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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We reached there for lunch and asked the manager to help pick up dishes from the menu...his involvement was incredible as he explained some of their signature dishes from the list and described about their specialty and peculiarity...food was great and so was the experience of sitting next to the backwaters with perfect sight of ferries crossing channels...overall, a fine... More 

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Noida, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Taj and tried out all the restaurants which are all 5 star experiences. We had dinner there and I ordered the local fish speciality wrapped in banana leaves and it was excellent. My family member had the taster menu which was of 5 courses, starting from the fish and ending with the dessert which I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Resturant is rated number one in TripAdvisor and on that basis we went there although we were not staying at the Taj. After my experience I'm most surprised at the reviews apart from the bad ones. The cost is very high which was to be expected, but the food didn't live up to the hype and was average at... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We have been at the Taj Malabar three nights and have eaten at 'Rice Boat' all meals save for breakfast and dinner the night we arrived at the restaurant. It is an extraordinary dining experience. The seafood is so fresh and the preparation and care that goes into each dish is incredible. We have chosen to allow the Manager of... More 

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Wicklow
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Lovely built on the side of the hotel, like one of the boats on the backwater. Lovely Atmosphere and fabulous service. But at it's a top fish restaurant it's expensive in relative terms.

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Mumbai
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Of the many things we had there, my favourite is Chef's special Crabs & Prawns complemented by hot hot appams!

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Chennai
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19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

good food, slow service but nothing to complain as the view is breathtaking.. ask for a corner table thats by the side of the backwaters.. the dinner time is romantic with candle lights.. but not sure how much you can see outside as it will be dark by the waters..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Choose your catch of the day and taste it in different preparations. We selected one fish(dont remember name) it was prepared in three different ways. Hard to pronounce or remember the dish name but i loved the one that was served in a banana leaf. Preparation time was less than 20 mins and very friendly service staffs just makes the... More 

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lancashire England
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have had a meal here whilst staying at the Taj and found everything about the restaurant perfect. The service was faultless, yet friendly. I had the signature fish dish wrapped in banana leaves and the flavours were beautiful, my wife had salmon which was cooked to perfection with lovely green vegetables. The combination of the decor, being sat with... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The location of the Restaurant is fabulous with water all around you & it makes you feel you are literally sitting in a boat . The sea food served here is amazing with a wide variety & tastefully done Out of a show kitchen .

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Address: Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
Phone Number: 91 484 664 3000
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisine: Seafood

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