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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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The menu was just told to us. The biryanis, mussels, and chicken fry and something else and lemon tea. The biryanis were kickass. the chicken better than the mutton, i must say. The mutton biryani also tasted great but the mutton could be cooked a little more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
ujjwalutkarsh
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a small restaurant very close the the Tagore Centenary Hall , Calicut Corporation office and the beach. The food is simply delicious. Do not expect a modern set-up but the dining area is comfortable enough for you to go with family. Expect good crowds on most days and the car parking may not be available in front of... More 

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Thank JOSHI1976
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The menu was just told to us. The biryanis, mussels, and chicken fry and something else and lemon tea. The biryanis were kickass. the chicken better than the mutton, i must say. The mutton biryani also tasted great but the mutton could be cooked a little more.

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Thank ujjwalutkarsh
Kozhikode
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Quantity is less and slightly overpriced.. However one of the bests in Kozhikode.. The prawns Biriyani, pav chicken , unnakkai, muttamala are a few must trys...except for the lack of parking space ..good location , easy access and proximity to the beach makes it a good option for an evening tea plus snack corner...

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Thank Priyatha P
Kozhikode, India
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Zains provide their service from the old times itself . it is maintained in a old style which resembles its goodwill. They follow the same old recipes for the better tastes.

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Thank AvinashNandu
Kozhikode, India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

best spot for having tasty mappila food like arikkadukka , unnakkaya , kilikood ,irachipathiri are really tasty and recommended for a best Malabar experiance

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Thank nkconline
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We ordered a prawn biriyani, chicken stew, chicken curry & few pitharis (rotis made of rice flour). The stew was very good but the chicken curry was below average. The prawn biriyani was average. For dessert I had the caramel custard which was quite awesome. Service is very prompt but it is difficult to find the place.

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Thank CSM_28
KOZHIKODE
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155 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Foodies especially those who love non veg dishes always prefer Kozhikode to satisfy their taste buds. Zains is a super choice to taste the Mappila dishes such as Kadukka, Men Pollichathu and some spicy chicken varieties. Zainu thatha, the Lady owner of the hotel is an expert cook and her master skill will satisfy any food enthusiast. It is located... More 

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Thank SUNILKUNNOTH
Kerala, India
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Dishes are delicious and vivid. Crowded most of the time. So make sure your order is getting ready. Near to the beach. Foodies will love it !!

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Thank ArunZac
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I had visited Zains more than 10 yrs back and can say - the flavour and the hospitality is the same. Biriyani was topnotch and probably one of the best. Visit in early evening to avoid rush.

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Thank jithesh_ak
Calicut
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If I had a rating below zero I would prefer that. Horrible place and arrogant service including the owner. Wrong choice and would never visit again.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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