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The Waters Edge

G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 471 248 1123
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (10 reviews)
“samosas” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian
££ - £££
G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Lovely location (at the waters edge)!! Very nice staff, best Samoans I have ever tasted! Ice cold beer makes this a perfect early evening stop.

Thank ohfb
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting on the sea wall and not surrounded by the detritus further down the beach by the other beach restaurents. Staff friendly but not pushy and king prawn malabar very good . Good value and ice cold beer with excellent banana fritters and honey...More

Thank singleladyguest
Reviewed 7 January 2017

At a table on the sea wall, had just finished an acceptable meal, paid and we're just finishing our drinks, when the waiter put 3 chairs next to us and ushered people to sit down next to us so that when we had finished our...More

Thank Mervyn M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Very nice location, friendly service, clean food but unfortunately not very tasty. We got the feeling that the food was only made for tourist . It was also a bit pricy.

Thank IrmaLiberty
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very recently been to this place. Pretty decent staff. -Food tasted good though on an Indian tourist's perspective, a little pricey. -The room was neat but a little- old fashioned. -Staff attitude was very decent too. But they aren't dressed in any hotel uniform as...More

Thank Bijuriya
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Amazing staff and lovely food. So good, we returned every night. Food was excellent and staff were a good laugh.

1  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I have loved this location for eleven years now and the fact I visit twice a year speaks volumes. This time we were greeted at the airport by my lovely Madhu and taken by taxi to Watersedge, where they had reserved our favourite room. Waiting...More

2  Thank Jean M
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Great place to stay ...watch the local fishermen in the mornings from your balcony ..perfect ...good breakfast served in the cafe restaurant ...helpful staff and lovely location .

1  Thank betteboo
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We ate here several times in our stay. A great spot for a sunset drink (literally) on the waters edge. (King) Prawns Bothrm one of our favourite dishes during 3 weeks away. Good amount of space inside when the weather turned wet. Very friendly &...More

2  Thank DGarnett
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Visited again in March, along with two friends who are now retired & live in Turkey. Their plane arrived 3.30 am, long before our's but people from hotel ((our lovely Madhu) were there with a banner to meet them. We arrived well refreshed from Emirates...More

1  Thank Jean M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G V Raja Road | Samudra Beach, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 471 248 1123
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The Waters Edge Restaurant is located between the two accommodation buildings. Unlike many other eating places in the area it is lavishly furnished and as it is on the upper floor of the building with open sides the gentle breeze from the Arabian Sea keeps you cool when dining, although there are also numerous ceiling fans to do this should there be no breeze. During the day enjoy the open, uninterrupted view across the bay and beyond and in the evening relax and watch the lights of the fishing boats out at sea. The menu is varied and caters for all tastes - Indian, Chinese and European dishes are available, and all meals are freshly prepared when ordered. The chef will cook each meal according to your personal taste - let the waiter know when you place your order how strongly spiced you like your meals and our chef will cook the meal to cater for your own preference. Our advice if you are not used to eating spicy food is to allow a few days to let your body get used to Indian cuisine by starting off with mildly spiced dishes and gradually increase the spice content until you find the level of seasoning that you like. Sea food is obviously a speciality here and lobster, mussels, prawns, tiger prawns, calamari, snappers, tuna, butterfish and searfish are often available (depending on the day's catch of course). If you like you can personally select a fish from the fishermen's nets on the beach in the morning which Sanal and his team will be happy to prepare for your lunch or evening meal.
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