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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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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 119
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  • 28
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  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Fishing and Rice Boat

Rice Boat restaurant serves you superb sea food-menu including Soup, Salmon, Prawns, Fish with a variety of rubs and marinades .

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Dipak P
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Daman
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Ashland
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't see on other reviews for this restaurant that it was located within a Taj hotel property. The ambiance was naturally very nice. We went for lunch but they only had buffet for about three times the cost of other restaurants in Fort Kiochi We opted to not eat there

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Daman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rice Boat restaurant serves you superb sea food-menu including Soup, Salmon, Prawns, Fish with a variety of rubs and marinades .

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Thank Dipak P
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to the Rice Boat would be an authentic experience in Kerala food.. It is famed for its cuisine and rightly so under chef Karthik. I was part of an avatar of chef Thomas who erstw brknf for z SSRAO hile had looked after the Rice Boat. He has brought an infusion into the wonderful menu. He is experimenting.... More 

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Thank Arshad H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in India and we could not have wished for a better meal or venue. The food was exquisite and the service comparable with that of any top London restaurant. It's some years since we last visited India and we have been impressed with the quality of Indian wines. So much better then we remember.

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Thank jbgs88
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129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service, presentation and food were fitting of a 5 star establishment. We went with the chefs recommendations and it was faultless. Having not had a decent coffee in 2 weeks, the espresso was to die for. We had prawns, calamari and red snapper 3 ways, delicious. Service was impeccable.

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Thank ManicDepressive
Gurgaon, India
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kerala cuisine fine dining experience. A meal for 2 with a couple of glasses of wine will set you back by INR 12k for sure. I prefer to go to such a restaurant at lunch for the views across the Kochi Harbour. If lucky, could also get to see some dolphins in the Harbour waters.

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Thank KumarD101
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious traditional Keralan cuisine; every course was as good as the last! Taste and presentation both brilliant. Wonderful ambience and lovely staff. Couldn't fault it if I tried.

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Thank Dippiyt
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

6 of us visited for dinner and the chef made us a customised taste of Kerala tasting menu. The food was absolutely outstanding. Easily the best food we have had during our stay in Kerala. On top of the quality of the food, the ambiance was lovely, with views out onto the water, and the staff were very attentive and... More 

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Thank france5ca
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We visited the rice boat with family. The spaces are limited and would be worthwhile making a reservation as it is a 30 minute drive away from the city. The ambience is superb- with wonderful views to the waterways. We ordered the chefs special for the day. The service was just great- kudos to Mr George and his team!! Entree... More 

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Thank NiteshRao
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We find here on our last evening staying at the Taj and it was perfect. We chose the Kerala tasting menu and every course was outstanding. The service and the ambience made it a memorable evening. While it was convenient for us to dine here as we were staying on site, I'm not sure that it would make sense to... More 

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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: Indian, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Saturday
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?