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Vivanta by Taj - Kovalam, G.V. Raja Vattapara Road, Kovalam | G. V. Raja Vattappara Rd, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 527, India
+91 471 661 3000
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breathtaking ambience...good food...great service

We had visited Bait for lunch...the food was delicious ...the ambience makes it even better. Service was just befitting the place...professional yet in rushed in a good way..giving you time to enjoy each dish and soak in more of the beautiful beach... Jeevan was extremely helpful and even took care... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
AkankshaJaiswal
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great view, but you can visit any shacks in Kovalam for same experience. Food is not great. Courteous staff. Not worth the money.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good ambience but terrible food. Visited the restaurant because it was rank 2 on trip advisor back then. Being a seafood restaurant the least you can expect is them to serve fresh fish especially for the high price we pay! To top it all ended up in the hospital with a food allergy.I have eaten all types of seafood all... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had visited Bait for lunch...the food was delicious ...the ambience makes it even better. Service was just befitting the place...professional yet in rushed in a good way..giving you time to enjoy each dish and soak in more of the beautiful beach... Jeevan was extremely helpful and even took care of our baby so we could enjoy our food...all his... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Though the food is only average, the beauty of the location will compensate for the rest of any negatives. Lunch time is rush time, limited options for vegetarians.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

yeah the nature of this beach side restaurant is awesome...the real beauty of kerala..its variety that welcome drink is 'rasam' ...food is good but the beach side nature is mind blowing....somebody pls suggest me which one is the best restaurant trivandrum for seafood...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Thoughtless construction. What with all the beautiful ambience waiting to be exploited! The buggy ride is the only interesting part. Food is no value for money. You get much better food for much less price with a great view of the Arabian sea, many places elsewhere, in Kovalam. If luxury is what you are looking for, try the Leela Kovalam.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at Bait during one of our recent trips to Trivandrum.. The view from the restaurant is spectacular.. brilliant ambience.. The food was delicious too.. We tried lobster here for the first time and absolutely loved it!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Located between the lagoon and the sea. Nice spot. Came for Valentines. The seafood wasn't gourmet and a little repetitive for example the starter was prawns and fish and the main course was prawns and fish. It was a set menu at 5000 rupees per couple. Would I go again, probably not.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Ate here on 22.11.14 I always tell my wife, how I want to eat by/on the beach. Well during our trip to trivandrum she made my day(actually evening)..!! She took me to Bait at Taj Kovalam for dinner. While Taj Kovalam property is located behind the lagoon, this restaurant is on the other side of the lagoon, on the beach.... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Ambience Truly the view is awesome, it's situated in the midst of Arabian Sea and kerela back water, lush green in the mid, well maintAined surroundings. Restaurant Mainly made out of wood, nice table chairs, cushions,well lit to make you feel relaxed. Staff Very warm, hospitable, caring, I asked them to make special arrangements for my wife's bday, they did... More 

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Address: Vivanta by Taj - Kovalam, G.V. Raja Vattapara Road, Kovalam | G. V. Raja Vattappara Rd, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 527, India
Phone Number: +91 471 661 3000
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Vivanta by Taj - Kovalam, G.V. Raja Vattapara Road, Kovalam | G. V. Raja Vattappara Rd, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) 695 527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
  • Phone Number: +91 471 661 3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

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