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Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam 695527, India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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219 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had our lunch with family on Lighthouse beach and chose this place. Had couple of fresh lime sodas, meen pollichattu, steamed rice, malabari fish curry and chicken curry. The order took time to came but everything was fresh and awesome in taste. Also i would like to mention the bathrooms are super clean and very well maintained. Pricing is reasonable.... More 

Thank Puja_deb
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the place after reading reviews! Though we were not hungry, we decided to eat something fishy! We had the grilled pomfret! Well cooked, right flavours. Quick service. Good music! Banana fritters were a big hit my children. Helpful waiter! The place got filled very quickly at night, but the service continued to be quick! Not expensive! Overall a... More 

Thank Shiromib
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Despite it being a quiet evening it still let relaxed and food was Tasty and good value ! The waiter had a great personality and made us feel welcome and hadn't hassled us to eat there which is one of the reasons we went and was right decision

Thank cookhouse6
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

delicious seafood platter here, prawns exceptional. Good staff who were very helpful. Beer in coffee mugs, just makes it perfect!

Thank Chassyb
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The only thing that stops the extra star was the long wait for our food. More than an hour .... And we were starving. The staff were apologetic and the fish and prawns once on the table were fabulous. Much better than the upmarket hotel that we stayed at. Sitting at the front, you can watch the world go by... More 

Thank londonludditelady
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Thatched roof, loud music, cane chairs, pictures of seafood splattered allover, waiters enticing the tourists to dine in their place are the usual scenes of beach shacks in India. Kovalam beach shacks conform to this stereotype. There are countless of them and it’s difficult to differentiate. Kingfisher restaurant is one of them. It is right on the beach and the... More 

Thank Santhosh_EK
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

This restaurant serves excellent quality fish. A must try dish is "fish in banana leaf". the fish was marinated and cooked to perfection wrapped in banana leaf. it was pure heaven for the taste buds. In case you do not like the flavor of coconut oil in your dish you may probably be put off, but it is worth the... More 

Thank gouraja
Ernakulam, India
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We had good and fresh seafood and the restaurant was busy also in the off season. The services is excellent and very friendly.

Thank muziris12003
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

I hear good reviews about this restaurant but I did not find it worth. - Waste of money - Average taste food - Not worth the cost - Service was also just Okay - The worst part was NO Swiping Machine and then he took me to another shop to use my Credit Card where they ask for 2% charges.

Thank amitshrivastava0909
Portland, Oregon
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Trying to get to Swiss cafe where you sit on the first floor to get awesome view...we landed up here. Looks shabby but trust me this is good place. Good is good and quite tasty...could've been cleaner.

Thank Ammitabh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$200 - $900
Indian, Seafood, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 9495229511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?