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Arca Nova Restaurant ( Fort House Hotel)

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Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

i just loved the food in this restaurant! the most catchy thing in this restaurant is the OPEN AIR WATER FRONT view.... damn!!! and plan on coming kerala next summer , i surely wont miss this place. this is the place you will visit over and over.

Thank danielangelov
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Idyllic setting by peaceful bay, pleasantly lit by candles and a fan for comfort cooling, this was a superb way to spend an evening. Food and drink were good too, with a reasonable choice, There is also a nice garden you can walk through en route to the restaurant, where some of the hotel rooms look out. Conveniently located a... More 

Thank thewanderer2016
Milan, Italy
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I was staying at the hotel so I had dinner but also a day time snack there. Both of them were truly excellent in that they were genuine, not the standard recipe but traditional family recipes. Sophisticated but authentic.

Thank rafi2011
Zug, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

On a previous visit in 2011 I wrote a review for Fort House Restaurant. I said at the time that if I visit Cochin again, I will go back to Fort House. I did indeed do that on our visit in January 2016. On 15th January 2016 we had Dinner with cousins and friends in FH restaurant. 6 persons. We... More 

Thank Thomas K
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289 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Arca Nova offers a spectacular view of the water, a very professional and thoughtful service and good food at great prices for such a lovely place. Prices are similar to other eateries and don't reflect the more upmarket atmosphere or service. Bookings are taken. No alcohol, but there is a bar next door. Well worth including in your dining itinerary,... More 

Thank CanberraMichele
Mexico City, Mexico
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

We had a marvelous experience and also very refreshing by eating here. We were the only people at noon, it was a rather hot day. First we had some refresments then we had some salad, squids, prawns and some more ginger lime soda. We loved the place as we could see the ships and small boats go by in front... More 

Thank Fatima341
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Excellent Thali, served very quickly accompanied by a delicious lemonade. Worth a visit. Very polite and friendly waiters.

Thank luchyswanwick_10
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Loved the view from the pier which can seat about 40. While the prime tables were booked out even at 6pm, we had a nice view of the vembanad lake, activity in the backwater & of native birds Quiet & away from the crowds at Fort kochi, their Portugese fish, prawn fritters & calamari with garlic were yummy!

Thank Sangeeta M
Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Its was very good atmosphere with good food especially the parota was good. Please call and reserve table so that you get good location with view. Our dinner was filled with awesome view of sunset. You should try this for an overall good dinner.

Thank nathari85
Portland, Oregon
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498 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We hadn't intended to eat here. The restaurant we had gone to was closed or not to our liking, so (hungry) we ended up here. We were warned by the host that there was no alcohol, which was to our liking. (We don't drink.) And there were vegetarian options. The only people eating here were upscale Europeans, which was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $11
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fort House, Fort Cochin, | 2/6a Calvathy Road, Kochi (Cochin), India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • This restaurant is at Fort House
Fort House's waterfront restaurant Arca Nova, offers a soothing ambience generated by fresh sea breeze and gentle sounds of water lapping against the pier. The restaurant serves seafood specialty dishes that are the hallmark of Kerala Latin Christian cuisine. The resaturant offers also a variety of very good quality Italian and Portuguese food.

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