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Ginger House

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Anchor House Bazaar Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Potsdam, New York
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the price that we paid, really, we are paying for the view of the harbor. Certainly not for the food. Very pricey, for very small portions. Each of us had to change our order once, because our first round of choices were not available. Eventually, we all found things that we would eat. However, the meals were missing portions.... More 

Thank MichaelBalonek
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The restaurant has an unusual set up, combining an antique shop with a restaurant. One gets to sit amid antiques along sea side. The service was prompt. Food was delectable. Portion size could have been larger for the price they charge. Almost all the food items and drinks are based on ginger.

1 Thank sun89rad
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

This place has a really nice setting tucked behind an antique store, and the staff are lovely. However, the food is just average and the seafood is most definitely over-priced for the portions/quality you get. Come for the atmosphere, not the seafood. Like this restaurant, Fort Cochin in general has sadly become a bit of a tourist trap. Safe travels... More 

Thank googarmstrong
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Have a relaxed Meal on the Sea Side with a fantastic array of food choices of Kerala Delicacies for all in family. Non Vegetarians will relish it . ( Fish- Seer, Lobsters....a must try ) Great place to have a private chat with a friend , family ..... Relaxed environment , with traditional backgrounds Good choices of artisans of medieval... More 

1 Thank AshokG69
Stockholm, Sweden
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This little place offers exactly whats in the name: ginger-based drinks and food. Its worth stopping at if you fancy a ginger-lassi as a break from sightseeing. Make sure to get a table out by the water.

1 Thank marcuscarlaxel
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a piece of old cochin in a cafe this is the place to be. The access to the restaurant is through an antique room which has a palliyodam (a traditional kerala snakeboat) a stunning centre piece which is surrounded by various other artifacts and curiosities. Once you enter the restaurant you are invited by an... More 

1 Thank Deepak S
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I only stopped for a coffee - nice iced coffee and pleasant service. However, set in a museum come curio shop and with tables that overlook the harbour. Fishermen pass by as you enjoy your meal. Lots of interesting artefacts.

1 Thank WilsonEwelme
Hamburg, Germany
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

it is a nice place to make a stop, have a drink and be at seaside. food war also very good as almost everywhere there. They have a shop you pass through when reaching the restaurant, with nice art objects and handcrafts but no buy pressure, everything quite relaxed

1 Thank docoz2015
New Delhi, India
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Its set behind a antique store and that too is a thing in itself. Service was good and staff polite. Suggestions nice, best cooked prawns I have ever had. Ginger lassi (salted) had some issue that was almost sorted. Sweet one had typical ginger taste. Advised to to do something about smell from sea (I think it will be difficult)... More 

1 Thank rahulbamal
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Good menu with ginger featuring in many dishes- ginger prawns,curried or sautéed , ginger lassi. All dishes come with rice and breads. All good.

1 Thank Jane43-13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Anchor House Bazaar Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kochi (Cochin)
  • Phone Number: +91 484 221 1145
Welcome to the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is India’s first and only museum restaurant which offers you a meal in the setting of history! The restaurant is an architectural marvel, completely made up of antique furniture – including the tables, chairs, counters, pillars, door frames, etc. The Ginger House Restaurant gives great views of olden treasures housed in the Heritage Arts museum showroom and offers the chance for customers to explore Indian heritage along with their meal.The Ginger House Restaurant’s specialities range from a wide range of ginger products to authentic Kerala cuisine! Great food, great ambiance and a wonderful feeling of being a part of a rich legacy – That is the Ginger House Restaurant!The Ginger House Restaurant is an extension of the Heritage Arts antique showroom, located in Jew Town, Mattancheri in Kochi. The restaurant is owned by Mr. N.B. Majnu and his family. Mr. N.B. Majnu started this restaurant in the year (please insert correct year of restaurant starting) and has since been pioneering new and innovative concepts with antiques and its legacies.The Ginger House Restaurant is a unique restaurant, built in the lap of history. It is an antique restaurant, designed tastefully with furniture belonging to the old ages. The Ginger House Restaurant gives the customers a wonderful feel of being surrounded by temple Gods, bronze bulls and other pieces of Indian history, lending an other-worldly charm to their dining experience. The restaurant stands out on account of the way in which it is designed, giving the customers great views of the Kochi baywaters and the antique marvels of the Heritage Art showroom. Every bit of the restaurant is built with antique material, including the chairs, the royal counters, dining areas, decorated ceiling, etc. The wood going into making these are sourced from old tharavadus and Kerala houses. All the furniture is designed in the production house of Heritage Arts. The best part of this is that all of the antique furniture in the restaurant and the museum showroom are for sale!!

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