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The Rice Boat

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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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New Delhi, India
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Partha R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Said A
Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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! .

Thank Olusola F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Very nice friendly atmosphere. Our hostess was very friendly and Excellent food enjoyed the Thali The Kerala menu was not huge but refreshingly different from generic Indian . Home made pistachio Kulfi very good.

Thank Paul D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

Had breakfast and lunch there, very good quality food and reasonably priced, menu had wide variety, service was also good.

Thank travelagain09
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I took my wife here for a candle light dinner for her birthday. I made a late reservation. I was lucky to get the corner seat facing the backwaters which they proudly call "the titanic seat". Very romantic place for dinner, enjoying the view and amazing seafood. They have a good selection of wines too. Even though its expensive its... More 

Thank Sivan S
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is Kerala food at it's best, very authentic and very delicious. And a must for Seafood lovers. The restaurant is an actual boat attached to the hotel, and has the best views during the day. The staff is incredible attentive and wonderful, we really enjoyed our family dinner here while we stayed at the Taj.

Thank kkumaran1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

It's almost like sitting on a boat on the backwaters except that service and food are both top-notch. Primaily a sea food restaurant they accommodated us hard core vegetarians for a celebratory dinner..as is the taj hospitality. We had fine service by Mr KuREIN as our personal butler needless to say it was a truly memorable evening

Thank shrutipardasani
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Step outside the cruise ship, turn left, fight your way through a wall of tuk-tuk drivers and in 5 minutes (on foot!), you are in a tranquil environment of the Taj and it's restaurant. Food was tasty, fresh and in unlimited supply (banquet style) for those who wished to stuff themselves. Two people for 2,700 rupees is a lot for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?