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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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  • 19
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  • 2
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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
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Excellent located on waterside. Restaurant and antiques shop are together... when we finished to sneak and look through all the nice antiques ( I bought 3 pieces) the restaurant was on the right place to give us a very tasty lunch. Menu is various, everyone could find a favourite. With my best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent located on waterside. Restaurant and antiques shop are together... when we finished to sneak and look through all the nice antiques ( I bought 3 pieces) the restaurant was on the right place to give us a very tasty lunch. Menu is various, everyone could find a favourite. With my best recommendation... try it

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Lovely, quiet, peaceful atmosphere on the water. It is situated in the back of an amazing antique store. Service was friendly and professional. Food was excellent.

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New Delhi, India
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4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The food was OK, the girls liked their fish fingers. But the absolute highlight of this place is the relaxing atmosphere, overlooking the harbour.

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New York
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

At the back of a fascinating antique store, on the waterside facing the harbour is this charming rustic outdoor restaurant. The seafood is truly Kerala and superb and its a quiet place to rest after all that sightseeing. The Ginger Prawns were very good.

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Kottayam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Located right at the back of Heritage Arts antique shop right on the waterside is a quiet restaurant serving superb Kerala seafood. The service is attentive without any fuss and its a looking out at the harbour. Try the Ginger Prawns.

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3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

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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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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