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Behind tagore centennary hall | Near the beach, Kozhikode, India
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Kozhikode, India
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tastey food of zanathatha...no words other than awesome. ..her presence in each items make the food more tastey. ..my most favourite item is fish biriyani. .always have it whenever I get a chance. ..it's the real kozhikodan biriyani. ..oh..it's just yummy. ..don't miss zains. ..

Thank jijuvinod
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must visit for any foodie out there...located close to the main Kozhikode beach, this is by far the best place to have muslin delicacies native to the region. Had a wide variety of snacks which are filling in quantity that by the time main course comes you wonder what is beyond heaven...never ever miss it if... More 

Thank Ameenopaul
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

After seeing the revJews given rocky and mayur of ndtv good times and rohan patoley from travel co. Decided to have lunch there. Had biryani the best I have tasted till date. Next time will try their chicken fry with boiled eggs in it

Thank Pradeep M
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

A restaurant near to the Kozhikode beach. As you come from the city side to the beach take the right turn after the Tagore Theatre and then the first right turn and you will find Hotel Zains on the left side. This popular hotel is run by an old lady fondly called as Zainu Thatha. She is mostly found inside... More 

Thank Gopalakrishnan H
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

superb Malabar non veg Muslim traditional foods are available ..its so popular in calicut... go to calicut beach after your tasty food

Thank Gs Ajay M
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

It is situated near the calicut beach and parking facilty is average.Food is above average and wide range of menu is available.

Thank kannanraj35
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This used to be the best restaurant in Calicut for Authentic Kozhikoden maaplay. It makes me sad to talk nostalgic of the place. Now the menu is the same, but the quality of food is nothing to recommend. The service is also a detached affair with outstation employees who dont understand Malayalam or English.

Thank Nibin_N
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food that makes anyone fell in love with Biriyani and the delicate variety of traditional Malabar dishes. You just can't beat the taste of Zainuthathas Biriyani.

Thank Sandeepn83
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

In a city like calicut where you get mouth watering delicacies around every corner, creating a niche for yourselves wd be a tough job and dats what Zains have done over the years catering exquisite mapila food. The place is an old house turned eatery, then that's where all the charm is. It sure makes you feel vintage. The food... More 

Thank Arun N
Kozhikode, India
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The best thing is the spread and quality of snacks you could get here. But the spread is not assured as huge rush could deplete the stocks of the hot favourites too quickly! You will get all varieties of mappila snacks here. The biriyani and other main course are good but the snacks just overshadow them. Ambience is average and... More 

Thank SajithClt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Indian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Behind tagore centennary hall | Near the beach, Kozhikode, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Kerala  >  Kozhikode
  • Phone Number: 914952366311
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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