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The Rice Boat

Taj Malabar Cochin | Willingdon Island, Kochi (Cochin) 682 009, India, Kochi (Cochin), India
91 484 664 3000
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Ranked #13 of 463 restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: This is a speciality Seafood restaurant within Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin. Now I have been a long time user but a first time reviewer, so i dont know if restaurants in hotels are given different tag to review on or do i need to review the whole hotel even without staying there?
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
Senior Contributor
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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Normally Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We came here for a special occasion, and are glad for it. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate us; we saw them give the same attentive level of service to the other tables in the restaurant. The service was one of the best we've had in India - courteous, friendly, professional, and unobtrusive are a few of the words... More

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Brussels
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Kochi and defines fine dinning in the region. The setting, food and desserts were simply magical. The fish and sauces were mouthwatering. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to be spoilt...

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

OK, I admit it... I was sceptical before we arrived. Kochi had some fantastic restaurants where you can eat excellent food for less than a ubiquitous Western fast food meal so why visit a 5 star hotel situated on its own for a meal? Let's get the money out of the way. Our meal for two with a couple of... More

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Bangalore, India
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I arrived at the Taj Malabar yesterday (what a stunning hotel) and decided to have a meal at their signature restaurant The Rice Boat. All I can say that this is the best seafood I have ever had! The restaurant is beautifully decorated (like a rice boat..duh!) and they have an open kitchen at one end where you can see... More

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Odense, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

wauww ... what an experience ... world class food in a world class environment. Lobster Bisque. Redsnapper i bananaleaf + curries of all kind and a dessert - coconut mousse .... A very positive evening... very friendly staff ....positive and happy chefs - see photo ... all in all ... go and experience your self...You wont regret...:-)

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Kottarakara, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The setting is a converted Malayali rice barge, brought onto land and widened into a restaurant space. Someone at Taj obviously put a lot of thought into the decor and it makes for a lovely ambience. The service was excellent. I asked about a cocktail, concerned that it might be too sweet. It wasn't, but the staff did a great... More

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Mohali, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Food, ambience and service are great. Fresh sea food sourced freshly. Service was also great. Must visit when in Kochi.

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Juba, South Sudan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This has now become of the must visit joints whenever we are in Kochi. Good ambience, View and above all good food. Seafood is a delight here and you get to choose the fish you want...amazing! Service was also great and i would rank it as one of the best place I have visited for food

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