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Ginger House

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Jew Town Road | Mattancherri, Kochi (Cochin) 682002, India
+91 484 221 1145
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My experience here was very delightful....especially with wide variety of decilious delicacy...we tried the special ginger prawns and ginger icecream and was very happy with the food and their services. ..We recommend anyone coming to kerala ,shouldn't miss this place...There is a wide variety of antiques which you can buy and get shipped way back home ...as we got our... More 

Thank Arya B
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bustling 'tourist' restaurant that hits the spot for a bit of R & R in the midst of a busy walkabout. Friendly service, lovely food and the real 'buzz' of a busy eaterie. Definitely worth a visit and remember; It is what it is ...and is not trying to be anything else:)

Thank Frannie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This evening we had a really great experience at the Ginger House. The ginger prawns, fish and tiger prawns were to die for. We were hosted by Vishnu, the Executive Manager. Vishu you and your team have out done yourselves. A must visit if you are in Cochin.

Thank Karthi G
Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fortunately, I was not alone ! Chatting was helpful to wait for the food that I enjoyed. The deco is amazing !!

Thank franckbart
Romford Essex
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delightful setting but absolutely dreadful service. We were waiting for someone to take our order, even want we wanted to drink, for 15 minutes. They were not busy and I witnessed many staff just setting table places. After waiting so long we got up and walked out

Thank curlylynn
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We didn't have a meal at the restaurant but if their Ginger Ice Cream was anything to go by, the rest of the food must be delicious. Absolutely wonderful ice cream packed with ginger flavour! We would have loved to have gone back again but unfortunately our schedule didn't allow for it !

Thank Malini T
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the best restaurant in the Jew Town section of Cochin, right off the water. Food is top notch, as is the service, atmosphere and prices. The menu was a bit more limited than I had wanted, but it made up for it in quality, and I ate here twice during my stay. This might actually be the... More 

Thank Jann1953
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stopped for tea. The snacks were nice but overall the setting. Is a bit haphazard. Good stop while u browse around Jew town. Go for the art. Too many mosquitoes in the evening so beware. The coils are not effective.

Thank sevantika
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service we've experienced in India this year! Six weeks of variable service but these guys nailed it! Firstly: Great location, walk past the wonderful exhibits and onto the terrace restaurant overlooking Vembanad Lake - beautiful location. Ok so the water is pretty murky, but you can't hold the hotel or restaurant responsible for that. As we sat there drinking... More 

Thank Stephen C
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us went to Ginger House and had a great lunch. The food was delicious and, of course, so was the ginger ice cream! The décor was interesting, with a lot of colorful antiques, and it was right on the water. Afterwards, we perused the extensive art shop/museum in front of the restaurant. The location is excellent, right... 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 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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