Kumarakom offers several hotels and restaurants to facilitate the tourists visiting the destination. The restaurants in Kumarakom offer unique dining experiences amid the serene backwater environs in the region.
Apart from the special restaurants of the luxury hotels, which cater to guests from worldwide, there are a few dining options to choose from in Kumarakom. However, Kottayam (16 km away), boasts of several Continental, Chinese, American and European restaurants of considerable repute.
The multi cuisine restaurants in Kumarakom delight the guests with delicious delicacies of regional, Indian, Continental & Chinese cuisines.
There are several restaurants in Kumarakom which specialize in mouthwatering seafood such as prawn curry in coconut gravy which tastes absolutely gorgeous and is generally eaten with plain steamed rice. The crunchy 'papadam', banana and jackfruit chips can give even the French fries a run for their money, and are a must-try while eating out in Kumarakom. Other local specialties available in Kumarakom restaurants include freshwater fish and tapioca. 'Karimeen' (Pearl Spot) is the most common freshwater fish found in the region.
Ettukettu - the multi-cuisine specialty restaurant of Kumarakom Lake Resort is undoubtedly the best place to enjoy irresistible Continental, Chinese, Mughlai, North Indian and traditional Kerala delicacies.
Some of the most popular dishes served here include Syrian Christian Duck Roast, Duck Curry, Karimeen Pollichathu , Karimeen Mappas , soft spongy rice bread called Appam , Thamarappam , Idiappams (string-hoppers), etc. besides tropical fruits, vegetables and cereals.
The Vembanad Seafood Bar - also a part of Kumarakom Lake Resort, serves fresh and delectable sea food varieties.
Cordon Bleu - the multi-cuisine restaurant of Backwater Ripples Hotel is also popular among the restaurants in Kumarakom. You must try the traditional Kerala delicacies on offer here besides the Prawns, Crabs, Oysters and a variety of products fresh from the lake.
The multi-cuisine restaurant at Abad Whispering Palms Lake Resort specializes in Indian, Continental and Chinese delicacies and is also well known among the restaurants in Kumarakom.
The local 'Toddy Shops' where you can find local dishes (particularly fish) & local drink are also worth try while staying at Kumarakom.