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Arca Nova Restaurant ( Fort House Hotel)

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Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Fort House's waterfront restaurant Arca Nova, offers a soothing ambience...
Fort House's waterfront restaurant Arca Nova, offers a soothing ambience generated by fresh sea breeze and gentle sounds of water lapping against the pier. The restaurant serves seafood specialty dishes that are the hallmark of Kerala Latin Christian cuisine. The resaturant offers also a variety of very good quality Italian and Portuguese food.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Christmas Eve Dinner

Its was very good atmosphere with good food especially the parota was good. Please call and reserve table so that you get good location with view. Our dinner was filled with awesome view of sunset. You should try this for an overall good dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
nathari85
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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the view from the pier which can seat about 40. While the prime tables were booked out even at 6pm, we had a nice view of the vembanad lake, activity in the backwater & of native birds Quiet & away from the crowds at Fort kochi, their Portugese fish, prawn fritters & calamari with garlic were yummy!

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its was very good atmosphere with good food especially the parota was good. Please call and reserve table so that you get good location with view. Our dinner was filled with awesome view of sunset. You should try this for an overall good dinner.

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Thank nathari85
Portland, Oregon
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137 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't intended to eat here. The restaurant we had gone to was closed or not to our liking, so (hungry) we ended up here. We were warned by the host that there was no alcohol, which was to our liking. (We don't drink.) And there were vegetarian options. The only people eating here were upscale Europeans, which was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited for dinner after seeing it in the Lonely Planet guidebook. On arrival we were blown away by the beautiful setting and lovely hanging lights. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive too. The restaurant was quiet when we were there and made for a lovely romantic setting. Would definitely recommend.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

The Pepper House was closed and so we wandered into the Fort House Hotel for some light lunch. The Hotel was well laid out and welcoming and we stopped by the sea for our snacks at the area nova restaurant. We ordered the ginger and soda, the chicken wings, roast cashew nuts and cheese omlettes...what seemed ordinary was made extraordinary.... More 

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1 Thank ESVincent
Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a must visit restaurant in Cochin. This restaurant is located in Fort Kochi, 45 mins away from Cochin. Take your dear ones for dinner and they will love the food and the breath taking view. +ves: View, View, View.. Food Pricing -Ves: Nothing

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Reliably excellent Indian food and helpful staff. We could not find anywhere we preferred in Fort Cochin. And it was excellent value for money.

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Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food here is decent enough but it scores highly on ambiance and views. Being vegetarian cannot comment on the seafood fare but the veggies were good. The view in the evening is worth the little less tasty food!

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Having looked up Arca Nova and good reviews on Zomato, we drove up & down a few times the Kalvatty road in Fort Kochi, which overlooks the picturesque Chinese fishing nets and expanse of the harbor ... but didn't manage to find this place. Finally realized it was tucked behind "Fort Cochin Hotel" and "Seagull" .... however the 30 min... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 9pm, having booked earlier in the day. We had a prime table by the water. In spite of several previous reviews, we had good service. The fish molee was good and the spiced figs with vanilla ice cream was tasty too. I suffered no ill effects after, unlike a previous reviewer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 11
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Fort House's waterfront restaurant Arca Nova, offers a soothing ambience generated by fresh sea breeze and gentle sounds of water lapping against the pier. The restaurant serves seafood specialty dishes that are the hallmark of Kerala Latin Christian cuisine. The resaturant offers also a variety of very good quality Italian and Portuguese food.

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