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G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 471 2481 123
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation...
The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation buildings. Unlike many other eating places in the area it is lavishly furnished and as it is on the upper floor of the building with open sides the gentle breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps you cool when dining, although there are also numerous ceiling fans to do this should there be no breeze. During the day enjoy the open, uninterrupted view across the bay and beyond and in the evening relax and watch the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes - Indian, Chinese and European dishes are available, and all meals are freshly prepared when ordered. The chef will cook each meal according to your personal taste - let the waiter know when you place your order how strongly spiced you like your meals and our chef will cook the meal to cater for your own preference. Our advice if you are not used to eating spicy food is to allow a few days to let your body get used to Indian cuisine by starting off with mildly spiced dishes and gradually increase the spice content until you find the level of seasoning that you like. Sea food is obviously a speciality here and lobster, mussels, prawns, tiger prawns, calamari, snappers, tuna, butterfish and searfish are often available (depending on the day's catch of course). If you like you can personally select a fish from the fishermen's nets on the beach in the morning which Sanal and his team will be happy to prepare for your lunch or evening meal.
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Listen to the sea as you eat your excellent meal!

Excellent food, great COLD drinks, just the place for dinner after a long hot day. The seafood is especially good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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San Juan de Alicante, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent food, great COLD drinks, just the place for dinner after a long hot day. The seafood is especially good.

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

H..i if you stay here in this property then its a must you have gotta dine here. The only food that's good here is south indian food.. Dosa,Idly etc.. are tasty but one cannot travel to these places to have those ....since you have got better places for these authentic foods.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The same spot the same build the same everything. We came here a decade ago and were happy to see things remain the same here as in on many of the original places in Kovalam. The food is good the service he same and still just as hot to sit indoors.best spot is top of the building. Careful not to... More 

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Fife
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at the hotel here, we eat here quite a few times. Didn't matter what food we ordered it was always amazing, couldn't fault it atall. We would eat on the wall facing the sea or stayed up on restaurant which also looked upon the sea!

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singleladyguest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

excellent location on sea wall! Have had lunch here twice now and all food very good and staff very friendly too!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food was pleasant - fish tikka masala and grilled fish. This was one of the few place where we had leftovers. The food was OK, although we've had better. The food also has to be brought a long way from the kitchen to the seawall. This part of the seawall is more open so you don't get the feeling... More 

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Wittersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Third year at this restaurant and still rated very highly by the two of us. King fish to die for. Certainly looking forward to our fourth visit to the region.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Of all the restaurants we've eaten in the Blue Marlin we had this evening is by far the best meal we've eaten in any restaurant in Kovalam. The service was excellent and the staff are very friendly and helpful. One too put on your list of restaurants to eat in.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Family trip to have dinner two days ago - were greeted cordially and were impressed by the setting - right on the beach with tables on the embankment wall. We took a moment to enjoy the setting and ordered fresh fish - white snapper (pollichathu). For catch of the day, they will prepare it however you like. We also got... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Excellent meal accompanied by some lovely staff. Shame there were not more people there to enjoy view etc Gaynor T Somerset

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 471 2481 123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

Description

The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation buildings. Unlike many other eating places in the area it is lavishly furnished and as it is on the upper floor of the building with open sides the gentle breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps you cool when dining, although there are also numerous ceiling fans to do this should there be no breeze. During the day enjoy the open, uninterrupted view across the bay and beyond and in the evening relax and watch the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes - Indian, Chinese and European dishes are available, and all meals are freshly prepared when ordered. The chef will cook each meal according to your personal taste - let the waiter know when you place your order how strongly spiced you like your meals and our chef will cook the meal to cater for your own preference. Our advice if you are not used to eating spicy food is to allow a few days to let your body get used to Indian cuisine by starting off with mildly spiced dishes and gradually increase the spice content until you find the level of seasoning that you like. Sea food is obviously a speciality here and lobster, mussels, prawns, tiger prawns, calamari, snappers, tuna, butterfish and searfish are often available (depending on the day's catch of course). If you like you can personally select a fish from the fishermen's nets on the beach in the morning which Sanal and his team will be happy to prepare for your lunch or evening meal.

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