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Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
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Ranked #38 of 544 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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!!
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East Fremantle, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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141 reviews 141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nice location and ambience (by the waterfront), and theme (ginger) but the food was a bit of a letdown, lacking in complexity and nuance. Ginger grilled fish was basically that…fish smeared with a sweetish ginger sauce, and slapped on the grill….no texture or very lacking in flavour. The ginger soda was good though and refreshing.

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went here a cpl of times food to be honest nothing too special but the location is good in shade overlooking the water and hidden away from the bustle of the Main Street

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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A very nice place for lunch. We got a table by the water (a bit wiffy at low tide), so had a great view over the waterway watching the ships go by. I had a substantial veg curry, and of course, ginger ice cream. Both were very good. Do take a look around the associated shop of old fittings, there... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Okay, so we did not eat a meal here, but if you like ginger and ice cream you will love the ginger ice cream here....really good. My wife and I happened on the place and tried the ice cream then a few days later made a special trip across town just to get some more. It helped a lot that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stopped here as we needed a break and saw a sign for a restaurant. You walk through the antique shop to find this restaurant right at the back overlooking the harbour. It's a lovely calm place, and the ginger lassi was lovely. We didn't eat here so can't comment on the food but the location is the real draw.

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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We were out exploring the streets of Cochin when we first arrived and saw all the Chinese fishing nets and the fresh fish be sold to the locals. While walking the streets we came across this place and they had a board out on the street with special of the day which were ginger prawns!! So we decided to go... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In he historic district of Jew Town, this place is a bit more expensive than nearby rivals but worth it. One enters through a long emporium of artifacts for sale before reaching the restaurant which is open to views across the harbour. We found ourselves a table by the water's edge and chose from a menu heavily featuring dishes with... More 

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

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