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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Traditional Calicut food items

Tried the hotel as per recommendation from a friend of mine. Had some difficulties to locate the place and finally we reached an old building and was received by a lady wearing traditional jewelry. Coming to each table, she was chatting with the visitors and helped choosing from their special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Kerala, India
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Been to zains in my last visit to the city. Food was good. But after hearing so much hype about the restaurent felt that its not upto expectations. Hygiene part was very low.

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Kerala, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tried the hotel as per recommendation from a friend of mine. Had some difficulties to locate the place and finally we reached an old building and was received by a lady wearing traditional jewelry. Coming to each table, she was chatting with the visitors and helped choosing from their special items.. We had Kallummakkaya nirachath, Chicken nirachath with nice pathiri..... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Its a comfy home converted into the restaurant. Their food quality is amazing but the prices are much higher. As being located near the beach area makes it more accessible.Food served here will be a treat to your taste buds. They offer authentic Malabar cuisine. Zains is more famous for is their "Kallummakkaya" dishes which is essentially fresh mussels. It... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

must have their mutton and fish biriyanis. yummm!! its a house converted to restaurant, small, crowded, not a fine dining place. their evening snacks are great too. typical malabar style food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I used to be a regular visitor of Zains, but it seems that the taste and quality is lost over time. The ambience is filled with the smell from the nearby drainage, the plates kept for us still carried the fishy smell from the last order. I don't know why people still recommend this hotel, Dear food lovers pls don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we had irachi pathiri kadka unnakaya irachi samusa They we so so good. Zains is gonna be a must-visit for us every time we come to Calicut now.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The hotel's located on a small lane, not too far from the beach. It doesn't look much, but the food is just sensational. Loved the pazham nirachath. And the stuffed pathiri was wonderful, as was the biryani. Definitely worth a trip!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Had heard about this restaurant from many TV shows, such as Highway on my Plate (NDTV Good Times). It is located near the Calicut beach. There was no written menu and went by the suggestions of the waiter. Had Patthiri (kind of rice pancake) and a Prawn dish, along with gravy of chicken masala, since the prawn dish was dry.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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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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Kozhikode, India
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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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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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