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“Exotic Kerala Taste ”

Grand Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #39 of 1,089 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Very nice ambience and lovely place to dine in. They serve excellent Mutton biriyani and have plenty of choices on fish and chicken.

We love fish pollichathu but was not that great on that day. But it is a good n must try kerala dish .

Thank Veerappan C
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Grand Hotel has the best restaurant in Kochi, and they have been maintaining the standard of the food, ambiance and service over 50 years. Used to come here as a child in the late 70s and 80s, and then come here everytime we are in Kochi, and not a change to the great food over the years.

You might want to try everything in the menu if u have the time and appetite, each item is prepared with care and tastes so good. If you are short of time, then the must have items are 'Fish curry meals', and add the 'Karimeen pollichathu' (the best u can get, and this is their #1 speciality) as a side. If you are not used to bony fish, then go for the 'Nemeen pollichathu'. Both are fish with a mild spicy masala wrapped in coconut leaf and shallow roasted/fried. One other speciality is 'Syrian Beef fry', best with rice or Porotta'.

You might think they are good at only authentic Kerala non-veg cuisine, but wait till you try their veg sides, or even better their chinese soups and dishes. Also try their ice-cream, a favorite when I was a kid. The menu has not changed much over the past 40 years that I have been here, and so has the taste. Now my son is a big fan as well and he cannot leave Kochi without a visit to the Grand, even if we visit for just one day.

Apart from the food, the service is very good and professional. The ambiance is great too, and very well maintained over the years. Have not seen any place that is so well maintained over so many years. Even the bathrooms are so clean and well maintained, so common at most places in India. Just a word of caution, if you are going for lunch on a weekend, especially groups over 4, please book in advance or have the patience to wait 30 mins (it will be worth the wait), though it is a very large restaurant.

Go there once, and you keep going there.

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Thank jyorajan
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

This is one hotel which even my parents preferred when i was a child. The south indian food is homely that is the reason. The "Karimeen Fish" fry or masala is the best.

Thank SojanIpe
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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Grand Hotel Restaurant is a good Kerala food restaurant in kochi . good ambience , great hospitality and quality if food is good.

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Thank sikhilviswam
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Ideal place for a fish curry meals with choice of starters.
Good ambiance and service is excellent. Place to visit

Thank GNANAKUMAR V
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