Fodor's Expert Review Kayees Rahmathullah

$ Kochi Indian

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.

Indian Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

New Rd.
Kochi, Kerala  682002, India


Known For:
  • The Malabar-style biryani
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Kayees’ special jeera water (boiled with cumin seeds), an ayurvedically approved drink that aids digestion

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