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The Cochin Hemel hempstead

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61 High Street, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
+44 1442 233777
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went here for dinner and had a very pleasant meal. We were made to feel very welcome by the staff and were intrigued by the menu. This place is very different to the standard curry house we are used to in the UK. They base there food on a specific area of India. So you don't get the standard... More 

1 Thank Lewis M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little different from your standard Indian Restaurant with plenty of fish options on the menu-Lovely friendly service and very reasonably priced. The portion sizes are not very large but the quality of the ingredients is good. I can recommend the fish curry-very tasty.

1 Thank carolanne2504
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went there with an Indian colleague who comes from South India and his feedback was very positive so that is a big plus. I was not impressed though. Starters were OK but main dish was not. Fish curry was tasteless and portion was too small. Overall average food and OK service but nothing special.

Thank Nikos S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with friendly staff, a good atmosphere - even though we visited mid-week - and very good food.

2 Thank Scott M
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague booked this restaurant for an after work get together. This place was rated highly on Trip Advisor so my expectations were naturally high, which added to the big hunger I brought with me. This place has an interesting look about it and the decor was ok. The starters were ok but nothing special. The main looked good but... More 

Thank Floyd M
Thecochin M, Manager at The Cochin Hemel hempstead, responded to this review

Hello sir We are sorry to hear that you haven't enjoyed your visit to our restaurant. we prepare our Food mild to medium spicy and if anyone prefers more spicy we always make it as per customers choice. We wish you to visit us again and mention the requirements to our team, we are happy to make it as per... More 

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215 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Haven't been for a couple of years but dropped in on a Sunday with my wife and found it to be as good as it was on our last visit. Staff friendly and the food is excellent Great selection of proper Indian food.

1 Thank FMT3
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

We went on two separate occasions and were not disappointed on both the visits. The food is as authentic as we have tasted in London for this cuisine (so different from all the ones in east ham and some of the other locations we have been to while exploring the ones in the city) and the service is good too.... More 

1 Thank clivebesterwitch
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

Liked this place very much. Lovely freshly cooked food and reasonably priced. If you want food with sloppy sauces this isn't the place for you. The South Indian cuisine they serve is much drier and more flavoursome. I had the sea bass massalla which was a whole sea bass, stuffed with prawns and vegetables, with potato and lemon rice side... More 

1 Thank CH0pps
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

A lovely change to the usual so-called 'Indian' restaurants (about 95% are in fact Bangladeshi) and I looked forward to the renowned South Indian coastal cuisine of Kerala, known for its fish and vegetarian curries. Since one of my daughters is vegetarian we went to the Cochin for a rare dad-daughter 1-2-1 bit of quality time and really looked forward... More 

Thank Larry H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

My partner and I went here for dinner. What amazing food and the staff are really lovely friendly and very attentive. I can honestly say it's by far the best Indian food I've ever had! And will be a regular at the Cochin restaurant. :)

Thank Minizo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $32
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 High Street, Hemel Hempstead HP1 3AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hertfordshire  >  Hemel Hempstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1442 233777
The Cochin, is the first authentic South Indian restaurant in Hertfordshire, which offers the real flavors of south Indian cooking.We offers a good choice of meat
fish and vegetarian dishes.

Cochin is the most popular city in Kerala, which is one of the South Indian state. Kerala is known as 'Gods Own Country' because of its long coastline,numerous rivers,backwater networks and the availability of numerous spices.

We welcome you all to try the best South Indian
Dishes cooked by experienced chefs, who learned their first lessons of cooking from South India.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?