kochi for a week and ate here twice as the food, wine and setting is great... Service may be a slow but then again so is service in... More 

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North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nice setting for a pleasant evening, sitting in courtyard around the pool listening to musical group of flute and Tabla. Food was okay, but not outstanding, Dessert was more presentation than a tasty treat.

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Worth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We had dinner here on our last night in Kochi before returning to the UK. We sat outside listening to the live musicians on a balmy evening in March. The food was delicious including an amuse bouche. The wine was reasonably priced and once again we chose an Indian red wine which was extremely good. The restaurant was busy but... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stayed here 3 nights, breakfasts best masala dosas ever, evening meal, the sea food platter was sweet and fresh and enough for two, though we did share a starter first. Yes the service can be a bit slow, but the ambiance with the Indian music, makes it a very peasant wait. For food of this quality a small delayis... More 

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Canberra
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21 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We simply cannot understand how this restaurant has won any awards. We spent just over 5 weeks in India and during this time we had some excellent meals. However the food at Malabar Junction was very poor and the service was without question the worst we received on our trip - it was just dreadful! There were nine of us... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We arrived a bit early for lunch (11:40) so were directed to the upstairs bar, which was very pleasantly air-conditioned. At noon we moved down to the restaurant. Nice ambiance, friendly waiter / waitress. I ordered the tuna which arrived perfectly cooked, which is to say, barely cooked at all. Prices were a bit on the high side, but not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1/268 Parade Road, Fort, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 484 221 6666

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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