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Ginger House

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$$ - $$$
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Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Telford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have eaten here twice. The staff are very helpful and the food is very good. Lovely to sit by the water. The attached museum is very interesting and there are lots on display in the restaurant. More expensive than other restaurants but worth it

Thank Pamela L
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is just a treasure trove of fantasticalness. wander though rooms of wonder and feats you eyes on the antiques that are eclectically collected under the roves of the dusty halls. It fires the imagination. has you decorating palaces of dreams. Then don't be disappointed when you step into the cafe because they will quench your thirst with fiery ginger... More 

Thank macintyresymon
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice. Western prices. An oasis from the souk. On the river front. Quiet and clean. Nice to relax for a while....

Thank shambuma
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little gem of a restaurant. Five of us ate and shared. Everything was very tasty but best of all was the friendly and helpful service. I asked them how to make their delicious ginger lassi and I was given a full demonstration in the kitchen with numerous staff crowding around. A truly Indian experience. I have made the lassi... More 

Thank Athena G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the mistake of not booking accommodation on New Years Eve, so went to the restaurant for a drink just as we had decided to give up and try for somewhere outside the fort when we saw the sign to 'Ginger House Museum Hotel'. We decided to give it one last shot and discovered that this wonderfully decorated hotel... More 

Thank Zara P
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to take a break while in Jew Town. We went only for coffee and lassi - overall good. Nice seating area by the water with pleasant view.

Thank 8_wanderluster_8
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place is spacious and messy Sculptures were not cleaned Water sea was smelly We saw the chief cutting potatoes with bare hands !! We ordered chocolate ice cream, served half melted and ginger ice cream, served first with insect inside of it, we requested to replace it, it was delicious though. While we were eating we saw a big... More 

Thank Anabella J
Kochi (Cochin), India
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on the 28th Dec, had the grilled prawns (main course). The food was good, staff were happy to help with the seated area being next to the sea to a nice breeze to cool you off. Keep an eye on the bill, as when we checked the bill we noticed a item added to the bill (which was... More 

Thank Graham A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Dining overlooking the estuary. Whole complex being upgraded so very good toilets and adjacent hotel looks stunning. Food very good for the area and recommend the ginger lime soda and the vegetarian dishes

Thank BoydWright
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This is a must destination - especially if you like ginger! Ideal lunch stop off while the synagogue and Dutch Palace are closed for lunch! You approach the restaurant through the dark tunnel of what is an enormous antiques emporium - definitely intriguing and worth a look in its own right! This is a riverside location but don't come for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: Jew Town 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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