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Jeevan Restaurant

Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | kovalam, Kovalam 695521, India
+91 97453 86662
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (18 reviews)
“masala” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | kovalam, Kovalam 695521, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the Jeevan twice before, once in 2012 and once in 2016 and both times it was excellent. So, this time I was really looking forward to the gorgeous fish prepared on skewers in the tandoori oven and served with Keralan parotha. Our waiter...More

Thank monicker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service at Jeevan is really poor, communication is poor and you can be cheated. Also, they prefer foreigners instead of Indians, who they can cheat easily. Everybody has a live sea food counter to choose from at Kovalam. I chose a particular fish and...More

1  Thank kelvinf20
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The restaurant overlooking the beach is painted black which in the evening makes it difficult to see what you're eating. The menu has 250 items which is sometimes beyond the memory of the staff who can be indifferent towards your requests. Try the younger waiters...More

Thank KovalamPete
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Service is very slow as they are taking minimum 30mintes to complete and order. Taste was alright. I have ordered crisp fried mussels and tasted a bit oily...Actually i tasted mussels for the first time so I cannot actually judge on it.

Thank Anil K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Excellent food with Taste. Really good service by Staff. Good view from Restaurant over to Sea. Highly recommended to everyone for a wonderful meals.

Thank Ajith S
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The rooms were very unhygienic. AC was not working. Refrigerator was not working. Doors and Windows were packed and required Lot's of efforts to open or close them. The staff was very uncooperative and rude

Thank Abhishek S
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good food, beer and wine available, only negatives are the chairs do not fit under the tables, so you need to reach over a bit. Also very slow to get the bill.

Thank JohCar54
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Jeevan restaurant looks really inviting. Service was good, and the menu was comprehensive. Unfortunately our choices weren`t the best..........sizzling chicken (where the sauce was excellent, but the cuts of chicken were really scraggy/not breast) and a vegetable noodle dish, which was simply bland.....not bad, but...More

Thank jennifer1983187159
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We have been in Kovalam a while and we love this place. Cold beer, good food an good service. What more can you ask for. Try the fish malabari it's very good. Khan is the best server on the beach. Fast and attentive making sure...More

Thank Jimmy L
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This is a large restaurant right on the seafront promenade along lighthouse Beach. There's always a friendly waiter outside trying to lure you inside, but then there's a long wait for service while the friendly waiter is outside smoking and touting. They are one of...More

Thank ullabee
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 150 - USD 3,000
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Beach Kovalam | kovalam, Kovalam 695521, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Thiruvananthapuram District  >  Kovalam
  • Phone Number: +91 97453 86662
  • E-mail
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