Are you planning to visit Vizhinjam harbor to witness the breathtaking sunset? Vizhinjam is famous for two things – one is the mesmerizing sunset, and the other is the famous Usthad Hotel, a foodie lover’s dream destination.We have often heard that quality comes at a price, but we can observe a deviation from this statement at our very own Usthad Hotel! Yes, here you get delicious, drool-worthy dishes and that too at affordable prices! Now, you no longer have to complain thatthe food is expensive! Usthad hotel swings open its arms with a sumptuous feast of delectable delights!
Usthad Hotel, earlier known as ‘Firdos Hotel’ was renamed as ‘Usthad Hotel’ after the release of the Dulquer Salman super hit film of the same name. Moideen and his family run this hotel.They have been serving the locals and travelers from the last 26 years with their yummilicious fried dishes. Usthad Hotel is famous for a wide range of fried fish treats. It has a variety of sea-food delicacies to offer – Chippyfry, Neymeen fry, Koonthal fry, Netholi, Squid, Choora, Avoli, and Mussels to name the few. If you are a die-hard fan of fried fish, then you have dropped in at the right place!
Aromatic spices and freshness of fish will keep your heart drooling
Of all the delectable treats, Chippy Fry, one of the most popular dish, prepared with big mussels caught every day is a must-try! The spicy and delicious Neymeen Fry is also one of the most sought-after dishes at Usthad Hotel. The unique combination of spices mixed with the smooth oily texture of fish makes it a lip-smacking delight. Another mouth-watering delicacy, which you cannot take your eyes off, is the Koonthal fry. Fresh squid is cooked to perfection with special masala with a generous addition of dry chili flakes sprinkled all over it.
The availability of fresh fishes, nostalgic homely tastes,and unique combination of spices make Usthad Hotel one of the most sought-after seafood restaurants in Trivandrum. After a sumptuous treat, you will be served a lip-smacking good piping hot cup of Sulaimani or Lemon Tea. Take a sip, and you will fall heads over heels in love with it! The bottom layer is lime topped with tea, without mixing them.The flavor of lemon dominates over the tea and makes it a delicious drink.
This place is often overcrowded during dinner hours, especially when tourists flock in to visit the enticing sunset. Aroma of the freshly cooked, delicious and spicy fish fills up the entire hall of the Usthad Hotel so much so that you will not mind waiting for your turn to have the devouron those delectable delights.
Vizhinjam harbor road, Kovalam
Chippy fry, Neymeen fry, Koonthal Fry, Sulaimani Tea
Runs uninterrupted from 4:00 AM in the morning till 11:00 PM in the night
Since it is located on the sea-shore, finding parking space is not much of a hassle.
Visit this eatery if fresh and spicy sea-food entices you. Though an overcrowded place, it is filled with a flavorsome sea-food aroma that shouldn’t be missed.
Seating Arrangements –
Usthad Hotel has minimal space with just one dining hall. In peak hours, there are chances that you have to wait for your turn before you can devour on their delectable dishes.