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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

The is a secret place in kochi with a lovely ambitions such as water front, greenery n a museum feel with lovely speciality food n having genuine antiques to buy n take home. Must visit for travellers n shoppers

Thank Vishnu M
Kochi, Kerala, India
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

The trip to Mattanchery and the visit to this article gallery/ museum cafe was so amazing. The grandeur of the exhibits and the fine details of the rooms really captured my eyes. The restaurant serving delicious ginger flavoured drinks and bites colourfully decked besides the harbour is also having art exhibits and ancient artifacts that are true relics of Indian... More 

Thank NechupadamDental
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We were keen to try out Ginger house as their website pictures looked so inviting and we thought it was a museum with a dinning area. However, when we went there in the afternoon, we were quite disappointed at how they displayed the antiques and antefacts. Looked at the menu and found the prices quite eexpensive so we decided not... More 

Thank KLjane
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

It was one of the fine evenings...we thought of having dinner at this place, we entered the restaurant, the ambience of the restaurant is simply great, I really loved it.. I have no words in expressing the artefacts.. After some gossip.we ordered fish fry, fish meals and dragon chicken, we got delivered within 10 minutes, the delivery was soo amazing,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

In the beautiful old Jew district, you have to enter by an antique shop which looks more like a museum than a shop and you will find tables under a ceiling of vast pieces of multicolored fabrics. You'll find good food (special mention to veg pulau and paneer butter masala) even if a bit expensive for indian standards and a... More 

Thank MarieOups
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
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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