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3rd Rock

G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
+91 81118 33025
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (29 reviews)
“prawns” (22 reviews)
“prawn malabar” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the Malabar style prawns and fish along with the butter garlic squid and loved it all. The kitchen is clean and the food tastes great. A must try!

Thank 803amritad
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our favourite restaurant on a previous trip and, when we came again, the Third Rock didn't disappoint. We had two great meals here. The fish pollichattu, cooked in a banana leaf, was brilliant and the prawn curries were delicious too. Also the parothas...More

Thank monicker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice here, however I feel that the hotel staff/ owner is only foreigner friendly. Indians are meted out only rude behaviour along with all kind of foolish excuses for everything. Food quality is average at best(meat and fish were raw/ under cooked), prices are...More

1  Thank Utkarsh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in a hotel just two minutes so it was easy to find this beachside restaurant. The tables are set out on the beach which was just lovely. There’s a great breeze coming off the sea which helped cooled us down a little...More

Thank J0y0us
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and great food in a great location (on a sea wall). May not look much walking past but do not be put off by some of the surroundings (it is India) as we had the best food on this trip. Just at the...More

Thank stanretired
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is super delicious and the staff is really friendly. The restaurant was located just 20m from our hotel and it was one of the best finds on this trip. Try egg plant bengal or meen malagari (as on photo). I can not...More

Thank Ema P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, fabulous food and pleasant staff who enjoy passing local information. Recommend the Kingfish in banana leaf or Kerela Prawns in coconut sauce.

Thank Bernard M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the place twice with a group of 16 people. The reservation was smooth, tables were all set by the time we reached, the stuff was very friendly, the tiger prawns were excellent and the beer cool. Everyone was happy with the food and...More

Thank Tina R
Reviewed 14 September 2017

It’s a small restaurant, more of a eatery, with tables laid out overlooking the Samudra Sea, and might appear to be dingy. However, wait till the food is served. Their prawn curry is the best I have ever had, and so can be said for...More

Thank Dhvl
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We ended up eating here several times, at both lunchtime and in the evening. On each occasion the staff were welcoming and friendly and the food very good.

1  Thank Guyj2010
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Questions & Answers
Susan W
26 March 2017|
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Response from stepheng925 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan , all the restaurants including 3rd Rock serve alcohol , beer ( kingfisher ) , wines and spirits , no problem .
Susan W
26 March 2017|
Response from Elaine R | Reviewed this property |
They do serve beer and some spirits but Kerala has very strict drinking laws but these small restaurants have ways round things .
Rogandrose C
13 February 2017|
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Response from Stephanie P | Reviewed this property |
Definitely get out of your hotel to eat very authentic southern Indian food- on the edge of the water! They do take credit cards. We stayed at the Taj and the food was very average and way more expensive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: G.V. Raja Road | Samudra Beach Kovalam, Kovalam 695527, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 81118 33025
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