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3rd Rock

G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 81118 33025
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish” (33 reviews)
“prawns” (23 reviews)
“samosas” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What more can you ask of a small restaurant next to the beach than it should serve excellent fish dishes? It does this and much more. They have a large range of lassi (yoghurt drinks). Each dish is freshly prepared and carefully presented. Spicing is...More

Thank Buckster21
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Superb restaurant a few steps to the left after leaving the Uday Samudra by the beach gate. The food and service were second to none; I just wish we'd had the opportunity to return, but circumstances didn't allow. Next time!

Thank joobags12345
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic setting. Great food and drinks, Jay was a great host, you must visit. Highly recommend the samosas, the aloo gobi and the fish in banana leaves.

Thank Mijulie62
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We ate here most of the time. Food was great and the staff couldn't do enough for you. Great sea views.

Thank Loraine W
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We ate here several times during our holiday and every meal was delicious. There was a bit of a wait at busy times but hey, we’re on holiday so no rush, just chill and watch the waves crashing against the sea wall.

Thank Helen M
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing food here. Lovely setting on the beach front. Sarg, the Manager is lovely and really helpful. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Bev H
Reviewed February 26, 2018

The 3rd Rock Cafe is ideally positioned by the Samudra Beach. Most of the tables are placed on the sea wall giving diners both a fantastically beautiful view of the sea and, at night, fishing boats lit up in the distance and the soothing and...More

1  Thank Ianrowe01
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Went for the first time 3days ago. Service was good as was the food. Went again last night & it could have been a completely different restaurant. Service was poor, food served was different to the order & the taste was bland. Spoke to the...More

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Verry good service, excellent food. Come back to 3rd rock every year Iam here Nice located close to the beach.

Thank Jessica P
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

Great setting overlooking the ocean with friendly staff A little bit slow with the service so get your order in. But that’s because the food is freshly cooked to order. Spotless kitchen. Choose your spice level. Great night go try

Thank Zapcatdan
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Questions & Answers
Susan W
March 26, 2017|
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Response from stepheng925 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan , all the restaurants including 3rd Rock serve alcohol , beer ( kingfisher ) , wines and spirits , no problem .
Susan W
March 26, 2017|
Response from Elaine R | Reviewed this property |
They do serve beer and some spirits but Kerala has very strict drinking laws but these small restaurants have ways round things .
Rogandrose C
February 13, 2017|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
Definitely get out of your hotel to eat very authentic southern Indian food- on the edge of the water! They do take credit cards. We stayed at the Taj and the food was very average and way more expensive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 81118 33025
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