Here comes Ramadan. Intense prayers and fresh flavors of Iftar dishes are quilting the air. Who won’t yearn for a bite of freshly made “unnakaaya” and “irachipathiri” after day-long fasting? Kochi restaurants are all primed for food lovers longing to try new Iftar delicacies. Finding fine restaurants for your Iftar cravings is a cakewalk when it is Kochi, the food capital of Kerala. Given its history of Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Arabian roots, Kochi restaurants can guarantee you a memorable Iftar dining experience with their impeccable delicacies that soothe your tummy and your heart.
Asian kitchen is the most sought restaurant in Kochi for its ambrosial pan Asian cuisine. You can relish an impressive range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes in an open-air setting. Their slow-cooked sushi is quite a delight.
Location: Cochin Club, Opposite Parade Ground, St. Francis Church Road, Fort Kochi, Kochi
Habibi, Oberon Mall
Habibi restaurant in Oberon mall food court is the best choice for the busy bees in the town. Their takeaway Iftar “special combos” ranging from 399 to 899 include varieties of grilled chicken, Mandi, Hummus chicken salad, Labandrinks, chocolate date snacks, caramel nuts, and more.
Location: Oberon food circle, Edapally Kochi
Barbeque Nation is a favorite destination of Arabian food lovers. No foodie can say no to their juicy grilled chicken and unlimited buffets. If you are lucky enough, you can avail of their coupons and offers and their Ramazan launched combo “Ramadan Nawasi” is a special attraction.
Location: 6th Floor Imperial Trade Center, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Kacheripady, Ernakulam
Alibaba and 41 Dishes
A delightful Iftar evening awaits you at Alibaba and 41 dishes. The restaurant offers a long list of authentic Malabar snacks and their best-known natural fresh drinks to break your fast with. The main course menu offers a broad spectrum of Malabar, Arabic, and Chinese delicacies to excite your tummy.
Location: G268, 27/701 Panampilly Main Road, Panampilly Nagar Ave, opposite South India Bank, MIG Housing Society, Kochi,
Mosaic Crown Plaza
Mosaic is a casual dining restaurant in Kochi that can tingle your south Indian taste buds. Their Buffets and desserts are the show stealers. Customers of Mosaic can enjoy online reservations and hassle-free Iftar dining.
Location: Crown Plaza, Marad, Kochi
Masala restaurant is the landing place for diet freaks as they offer tasty vegan and gluten-free options. Their themed special buffets, minimal Iftar snack counter and live music would give you a delightful evening.
Location: X8R8+39Q, Chakkaraparambu, Vennala, Ernakulam, Kerala 682028
What better place is there to have Iftar than Iftar? No restaurant in the city offers this much variety of authentic Malabar snacks. All dishes including “Malabar pathiris” and “Biriyani”, “Ghee rice” come in an affordable price range.
Location: Chenkatty Bridge, Edapally, Kochi
Latest Recipe-Le Meriden
“Latest recipe” defines luxury and sophistication. It offers both buffet and à la carte menus with varieties of continental, Chinese, north Indian, south Indian, and Kerala cuisines. Reviewers swear their best ‘gastronomical experience’ in the Latest recipe.
Location: Le Méridien, Nettoor, Maradu, Kochi
Kochi Kitchen- Marriott
Marriott is known for its distinguished Italian and continental dishes. It’s hospitality and customer service are worthy to mention. Its toothsome ‘Beef Roast’, ‘Murgh Tikka’, ‘Kung Pao Chicken’, and ‘Gosht Haleem’ are the most loved dishes of Kochi. Marriott is sure to give you a flavorsome Iftar evening.
Location: Hotel Marriott Edapally Kochi
Craving for Arabian, Middle-eastern, Chinese, or Indian cuisines? Hotspot restaurant says ‘yes’. You could miss anything else for their best tasting ‘Bangalore kebab and ‘Hariyali chicken’. Dry fruits Falooda and kunafa are also their attractions. Though Hotspot is on the pricey side, good food would make up for it.
Location: APG Complex, Ground Floor Kadavanthra near St. Francis Church Ground South Kochi
Fort Cochin Seafood Specialty Restaurant
Check out this eatery to have an outdoor dining experience. The ambiance is so serene and calming. It is one of the differently-abled-friendly rooftop restaurants in Kochi. The menu lists Dry Fried Sea Crab Chilly, Chemmen Ularthiyathu, Mappila Prawn Roast, Fish Moilee, Walnut Brownie, Honey Almond Pie, and more.
Location: Casino Hotel, CV Iyer Road Willingdon Island near Axis Bank West Kochi
Authentic Seafood Restaurant
Cochin Iftar cannot go well without a tint of its seafood staples. Nawras can feed you with its refined decor and ambiance alone. You can choose your favorite from a selection of fresh fish displays. The chef will prepare it for your liking. Their Charcoal-grilled fish is a must-try.
Location: 23, Near Bus Stop, Pullepady, Chittoor Road, Kochi
Ojeen-The Taste Of Malabar
It is a no-frill restaurant to experience Iftar on a budget. It offers a great variety of Iftar snacks worth trying. The biriyani served in banana leaf is a fine delicacy to indulge.
Location: Penta Menaka Shopping Complex, D-17, Shanmugham Rd, Menaka, Marine Drive, Kochi,
Paragon Restaurant, Lulu Mall
Paragon Restaurant endeavors to serve delicious food to its customers with a keen focus on the rich flavors of Malabar. Order their dum biryani made out of aromatic Kaima rice with authentic side dishes – coconut chutney and date pickle. Heavenly!
Location: Lulu mall, Edapally, Kochi.
Dining Room Kochi, MG Road
The dining room is a cute and comfy place for a restaurant. It provides Hyderabadi, Kerala, and continental dishes for you to eat heartily. Their Chole Battura and Lamb Chops are two excellent options for trying.
Location: Padma Junction, MG road Kochi
Zaatar Panampilly Nagar
Zaatar is one of the finest Arabic platter-specialized restaurants in Kochi. The ambiance is soothing, just like their food. Their fresh beverages are worth trying. This place is sure to give you a happy time.
Location: 41/889 Thrikkakara Circle, Palarivattom, Kochi
If you are looking for an Iftar with a view, Fort house restaurant is your place to be. It ensures a fine dining experience with an extensive menu of refined Kerala seafood dishes in front of a picture-perfect waterfront view.
Location: 2/6-A, Calvathy Road, Fort Kochi
Grand pavilion offers flavorsome multi-cuisine meals for its customers. Customers can order from their lavish North Indian, Asian, and seafood menus till late at night. Their minimalistic-chic setting and exemplary hospitality are icing on the cake.
Location: X7CP+64W, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Ernakulam South, Kochi
Tharavad Multi Cuisine Restaurant
Tharavad multi-cuisine restaurant of Casino hotel located on Wellington Island is an excellent place for European cuisine. Their lip-smacking ‘chicken peralan’ will leave you asking for more. Though the restaurant is on the expensive side, the food quality is great.
Location: Casino hotel, Wellington Island Kochi
Cochin Majilis is one of the best moderately priced Arabic restaurants in Kochi. It offers spacious cabins enough to accommodate large families. Their grill dishes are tantalizing indeed.
Location: 34/558, B, B-1 Nh-47 near Oberon Mall, Padivattom, Edappally, Ernakulam.