They Shared a Story
Later To Be Retold By Many

Cofounders Noufal and Fardan took long walks during their college days. They were both young and young at heart. The bustling streets of Chennai overheard their unending conversations while the enchanting aroma of eateries excited them. The food talks continued, as did their thoughts on a successful food journey. The best part of their journey was establishing a diner space and spreading it around as an all-day, complete restaurant with fresh, delicious, wholesome, authentic cuisines. They named their dream Zaitoon, true to the eternal beauty and lasting association of the plant with rich food culture.

How fitting that name would end up to be. Upon the beginning of a multi-cuisine restaurant at Adayar in 2010, their passion and desire to expand the culture of healthy, genuine eating increased and ultimately became contagious under the Zaitoon brand. With 12 branches in India and Qatar, Zaitoon creates an ideal eating environment for a casual yet efficient experience grounded on a full-service attitude.

Serving Values

Food Moments First

We focus on sustainable & innovative ways to serve great tasting & affordable food that everyone can enjoy

Serve it Our All

We embrace new opportunities, explore new avenues, and we are all the more pertinent to make a difference in the food concepts.

Recipe for Success Moments

Uncompromised Quality Standards Consistent & high quality food that consumers are raving about

Trusted Brand

Decade long award winning brand with strong brand recognition

Continued Improvement

Continuous innovation of our food offerings to suit changing taste

Board Of Directors

Noufal Narikkoli

Founder & Managing Director

Fardan T K

Co Founder & Executive Director

Muhammed K P

Co-Founder & Director

Pocker P K

Co-Founder & Director

Executive Leadership

Noufal Narikkoli

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Fardan T K

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Nufail O K

Chief Brand Officer (CBO)

Muneer Mangalan

Corporate Chef

Ahmad Safeer

Regional Head (Middle East Operations)

Rashid Narikkol

Projects Director (India)

Shamseer Abdulla

Finance Director (India)

Dijil Chittenipatt

Operations Lead

Shafi Ahmed Quarashi

G M Operations (India)

Karthik S

H R Manager (India)

Muhammed Ali Navab P

Operations Manager (India)

Vimesh Vishwanathan

Operations Manager (India)

Muhammad Arshan

Operations Manager (India)

Abdul Kader

Operations Manager (Projects)

Serving Team
Moments with Zaitoon