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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
great location and ambience on the waterfront

The Ginger and lime Soda was a really nice start to the meal, we were in a large group which made the service slow but the food was worth the wait. The quality of the ingredients and taste of the spices was just right for my western palette and I definitely recommend the ginger ice cream! A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Coventry, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Ginger and lime Soda was a really nice start to the meal, we were in a large group which made the service slow but the food was worth the wait. The quality of the ingredients and taste of the spices was just right for my western palette and I definitely recommend the ginger ice cream! A bit more expensive... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent service with a view over the water. We had one meal with was enough for the two of us and some delicious ginger, lime drinks.

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UK
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Our guide recommended this place and we werent disappointed. The Ginger prawns were lovely along with ginger lime/soda - very refreshing and a ginger ice cream for afters. Interesting/quirky place on the riverside. Very reasonably priced

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Non existent service unless you're a well-healed Indian - our waiter seemed to think it funny that we'd like a menu and then all our main courses at the same time. They'd run out of ginger chicken (their signature dish) and anything involving fish. We gave up eventually, especially as when our first chicken dish turned up, it was all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

That ginger ice cream was awesome, and found an excellent collection of antiques, especially that sculpture of lord Shiva and the entrance of a traditional house...

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Pretty view in a quirky setting. Nice food especially fish, seafood and their homemade ginger ice cream..simple food but reasonably priced. clean kitchen and facilities.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We only ate here as we spent about an hour in the massive antique shop it is attached to....it's like a maze and has fantastic old artefacts to see which is well worth a visit and there was no hard sell at all. It's more like a museum. We sat and looked over the river ......food was okay, nothing special... More 

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East Fremantle, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A good place to try something different, relax and sit by the water. We had a ginger lime soda which was delicious but very overpriced. For lunch we ate local -cheaper and better.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

If you are a ginger lover , then this place is highly recommended. Ginger Lassi was quite a surprise and the service was excellent. It is advisable not to sit very close to the water front as the bad odour from waters can spoil your food experience at times.

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Melbourne, Australia
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72 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The hype was everywhere and we went. The plus point is that it is on the river and watching the ferries pass by was fun. The low points were the tasteless food and the stink from the river! There are better places to check out.

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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

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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