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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam, India
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223 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went to the place and ended up ordering only a couple of dishes due to limited variety for Vegetarians. Food was also not that great in taste and quality. Didn't like it much.

Tring UK
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We ate here in Feb 2015 by recommendation and found it sloppy and unwelcoming. The staff were more interested in their friends and cronies lurking around than the paying customers! Food average, beer warm and bill privy. Looked for it this year out of curiosity; unsurprisingly it's now gone...

Thank Johneff
Helsinki, Finland
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395 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

The Spoonbill was one of the free wifi places on Lighthouse beach. No the name and obviously owner has changed. It has an Italian name now.

Thank IrmaLiberty
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Play the best tunes , coolest place in Kovalam, beautiful people great atmosphere and refreshingly different, quality food, thanks Cx

Thank Claire F
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

Mg husband and I travel to Kovalam each February for a yoga retreat. Spoonbill is a great hang out for juices and snacks. They have amazing watermelon juice and the masala papadams are amazing. Plus the vibe is more surfer/ beachy than traditional indian.

Thank lgrantz
Bengaluru, India
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

Although we did visit this place late night, but we were shocked to see the very limited menu they had. Almost immediately we decided to move away from this restaurant. No idea about how good food would taste here, but owing to the limited options, I hope they prepare good dishes.

Thank SiddRocks
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

Ignore the negative reviews, we have re- visited here for over ten years and in our opinion Spoonbill is just what Kovalam needed. Really good sounds, very accommodating staff, and wi - if. Really Cold Drinks a must! and a wicked G n T is served. As for the food, the owner is married to a Japanese lady, so it... More 

2 Thank Matt S
Trivandrum, India
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Food is reasonable, but wouldn't say that it actually has the traditional Japan flair that you would expect from a Japanese restaurant, plus it is overpriced. What really lets this place down though, is the quality of service.. the staff are far too interested in their own 'affairs' to provide a decent level of service, and is male dominated which... More 

Thank ma02242014d
Chennai, India
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

On the eve of Valentine's day it seems appropriate to say that this Tolerates violence against women ( younger western) in general. Bar staff taking advantage of their knowing position. So beware. shame as the food could be quite good. A former male patron

Thank ohwell101
Lund, Sweden
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131 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Poor menu, expensive and not very good. Advertise that they are a Japanese restaurant but there were not so many Japanese dishes.

1 Thank Martin-the-swede

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Japanese
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kovalam

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?