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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank LakesRes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Centre of Jewtown. Simple keralan menu. Had pakoras and masala chai. Delicious! Would go again, and recommending this.

Thank BudiMohdYunus
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here after our visit to the Jew town and it was evening. We did not feel welcomed when the lady at the gate with a straight face said to us that only people who're gonna eat are allowed inside. However, we ignored that and went inside to have our teas and juices. The hotel was a museum hotel... More 

Thank Harsh P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch after seeing the synagogue and was not disappointed. To get there you walk through an antique warehouse and then there you are at the sea front. We enjoyed tiger prawns and ginger lime sodas. Service was very good. Would recommend.

Thank H S
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location is charming and fun to sit for a view of the water, but the food was only so so. Good place to experience an authentic ginger lime soda. They bring you lime and ginger juice and you add your own sugar syrup and soda water. That's a kochi experience. The best food was the french fries.

Thank CarolyninAtlanta
Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had super tasty food at this place. The location is lovely and has a harbour view. We had paneer curries and a mango lassi each and paid around 15€. Probably expensive for Indian standards but the portions were really big and we enjoyed it a lot. Highly recommended.

Thank Judith H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We tried several dishes here, cashew curry was the main one which stuck in our minds and the best curry we have had in India! Very good service and fantastic value for money for very delicious delights! 😄 Great surroundings with interesting furniture and statues!

Thank davina78
Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is didn't get past the banana fritters and house speciality ..delicious ginger ice cream Love the open hygienic kitchen and sea views Sorry I can't say more this time but I have been before and it's a good place to eat

Thank ToniGillan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

This hidden gem is by far the best place we ate in Fort Cochin - it is has a lovely waterside location, away from the hustle and bustle of Mattancherry, behind the Heritage Arts Showroom which has amazing wares. The food was delicious - we had a ginger lassi, an amazing cashew curry and ginger icecream (there are also plenty... More 

Thank Zoey F

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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, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, 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: 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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