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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I had a great meal here with my partner, we spent the best part of an afternoon in the restaurant and tried and shared a lot of their dishes. The crab gratin, prawns and saffron seafood broth were outstanding, packed with flavor and expertly prepared and cooked, however it was a shame that our lobster was overcooked (we weren't charged... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you stay at the Taj Malabar do have a meal here to get a taste of the delicious local cuisine.Food is great,service is good and the ambience is lovely.Tends to be a little crowded so book a table .We had asked the chef for his recos and were ably assisted in planning the couirses.Bon Apetit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Part of a 5* Hotel with nice outdoor area. It was some adventure for me to get there on my first night from Fort Kochin finding and using ferry and walking. Its good. No doubt. A little over the top to my taste.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Very good service on your restuaarant rice boat & ur waiter Anulal was excellent Praise God I am happy God bless him & the hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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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  • 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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