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“Sea Food at Odhen's, Kannur”
Review of Hotel Odhens

Hotel Odhens
Ranked #1 of 115 Restaurants in Kannur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Odhen's Hotel, is on Onden Road, Kannur. It's about i kilometre from Kannur Railway station, off S.N. Park Road.

Odhen's is very popular with the locals in Kannur. Lunch is Kerala style rice and curry and is served on banana leaf. You get to order fried sea food at extra cost. Kingfish, Pomfret, mussels, prawns, mackerel, sardines and Elambakka are all available. The cooking is done using coconut oil.

Service is fast. You can finish your lunch in 10 minutes. There are always people pressing to take your seat. No beer or alcohol is served.

The fare is tasty and great value for money. The menu in Malayalam is shown in one of my attached photos

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5  Thank Ambalavattom
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Reviewed 26 February 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?

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5  Thank AD-Boy
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Reviewed 7 January 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.

6  Thank Sreeshanth
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Reviewed 18 November 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.

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6  Thank Nitin S
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