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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Updated 21-02-16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed November 7, 2020

Based on high reviews, we chose to call the restaurant to reserve a table. The man on the phone just said "yeah come in" and hung up. We got to Kochin and were waved to a table so we sat ourselves.. but no one came...by. There were two men working and 4 tables in the restaurant. The decor didn't scream Indian restaurant whatsoever and we wondered what the rave reviews were about. We left after nearly 10 minutes and are so happy we did- found an amazing Indian restaurant up the same street which exceeded our expectations.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 3, 2020

Kochin Kitchen, located in the heart of Byward Market, offers South Indian specialties...but what really sets it apart are its dishes from Kerala. Pros: - The beef fry & porota (bread) were superb; do try! - Service was decent _ Restaurant was pretty clean Cons:...- I really wanted to try other dishes on the menu, but the prices were way too expensive for my liking (~$18-20 per dish); This might be due to its central location in Ottawa. Maybe one suggestion is to offer sampler plates at an economical price. Even so, I would highly recommend Kochin Kitchen based on the food taste/quality alone; I will certainly pass by again whenever in town.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020

Had no reservation but it wasnt busy so no problem. We were told to make a reservation to prevent disappointment in busier hours. Simple seats, staff friendly, food is very tasty. Would come here again.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019

My friend and I visited here for Indian food. We ordered Butter chicken and spicy lamb curry, which are good. The restaurant is well decorated, kind of has a romantic vibe and so the environment is really nice.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

Incredible lunch buffet. Visited on a weekday for lunch with some co-workers and was very impressed by the selection and quality of the lunch buffet. At least 10 different main dishes and an equal number of sides and desserts. An excellent way to try a...number of dishes in one visit. I especially enjoyed the pepper lamb curry, Salmon fish curry, and tandoori chicken. The price was reasonable for the selection, quality, and location. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

The first time we visited here was after our son's wedding with his new wife and the wedding party, then after he received his masters degree we once again headed to "the Kitchen". After the birth of their first child then the second child once...again we feted ourselves to the wonderful Indian Buffet. Finally late last month after our daughter-in-law became a Canadian citizen we didn't think twice _ we just walked over. There seems to be something for every palate, from mild and savory to hot and spicy. Our whole family enjoys this restaurant. Thank you. I am sure we shall see you again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019

The food here is as good as you will find in any Indian restaurant in Ottawa. That along with excellent service and reasonable prices makes it place to go again.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

Outstanding Kerala authentic dishes. Love Indian Food. Good prices. 3 of us Oct 2019 Fri, made reservations. Cozy, 3 of us and Wow, hit the Jackpot. The wonderful smells of an Indian spice market hit your nose as soon as you walk in the door....Cozy family dining space. Music not too loud. Make reservations on weekends. Excellent service. Not rushed. Appetizers, Shrimp with Coriander and a lovely spice not too hot for me but too much for my husband, perfectly cooked, Scallops perfectly cooked. Fried Onion Pakora to die for. Authentic SW Kerala!!! Gals had to die for Butter Chicken, and the Peppery Lamb and Rotis were awesome for hubby. People who come here need to understand authentic Indian food and realize that they're actually eating toned down spicy "Indian" food. So maybe thy should check out the different regoions of Indian cooking.. Kerala might not be to their liking. Excellent restaurant and spotless bathroom for the Ladies anyway. Didn't use the mens. ;. ) highly recommended! Will return here.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 10, 2019 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. The masala dosa was the best I have ever had and my partner really enjoyed the butter chicken. Flavoursome food at a good price. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 2, 2019

I only wish that this restaurant was in Montreal so that I could be a regular diner there!! The restaurant had a lovely family vibe, the service was perfect and the menu was varied. Everything that we ordered was deliciously spiced and prepared. I was...with a party of 8, many of whom have been to India, and we all were completely delighted with our meal. For sure we will go back every time that we are in Ottawa.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Michael S | Reviewed this property |
for a small group yes.
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Response from 195arashh | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. It's an Indian restaurant
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kochin Kitchen

Yes, Kochin Kitchen offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kochin Kitchen offers delivery services.

Yes, Kochin Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kochin Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5