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Reviewed 21 March 2020

Great restaurant wonderful food and lovely place to sit and enjoy the view day or night Sanjay is a great host.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 March 2020

We ate here several times during our stay. The host was very attentive & friendly & the food was excellent as were the prices.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We were welcomed so nicely at this lovely small restaurant with great food and a fabulous view. Drinks are discreetly offered , the food is amazing and such great value. A must to visit if you are in Kovalam!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

An excellent choice of food reflective of this region and beyond. The menu is wide ranging offering a variety of fresh fish, vegetables ,fruits and home cooked breads. It appeals to many tastes and pockets as well as offering a cool seafront breeze making eating...out comfortable in the heat.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020

The food is first class and the location excellent. What ore could you ask for. As a single traveller, I was looked after very well. In fact I went back to the restaurant 3 times and was made most welcomed...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020

What an experience, delicious food served at tables on the sea wall!!! Prawn curry and veg korma. Lovely fresh paratha

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Another excellent establishment with friendly service. We particularly liked the fried marsala fish (kingfish) which we had with chips for a change. Their lakota is also good, crisp.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 10 February 2020

Ate here a few times good always good. Jalfrezi excellent. Kitchens looked clean and Tandoori chef took care with raw and cooked meats always used paper as protection. If you can pre order your food and book a table on the sea wall. If you...don't you may have a long wait. Our thanks in particular to 'Sarge ' he was excellent friendly funny always ready to help.. It was our pleasure to have met him and we wish him every success for the future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at 3rd Rock. The location on the sea wall was memorable. Staff were friendly. Food was delicious. Pricing was “just right”. I thought that The Lobster Pot was my favourite local restaurant but when the family and I next come to...Kovalam we will definitely return. The staff even dropped a forgotten mobile phone to our hotel after dinner. It was super busy and we did have to wait a little while but the food was fresh, tasty and made to order so the wait was well worth it!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is located behind the sea wall on Sumatra beach. It set in a row of small shops immediately outside the building is made up from sand before the sea wall. The restaurant has tables inside the building, on the sand and also on...top of the sea wall which is accessible via three of four steps. The sand area is the main walk way from the Uda Sumatra hotel and can be quite busy with people and tuctuc’s passing by. We are as the 3rd rock a number of times and the food was good on all occasions. Service can be a little slow but does provide an opportunity to chat and if your table is on the wall look at the lights from the fisherman out at sea. This is typical India with passing people, motorcycles, tuc tub’s and occasional dogs. So to summarise, good food in an unusual setting where you can watch the world go by.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 22 January 2020

Part of the restaurant is at ground level in the main building but there are 10 or so tables set on the sea wall in front. Great atmosphere withe the sea breeze and lights of fishing boats twinkling in he distance. Food was good too!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

This restaurant had very good review in many places. That's why we went there it's ok the view was nice near by the sea ,but not thandoori dish was very cheui very hard to eat .

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2020 via mobile

Another superb evening on the wall at 3rd Rock Restaurant enjoying the ambiance and setting , my wife had a vegetable curry and I had requested soft shell crabs when I made our reservation . Sulekha duly confirmed that they were available that day at...the market and four beauties were brought to the table , they truly are a spectacular visual dish . Served with a delicious masala which was perfection they tasted as good as they looked . We were looked after impeccably by Saaj and the evening was indeed a joyous event . 10/10 😋😋😋😋😋More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 13 January 2020

The best prawn curries and a great price, sit on the wall and enjoy the sound of the waves whilst you dine.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 6 January 2020 via mobile

I wanted to try the food at 3rd Rock from Trip Advisor reviews and a couple traveling here for 2 mths a year also recommended. The food and service was all fantastic. Table right on the waters edge😊

Date of visit: January 2020
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AlanM827
14 January 2019|
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Response from AlanM827 | Reviewed this property |
From memory we paid around £12.00 for two meals, a lassi and a beer.
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Susan W
26 March 2017|
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Response from stepheng925 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan , all the restaurants including 3rd Rock serve alcohol , beer ( kingfisher ) , wines and spirits , no problem .
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Susan W
26 March 2017|
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Response from Elaine R | Reviewed this property |
They do serve beer and some spirits but Kerala has very strict drinking laws but these small restaurants have ways round things .
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3rd Rock is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5