Your trip to Kochi, Kerala need not end with admiring the backwaters and the Chinese fishing nets. Get set for a gastronomic ride you won’t ever forget. With fresh spices and fish straight from the backwaters, Kerala cuisine is rich in flavour and colour. There is no dearth of restaurants in Kochi serving good food, but Kochi is known for its quirkiness, so we are giving you a list of some of the unique restaurants you must try. Also Read - Kerala: Kochi Startup Develops Decontamination Device to Check COVID-19 Spread

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 1. Lokah

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A restaurant and cafe, Lokah, stands out because of an ensemble of delicious dishes from places like Africa, Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, Lebanon, The USA, France and of course India. The walls of the restaurant has Old Latin maps of the spice route and silk route. The entire space screams- Travel. The place gives you a chance to take your taste buds on a culinary journey and the travellers a chance to savour their favourite dish again.

Cost: Rs 800 for two

Address: No.47, Bypass Road, Vyttila, Ernakulam

 2.  Ginger House Restaurant


Ginger House Restaurant is India’s only museum restaurant and it gives you a chance to explore Indian heritage while enjoying your meal. The antique chairs, tables, door frames and counters give you an old world feel. Located in Jew Town, Mattancheri, the restaurant is part of the Heritage Arts antique showroom. Its serves authentic Kerala food. Do try their grilled prawns and kareemeen.

Cost: Rs 800 for two

Address: Heritage Arts, Jew Town Road, Mattancherry, Kochi

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3. Tea Pot Café

Located in Fort Kochi, Tea Pot Cafe is a quirky tea shop with terracotta tiles and myriads of tea kettles, pots and other tea related paraphernalia from across the world. Instead of regular table, this cosy place has tea chests. They serve 15 different types of tea, the most popular brew in India, and also have some delicious desserts and cake. If you are looking for something heaving to fill your tummy, try mustard fish or prawn moilee.

Cost: Rs 300 for two

Address: Peter Celli Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi

4. Rahmuthala Hotel (Kayikka’s)


This no fancy place is so popular for its Biryani that by 12 it is packed with biryani lovers. The aroma of long grained rice cooked in juicy meat after they break the ‘dum’ will linger long after you finish your meal. Rahmuthala Hotel is popular as Kayikka’s. They serve sumptuous chicken biryani, prawn biryani, fish and mutton biryani with date pickle. Once you taste this delicious biryani you will find yourself frequenting the place.

Cost: Rs 300 for two

Address: Rahmathulla Hotel, Mattancherry, Kochi

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5. Kashi Art Café


This is a place where art meets the art enthusiasts over a coffee. The Kashi Art Cafe is an airy garden cafe with a peaceful ambiance. People visit the place to exchange idea and enjoy the sandwiches and thick soup served here. The cafe serves all-day breakfast along with homemade pies and cakes. Kashi’s French toast is its signature dish that has a huge fan following.

Cost: Rs 600 for two

Address: Burgher Street, Fort Kochi, Kochi


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