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“The best Biriyani in Kochi”

Kayees Rahmathullah Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #67 of 1,004 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is a place where I go with the confidence that I will get what am used to for so many years. The one i frequent is the new one opposite Durbar hall ground. The one in Mattanchery is the original one and the biriyani there tastes better or I feel so.

The accompanying salad and pickles are simply delicious. Other items like chicken fry are also good but you go to Kayees (Kayika) to eat biriyani.

The hospitality is also noticeable, even though the restaurant is jam packed during lunch the management can be seen walking around and ensuring the service is going smooth.

The waiting room is full of newspaper clippings and other materials showing Kayees and Kayika being talked about in the media.

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8  Thank Vysakh N
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

When they opened the Branch in Durbar hall road, at that time only i came to know abt them thru the newspaper Advt. Omg! That First Sunday my Take Away Token no.is 76 >. Heavy Crowd.. I was so curious. But when i tasted the Mutton Briyani, WOW... simply awesome... Then i traced their Mattancherry Head office.. ha.. The Taste differs.. (upto me)... Mattancherry Briyani is Tastier than Durbar Hall Road Branch.. Maintaining the same Taste for so many years... I feel the same taste always.. If you want to have Mutton Briyani... Take an Auto (otto)... go there... Eat the Yummy Briyani... Very friendly atmosphere... When you want to have in Mattancherry Go before 2Pm ... Or You will get Nothing.... Heavy Demands... What to say?...Almost i will be there once in two weeks...

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8  Thank kpmndr
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Cochin is also famous for its food. When you are talking about food, Kerala is a state which offers most of the Non Vegetarian Foods like Beef, Pork, Fish and of course Chicken. In India the Biryani is famous like the Hyderabadi Biriyani and Mughal Biriyani. But in Cochin, Kayees is the best in town, and in fact one of the best in Kerala.

The Kayees started years ago by Kayikka and its known by the name Kayikka's Biriyani. It's 'Biriyani' in Kerala, not Biryani. There are two restaurants in Kochi one in Mattanchery which is the main one and other in the heart of Cochin near MG road. The Biriyani is famous for its taste and flavor. The Mattanchery restaurant is small but full almost all the time. You have to wait in the queue for your Biriyani.

Its not recommended if you are planning to have something else other than the biriyani. You will get Chicken, Mutton and Beef Biriyanis.

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11  Thank JithinThomas
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Been to this place twice.Loved it. If you're on the look out for a yummy biryani ,try this. And you will keep coming here again and again. Never recommended for the faint hearted or diet conscious. If you're not in a hurry and have the patience to wait in a queue then you must give it a try cause this place is often crowded. Bon Appetit!

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10  Thank Manila R
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

We went there few times..the biryani rice is a lot and cheap and halal. People come..eat..and go. Full during lunch or dinner. Open only at certain hour specific for lunch and dinner. Waiting time after order < 10 minutes.

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16  Thank zeetv
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