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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
You are but a stranger here once!

Excellent Prawn curry (local) and superb Parathas. sarj is very welcoming indeed and we returned several times. Early evening is best, so that you capture the sunsets. I believe its closed from May to September (slow season) but please make a bee line for this superb choice menu location.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
andy.lyn
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england
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england
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent Prawn curry (local) and superb Parathas. sarj is very welcoming indeed and we returned several times. Early evening is best, so that you capture the sunsets. I believe its closed from May to September (slow season) but please make a bee line for this superb choice menu location.

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edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visited Saaj in the 3rd Rock every lunch time of our 8 day stay because his excellent cream of chicken soup was a nice change from the spicy hotel food. We can also recommend the pakora's and the prawn malabar. So thoughtful was Saaj that when the chef's grandfather died he stayed open as he knew we were coming for... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a result of printing off our TripAdvisor list to go on holiday to Kerala. During our stay, we visited many of the top restaurants. These were Sanjeevini, 3rd Rock, Oyster and Curry Leaf. We will post reports on all of them. In general, we agreed with all of the previous reviews placing them in the... More 

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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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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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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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