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Arca Nova Restaurant ( Fort House Hotel)

Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
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Ranked #172 of 534 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Price range: $9 - $11
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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83 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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London
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

this is not the cheapest restaurant in Kochi but its outside terrace is lovely and the food was delicious. The restaurant is now named the Fort House restaurant (not Arca Nova) which could be confusing to find when the street lights go out - as they frequently do with the power cuts in Kerala.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We've been in the restaurant two times and both of them the food has been excellent, I would definitely recommend the Tuna Pepper. The food is very tasty and not so spicy making a great combination! It's a bit pricey compared to other restaurants in Kochi but worth the extra bucks. The service is a bit slow but worth the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

sitting by the backwaters in open, the ambience was lovely. Food was nice but service was slow. Just one waiter attending to everyone. The place looks beautiful but they need to put more staff at teh restaurant

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

We discovered this as an alternative to the very pricey restaurant in our own hotel - liked it so much we kept going back. The setting on the jetty is lovely at night, the food tasty and good value and we were very well looked after by the charming Anglo Indian hostess who also told us a bit about her... More 

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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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