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Behind tagore centennary hall | Near the beach, Kozhikode, India
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6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: Zains hotel has been around for many many years. Under the leadership of...
Zains hotel has been around for many many years. Under the leadership of Zainu thatha, this restaurant serves authentic mappila dishes from northern kerala. For non vegetarians and sea food lovers who want to taste malabar cuisine, this is THE place!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty food but slightly expensive

I think the hotel is having a high margin because of the price they charge. Comparing with other hotels of same quality, i think the price is not that reasonable

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I think the hotel is having a high margin because of the price they charge. Comparing with other hotels of same quality, i think the price is not that reasonable

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This place is at par with paragon so if u dont get seat in long queue of paragon u can try zains. The place starts serving after 1 pm and covers extensive menu. U can choose chicken, mutton, and many sea foods options. A must visit in calicut.

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Trivandrum
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Food here is simply superb. Be it main course like Biriyani, Kozhi Nirachathu(Stuffed Chicken), Pathiri etc or evening snacks like Kadukka Nirachathu(Stuffed Mussels), Meen Pathiri, Irachi pathiri, Chatti pathiri etc. Food here will be a treat to your taste buds. However recently we have experienced that hospitality and ambience at this place have come down to a great extent! They... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

really short of words to express the kind of tasty food we had, centrally located and value for money. experience of variety of north kerala food with good hospitality

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Bentonville, Arkansas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Awesome kozhikodan delicacies at reasonable rates makes Zains special.. Keep going Zainu thatha and co..

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Kozhikode, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Zains provides a variety of evening snacks items. The best time to visit is after 4 pm, if you love to take a heavy load for tea. They offer authentic Malabar Mopla cuisine that include ChattiPathiri, irachipathiri, kilikoodu, kadukka nirachathu,

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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Best place to be if you want to taste typical authentic malabar dishes. The taste is everlasting which will drive you back.

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Kannur, India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pros: Authentic Malabar cuisine. Zains Celebrity owner & master Chef "thaathaa". Cons: Poor cleanliness. Untrained Stewards. Unhygienic Serving. Limited menu options. No Parking Space. Poor location accessibility.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

If you are looking for authentic Malabar cuisine, then this is place for you. It’s near to the Calicut beach, has excellent food & service. Please do try their "Unnakai”, a fried sweet dish with coconut & ripe plantain. I loved their snacks & chicken biriyani. Surprisingly their biriyani didn't have too much ghee as well. Your fingers will not... More 

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Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

I used to go to Zains normally on week ends, now a days the team at zains team including Zainibithata had taken people for granted...assuming that they can still manage with past laurals.. The hygene levels were very poor including the waiters were handling food very un hygenically and poorly.... oder placed for a chicken dry fry and chicken biriyani..... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Behind tagore centennary hall | Near the beach, Kozhikode, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kozhikode

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Zains hotel has been around for many many years. Under the leadership of Zainu thatha, this restaurant serves authentic mappila dishes from northern kerala. For non vegetarians and sea food lovers who want to taste malabar cuisine, this is THE place!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 pm

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