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GV Raja, Vattappara Road | Vivanta By Taj, Kovalam Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
471 6613000
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Great location

Enjoyed a light lunch sharing a sea food special. Well presented and tasty. Wine and beer available too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robin K
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a light lunch sharing a sea food special. Well presented and tasty. Wine and beer available too.

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Thank Robin K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Yes, staff were attentive - a bit too much really and I felt rushed despite asking for 15 minute break between courses. We were offer a spicy drink - yes, it was spicy - too much and I like spicy! raw carrot and cucumber with spicy dip and banana chips - nice touch but again dip too spicy for me... More 

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Thank wendy494
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were brought here by our hosts after a business trip. But I would love to come back with my family. Beautiful location sandwiched between the sea and a fabulous backwater. Stunning outdoor dining area facing the sea. Food and drink were delicious. Really fresh fish, modest portions and attentive service

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Thank Rob A
Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bar manager at our hotel made a reservation for us and arriving at Bait we were treated like regular guests. The location is right on the beach in a very nice wooden building. Drinks were a bit expensive but that is what you would expect from a top restaurant. We had a complimentary spicy "curry" type drink on arrival... More 

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Thank Lovesgrove_Borehole
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71 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a wonderful meal at Bait. Very special service and all the dishes were well recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bait

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Thank RM47
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of the Taj hotel it's an excellent sea food restaurant offering wide variety of food. Located bang on the beach it offers view of a lagoon and the sea on each of it sides.

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Nove Zamky, Slovakia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten Indian food in the UK, but the one at Bait`s was different....delicious...from the beggining until the dessert. The athmosphere was lovable, the staff extremely helpful and the meal was completely new for me....I would say unique. Overall I enjoyed our dinner very much.

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Thank Gina632016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for dinner if you like seafood. Great views of the ocean, and watching the waves crash in to the beach. Best a la carte dining place in the area.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In Kovalam this restaurant sticks out with somewhat more of international standard on the interior/exterior. The food is good, services is ok but not top notch. Still - a good choice if you want some more classy suroundings for a meal!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had head good things about this restaurant but I as disappointed with the food. It is in a lovely setting but the food in the hotel's other restaurant "Curries" was far better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: GV Raja, Vattappara Road | Vivanta By Taj, Kovalam Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 471 6613000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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