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The Rice Boat

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$$$$
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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
+91 484 664 3000
Friday
Closed
Hours:
Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very popular restaurant, at guests of the hotel we were advised to book and we are so pleased we did. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were made to feel very welcome, we chose the chefs recommendation and we were not disappointed, the food was first class, very good fresh ingredients cooked to perfection. We also tried... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had called in advance to book the table, which was superb. We may have had an accent problem so couldn't get through. However the wait staff were quite discreet in arranging an impromptu birthday surprise. The food was well crafted and the prawns towards the end were more than delicious! Loved it!

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Thank Pranav N
Binghamton, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent seafood choices. Will bring non-seafood items from other restaurants in the hotel if anyone prefers other items

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Thank duskyman
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was most disappointing. A snake of rice boats following one another. Weed filled, putrid canals. The weed was so thick it looked like a grass mat.. The journey was from 1pm to 0900 the following day. We were moored facing a boring bank filled with scrub from 5.30pm to 7.30am. The food was average, the crew pleasant (although minimum... More 

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Kochi
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

I had visited this restaurent two weeks back with family. We had a very nice time, and their sea food delicacies were excellent. Chef Manoj and his team is doing a great job and I should say they deserve a thumbs up!!

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Thank rookie920
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

We had visited this restaurant on many occasions during last 20 years. Service is impeccable, options are from the daily catch, methods of preparation suits any taste, a great wine list in place, though I prefer Sula Chenin Blanc with any kind of fish, because it provides a reasonable experience at low cost...if you are alien to Kerala cusine you... More 

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Thank Joseph M
New Delhi, India
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The restaurant is a small and tidy place. You may book a table in advance to avoid the waiting. It has got a decent view and the sofas are fairly comfortable. Though the waiters guide you with the menu but you must try the crab and a lobster. The rates are not very steep, 2500 INR may be ok for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

The service in this restaurant was excellent. However, for the price the food served was good but not spectacular

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Bengaluru, India
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The chef's choice is the ultimate in this restaurant. You can ask for permutations and combinations based on your taste. You should only go to this restaurant if you are a fan of sea food - fresh and sumptuous!

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Thank apreetha
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

This restaurant is located at the Taj Malabar. About rs 3000 for two. Good food and good ambiance! .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Saturday
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 484 664 3000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?