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Zains hotel

Behind tagore centennary hall | Near the beach, Kozhikode, India
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Ranked #15 of 85 restaurants in Kozhikode
Cuisines: 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!
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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!
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English first
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Kozhikode, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Muscat, Oman
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have been enjoying Zainibithata's food for a long time. Since she started off in her first location before moving in here, we have been dedicated customers. Coming from a muslim family, her food reminds me of eating at our family house. Delicious traditional fare cooked and served in a simple manner. Also when you order chattipathiris and erachipathiris for... More

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Bangalore, India
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Very limited menu options and taste not up to the mark... We tried biriyani and other snacks, but none of them tastes good... Not recommended

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Calicut, Kerala, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Zains, perched near the Kozhikode Beach, is without doubt an authentic Malabar cuisine restaurant. The place is run by an elderly lady named Zains "thaathaa" (thaathaa is a respectful term for a muslim lady). The place is famous for its home-cooked style food and really clean premises. The restaurant also boasts the facility of a "Niskaramuri" (or Muslim prayer room),... More

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Kozhikode, India
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Zain's hotel has a story behind it which is well displayed at the hotel. Claiming to serve authentic Calicut dishes and snacks, this hotel is slightly dull in ambiance. With the old timers gone, I didn't find the food to be that interesting but worth a try of course. And don't forget to check out the shelf at the... More

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