Thrissur is considered as the cultural capital of Kerala. A beautiful coastal region of the southwest India, it is situated in the central part of Kerala. This place is known for its ancient temples, churches and the houseboats. Thrissur Pooram is a beautiful temple festival. With beautifully adorned elephants, shadow puppet shows, music performances and fireworks. Apart from the beautiful culture, the food in Thrissur is mind blowing. It is available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian preparations. But other than the famous snacks like idiyappam, idli, dosa and achappam, the Arabian food in Thrissur is getting more popular than ever. Al Faham, shawarma and other Arabic delicacies have become available in town and can be found across numerous eating places. Therefore, we have prepared a list of 6 best Arabic food places for you to try in Thrissur
So, here is a list of best Arabic food in Thrissur
1. Zaatar Wa Zaitoon Restaurant & Grills
This fine dine restaurant is located alongside MG Road. Zaatar wa zaitoon specializes in Arabic cuisine and has a wide variety of options available in their menu. The restaurant also offers authentic Chinese, North Indian, South Indian and tandoori food in a well- designed dining atmosphere. The place is open till 11pm and also provides valet parking. The food here is super delicious and reasonable too. So, do visit this restaurant whenever you are in Thrissur.
Must try dishes- Arabian shawarma, hummus, Tabouleh, baba ghanoush and Arabian biryanis like mandhi dajaj.
The restaurant also has vegetarian dishes that are worth trying. Bullet shot, French fries and paneer chilli are a few of them.
2. Swadh restaurant
Swadh restaurant is also a fine-dine muticuisine family restaurant in Thrissur. The restaurant offers multiple cuisines like Chinese, Arabic, North Indian and South Indian. The walls are beautifully done here and are sketched with Malayalam movie quotes and doodles. The place is well maintained, provides a quick service and will definitely give you a home-like feeling.
The place stays true to its mission that every guest who chooses Swadh leaves happy.
Must try dishes – bamboo biryani, dragon paneer and fish biryani.
3. GuestO cuisine club
This restaurant is located near city center and offers a great ambience with well done interiors. GuestO cuisine club offers a plethora of options in food and snacks. You can find Arabian, Mughlai, Mexican, Thai, Italian, Chinese and the taste of local food all under one roof. The place is perfect to visit with friends and provides delicious food with affordable prices. Go and try this place right now, you are not going to regret it.
Must try dishes- chicken shawarma, Al Faham, shawai chicken and tandoori chicken.
4. Arabian Lounge
The restaurant is guaranteed to catch your attention as you drive by because of the vibrant nameboard and the overall ambience. Arabian Lounge provides a scintillating blend of spices and masala in their dishes. The place has a great ambience, fine taste and also provides a rich culture. The restaurant also has music playing in Arabic language to give a nice Arabic touch to the ambience of the restaurant. They also provide a long range of mocktails and shakes to choose from.
Arabian lounge is located near a car spa which is owned by the restaurant. So, while you feast yourself with delicious Arabic food you can also treat your car with a good bath.
Must try dishes- Chicken Shawarma Plate, Chicken Dejaj Al Faham, Chicken Tikka, Butter Chicken and mandi rice.
5. Cook door Arabic corner
Located near St. Thomas college road, this place is famous for its shawarma rolls and al-faham. Cook door is affordable and is always crowded due to its good reputation. This place also has a separate AC wing for families as well, provided there is a woman in the group. So, do visit this place for affordable and mouth-watering Arabic dishes.
Must Try dishes- shawarma, al-faham, grilled chicken, Lebanese and kanthari al-faham.
6. Arabian Grill
Apart from shawarma rolls and al-faham, this place is also famous for its biryani and chicken wings. Arabian grill has two outlets in the city and they both are mostly crowded. One outlet of Arabian lounge is near St. Thomas college road. The other one is near KSRTC stand in Poothole. So, if you are looking for a place that has delicious food and will not burn a hole in your pocket, then Arabian grill is just the right place for you!
Must try dishes- shawarma roll, tandoor chicken wings, al-faham chicken and al-faham spicy.
The cuisine of Thrissur has deeply been affected by its climate, indigenous crops and influx of a number of religions. So, the food here ranges from mild to sweet, spicy and a lot others in between. The food and the cuisine available here cannot be compared to anywhere else and one such cuisine is Arabic.
Be it shawarma, Al Faham or biryani, Arabic food has a special place in our hearts. These 6 places provide the best Arabic food in Thrissur. We guarantee that they will surely satisfy your Arabic food cravings.
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