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The Cochin
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $34
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 16, 2014

First time visit on the basis of Trip advisor recommendations and wasn't disappointed. Had the Tea House snacks and Aubergine fry for starters, followed by Pepper chicken, Lamb ularthiyathu, rice and bread. All the food was great and the mains and rice deliciously fragrant. You can identify the individual spices. Service was also top notch and we'd definitely return.

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Thank LSMS
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very happy to taste a real southIndian. We had a three course vegetarian meal and a non vegetarian meal. Initially under estimated the quantity but it was more than sufficient at the end of 2nd course and we packed some of our left overs :). Service was very slow as there was just one person handling the orders. I reckon it would be fine at the peak hours. Enjoyed the Hemel high street and parking is just opposite to the cochin. Being a south indian in UK I highly recommend people to come and taste the non greasy authentic south indian recipe.

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Thank narenz
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Reviewed August 15, 2014

I found this place on Tripadvisor and checked it out.I can only agree with the previous comments, its a breath of fresh air for our town. The staff were so friendly and couldnt be more helpful, the good too was full of flavour and like previous comments, wasn't smothered in bright red or orange sauce!The restaurant has now been complimented with a regeneration to the old town High street, so come on you Hemelites get down there and support one of Hemels few jewels in it's crown

Thank sheriff_murray
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good food based on good ingredients cooked well. Service excellent, value good. Have already recommended to friends. As others havfe stated, a very different flavour of indian cuisine.

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1  Thank Stephen K
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Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the only Indian restaurant in Hemel Hempstead that is not completely westernised. No thick sauces that all taste the same.

Have been to Goa myself and know this restaurant serves authentic food.

Staff friendly, helpful and willing to give advice on what dishes compliment each other.

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Thank debahayter
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