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The Rice Boat

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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Gurgaon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

For the evening, we had booked a table for two of us in "Rice Boat", where we were served with the authentic Kerala's cuisine. Variety of fish preparations with typical blend of spices were served. We enjoyed every bite of delicacies served. Fish steamed in banana leaf with authentic Kerala spices was awesome.

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Mamallapuram
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46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Its a kattuvelam (Kerela Boat ) made to rest on the banks and converted into a restaurant. Good sea food served with ac compliments. In between you are served with a Ice slush which helps you t wash down the flavor already existing in your mouth. The chef was kind enough to give us some starters so we get the... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I went here to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and we were looking forward to our visit after reading all these rave reviews about great food and attentive service. Unfortunately, we found neither. We ordered a couple of drinks, appetizers (crab & tiger shrimp), a Meen Pollichathu and a fish curry. The drinks (when they finally arrived) were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Fantastic food , service and atmosphere- 3 courses for 4 including beer/ local wine £100. see Vivanta by Taj ,Kochi review

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We recently had lunch at this restaurant in the Taj Malabar Hotel. Having been there before we eagerly booked again and took a guest who had never dined there. The food was outstanding and the service excellent. The prices were high, especially for India but we would go there again certainly.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

If you want to sample the best local fish dishes, then this restaurant certainly won't disappoint. The service was fantastic and there were several complementary dishes. Expect to pay more than your average Indian. It was a perfect setting for my wife and I.

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Berlin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We enjoyed the 5 course set menu. The food was delicious, a pleasant change from the standard fare offered throughout Kerala. Perfect location for that extra special occasion or if you are looking to impress.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is the fine dine restaurant at the Vivanta By Taj in Kochi. It's a seafood specialty restaurant as Kerala has an abundance of loot from the sea. Everything on the menu sounds delicious and once served is even better. The Chefs take great pride in their cuisine and will even tailor make requests to suit your tastebuds. Do not... More

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Try the Karimeen Pollichathu, its simply fabulous with Rice and Kerala Fish Curry. Its simply amazing. You will find a traditional preparation if you can request the chef.

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Mumbai
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We liked everything here - prawn starters, fresh fish made in south Indian and of course their service.

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