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Lighthouse Beach | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam, India
9249986554
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Thank you knobby

Used to drink here on the way home. knobby the waiter always looked after us and we should have listened to him and eat there sooner . The food was lovely a good choice of fresh caught fish and big portions We spoke to lots of people who have been coming back for years

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Diane B
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Cardiff
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cardiff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Used to drink here on the way home. knobby the waiter always looked after us and we should have listened to him and eat there sooner . The food was lovely a good choice of fresh caught fish and big portions We spoke to lots of people who have been coming back for years

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london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I had been recommended to this restarant...and was not disappointed. We had grilled grouper and crab masala.just gorgous.everyone was very helpful and the atmosphere relaxed.we are staying at the leela hotel and would thourghly recommend this trestarant.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I visit Kovalam twice a year for holidays and eat at Kingfisher 90% of the time in the evenings. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is excellent quality. The portions are very generous compared to other places along the beach too. It's the safest place I've eaten and that's after 30 visits to Kovalam I've never... More 

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Eversley Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here three times during our trip. Once for lunch, which was simple and enjoyable. We had various pakoras. Four of us ate dinner there, and for three it was very good. Our friend ordered an egg biryani, which did not come until we were half way through our main courses. It was explained that the first eggs had... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The dishes are not great but the location - watching the sea, tourists and dining was a good experience. Rates on the upper side.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

tried promphret here which was just ok. The staff was much more absorbed with the foreign tourists that they choose to ignore us. Still, the food here is cheaper than other restaurants on the beach.

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Selby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We have eaten in the Kingfisher Restaurant on each occasion that we have visited Kovalam (6 holidays in all) and from our experience it is the best place to eat on Lighthouse Beach. Of course we have not tried every restaurant and restaurants come and go each time we return, so we could be well off mark, but we have... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Although the resteraunt is very basic (like the rest on those on the beach).the food is cooked perfectly and tastes exellent. Try the vegetable pakora to start. Beer is served in a tea mug from a bottle that is wrapped in newspaper and hidden under the table, as alcohol sales are not allowed. Fish in garlic butter is my favourite.... More 

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Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

All of the beachfront restaurants try to sell you fish dishes. The all offer lobster, shrimp, prawns and various fish dishes. The thing is they are charging well over the odds by using the old market value of the fish scam. Fish dishes are never priced but always expensive ! What a surprise?? The actual fish dock where the fish... More 

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Vienna
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Had our farewell-from-India dinner at the Kingfisher. Delicious Marsala crabs followed by Grooper (red fish) in coconut sauce. Very friendly staff, cold "coffee" - overall a positive experience, including fair prices

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lighthouse Beach | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 9249986554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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