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Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is...
Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fancy waterside restaurant better for ambiance than food

This upscale restaurant (i.e. pricey food) is located in Jew Town, Kochi, near the shops and synagogue. It has a lovely entrance with antiques and shopping (as well as a massive traditional Kerala race boat) which sets a nice atmosphere. You step through a small doorway into an oasis on the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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129 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This upscale restaurant (i.e. pricey food) is located in Jew Town, Kochi, near the shops and synagogue. It has a lovely entrance with antiques and shopping (as well as a massive traditional Kerala race boat) which sets a nice atmosphere. You step through a small doorway into an oasis on the water with wood tables and even a wood-plaque menu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good lunch of ginger shrimp and ginger lime drink looking out at over the water. Only thing missing was a nice breeze. The antique stores adjacent to the restaurant are chock full of interesting furniture and building materials and an impressive 100+ foot long canoe like boat.

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Thank Sarah M
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice view, comfortable, good food, but a little bit expensive. It's a nice place to stop and have a drink while walking through the jew town of cochin .

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Thank zen k
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Cochin for 6 days and ate here twice. Lovely restaurant with very nice staff. I recommend the Cauliflower Au Gratin, it was superb! Also it's right on the water, great view.

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Thank NatalieMAus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to walk through an antique yard to get to this place. It had a compact menu. The ginger lime soda was very good. When you are busy shopping in this area it is a welcome pit stop to recharge your batteries

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is lovely at is at the back of a gallery. The restaurant it's self over looks the river. The food I had was nice and very tasty. But the food I wanted on the menu was not available. The menu is small and I see that as a good sign.

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MK
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and found the place to be lovely. The food was great and the service attentive. Would recommend.

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Thank Rachel L
france
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very pleasant peaceful waterside restaurant, and it's fun walking through the shop/museum and seeing what's on offer. We came for ice cream, ginger of course, and it was really excellent. A lovely refreshing break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking around we spotted this place, looks more like a shop or museum you must WALK IN long long snake boat which is so cool, watch your head, low door threshold as you make your way back. Surprise a pretty restaurant along the water, colorful cloth ceilings and great heavy wooden tables and chairs. We ordered, prawns, drink assortment,... More 

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Sydney
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

After much walking we stopped here to have ginger lassi which was delicious and refreshing. It was relaxing to sit and look out at the water, and the antique shop attached to the restaurant offers an interesting display.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 484 221 1145

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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