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“Good if you are ready to eat what they have” 3 of 5 stars
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NBC Restaurant
32/3001 BAysha Road | Vyttila, Ernakulam, Kochi (Cochin) 682019, India
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Ranked #75 of 186 Restaurants in Ernakulam
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Lucknow, India
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“Good if you are ready to eat what they have”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The ambience is ok.. but they don't have many of the items mentioned on the menu..
We asked for pathiri and they said its available only on weekends, mutton biryani again was available only for lunch not for dinner.
Finally a chicken biryani, beef roast and malabar chicken fry, kerala parathas were ordered.

I ve heard a lot of good things about NBCs biryani.. Although my husband love their biryani...I found it kind of bland.. so did one of our friends.. very little gravy lot of rice, low spice level and tomatoes.. (somehow I don't approve of tomatoes in a visible form in a biryani.. reminds you of tomato rice). . Not a lot of ghee either...Supposedly healthier. . But if you want health .. why order Biryani at all???
The parathas were very tasty.. soft crispy, layered.. exactly how it should be.. beef roast was good. Malabar chicken fry was tasty and different.
Sulaimani was the last thing we ordered which was somehow very synthetic tasting, probably a ready made powder/ bag..
Service was bad.. we were the only people in the restraunt.. still had to do all kinds of cheerleader stunts to get waiters to look at the table

Somehow I think everything tastes better at their Kadavantra branch.. which is also a lot busier

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English first
Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Value for money restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We went to this restaurant 3 weeks back. The ambiance is pretty good. We ordered one starter murgh malai kabab which was tasty and soft. We can experience the malai flavor in the pieces. The price was 210 for this item. I think it had around 6 pieces. The quantity was less for this price which i feel.

Next we tried the chicken biriyani which came to 350 for 2. This was very nice. The quantity was too good. It had around 7-8 big pieces of chicken in this. The rice was also very nice. The rice was long and it had all the spices and flavors in the biriyani. Overall i would say that the biriyani is value for money except for murgh malai kabab.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indore, India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Not that great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

I've had lunch from this place a couple of time. The place is very hygienic and ambient, but the food doesn't really live up to the expectations. The quantity is limited for the fish thali and all, but the biriyani is ok.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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