What comes to your mind when you hear “Biriyani”? A plate of cooked rice topped with aromatic spice, with tender chicken or mutton pieces. Isn’t it mouth-watering?
Biriyani is famous across the country. But, Hyderabad gets a special mention when talking about this delicacy.
If you are new to Hyderabad, then you are spoilt for choice. The city houses some famous restaurants which serve the best biryani in Hyderabad.
Read on to find the best biryani restaurant in Hyderabad.
Famous for its classic Hyderabadi biryani, this place is a top favorite among biryani lovers.
They also serve some lip-smacking side dishes like baghare baingan, mirchi ka salan, raita and dahi ki chutney.
“Shaadi ka white chicken curry” is the latest addition on their menu. So if you have missed any wedding invitations recently, Chicha’s is the right place for you.
They are open from 12:30 pm to 1 am.
The price for two is Rs 800.
An iconic name in Hyderabad is famous for serving mutton biryani. Their mutton biryani is so delicious that people love to wait outside for hours.
They have a great outdoor seating arrangement to make your visit more relaxing. You can also order online if you want to avoid long waiting lines.
They also offer great breakfast options with biryani like paneer butter masala, mutton and khubani ka meetha you must try on your visit.
Due to its popularity, many small shops have opened in their name. But they have only one branch at Abids.
So you know where to go when looking for the best mutton biryani in Hyderabad.
3. Jewels of Nizam
Want to enjoy biryani away from the hustle of the city?. Jewel of Nizam is the perfect place to go.
The fine dining setup and outstanding view of Osman Sagar Lake make it a perfect venue for dinner dates.
Their unique Kachi dum biryani and Hyderabadi chicken biryani are famous among all age groups. It is one of the best dum biryani restaurants in Hyderabad without a second thought.
The price for two people is 2500 rupees.
They are open from 12:30 pm – 11:30 pm
4. Cafe Baha
Planning to try something unique and tasty? Visit Cafe Bahar to treat your tastebuds.
Their fish biriyani is a unique dish you must try on your visit. Chicken and mutton biriyani is also famous here.
They serve some of the best types of biryani in Hyderabad. You can vouch for the taste and quality.
The price here is reasonable compared to other restaurants in Hyderabad. So, you can enjoy a sumptuous meal without burning a hole in your pockets.
They are open from 11:00 am – 1:00 am to midnight.
5. Dum Pukht Begum, HITEC
Looking for Dum Biryani? Dum Pukht Begum has the answers to your taste buds.
This luxurious restaurant in ITC Kohinoor serves one of the best dum biryani in Hyderabad. Plus, It also offers some exquisite dishes like Seekh Nilofari, Murgh Chandi Tikka, and dudhiya kebab. You just can’t afford to miss them.
The price for two may seem a bit high. But it is worth trying.
6. The Spicy Venue
The Spice Venue may not have the best aesthetics. But they serve the best biryani in town.
They are well-known for their MLA Potlam biryani, which originates from the Telugu kitchen.
What’s special about this biryani is that it’s wrapped in a paper-thin omelet that holds the edibles within— rice, minced mutton, and prawns. Not just that, but the biryani is spicier than the usual Hyderabadi biryani.
At The Spicy Venue, the cost for two individuals is INR 800.
You can find them at: 265/S, Near Diamond House, Road 10, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad.
7. Grand Hotel
Hungry after a hectic shopping? Please visit the Grand Hotel without much thought.
Their classic Hyderabadi biryani with a Mughlai twist will surely satisfy your hunger. It is famous for its tender mutton pieces, which fall off from bones once you touch them.
The biryani here is a bit spicy. But you can have it with dahi ki chutney to adjust the spice level.
The restaurant also serves North Indian and Chinese cuisines, which you can indulge in if you are not a biryani fan.
Their doors are open from 5 am till 1 am.
When talking about the best biryani restaurants in Hyderabad, Paradise needs a special mention.
One of the oldest and top restaurants in Hyderabad started its journey in 1953 with a small cabin.
Today it has outlets all over the city serving A1 food without any flaw.
They provide both dine-in and takeaways. So you can easily visit and pick up your food parcel from the counter.
The price for two people starts from Rs 800.
9. Four Seasons
Starting in 2000, this restaurant in Hyderabad serves one of the best Kacchi biryani. Some of you might be afraid of Kachhi but fret not.
The biryani is cooked with green chili, saffron, cardamom, and ghee. So, it has a rich aroma. Served with dahi ki chutney and salan, it will surely satisfy your tastebuds.
The cost for two people is 700 rupees.
They are open till 11:30 pm. So if you are a late-night person, you can pay a visit here.
10. Nayab hotel
Head to Nayaab Hotel to give your taste buds a treat of exquisite Hyderabadi cuisines. From biryani to Qurbani ka Meetha – you will get everything under one roof.
This place has won several awards for its delicious food.
Their biriyani is so famous that it gets sold out within an hour of cooking. So you need to get here fast to have a sumptuous meal.
They are open every day from 5 am to 11:45 pm.
11. Hotel Shadab
When it comes to the aesthetics, Hotel Shadabad might not live up to your expectations. However, it’s not the same if we talk about their biryani.
Served in a copper pot with boiled eggs that sit on the top of the fragrant brown rice, their biryani can effortlessly please you and your appetite well.
Not just that, their chicken biryani is as good as mutton biryani, and they enjoy a few endorsements from food reviewers as well.
Find Hotel Shabad at 21-1-140-144, Near High Court, High Court Rd, Madina Circle, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad.
12. Taj Mahal Hotel
Taj Mahal Hotel is one of the best places in Hyderabad that holds a special place in the hearts of vegetarians. This place has the charm of the bygone era and was one of the go-to places for MF Husain. Yes, you read that right!
They are well-known for their appetizing Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani, cooked with fresh vegetables and herbs, that can easily make you visit them often.
The cost for two lies around INR 650. You can find them at 5-9-502, Gun Foundry Street Number 1, Gun Foundry, Abids.
The Tulips folks are nice enough to provide a ‘Midnight Biryani’ all-you-can-eat buffet to help satisfy your biryani cravings at any time of the day or night.
Late-night bingers can satisfy their cravings without sacrificing on taste with ‘Midnight Biryani’. It is served with delicately spiced Basmati rice, spicy mirchi ka salan, and dahi ki chutney.
At Tulips, the cost for two goes at around INR 1500. You can visit them at Green Park Hotel, Leelanagar, Ameerpet.
14. Dum Pukth Begum
The Dum Pukht experience at the ITC Kohinoor hotel recalls a time of magnificence where purple interiors symbolizes royalty.
The slow-cooked Dum Pukht meals are sealed in a degh where they marinate and cook in their own juices, resulting in their signature dish. It is both flavourful and light, so you may be amazed at how rapidly it disappears.
It is one of their most popular slow-cooked dishes. The Shahi Nehari (delicious mutton in a thick sauce) and other slow-cooked meals.
Find them at Plot No. 5, Survey No. 83/1, Hyderabad Knowledge City, Madhapur (HITEC City).
15. Bawarchi Restaurant
Bawarchi’s mutton biryani is so well-known that impostors have come up around the city in an effort to benefit from its popularity. Don’t be duped. The original has no branches!
Bawarchi takes its biryani seriously and expects you to do the same. It offers simple, unfussy, and straightforward cuisine. However, be prepared to devour heaping plates of biryani with the appropriate sauces.
At Bawarchi Restaurant, the cost for two is INR 700.
Visit them at Plot No. 44, RTC Cross Rd, Opposite Sandhya Theater, Chikkadpally, New Nallakunta.
The Hyderabadi chicken biryani, developed by the cooks at the Nizam’s kitchen in the mid-18th century, has now become popular all over the world. The perfect combination of slow-cooked rice, delicious meat (or vegetables), and tantalizing seasonings makes it the best.
The method of cooking Hyderabadi biryani distinguishes it from other biryanis found across India or anywhere else in the world. The marinated mutton or chicken (raw) is cooked between layers of half-cooked rice for 45 minutes, which gives Hyderabadi biryani its unique flavor.
While there are numerous types of Biryani in Hyderabad, here are some of the most renowned ones:
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani
Mogul Veggie Biryani