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“My Favorite Vacation Joint”
Review of Hotel Odhens

Hotel Odhens
Ranked #1 of 112 Restaurants in Kannur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Dallas, Texas
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“My Favorite Vacation Joint”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Forget cooking in the home on vacation. Enjoy food that is like home-made. Plain "simble" Kerala fare with a price to match. Takeaway lunch, Motta rice, 1 dry veg sautee, dal sambar, kannur fish curry. Please order the fry's: King fish, clams and shrimps in red curry paste and fried in coconut oil. Great stuff. Clean kitchen. The place is run by a family for more than 40/50 years. The Lady of the clan still overseas the kitchen. Her family and cousins run the place. Very nice. Do not miss. Oh, by the way, did I say the prices are low?

  • Visited February 2013
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5 Thank AD-Boy
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English first
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Classy homely food”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

The best restaurant in Kannur to have good seafood delicacies, i am a great fan of their food, only sad part is its crowded like hell and u will experience people waiting for their turn standing next behind u. But you wont care for anything else if u taste their fish fry.

Visited November 2012
6 Thank Sreeshanth
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“OUTSTANDING No Frills Place”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

While searching for a good meal in Kannur away from the regular Biryani & Shawarma Joints, I was introduced to this Gastronomical delight called Hotel Odhens ( Not a Hotel , just a Restaurant). This is strictly a Zero Frils & Trappings place but the Food here is pure Bliss. It is frequented by families, College Kids, Auto / Cab Drivers, Business Men & anyone who enjoys a good Meal. There is a long waiting to get a Table & do not expect to get a Table to yourself. All Tables have 4 Covers & YOU WILL HAVE TO SHARE THE TABLE. So be prepared for some noisy slurpin , Belching etc. The Food - No Fork & Spoon. No Menu Card. On a Bananan Leaf you are served with a Mountain of Kerala Rice along with a Curry, A Dry Bhaji, Pickle, Watery Curds which is All you can eat & you start eating. It is then that the side dishes start appearing. Prawns Fry / Squid Fry / Mussles Fry / Clams / Pomfhrets / Fis Roe. The day we visted the Prawns & FIsh Roe were not available but the others made up for it. Awesome taste. You have to eat here to experience what Keral Fish is all about. Value for Mony - COMPLETE - 2 Meals + 2 Mussels Fry + 1 Clams Fry + 1 Squid Fry + 1 Medium size Ppmfret Fry for 401 Rs. Fresh / Cheap / Tasty. Gastronomical delight. The Flip Side - You have to hang around at Tables & pounce on the 1st available Table & while you eat, You will have atlest 8 - 10 pairs of Eyes staring at you & imploring you to eat Fast & get out once you fold the Leaf (which signifies that you are through) the next Guy will probably gve you dirty stares if you dont get up in the next 5 seconds. All in all, Odhens is a Fish Lovers paradise.

  • Visited November 2012
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6 Thank Nitin S
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