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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Chennai (Madras), India
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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16 restaurant reviews
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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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8 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My brother-in-law had come home on a short holiday from the US and the family decided that we should take him to a place that would at least be on par with good restaurants in America. We decided it would be lunch at Taj Vivanta, Kovalam and spotted the restaurant during a golf cart tour of the property. We sat... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Bait has a wonderful ambiance - you can hear the waves break on the sand and smell the wonderful seafood whilst you sip a cool beer. The food is excellent, even though its proximity to the Taj means it's expensive by Keralan standard. The Mussels Masala to start was absolutely delicious - one of the best I've tasted. When we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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