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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awesome food, superb ambience!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
ShyamaKP
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Late Night
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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mumbai
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

located on the kovalam beach in Taj Vivanta hotel, a great setting with wooden outlay. Wonderful staff. Great food options. Wide range East and west. But.....during day time it's hot and humid. They can do more to prevent insects coming on to the table. Dinner is a better option than lunch......go for it

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

An excellent ambiance and setting on the beach.... Wonderfully creates the mood to suit your personality. ... Food is excellent and sea food is beyond words. ...One can ensure that the Chef caters to your exact spice levels and personal taste bud needs of each and every guest.. A evening there is a dream come true... Simplicity is the name... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a luxury beach hotel (part of Taj Vivanta Kovalam)... Wood fired pizza is excellent and the beach ambience is perfect.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

In terms of atmosphere, location, setting, and food; this is the best in Trivandrum. Was part of a group that was looked after very well by the staff over dinner. The food was fresh and delicately textured. The service from Ms. Chayanika (and her team) was anticipatory, attentive and fleet of feet. We ended enjoying the evening to its fullest... 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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