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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Delightful, if pricey...

If you like outstanding seafood Kerala style, this is the place for you. The restaurant is modeled on a Kerala style longboat -- lending authenticity is that you are right on the water, with mangroves floating by. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service very attentive and low key. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
rajuv26
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Riverhead, New York
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Riverhead, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you like outstanding seafood Kerala style, this is the place for you. The restaurant is modeled on a Kerala style longboat -- lending authenticity is that you are right on the water, with mangroves floating by. The food was absolutely delicious, and the service very attentive and low key. My only salmon was with the prices...it cost my wife,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

For a great lunch , theres no other place better than the Rice Boat. The view from the hotel and the food will stay in your mind forever. The meal was authentic kerala cuisine and sea food. I will never forget the illaneer payasam dessert and cinnamon bannana fritters.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had a great meal here with my partner, we spent the best part of an afternoon in the restaurant and tried and shared a lot of their dishes. The crab gratin, prawns and saffron seafood broth were outstanding, packed with flavor and expertly prepared and cooked, however it was a shame that our lobster was overcooked (we weren't charged... More 

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Gurgaon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you stay at the Taj Malabar do have a meal here to get a taste of the delicious local cuisine.Food is great,service is good and the ambience is lovely.Tends to be a little crowded so book a table .We had asked the chef for his recos and were ably assisted in planning the couirses.Bon Apetit!

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Hampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Part of a 5* Hotel with nice outdoor area. It was some adventure for me to get there on my first night from Fort Kochin finding and using ferry and walking. Its good. No doubt. A little over the top to my taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Very good service on your restuaarant rice boat & ur waiter Anulal was excellent Praise God I am happy God bless him & the hotel

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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Have food in this restaurant, you will feel as if you are travelling in a boat. They have good spread and can enjoy having Kerala special !!

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Cochin
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Sea food is out of this world. The best place to sit is next to the window overlooking the water... Gives a feeling that the restaurant is on the move in the waters. Brilliant ambience by the TAJ guys.

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Kerala
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A wonderful, time-tested ambience, attentive service backed up by an excellent meal - ticked all the boxes for me. The service staff were able to make intelligent suggestions for the meal based on our interests. I saw that the next table had kids and they were obliging to provide them with pizza that is not on the Rice Boat menu.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The decor, fish on display, the lovely view of the backwaters right outside your window.... all add to the sophistication of the place....not to mention the almost personalized service...the food of course was good.

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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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  • 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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