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All 44 Kovalam Restaurants

Kingfisher

Lighthouse Beach | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam, India
9249986554
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Ranked #10 of 44 Restaurants in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We only ate here for lunch but found the food and service good, if I was staying in the lighthouse beach area I would have returned.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This strip feels a bit like Feungirola without the nightclubs or Puerto Banus without the sports cars. Full of Europeans, which is okay, but avoid the dishes which have no prices or state "daily market price" (generally the fish / seafood options) as these tend to cost the same as you would pay in the UK and are pretty average.... More

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Alnwick
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23 reviews 23 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had pakoras & they were delicious but mostly we just sat, soaked up the view & drank refreshing lime soda & beer. Most of the customers seemed known to the staff, who were friendly & helpful. It seemed like a place that people returned to a lot: we went four times in 3 days! And a huge bonus the... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We ate here on our last evening after having read the reviews. Service was OK, we chose a fresh snapper (fish) from their iced display and had it simply grilled with some garlic and butter. It was great, spanking fresh and tasty. Lobster is available but at £30 per Kg we gave it a miss.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Used this place a couple of times. Great food, great value and super staff, in particular Johnson, really nice guy. Lovely clean toilets and a great atmosphere in the restaurant. Do give it a try, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Yes indeed, what is the secret of their success? Probably very simple: good fresh fish and sea food, competent and experienced kitchen staff, friendly service, and very fair prices. From an excellent Kingfish fillet, grilled to perfection for 300 rupees to fantastic jumbo prawns for 900 rupees there is truly something for everyone at this first-class fish restaurant. Another important... More

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Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Ate at this rest for most of my meals. Simple rest with great food and an awesome wait person. Mr Mohan who works there was such a nice person. Always so polite and smiling and giving us great advice on food and even discouts. You can prob get a 500 rupee off a plate of tiger praws here compared to... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

We went to Kingfisher after Reading the great Reviews. We had Crabs Kerala-Style, Prawns Masala-Style, Calamar in Butter and Garlic aswell as some Naan and Kerala-Bread. The Restaurant also offered us some Fries and a tasty fresh salad (which i ate and my stomac hadn't complained so far...). The Food was fresh, excellent, fingerlickin' good and spicy. The prices were... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I went for a meal here with my wife during my holiday in Kerala and would recommend this place. The staff are very nice and the food is flavoursome and fresh. We both ordered the Mulligatawny soup which was nice and not too spicy. We then ordered Jumbo prawn fry and Chicken Kadai curry. Both these meals were delicious and... More

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Bangalore, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

The non-veg and seafood here is fresh and delicious. I ordered Chicken Masala and my wife ordered fish wrapped in a leaf and both of us enjoyed it a lot. The vegetarian food here is average because I tasted from other friends who ordered Veg gravy and Roti. The portions of the food here are good and we ordered more... More

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