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Lighthouse Road, Kovalam, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant lies beneath the Marigold Mini House hotel. With a wonderful view of the ocean. The new name comes because it's under new management. The restaurant has a very good cook, in addition to its excellent location. Be advised that some other southern Indian dishes are available, which do not appear on the menu. I ate here for almost... More 

Thank Russ C
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

We use the Mini house restaurant Dolphin on a regular basis, the Mini House is fortunate enough to have one of the best Chefs in the area Shibu who has a professional caring attitude to his cooking. Good views although can be a bit noisy with the waves crashing on the rocks below if the sea is rough, pleasant surroundings... More 

Thank IMK24
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

The Mini House has a restaurant The Dolphin over looking the sea built on the cliff / rock face. It has fantastic the views, food and personal service of the owner who is also the chef and the prices are good as well.

2 Thank pynn
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

The food and service are not spectacular, but the locating and balcony view over the sea is breathtaking as you watch the waves crash onto the rocky bay below. I strongly recommend the potted cashew nuts as a snack.

2 Thank Tim J
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I used to stop off here at this little Hotel just for a drink. Their balcony looks out over the Indian Ocean and I would watch the most wonderful sunsets and listen to the waves crashing over the rocks beneath.

2 Thank 118John
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

But we did have coffee and breakfast a few times and it was fine. Nice to sit upstairs and look out over the beach without being pestered by the hawkers.

Thank LambchopTavira
Kovalam, India
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

a must see for visitors. the location is stunning.

1 Thank muringa v
Marbella, Spain
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stumbled into this place on our 1st night & returned many times. The place is fab for breakfast because of the setting but equally good in the evening. The coconut rice is a meal in itself

Thank persephone2
Pune, India
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I visited the Mini House for Dinner after a nice walk at the Lighthouse beach. The restaurant has an awesome view of the sea which makes it worth visiting the restaurant. Though, the service was equally bad. I entered the restaurant at 9:25 PM and the waiter straighaway told me in a rude language that I need to order within... More 

2 Thank gaurav2645
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2011

Mini house is located in a wonderfully beautiful location, see waves hitting the rocks. But food is terribly bad. I could not forget this restaurant because we had the worst food in our entire kerala trip. Even the service is pathetic, food was served after a long wait and also we found stones in it.

Thank NawneetK

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Restaurant Details

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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: Lighthouse Road, Kovalam, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?