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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Choose your catch of the day and taste it in different preparations. We selected one fish(dont remember name) it was prepared in three different ways. Hard to pronounce or remember the dish name but i loved the one that was served in a banana leaf. Preparation time was less than 20 mins and very friendly service staffs just makes the... More 

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lancashire England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have had a meal here whilst staying at the Taj and found everything about the restaurant perfect. The service was faultless, yet friendly. I had the signature fish dish wrapped in banana leaves and the flavours were beautiful, my wife had salmon which was cooked to perfection with lovely green vegetables. The combination of the decor, being sat with... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The location of the Restaurant is fabulous with water all around you & it makes you feel you are literally sitting in a boat . The sea food served here is amazing with a wide variety & tastefully done Out of a show kitchen .

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Of of the best sea-food meals we had in Kerala. The staff is very attentive and courteous. Food is fresh, very well thought & prepared. Authentic, aromatic and full of local flavour. Don't miss the opportunity. Ask for the catch of the day and have the chef prepare it how you like it. Mop it with appams and wash it... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is a fantastic dining experience, You can choose your fish and it is cooked in the most delicious way. The restaurant staff are very knowledgeable and helpful. The flavours are exquisite.highly recommended.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Located in one of the most beautiful locations overlooking the Arabian sea, this is one must have experince. Purely for sea food lovers, there is a good variety of dishes. We had meen pollichhathu which was out of the world. Very expensive since this restaurant is part of Taj Malabar Kochi.

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a sea-food speciality restaurant. Prior reservation is required. Loved the food. Portions are large, so order with care. But food is very tasty.

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New Delhi, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Rice Boat is situated right on of back waters of Arabian Sea. The view is amazing with small ships and steamers passing by. Being a pure vegetarian I could not taste the food being sea food only available there but the people having food there were smiling and seemed happy (sic).

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

One of the best chineese, oriental Cusine available in Cochin. The decor is sober. The staff are friendly and courteous. Yes, it is a pretty expensive restaurant being part of the Taj Malabar Hotel. Have been here many times never had to say that I have had a dish that was not good.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

An absolutely beautiful setting of the Hotel, the Restaurant gives very classy looks compared to the other two Restaurants. The food was delicious and service nice and the staff very accommodating

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Address: Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Phone Number: 91 484 664 3000
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisine: Seafood

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