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The Waters Edge

G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 471 248 1123
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (10 reviews)
“samosas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Chinese
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G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was very good, also the wine was ok, which we found hard to find, the staff were very acomodating, even to the point, when I was let down by my cooking class, they stepped in, let me observe and take notes in...More

Thank enyaandmurdo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal here sitting on the sea wall. Delicious spicy fish and seafood washed down with a Kingfisher beer or two! There are a few restaurants along this sea wall but this is one of the best.

Thank rizzy80
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We ate in the restaurant twice. The owner was very attentive and accommodating. On our last night we were greeted with garlands and flowers on the table on the wall overlooking the sea. We had king prawns to start, followed by gigantic lobsters all cooked...More

Thank SuziKu
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great food, and an extensive and reasonably priced menu, visit at sunset a must. The staff always very welcoming.

Thank Hilary B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visited this venue just once during our stay in Kovalam upon recommendation, whilst it was ok sitting up on the sea wall, the service was very slow, drinks were prompt & reasonable despite government taxes , food was ok & took over 1 hour to...More

1  Thank Rogandrose C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The picture shows a beach, in fact it's just a scruffy bit of red sand. The waiter was most obliging, again beer served in coffee mugs and the bottle wrapped in paper!!! Kovalem is definitely not the place to enjoy a drink!!

Thank MaureenCowley
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Lovely location (at the waters edge)!! Very nice staff, best Samoans I have ever tasted! Ice cold beer makes this a perfect early evening stop.

Thank ohfb
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting on the sea wall and not surrounded by the detritus further down the beach by the other beach restaurents. Staff friendly but not pushy and king prawn malabar very good . Good value and ice cold beer with excellent banana fritters and honey...More

Thank singleladyguest
Reviewed 7 January 2017

At a table on the sea wall, had just finished an acceptable meal, paid and we're just finishing our drinks, when the waiter put 3 chairs next to us and ushered people to sit down next to us so that when we had finished our...More

Thank Mervyn M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice location, friendly service, clean food but unfortunately not very tasty. We got the feeling that the food was only made for tourist . It was also a bit pricy.

Thank IrmaLiberty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 471 248 1123
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The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation buildings. Unlike many other eating places in the area it is lavishly furnished and as it is on the upper floor of the building with open sides the gentle breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps you cool when dining, although there are also numerous ceiling fans to do this should there be no breeze. During the day enjoy the open, uninterrupted view across the bay and beyond and in the evening relax and watch the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes - Indian, Chinese and European dishes are available, and all meals are freshly prepared when ordered. The chef will cook each meal according to your personal taste - let the waiter know when you place your order how strongly spiced you like your meals and our chef will cook the meal to cater for your own preference. Our advice if you are not used to eating spicy food is to allow a few days to let your body get used to Indian cuisine by starting off with mildly spiced dishes and gradually increase the spice content until you find the level of seasoning that you like. Sea food is obviously a speciality here and lobster, mussels, prawns, tiger prawns, calamari, snappers, tuna, butterfish and searfish are often available (depending on the day's catch of course). If you like you can personally select a fish from the fishermen's nets on the beach in the morning which Sanal and his team will be happy to prepare for your lunch or evening meal.
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