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The Rice Boat

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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 66
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Sea Food Resturant.

Its the best sea food i ever had.They good choice of seafood and the food is very tasty.Highly recommended .

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
rogermorrison
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Its the best sea food i ever had.They good choice of seafood and the food is very tasty.Highly recommended .

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Glasgow
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The food was exciting and excellent. Atmosphere was good and the service excellent. Do book though as it fills up quickly....try the lobster bisque!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There are several " Rice Boat" named restaurants but this is the Real thing! I must have dined there over 500 times is 25 year span of staying at the Taj Malabar at Cochin (forget its gizmo name "Vivanta"). originally it was a real Kettavallum ('rice boat') setup inside the hotel. Then some genius had brilliant idea of setting it... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great food and helpful staff,my daughter is vegetarian and they went out of their way to accommodate her.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

too crowded, we did the same tour in 2007. Was more peaceful. then there were 100 boats, now more than 1000. Even traffic jam on the water. But when you go for two nights, it will be more quit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

As we were staying at the hotel we booked for dinner here after reading the previous reviews. We were not disappointed, very good food and service. We went for the set 4 course "taste of Kerela" at 2500 rps each. We have eaten in Michilin stared places that would come second to this place for the quality and taste of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food selection and preprations were simply supurb. Though little expensive, but for the the service and taste, that is ok. Loved the food/

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England
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very relaxing overnight cruise with fantastic food . Crew were very nice ,even had a four poster bed in a suprisingly large ensuite bedroom.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The kerela style fish wrapped in banana leaf is a delight for the taste buds! Unfortunately not a place for vegetatians...nothing to offer

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Manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The chef Karathik and Rashid with manager George run the place like a Michellin star restaurant. Say no more. Very appealing to the Palate of the well healed and those who wish to educate their palate

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?