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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: 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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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
Don't miss this restaurant for lunch

It's well worth the tuktuk ride to Matancherry to wander past the spice and rice sellers to find the Ginger House. It closes at 6pm, so go for lunch and sit right by the water for their ginger prawns, ginger chicken and ginger lime sodas. Could have stayed there all day!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It's well worth the tuktuk ride to Matancherry to wander past the spice and rice sellers to find the Ginger House. It closes at 6pm, so go for lunch and sit right by the water for their ginger prawns, ginger chicken and ginger lime sodas. Could have stayed there all day!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

After visiting Jewish Synagogue, we thought this smight be a good place for a late lunch. Yet the prices were out of line compared to the other places in Cochi where we ate. So we decided on snacks and ordered fruit salad with ice cream and Banana Fritters. The food was tasty and the atmosphere nice, but it took an... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our guide took us to The Ginger House where we could not miss the every day SPECIAL dish of ginger prawns - the service was good and we thought the Ginger Prawns were very good however, half hour later my husband started coming down with an upset tummy. Either the prawns were not too fresh or maybe not cooked good... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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83 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped here twice. Once for a meal and once for a drink whilst wandering through Jew Town. The restaurant is at the very back of what could be considered an antique shop, which is very interesting in its own right...especially the dragon boat. The meal we had was one of the paneer dishes and it was jam packed full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I just stopped for a drink and snack as strolled into one of their art rooms randomly and got drawn in - but very glad I did. Sitting on the waterfront enjoying my cold drink was very pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First, it's has a very nice location right on the water front. The ambience is decent - all this has been discussed. The food? We stopped in for lunch - and were the only table getting food. We were a party of 3 - Two meals arrived way before the third did - and thus we were finished before the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Really nothing special. We sat enjoying the view when we were told that the resturant was closing and we needed to go. It was 7pm - hardly late, and maybe they should have said that before we sat down? The food was average and it was the most expensive meal in kerala. Go figure.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

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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4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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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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