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Best Restaurants in Kerala

Malabar cuisine and seafood is integral to Kerala that appeals to both domestic and international tourists. Most of Kerala's high-end food outlets and posh restaurants are situated in Fort Kochi, Kovalam, Kumarakom and Alleppey region and serve Kerala, Indian, Thai, Italian and Chinese cuisine. The 4 and 5 star hotels in Kerala also offer several options of fine dining at their in-house multi cuisine restaurants. India Profile offers details on best restaurants in Kerala, their location and menu.

The Thai Pavilion

Location : Vivanta By Taj Malabar, Kochi
Specialty : Thai and Chinese cuisine
Opening Hours : 12:30pm-3pm (lunch), 7:30pm-11:30pm (dinner)

The Thai PavilionIt is one of the authentic Thai restaurants in the state and is a part of Vivanta by Taj in Kochi. The wide variety of Thai recipes here pampers the taste buds of all Thai food lovers. Expert chefs from Thailand use lot of fresh herbs and spices flown in to prepare duck dishes, fried rice, pork, crispy noodles and soup. Among the vegetarian menu, thord man phak and poh pia je are popular starters. The main course non-vegetarian can include lobsters, prawns, fish and sliced lamb.

Thaff, Alleppey

Location : YMCA Road, Alleppey
Specialty : Indian bites

Thaff, AlleppeyScrumptious Indian delicacies and Arabian cuisine make this restaurant one of the finest places to dine in the backwater town of Alleppey. The roast chicken and shawarma roll are popular evening snacks to relish after you are back from a cruise. For desserts, you can order for ice cream shakes with seasonal fruit flavor.

The Fifth Element

Location : Vivanta by Taj, Trivandrum
Specialty : Seafood and Kerala cuisine

The Fifth ElementAnother restaurant of Taj Palaces and Resorts group in Trivandrum, chefs at the Fifth Element is known for their expertise in authentic Kerala cuisine and seafood (mainly starters). Karimeen pollicathu, prawn curry, mutton ullathiyathu and Caesar salad are the signature dishes of The Fifth Element.

The Tides

Location : Leela Kovalam
Specialty : Seafood and Pan-Asian cuisine

The TidesAnother elegant restaurant with a rustic charm, the Tides has the perfect romantic seaside setting. Housed within the premises of the Leela Kovalam, it is the favorite hangout for couples. Pan-Asian, seafood and Indian grill food are the specialties of this restaurant.

The Terrace

Location : Leela Kovalam
Specialty : Multi cuisine food

The TerraceA treat for your eyes and stomach, The Terrace in Leela Kovalam enjoys a picturesque setting and overlooks the Arabian Sea coast . This buffet restaurant serves multi cuisine food and is an acclaimed place for candle light dinner and private party. Unwind and relax after you having savored an Oriental, Indian and Continental banquet. You can also get authentic Kerala cuisine ordered here.

Dal Roti

Location : Fort Kochi
Specialty : North Indian

Dal RotiOne of the oldest dining places in Fort Kochi area, Dal Roti is known to serve North Indian food. With a chic décor and a bench setting, Dal Roti as the name implies has simple yet exotic vegetarian and non-vegetarian menu listed. Even the everyday recipes have a touch of creativity. Kebabs, dishes of Gujarat and Uttarpradesh are the most sought after ones. It is not a high-end and up market restaurant but popular for its low budget and quality food.