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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Very good seafood restaurant

The seafood in this restaurant was very good and fresh and they prepared the seafood the way we asked them to. Very nice service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The seafood in this restaurant was very good and fresh and they prepared the seafood the way we asked them to. Very nice service.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you like tablecloths, high end service, delicious seafood, impeccably clean restaurant, you will love Rice Boat. It is also one of the few restaurants that serve alcohol in the Fort Kochi area - hard liquor can only presently be served at 5 star hotels, and Rice Boat is located in the Taj - Malabar hotel on Willingdon Island, Kochi.... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

When you go to this restaurant you know what to expect in terms of cost. However, when you pay a premium amount you would expect to be served along those lines as well and that is where it went missing for me. The food was great, the service was just fine and the ambience was great as well. If you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sorry to be a spoil sport here, as this is currently rated as #1 in Cochin, so I must be in the minority with my review below, but isn't one supposed to be honest? 1. Yes, it is charmingly decorated, with a nice ambiance, looking over the water. But, once you get to 6,45pm, you won't see that view, as... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We came here for our last dinner in India, and what a meal that was. Everything that was served to table was amazing. From the crab soup, to the grilled lobster, from the bread to the home made chocolate. It was very pricey, around a 100 USD for 2 people but worth every penny. Please note that the restaurant sits... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Went to Rice Boat for breakfast and was delightfully surprised! Few restaurants have a truly unique buffet offering - particularly ones where there are a significant number of business travellers. Thankfully Rice Boat is an exception. There were subtle and in many cases unique changes to traditional recipes that made the meal special. For example: Pancakes and Honey had a... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We went to the Rice Boat for lunch when we were visiting Kochi as part of an around-the-world cruise. On the advice of the waiter, I selected the sampler of local cuisine. Quite simply an excellent meal, three different types of fish done three different ways (tandoori, in banana leaves, in coconut milk). The restaurant also had no problem deaing... More 

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Kerala, india
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The rice boat serves some of the best sea food delicacies in cochin and top up with the very best of wine collection and an ambience that is incredible. To sum up, you need to experience it to feel it. Reservation is a must....

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Woking, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Enjoyed the tasting menu but couldn't finish it as there was too much food. Wish we hadn't had so many sandwiches at high tea!

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We had the dish that features three different preparation styles. Excellent! Very attentive service and a good wine list ( remember wine is very expensive all over India)

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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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