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Lighthouse Beach Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“dosas” (7 reviews)
“veg dishes” (2 reviews)
“fruit salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Lighthouse Beach Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was looking for a veg option for lunch. This restaurant is „pure vegetarian“ and is in a green quiet place - reasons for me enough to try. The prices here are much less than in the beach restaurants. No extra taxes were included into...More

Thank mar_petsanta
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Recommended to us by several local contacts, this little gem is located in one of the many little back streets behind Kovaam’s main beach. Warmly welcomed, we were soon seated and scanning the very good vegetarian menu. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the...More

Thank mwspear
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We have come back after a year and it’s just as good! Masala Dosa very good and lists of whole spices in the Chai! Successive lunches so it must be good. Very friendly staff and fun watching the bird life and fish in the little...More

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Not sure if it was the dish I chose but I found the food very bland and lacking any flavour. A disappointing last dinner in Kovalam!

Thank seangriffin
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We have eaten here quite often now, and in general the food is excellent quality, although unfortunately we did have a rather unpleasant beetroot thoran one day. This must have been a one-off slip up, as on another occasion we had a great thoran. There...More

Thank Michael1052
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Hidden behind the first row of hotels and restaurants is this gem. Being a carnivore i was a little reluctant to go here but after the first lunch we had here i actually suggested we go back for lunch next day and wasn't disappointed again....More

Thank themudgeerambler
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Good food and nice ambiente next to a pond with man water lilies. Little hard to find but worth a visit.

Thank Rosa L
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The food was average compared to others of similar style in the area. We ordered north Indian food and it was okay. I think this place has been given other average reviews and I just agree with them.

Thank Niyanta2010
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Lonely Planet manager had given warmth welcome. The staff service is very good. Vegetarian food taste is away some. Nice atmosphere for dining there as located near a lilly pond.

Thank rmupadhyay
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We went here the first day we arrived for breakfast and ended up going everyday for breakfast and dinner for the 12 days we were in Kovalam. Any meal chosen from the menu was great! Beautiful location. We could watch birds hunting the fish in...More

Thank Thomas N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach Beach Road, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
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