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G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 81118 33025
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 77
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  • 32
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  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 4
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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
Looks can be deceiving

Walking passed this restaurant you would probably not think about going in! But we had been recommended by a few guests in our hotel and I'm so glad we did! The food is tasty and cooked to your taste which makes it so much more enjoyable to eat. I can recommend the malabari curries and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Barneymum58
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Walking passed this restaurant you would probably not think about going in! But we had been recommended by a few guests in our hotel and I'm so glad we did! The food is tasty and cooked to your taste which makes it so much more enjoyable to eat. I can recommend the malabari curries and the calamari. In the better... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Have visited the Third Rock many times, met friends there for dinner on a few occasions this year, food was excellent and service was great as always, staff are friendly and helpful. It is beautiful sitting on the wall watching the lights twinkle on the fishing boats in the Arabian Sea, will definately be back at this restaurant next year.

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Bangalore
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had lunch at this place, food was ok ok. worst part is waiter over charged then what was priced on menu. Secondly bill already had tip included of more than 5% of total bill. Still he was expecting additional tip. He lied that he would not get tip mentioned on bill. I would stay away from this place... Never... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Fantastic sitting on the edge of the Arabian Sea drinking an icy cold beer with a plate of calamari with the sea spray misting on my face, Does it get any better than that.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My first meal in Kovalam consisted of a delicious tomato paneer dish with paratha at a table on the sea wall overlooking the ocean. It was truly heaven. The staff appeared very friendly and the other customers were Brits who looked like they ate there a lot. 3rd Rock seems to be the place where people go back to again... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Back again in January 2015 having been there in November 2014. What a welcome from Saaj when he saw me walking along the concourse. As always, the food , delicious and cooked to ones individual taste, and service was superb. I had friends from home staying at the Taj who asked me to organise a lobster dinner for them. Nothing... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food here was very good and service was also good.We enjoyed several meals here listening to the sea lapping up against the sea wall and enjoying the stars.

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Fife
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6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food here was amazing, the family who owned the restaurant was lovely. My partner loved going here to watch the football as they played it. During the day it was nice to sit on the wall and have a drink over looking the sea!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

3rd Rock was our favourite restaurant during our stay in Kovalam and we ate here a number of times. It was the closest restaurant to our hotel, the UDS. Jai was very friendly and attentive. We always booked a table on the sea wall with the waves crashing in below us and the twinkling lights from the numerous fishing boats... More 

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bath
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lovely for a snack and a drink ,the samosa and veg pakoras are very good, always helpful . Didn't eat in the evening but everyone from our hotel who did. Said it was great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 81118 33025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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