Kovalam restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Kovalam


The seafood restaurant at the Vivanta fronts Samudra Beach, a golf-buggy ride from the hotel itself. It's designed as an upmarket alfresco beach shack, where you can watch the waves on one side and the chefs at work…
Top Choice South Indian in Kovalam

Varsha Restaurant

This little restaurant just back from Lighthouse Beach serves some of Kovalam's best vegetarian food at budget prices. Dishes are fresh and carefully prepared. It's a great spot for breakfast and lunch in particular…
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Waves Restaurant & German Bakery

With its broad, burnt-orange balcony, ambient soundtrack and wide-roaming menu, Waves is usually busy with foreigners. It morphs into the German Bakery, a great spot for breakfast with fresh bread, croissants, pastr…
Multicuisine in Kovalam


This terrace restaurant at Beach Hotel II is one of the better dining experiences on Lighthouse Beach, with an inventive East-meets-West menu, a range of Continental dishes, Asian fusion and interesting seafood numb…
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Curry Leaf

On a small hilltop overlooking Samudra Beach, this two-storey restaurant boasts enviable ocean and sunset views, eager staff and a menu ranging from fresh seafood and tandoori to Continental dishes. It requires a bi…
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Beatles Cafe

This sweet little cafe on the promenade has been around for a long time and is a good little spot for breakfast or a burger, but the menu ranges from pizza to momos (Tibetan dumplings) and South Indian curries.
Indian in Kovalam

Malabar Cafe

The busy tables tell a story: with candlelight at night and views through pot plants to the crashing waves, Malabar offers tasty food, including the nightly fresh seafood display, and good service.
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A Beach Cafe

ABC is an easygoing balcony restaurant overlooking Lighthouse Beach, with good coffee, soups and a wide-ranging menu.
Cafe in Kovalam

Swiss Cafe

Swiss Cafe stands out for tasty Euro dishes like rösti, schnitzel, pasta and pizza, unusual dishes like roast lamb in whisky sauce, as well as the usual fresh seafood and Indian staples. The 1st-floor balcony, with …
Keralan in Kovalam


This little veg place hidden back from Lighthouse Beach doesn't look like much, but it dishes up excellent, inexpensive Keralan cooking, vegetarian thalis and fresh fruit juices in a rustic setting.