Kozhikode (Calicut) restaurants

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Paragon Restaurant

Join the inevitably long queue out the door at this always-packed restaurant, founded in 1939. The overwhelming menu is famous for its legendary chicken biryani and fish dishes – such as pollichathu or molee (fish p…
Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)


Hidden away in the sea-facing Beach Hotel, Salkaram serves excellent fish and chicken dishes, Malabari cuisine (such as fish coconut curry) and Keralan meals (₹170 to ₹190), plus snacks out on the front lawn.
South Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Adam's Teashop

Distressed-wood shutters, vibrant paintwork and old-school radios create a retro-style scene at this wildly popular restaurant near the beach, where classic Malabari dishes are given a creative makeover. Biryanis co…
South Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)


A local favourite for its Malabar dishes, biryanis and snacks, with a small terrace out the front, three-decades-old Zains is run by the entrepreneurial Zainabi Noor and is usually busy in the afternoons and evening…
Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)


From the team behind Calicut's famous Paragon Restaurant, frills-free Salkara fuels hungry rail travellers with Malabari biryanis, steaming filter coffee, breakfasts of puttu (rice powder and coconut, steamed in a m…
Indian in Kozhikode (Calicut)

Indian Coffee House

For tasty pan-Indian snacks and good coffee.