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“Authentic Kerala Food”
Review of The Riverside

The Riverside
Ranked #5 of 82 Restaurants in Kollam
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

This restaurant had quite a few surprises in its buffets. While serving the standard items a couple of unique kerala dishes were always made available be it during breakfast or any other time.

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2  Thank Ramasankar
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Reviewed 27 January 2015

Needs elaborate menu in ala carte as ala carte menu is too restricted however buffet is quite elaborative in nature

4  Thank Asimjoshi
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Reviewed 26 January 2015

We visited this restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary, as we wanted a change from the generally crowded, 'usual' setup of eat-outs in Kollam. The location pleasantly surprised us, with an out of town, river-front (Ashtamudi), posh outlook with a walkway around the place.

When we sat down, we were given an outside, candlelit table. But we were suggested towards trying the buffet, forcing us to sit indoors as the table outside was a distance away (incase you wanted to take multiple trips of food). :P

The buffet was affordable, and the spread was neat. Plenty of veggie salad options, with the general food of the land, Keralite cuisine in plenty; steamed rice, basmati rice, thiyal, dal. We tried almost everything, but spared the bakery 'cuz we aren't used to taking bread for dinner.

All the items were pretty good. But I didn't find the Palak Paneer to be great; it tasted too 'paalaki'. Even the Chilli beef was a bit too spicy than I thought.

The service on the other hand was impeccable. The staff were always around the vicinity of the table, always smiling, always happy to run up for the order. Esp. one Ms. Abinsha was always around to accommodate our tiny requests for an item or two.

All in all, we enjoyed our time and meal at The Riverside, and would definitely recommend it to someone who wants to try a finer dining standard at Kollam. :)

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Reviewed 13 January 2015

This is a restaurant in a 7 star hotel. Its got an awesome view overlooking the Ashtmudi Lake. Not that expensive but a bit on the higher side. A must visit. The staff is a bit slow though.

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Reviewed 28 December 2014

The service was very good but the food could be a lot better as far as the Italian menu is concerned. Being vegetarian can't comment on sea food.

Thank RAJIV1954
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