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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Rice boat Fine Dining at The perfect setting

I love this place for celebrations. We as a family cherish to go for fine dining and spend time at this beautiful restaurant set in the perfect setting. we love to watch the sun go down as we sip some mocktails and reminisce the past. this is indeed a place worth having food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
NechupadamDental
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Kochi, Kerala, India
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Kochi, Kerala, India
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love this place for celebrations. We as a family cherish to go for fine dining and spend time at this beautiful restaurant set in the perfect setting. we love to watch the sun go down as we sip some mocktails and reminisce the past. this is indeed a place worth having food.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A must visit place for a lazy lunch or for a expansive dinner , fresh catch of the day sea food cooked to its perfection the authentic Kerala way. A must visit place during the monsoon months for the ambiance.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Fantastic food with the inimitable Taj hospitality - this place is a must-go for all travelers to Kochi. Plan to stay there this time.

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Faridkot, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The rice boat restaurant was excellent and all the dishes were too tasty. Although for non vegetarians its a paradise but for vegetarians also they have a nice variety of food to choose from.

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is the pearl of Cochin, lovely sefoods and nice location. High class service. Enjoyed a lot. Highly recommend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Special location at the Taj Malabar on Willingdon Island and very nicely cooked food. We had Menu 1 (c.₹3,300) which consisted of a prawn / squid started, lobster bisque; main was fish cooked in banana leaf (they gave us an extra fish fillet cooked in a different way), dessert was a rice jaggery (?) although we asked to exchange it;... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Me and my colleagues ordered local fish which was fantastic. You should try some. One of my colleagues was vegetarian and he was more than happy with the preparations.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Its a must in kochi. Food is great, fresh and service is a 5Stars' one. Everything is delicious. Loved everything we tasted

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Riverhead, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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