Fodor's Expert Review Kayees Rahmathullah
Known for its biryani, a rice dish cooked with meat and spices, this very modest restaurant is the original, and people say it’s the best, with some of the most authentic and lip-smackingly good Kerala food you will find—but be ready for serious spice. There’s usually a line for lunch on weekdays, and the menu may become more limited if you arrive late—they run out.
Kochi, Kerala 682002, India
- The Malabar-style biryani
- Vegetarian dishes
- Kayees’ special jeera water (boiled with cumin seeds), an ayurvedically approved drink that aids digestion