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“Nothing better than an average”

Naushad the Big Chef
Ranked #338 of 976 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Went to NBC Kadavanthra on a Sunday evening around 8pm. First they gave me a seat where there is no light near to the table, I asked for another place as it was hard to read the menu. When they gave one menu card, asked for another one so me and my wife can look at the same time. After repeated request, they gave one more menu card saying "we have shortage of menu cards" !!!

From this site, read Chicken breast sizzler is good, so ordered for that one with idiyappam, Chicken Varattiyathu and Chicken Biryani. Waiter came back, they don't have sizzler, I said its fine, again he came back said "sorry sir, we don't have idiyappam but shall I give you kallappam" and he was trying to market that and they don't have Chicken Biryani but only Mutton. I'd no other option but changed to Mutton Biryani and Kerala Porotta as they had no chapathi even. Chicken varattiyathu was just an average curry, but mutton biryani was amazing.

If you can, mosquito repellent is recommended, else your hands won't be free.
Seems like they are more interested for parcel orders than being a restaurant. Heard from colleagues that MG Road branch is good, but not again to this one unless for a parcel.

Management, better dress for waiters is not all about service. They don't deserve even tips !!!

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1  Thank ramnairk
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MEHAMOOD, Manager at Naushad the Big Chef, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear Sir,

On behalf of the whole team, and personally, I apologize for your experience. We never do actually run out of Chappatis. I'll make sure to get into the details of this.

I also encourage you to contact our Kadavanthara Restaurant Manager Mr Saji (8086010927). We have passed on your feedback to him and asked him to consider the situation seriously.

Do feel free to contact him and let him know of the inconvenience you had. We understand what has happened has happened but we do strive to better ourselves and not give our customers any chance of complaint in future.

Regards,
Mehamood
CEO
NBC Restaurants

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Their buffet was neither hot nor appealing.....had headed there for an ifthar buffet some time back and bah, humbug!!

1  Thank VijaiJayaram
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MEHAMOOD, Manager at Naushad the Big Chef, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2013

Dear Sir,

Thanks to customer feedback, we are improving any areas our customer's have complained about. We see your visit was in August 2012 as you mentioned. We request you to visit us again now.
I personally guarantee you'll enjoy your experience. Kindly do let us know.

Regards,
Mehamood
CEO
NBC Restaurants

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Earlier this June, we had grilled Chicken breast sizzler from Kadavanthra branch of NBC. It'as juicy, full of mouthwatering flavour. Worth enough for what we have paid !!

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Thank IamGeorgy
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MEHAMOOD, Manager at Naushad the Big Chef, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Dear Georgy,

Its great and very satisfying to know you loved our Grilled Chicken Breast Sizzler. Its one of our specials. And when one of our specials is widely appreciated, it makes us happy and very proud.
I'll surely pass on the message to our Kitchen Dept at Kadavanthara. Am sure they'll love your feedback.

Thanks again for taking the time to appreciate our food. Hope to see you again soon at NBC.


Regards,
Mehamood
CEO
NBC Restaurants

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Naushad's is restaurant that serves a wide range of foods, but it is their biriyani that is the best. And of that , the mutton biriyani is superlative. Go early, or they may run out of your choice of biriyani. And it can get crowded on sunday afternoons.

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Thank Deepa R
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MEHAMOOD, Owner at Naushad the Big Chef, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2013

Thanks for your encouraging review Ma'am.

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Mehamood
CEO
NBC Restaurants

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Naushad's was a small catering service centered around the hinterland of Kerala, providing finger-licking non-vegetarian meals at weddings/receptions. His band of followers would arrive the night before the event in a mini-lorry stacked with all ingredients,banana leafs, live chicken et al. Naushad himself--all six feet by three feet and ninety Kilograms of him-- would put in a guest appearance, around the time the meal service was in full steam.This was in the 1980s. Then came boom times, when his services had to be booked months in advance.
"Naushad the Big Chef" is the latest branding exercise, complete with an icon (the caricature of Naushad, himself) and adopting a KFC-esq moniker, "NBC", to capture the essence of the times.
A very long journey indeed.
But, sadly, the taste that Naushad's hands would plate up has been left far behind.
This fine-dine eatery is just another one on the block: Nothing to write home about. Lifeless, in the midst of dining finery.

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1  Thank Wanderbugged
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MEHAMOOD, Manager at Naushad the Big Chef, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2013

Dear Sir,

We appreciate and respect you taking the time to write a feedback for us. An experienced food reviewer sure can add value.
I personally apologize if you feel that NBC has lost its charm as before. We sure don't want that to happen. When a couple of people say the same thing we do understand there is something better to be done from our side, and we promise you we'll go to the full extent to satisfy all our customers.
Sincerely hope we'll be able to stand up to your expectations.

Regards,
Mehamood
CEO
NBC Restaurants

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