Tastefully done interiors serving tasty Indian-Chinese fusion food. First glance, feels very modern, very international, yet understated in a way that makes everyone, foreign tourists and local foodies alike, feel welcome!
If the ambience doesn't get you, the low pricing definitely will!
Try the finger licking good 'Spicy Chilly Chicken', the lip teaser 'Veg Manchurian' and if you want to venture towards teh fiery side, the 'Schezuan Chicken' with 'Hakka Noodles'.
But if there is one item that is quickly becoming the calling card of this modern, upscale joint, it is the tastefully constructed, 'Chinese Biryani'. Layers of spice are artfully hidden within the grains of rise, and bring the fusion of Indian-Chinese cuisine to the forefront.
Well done. Very highly reccomended.
Favorite Dish: - Spicy Chilly Chicken
- Chinese Biryani
China Mirch is this Indian-Chinese fusion restaurant with modern, upscale ambience in Kochi. The décor is very well done and feels cozy and warm. The dishes start at 60 and most entrees top out at Rs 149 and that was great for us.
Favorite Dish: I will recommend their Chinese Biryani. Quite innovative and honestly - have not seen it anywhere else.
A big thumps up for a new and innovative dish!
INCHINO is a nice stand-alone Chinese restaurant serving generous & sumptuous portions for great value. Their starters were excellent and we repeated our order a couple of times so couldn't really do justice to their main course. Friendly staff too. We had a great time. While Parking is generally a challenge, these folks have plenty. A valet is there to help park your car as well.
Favorite Dish: The Pandunas Chicken and Shredded lamb at INCHINO were awesome! These are definitely Must-trys! Haven't had such good Mixed Fried rice in Cochin for a long time.
We stopped here for lunch after a morning of sightseeing and it was packed - mostly with locals (usually a sign of good food and value). It's a covered open-air restaurant. The menu has both Indian and Chinese selections but the specialty is the fresh seafood. I enjoyed the chicken tikka. The food and service were good and it was reasonably priced. Would eat here again.
This is a small bistro at the backside of the gallery. It is on the banks of the back waters and is an idyllic setting. The menu is very select consisting of clay oven baked Pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and some cakes and pies.
The waterfront location makes this an ideal place to have some fresh seafood and an ice cold Kingfisher beer. You can sit on the open deck or in the 2nd floor AC room. There is also an open air covered seating area. Both the open deck and the 2nd floor room have wonderful views on the water letting you watch the ships go by while enjoying your meal.
The waiter brought over a tray of fish for us to select our lunch. We decided on fried pomfret, fish curry (whole fish with the head), and rice. Good choices all around - lunch was tasty.
Service was good and the AC room was packed at lunchtime with locals. Both sections downstairs were also full.
Prices were reasonable but be sure to ask the price of the fresh seafood so you are not surprised or overcharged.
Open Monday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
For a coffee-loving foreigner living in the middle of a tea-loving country where the idea of a good cup of coffee was a packet of instant Nescafe, I was very happy when Cafe Coffee Days started popping up all over India.
Along with capuccinos, lattes, and other hot beverages, Cafe Coffee Day offers cold coffee and other cold beverages, as well as sandwiches (veg/nonveg), and cakes on its menu. It's a great place to stop for a break and unwind.
What is so unique about this particular location in Fort Kochi is that there is actually a mango tree growing through the building.
Hours: Open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m.– 11:00 pm
Yes, the restaurant is "upstairs", on the top floor over some shops. Owned and run by an expat, I thought it had some of the best Italian food I've had in India (and I've sampled quite a bit!). The atmosphere was casual, but nice.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We were there late one night for dinner. The bruschetta appetizer was very good. For our main courses, we had spaghetti, pizza, and lasagne.
The price was a little higher than other restaurants in the area, but all of the food is made with fresh ingredients (yes, you can tell), the portions are a good size and everything was very tasty!
I would definitely go back here to eat! There are daily specials and plenty of vegetarian (and non-veg) options. You can also order for take-out.
The Rossitta Garden Restaurant is located in a guesthouse - Hotel Rossitta Wood Castle (we did not stay here). As the name implies the restaurant is in a garden, although it's actually more like a courtyard. The tiled courtyard is decorated with potted plants and shrubs. It is not fancy, but nice. It was very peaceful and I could see sitting and relaxing, reading a book.
We originally went for dinner (it was very near where we stayed), which was okay, nothing very exciting. We went back for breakfast a couple of days and it was again just okay. I always wonder how you can mess up omelettes! Service was a little spotty. Rossitta Garden was very reasonably priced and it was fine for breakfast and I'd stop in again if I was nearby but don't think I'd go out of my way to visit.
In years gone by the Koder House has been host to Presidents, Prime Ministers, Nobel Laureates, and prominent dignitaries. Today the three-storeyed Jewish heritage building is a boutique hotel and a landmark for visitors to Fort Cochin.
While we did not stay here, we had the pleasure of dining in Menorah, the hotel's multicuisine restaurant which not only offers Kerala, Continental, and India cuisines, but is the only restaurant in India to serve Jewish food. With the Chinese fishing nets literally steps away, fresh seafood is prominent on the menu. Main course offerings include Malabar Fish Curry, Alleppey Prawn Curry, Mix Grill Seafood Platter, and my favorite (and what I ordered), Chicken Korma, which was excellent.
The offerings for dessert included a specialty Jewish pudding (it was okay), a local favorite, Kerala payasam, and other Indian sweets. Wine and beer are served.
The decor and atmosphere were pleasant and service was good. I'd recommend stopping in here for a "nice" lunch or dinner.
Kanshi Art Cafe is a lovely little snacking place in Fort Kochi.Try out the excellent pastries on offer here.There is some splendid artwork on display too.A lovely place to meet locals as well as foreigners.
Multi cuisine restaurant with an excellent roof top locality. 65 years old mango tree spread over the roof top. serves tasty tibetan momos, italian pizzas,continental,thai,chinese and indian tandoor dishes. please don't forget to try out mango tree special fish in banana leaf and hot tandoor fish tikkas. warm service accompanied with a touch of country music. ideal place for spending your evenings.
Favorite Dish: Fish in Banana Leaf and Hot Tibetan Momos
Mango Tree lounge & cafe is located at princess street fort cochin above cafe cofee day. very famous for sea food grills,bistro,italian and continental foods.excellent indian tandoor also there. the major attraction is the presence of more than 70 years old Mango tree and rich heritage ambience in the restaurant.never miss the chance to sit under the mango tree with excellent music and tasty choice of dishes.worth visiting the restaurant.different experience
all the best travera
Favorite Dish: grilled pomfret wrapped in banana leaves and traditional kerala appam. try it out hot.appam has got brown lace around and the grilled fish will give you a tempting aroma of banana leaves.
If you're just looking to stop for a quick snack on your way around Fort Kochi, this is quite a good place. Just a small hut with some tables outside, they do sandwiches, chips, cheese on toast etc for 40-80INR.
Although this is multi cuisine restaurant, you should try their Kerala food.
We ate appam, idiappam, fish molee, karimeen polichadhu and shrimps. Each dish had good flavours built in.
The ambience is real nice. However, be prepared to wait a bit as it tends to be crowded.
Favorite Dish: Karimeen polichadu - It is marinated pomfret fish that's wrapped in banana leaf and cooked.
Their appams and idiappams tasted amazing too. So did their fish molee.