There are unfortunately very few restaurants in Kumarakom. It was great initially to find the Lakshmi Restaurant, it also doubles as a hotel, very close to the Waterscapes and Vivanta. The imposing entrance and facade lulled us into thinking that we were in for a treat. The reality was totally different. The Lakshmi has a reduced Menu with 90 percent of the items displayed not available. They do not even have a simple Vegetarian Thali. Fish is in limited quantity, even though the wharf is just across the road. I shudder to think what the residents of this "hotel" must be facing. The Lakshmi actually doubles very well as a Beer Bar, they stock a variety of this item. Sine we had very little alternate choice we tried out the fare and were terribly disappointed. Not only do they not have much of a variety, but even the Dal they serve is better avoided. Avoid the Lakshmi, unless you want a Beer.