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Kingfisher

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Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam 695527, India
9495229511
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 47
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner with friends.

We visited here on our first night, because the fish on display looked really fresh. The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. And the fish was indeed as fresh as it looked. Service was good to. It was also busy in there, which we took to be a good sign. We did however go back there a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Jan P
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a four week stay in Kovalam. Kingfisher restaurant was recommended to us on our first day and we were not disappointed. The service was so good, and fish selections were spot on. We were having Ayurvedic treatments during the course of our stay and the staff and kitchen took care of our dietary requirements without... More 

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Thank Celticsandi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's basically the only beer brand you can have. Served freshly it's 650 ml of pure joy. Have a try with peanuts! !!!!

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Thank Andreia A
Sharnford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE watched the waves and enjoyed giant prawns, french fries and salad; all washed down with Kingfisher lager (what else?). The service was excellent and the greeting from a passing policeman warm and friendly.

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Thank PilansbergPeteRoss
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We visited here on our first night, because the fish on display looked really fresh. The food was very good, and very reasonably priced. And the fish was indeed as fresh as it looked. Service was good to. It was also busy in there, which we took to be a good sign. We did however go back there a few... More 

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Thank Jan P
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had Tandoori fish and chilly calamari on 31st December. Both the dishes were cooked well. Their Fish Malabar is also nice. Since it is right on the beach, the candle light dinner can be romantic. The service time is at least around 30-40 minutes , so if you are in a hurry, you need to specify that.

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Thank Arijitable
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a white snapper tandoori style, was well made. Note that all the restaurant at the beach over price the fish but you can negotiate and bring it down.

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Thank Ashish A
Essex, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This restaurant is situated on the beach front. All the meals we had at Kingfisher were delicious and the service was great too. We recommend.

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Thank Jenny A
Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Not the most fancy but great food and cold beer served in tea mugs! Good range of fresh fish, which I was told was a good price but also had good choice for vegetarians.

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Thank Karen P
Richmond BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

we had a lovely meal here after a few hours at the beach. butter chicken was amazing as was the biryani. no naan at this time of day so we had barantha instead - fantastic

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Thank juliehn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Nice place for sea foods in front of light house beach. We ordered for fish fry and chicken curry. Taste was good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: 9495229511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 200 - 900
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?