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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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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best kept secret at Fort Kochi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Bangalore
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 16, 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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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The setting is perfect - table on a small pier on the harbor's edge, watching by candle light as the ships go in and out. Quite the setting. Food was pretty good, and about the cost one expects - mains for 250 to 400, and grilled things up to 1000.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We dined here as we were staying in the hotel and would like to start by saying the food is Delicious.....VERY tasty indeed. The thing that lets it down is the service. The staff are VERY friendly and polite but they do not seem to communicate. Every time we dined, as we had to have breakfast here, we constantly had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We went for lunch yesterday and were entranced by the peacefulness. We sat outside under a shady palm and enjoyed a drink (no alcohol served) while waiting for our order. Me the fish curry & my wife a beef roast. The fish was in a nice coconut sauce, the beef pretty tough & dry but good flavour (we have low... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I had a late lunch here after a morning of site seeing. The staff were friendly and welcoming (I was a non guest of the hotel). The restaurant has tables by the water with a great view of the channel. It was peaceful and i enjoyed a quiet lunch reading with a beautiful outlook. Worth a lunch there if only... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I booked this place based on other reviews and pictures what I read on Trip Advisor. I wasn't totally disappointed but the view wasnt anything like how its showed here on the display picture. Nevertheless we did not let this hamper our day. I had taken my girlfriend to this restaurant to propose to her. I thought I could do... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We went there for lunch, and enjoyed the breeze, the ocean views and the food. It was a great place to escape the midday heat, and food wasn't really more expensive than other places. Only downside is that they only have a few tables with sea view that are in the shade.

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Address: Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
Average Prices: USD 9 - 11
Cuisine: Indian

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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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