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Malabar Cafe

Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 98952 07917
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (55 reviews)
“fresh fish” (16 reviews)
“gobi” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
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Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy place among those restaurants at the corner side. Food is decent though the presentation is not that impressive. You gets zero attention when there are many bigger tables occupied. Did not see any hospitality. No attention at all.Expected a better service

Thank sandyman0011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food are bland and tasteless. especially for the fish Moilee,as it's getting charged very high. It does not have any of the expected taste and consistency. Thought they have no idea of how to make use of Indian spices for a dish like Moilee.Coconut milk...More

Thank funkyman2255
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very crowded restaurant with a vast options of dishes.But service are just pathetic.Are they concentrating on known people to them??? Please make sure that none of your customers remains unattended just because the servers are busy assisting their regular customers

Thank thatsit1990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very costly. Poor quality.there are very much worryed about fourgners. But vews are very nice. Place is very nice.

Thank Anirban C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located right opposite the beach this restaurant supplies good food a a reasonable cost the staff are friendly and I can honestly say we never had one bad meal in several visits both for lunch and dinner. They cook fresh for each order so it's...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

There are many places where you can eat in lighthouse beach and this this restaurant is near the light house itself. Nice food options, if you are in kovalam, it makes sense to try the sea food which is the speciality if this place.

Thank sankmik
Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is our "go to" place in Kovalam! Right on the beach, fresh sea food, friendly service, beer and cocktails.

Thank Mkellogg9
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I became quite a regular of Malabar Cafe. Staff are very welcoming and friendly and the whole atmosphere is really pleasant - topped with a great view on the ocean. Food is delicious, especially the whole Tandoori meals and breads. :))

Thank Elena S
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had a late breakfast and lunch at Malabar Cafe. The food , ambiance and the service people are very good.

Thank ShadatShahin
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Not good.Paying attention only to those customers who are seems to be their regular people.Nah it does not work that way.Every customer visits you with expecting a service.Dont stand just inside your comfort zone with known people.Food is just ok ok.

Thank travelprince1985
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Questions & Answers
21 October 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from KovalamPete | Reviewed this property |
There are no open beach bars on the public beaches in Kovalam. If you can afford the very expensive hotels then you may find one to accommodate you.
26 September 2015|
Response from Isaac R |
Why have you put your review in the question section?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$8
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 98952 07917
The hotel has been moving from current location to 200 meeter neat to light house July 1st onwards
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