Where to Eat in Kochi (Cochin): The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 29, 2017 Janean Rudisill

A blending of several small villages on the southwestern coast created the current incarnation of Kochi (or Cochin), where sunset strolls, sampling fresh fish from seaside vendors and boat rides through the islands just offshore top visitors' to-do lists. Art centers showcase the traditional dance, Kathakali. European influences are seen in the 16th-century Portuguese-built churches and forts, while the mark of early Chinese traders is visible in the unusual fishing nets dotting the shoreline.
Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

1. The Rice Boat

Willingdon Island | Taj Malabar, Kochi (Cochin) 682009, India Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +91 484 664 3000
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 211 reviews

The Rice Boat

Reviewed By Ritz1165 - New York City, New York

I really like this restaurant but the smell upon entering is very disturbing. Of course after some time you acclimate so you can focus in the very good food. Delicious curries, great banana steamed fish. Average fish soup. Fab coconut bread. Decent wine. Stick to local wine to avoid the huge tax.
Fun to watch the chefs through the plexi window.
Old world/outdated atmosphere. But, this is India.
Poured my own wine!
Ice creams over-sweet.

2. Solar Cafe

Calvathy Road | Just in Front of Customs Ferry, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout Indian, Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 +91 81130 62746
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Solar Cafe

Reviewed By hecate2016 - Cranbrook, United Kingdom

Spent a quiet morning here drinking great quality coffee. Friendly, polite and helpful staff, calm and pretty surroundings. Fantastic value great quality Thali for lunch. My favourite cafe in Fort Cochin so far!

3. Chilliout Cafe Cherai beach

Munambam Rd | Cherai Beach, Cherai Beach, Kochi (Cochin), Vypin Island 683515, India Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available Pizza, Barbecue, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$126 +91 97441 38387
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 420 reviews

Chilliout Cafe Cherai beach

If You Want To Enjoy Home-made European Food 10 Steps From The Beach In A Relaxed And Chilled Ambiamce, Look No Further

Reviewed By swanstonanthony - Phuket Town, Thailand

If you are craving for some simple western food on your trip this is a good choice. Presided over by an enthusiastic Frenchman you have a good choice of juices and simple meals including burger and chips, difficult to get in India! In the evening they have a barbecue. They have a kind of coffee machine, better than nothing. No alcohol license.

4. The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay

St. Francis Church Rd | Cochin Club, Opp Parade Ground, Kochi (Cochin) 682001, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +91 97473 99333
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 302 reviews

The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay

One of the finest Asian restaurants in Kerala serving great food from across seven Asian cuisines and set in a picturesque location and colonial ambience. We serve delicious dishes from seven Asian cuisines - Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. Our food is authentically prepared using the best of ingredients. We are situated in a heritage building in the premises of the legendary Cochin Club. The club is more than a 100 years old and has witnessed many significant events in the history of Fort Kochi. The restaurant is very close to the beautiful Fort Kochi beach. We invite you to visit the restaurant, enjoy the serene ambience and savour our delicious and healthy dishes.

Reviewed By dolcevita42 - Virginia

We decided to stray from Indian food and came here for dinner. What a pleasant dining experience! The restaurant has a very nice open-air set up, a notch above the average restaurant around town. The service was attentive but not intrusive, with very pleasant and friendly staff. We ordered the papaya Thai salad, which came out very close to what we had during a trip to Thailand. The crispy pepper squid was very good also. The chicken wings with honey chillies sauce were very tasty and spicy (but manageable). No complaint either about the 2 dim sum, but we wished that the prawn dumplings had more prawns in there. The bill came out as a very good deal, given the nice set-up, the quality of the food and the excellent service.
This restaurant is not easily visible if you don't look for it. Keep in mind that it is inside Cochin Club, right across the street from St. Francis Church.

5. Mosaic

Crowne Plaza Kochi, XI/641A Kundanoor Junction, NH-47 Bypass, Maradu PO, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682304, India Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Buffet Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$181 +91 484 286 5000
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 393 reviews

Mosaic

Mosaic is an all day dining outlet offering the perfect ambiance for a quick breakfast, business lunch or an intimate evening meal.Our Buffet selection will delight diners with the authentic Kerala, Pan-Asian & International cuisines.An a la carte selection ranges from lighter meals to Grills. Guests can also dine outside near the pool in the Alfresco area of the restaurant.

Reviewed By annesophie001 - Dehradun, India

It is one of the best buffe selections in town! People just love it when I bring them there. It is great for breakfast and dinner.

6. Momo Cafe

Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport | Vip road, Opp Kochi International Airport, Nedumbassery, Kochi (Cochin) 683572, India Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi Indian, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 484 669 3333
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Momo Cafe

Showcasing multi-cuisine, all-day dining, our convenient café is the perfect spot for laid-back dining here in Kochi. The restaurant also offers a private dining area for up to eight people.

Reviewed By Thomas S - Doha, Qatar

The stop at the buffet Momo was enjoyable. The choice is not large but enough. All food was tasty and fresh.
The best part of the dinner experience was the service. Our waitress Jessy was very approachable, friendly and very efficient. We were a big table of 8 ppl but our requests were served promptly and always with the smile.

7. Trilogi

Nh - 47 National Highway 47 Bypass Road | Crowne Plaza Kochi, Maradu, Kochi (Cochin) 682304, India Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Indian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$86 - HK$196 +91 484 286 5000
Excellent
85%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 322 reviews

Trilogi

TRILOGI is an authentic Kerala specialty restaurant open only for dinner from 7pm-11pm serving traditional specialties of Kochi,Travancore and Malabar. The dishes will entice and evoke memories which you will never forget and keep coming in for more. TRILOGI is located in the lobby floor of Crowne Plaza Kochi

Reviewed By Bhasker K

This restaurant has been consistent about the food and service they deliver since long. Seafood soup remains my favourite and their signature dessert. Thanks to chef rejimon for great food and febin for attentive service!! Will come back with my friends

8. Kochi Kitchen

34/1111 N. H. 47 | Kochi Marriott Hotel, Lulu International Shopping Mall, Edappally, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682024, India Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Indian, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$243 +91 484 717 7777
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 266 reviews

Kochi Kitchen

Reviewed By theclanof7

we had breakfast here 3 times during our stay. there is a great selection of food and there is something for everyone.
Our only negative is that you order your eggs and have to wait for them to be delivered to your table. the delay meant I had finished my breakfast on 2 occasions before my eggs arrived. It may be better for the customer to order and wait for the chef to cook?

9. Pizzeria "Pizza Italia"

Tower Rd, Opposite the Delta Study Fort Cochin, Kochi (Cochin), India Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +91 98953 29708
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Pizzeria "Pizza Italia"

Reviewed By Pathfinder1A - Dharamsala, India

Location - central & well done up.
Best time - night. Preferably winters.
Food- Italian, Continental, South & North Indian. You can chose fresh Seafood items on display & they will be cooked for you.
Staff- energetic, smart & friendly.
Rates- Value for money even for budget travellers.
Recommended dishes - Seafood platter, pizzas, beef kerala curry, homemade cake.
Highly recommended joint.

10. Sky Grill

Nh - 47 National Highway 47 Bypass Road | Rooftop Floor, Maradu, Kochi (Cochin) 682304, India Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Bar, Barbecue, Asian, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +91 484 286 5000
Excellent
82%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 288 reviews

Sky Grill

Sky Grill a rooftop lounge located on the 16th floor at 200 feet above sea level boasts of spectacular view of Kochi city and the backwaters.This restaurant specializes in serving barbecue and grills featuring a range of appetizers,soups,salads,succulent kebabs,grills,fresh-baked pitas,dips,purees,sandwiches,burgers etc.

Reviewed By Mark W

Brilliant hotel all lovely and friendly staff excellent check in by Lauren who explained everything well.
Excellent food at Sky grill and brilliant service. Amazing chefs by Abhishek and subif and all the service staff. Especially jasmine Would recommend the beef tenderloin good sized portions and well presented dishes.

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