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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, Late Night
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Breakfast/Brunch
Late Night

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Ticks all the boxes :

Occupying a prime location right at the waters edge , this restaurant certainly ticks all the boxes . You are only a stranger once , is the restaurants motif and it is true , the staff never seem to forget your name or your preferences . Superb tandoori dishes , beautiful fresh fish , and a diverse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
stepheng925
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Occupying a prime location right at the waters edge , this restaurant certainly ticks all the boxes . You are only a stranger once , is the restaurants motif and it is true , the staff never seem to forget your name or your preferences . Superb tandoori dishes , beautiful fresh fish , and a diverse menu , make... More 

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singleladyguest
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely location and friendly knowledgable staff willing to help with menu choices!! We ate here twice and all good. They even remember your name!

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San Juan de Alicante, Spain
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We returned to Samudra Beach after a gap of 4 years and were happy to see that the 3rd Rock is still going strong. It may not be the best looking restaurant on the beach but it is without doubt the friendliest, most of this is due to the one and only Saag. Nothing is too much for him, he... More 

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Bridlington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We spent Three weeks in Kovalam late January/ early February and spent much of our time here at the 3rd rock. The food was good and the service great. Sarj and Jay are kept busy running back and forth serving customers. They speak very good English and are very friendly. A great location on the sea front so a grandstand... More 

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Montpellier, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

As long as you get a table in front of the sea you can not find a better location to have your dinner. Food is really good. It is not a cheap place about 600 roupies per person without starter and without dessert. With a better service I would have ranked it 5 stars.

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Berkshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Having been to Kovalam and having stayed at the Taj four times in the last 10 years, we had never ventured to the 3rd Rock. What a shame ! This has to be one of the best restaurants in the area. True, from the outside the area around the restaurant doesn't look inviting, but once you get seated up on... More 

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Cardiff
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A big thank you to all at The 3rd Rock for looking after us. Lovely place for food and to watch the huge waves and sunset The kitchen is very clean and on view they will cater to your needs and are always smiling and helpful.don't leave it until the end of your holiday to try or you'll be sorry

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed at The Uday Samudra on half board basis so only had drinks and lunch time snacks here but was treated as if I'd ordered a 3 course meal! The welcome and service from all the staff is genuine and consistent - they try really hard to remember your name. Sitting by the sea, watching the world go by with... More 

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Pompey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What has changed at the 3rd Rock in our seven years of holidaying in Kovalam? Not a lot, to be brutally honest and this is far from a negative statement. The truth is we would not want this truly wonderful brasserie & restaurant to change much anyway! Both Saaj and Jai are two of the best waiters you are likely... More 

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Redmire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was our first trip to Kovalam and it will deffinately not be our last. We were recomended to the 3rd Rock and all I can say is do not miss it. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner were all excellent, Saj and Jai all great you with such a smile and nothing is too much trouble, they will become your friends,... More 

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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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