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“Fabulous food”
Review of The Waters Edge

The Waters Edge
Ranked #24 of 64 Restaurants in Kovalam
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$8
Cuisines: Chinese
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
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“Fabulous food”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

Ate here several times during our recent visit to kovalam and it never disappointed. The quality and the flavours of the food was fabulous. The staff are all very friendly and will make your meal as mild or as spicy as you ask. A choice of dining inside or by candlelight at 'the waters edge' a great place to dine and I highly recommend a visit.

Visited January 2014
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Washington, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Much better option than the hotel”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Despite the somewhat aggressive marketing this restaurant has a better menu, better prices and better service. The view is much better as well. We enjoyed every entree and the banana fritters were great. The sea food was especially good. The service was attentive, but not intrusive.

  • Visited January 2014
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Australia
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“Great Indian food and cocktails.”
Reviewed 12 January 2014

We have had lunch and dinner at this restaurant and both times the food has been excellent. The service is great too. Try one of their cocktails for dinner.

Visited January 2014
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Maryport cumbria uk
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic place”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in December what a great place to eat and stay Lawrence and his staff could not do enough for you ,the food is to die for the rooms are spacious and everything you would expect.you are welcomed like a friend and really feel like one by the time you leave. 10 out of 10 we will be returning.

Visited December 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Lovely staff, quality food and a nice view”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

My wife and I went for a meal here on a night when the heavens truly opened. We were greeted with towels and met halfway by a member of staff with an umbrella (we were already soaked but still a nice touch).

The food food made up for the weather though and was truly delicious. We had the chicken cutlet and cheese pakora for starter and chicken vindaloo and chicken fry for mains and it was all lovely. We would definitely recommend the chicken fry.

As with a lot of good restaurants they are away from lighthouse beach and if you get a taxi to Samudra beach you can enjoy a small cluster of restaurants without the hassle of lighthouse beach.

We would definitely return

  • Visited November 2013
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