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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Nice restaurant

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 !!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
SendilKumar
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Chennai (Madras), India
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  • Scenic view
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Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

After returning from visits to several northern India cities my wife and I decided to eat one last meal on land before boarding our ship docked in Cochin. We'd heard that a hotel at the end of the island where were docked had a variety of small restaurants and decided to check them out. The Rice Boat is the nicer... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

My experience was really food from Heaven's kitchen.Breakfast.I have never tasted Appam with egg ang gravy -melt in your mouth.Seafood buffett-glorius!Embience-one is literally out of this world.A True-Rice boat attached to the main building-one is stepping into a entirely different space and age! You cannot imagine the serenity of the back-waters when by day it is a water HUB.Good food!... More 

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New Delhi, India
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163 reviews 163 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This establishment is attached to the Vivanta Taj hotel, and provides fine seafood dining by the harbour in a calm and comfortable atmosphere. The menu is pretty expansive, and offers a wide range of dishes so you really have to read through the menu before choosing. However, the food section is dwarfed by the wines on offer which are all... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The Rice Boat is in the Taj Hotel in Kochi and situated right on one of the famous back waters of Kerela. They have an extensive menu but unless you know exactly what you are doing I would ask for the chef's suggestions. I was in a party of 10 with various likes and dislikes. The chef produced a starter... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Value for money, best seafood and very nice location. This restaurant is belongs to taj group of hotels. The food here is very very delicious so there is no better option

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

No doubt was once considered as a high end seafood restaurant however with the passage of time and market competition more eateries with better quality food and value for money are now available

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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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