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The Rice Boat

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Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India
91 484 664 3000
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sat 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars 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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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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121 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Milan, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Amazing, absolutely amazing! The tastes comes out that kitchen are close to miracles! The staff act like a member of your family! Taking good care of u! I went for lunch and back for dinner! Every thing is super fresh. The view is very good. Just loved every thing about it!

Thank tannaz_pr
Carluke, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Had the taster menu which was very nice the food portions were good and service was also good in very nice surroundings the only negative for me which I might add is the cost of wine the cheapest bottle while perfectly pleasant was 3300 rupees which is ott. I would recommend dining here if you are looking for an upmarket... More 

Thank Richard H
Carluke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Had an enjoyable meal in the nice surroundings of this restaurant with great views of the comings and goings on Cochin's waterways. The food was lovely having all selected the taster menu which was reasonably priced. What did spoil the evening were the ridiculously high wine prices, the cheapest red being an indian Shiraz at 33000rupees per bottle (approx £36... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We were guests at the Vivanta by Taj - Malabar for the week. During our visit, we ate at the Rice Boat three times for dinner (they are not open for breakfast...we did not check to see if it was open for lunch...but according to the hotel information, they had limited lunch hours and menu). At no time were we... More 

Thank kumleoungw
Kochi (Cochin), India
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very good food,water front facing the Cochin harbour, reasonable price compared to the venue and standard.

Thank Cleetus K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Indian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, 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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