Biryani in Bangalore is one of the most-ordered dishes. And why not? It is affordable, filling, and most importantly, mouthwatering. Now, there are a lot of places that claim to serve their famous biryani in Bangalore. So finding the best spots is as hard as getting that last leg piece when your hungry roomies are already eyeing it.
But hey, here’s where we can help. Though we’re all about healthy, home-like meals in our residences, we know folks like you and your roomies like to indulge once in a while. Maybe it’s someone’s birthday. Or maybe it’s just a Saturday evening. And if you’re hunting for the best biryani in Bangalore, our list will come to the rescue. We got spots serving some of the greasiest, yummiest and affordable biryani in town. So you can order enough for each one of you to get that prized leg piece.
The 20 Best Biryani Places in Bangalore:
Among all the Hoskote biryani stalls, Anand Dum Biryani stands apart. They had to close down during the pandemic but on the day they reopened, they saw a line of 1.5 km outside the shop. You get how good their biryani must be, right? They only serve biryani on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays so we hope you have no other plans this weekend.
Ambur Star serves some of the best biryani in Bangalore, and it’s not just us who believe so. Hundreds of people come here during the week to enjoy some yum food in the royal-themed restaurant. The chicken biryani here is delish, but the “star” of Ambur Star is their special Prawn Biryani.
Another popular joint that serves some pretty famous biryani in Bangalore is Paradise. The restaurant stays closed on Mondays so sadly you’ll have to find another way to tackle your Monday blues. But during the rest of the week, come here and hog on some super affordable biryani with your friends. One bite, and you’re in paradise.
If you’re looking for some authentic Hyderabadi biryani in Bangalore, visit this place. They serve 14 different types of both veg and non-veg biryani. We personally recommend the mutton biryani and Gosht Hyderabadi Biryani that’ll make you want to have another helping. After all, no one can beat a mother’s cooking.
When it comes to biryani in Bangalore, no other name is as iconic as Meghana Foods. There’s probably no student in Bangalore who hasn’t feasted on Meghana’s biryani, even on their most broke days.
This is one of Bangalore’s best biryani places, especially for Jains and vegetarians. They have a dedicated veg biryani section for them, proving that veg biryani exists indeed. And no, it’s different from pulao.
Nagarjuna is one of the oldest restaurants in Bangalore. They serve Andhra style biryani filled with flavours and a mild aroma that will make your mouth water even before the server reaches your table.
Rahhams is the OG when it comes to old-school Muslim style biryani. People love the food here so much that they now have six outlets across the city. Their mutton and chicken biryani are nothing OTT, just good old slow-cooked rice and tender meat. In short, Jannat (heaven) on a plate.
This place is known for its non-veg thalis and chicken dosa. But more than that, it’s known to fulfil the midnight cravings of everyone who wishes to have a nice plate of chicken biryani. True to their name, a full plate of their biryani is enough to serve an empire, aka your entire friend group.
Is there any dish that this place doesn’t ace? Be it the simple egg biryani, the Mughlai Biryani or everyone’s favourite – Kolkata style biryani with potato and eggs. Lazeez in Urdu means delicious and we 100% agree.
The good folks at Manis make their Dum Biryani in the unique Ambur style. Another unique aspect of this place is that you can order your food in different portions – from half a plate to family-sized servings. And for all the vegetarians in the house, they make your veg biryanis separately.
Elegant ambience, check. Yummy food, check. Suitable for family outings, check. If all this is not enough, this place serves Arabic Biryani, an Arabic platter and Shawarma as part of their special menu. It doesn’t get more Arabian Nights than this.
This biryani place in Bangalore is known for its signature Bhatkali Biryani. It’s basically a rice dish with chicken tossed in tomato and onion puree. There aren’t forty thieves here, just Alibaba stealing your heart with the food.
Everything about this place screams royalty. Be it the ambience or the rich Lucknowi Biryani served in cute pots. You’ll be teleported to Lucknow in a single bite.
Thalassery Biryani from the Malabar Coast is known for its unique flavours that cannot be matched by any other type of Biryani. This dish is less spicy than all other Biryani variants. Good news for those with low spice tolerance.
Let us all agree that no one can beat Hyderabadis when it comes to biryani. If you haven’t had any luck in finding authentic Hyderabadi biryani in Bangalore, head up straight to this place and get ready to be amazed. Maybe Shakespeare was wrong, it’s all in the name.
Another famous biryani in Bangalore that does not have a very lavish vibe. But their steaming hot biryani, mutton chops and mutton dry to accompany the rice are super delish. Oh, and don’t get scared by the “military” in their name, the staff here is quite friendly.
If you’re looking for some authentic Kashmiri Biryani, ‘tis the place to be. This place has changed the game for Kashmiri food in the city with its Lamb Pulav served with moong dal and pickle. It’s managed by a home chef on Instagram, so #supportsmallbusinesses.
Biryani here is served by the kilo, and the owners say one kilo is enough for 2-3 people with a good appetite. Their signature Shaadi ki Biryani is so good, you can totally use it as a “bait” when asking someone to marry you. We’re joking, obviously. Or not.
Another one of Bangalore’s best biryani places on our list managed by a home chef. She makes four different types of Biryani – Buhari Biryani (cooked in meat fat), Hyderabadi Kacchi Ghosht biryani (meat marinated for 32 hours), Muslim biryani (simple and spicy) and her bestseller, Mumma’s Biryani (a recreation of her mother’s recipe). While you can get the first three anywhere, the last one can only be found here.
On average, biryani prices in Bangalore are quite reasonable, with around Rs 80 for a plate of egg biryani and Rs 130 for chicken.
Anand Biryani, Hoskote is the first name that comes to mind when you put biryani and Hoskote in a single sentence. It’s so popular you can call it a cult favourite.
The best and the most popular types of biryani in India would be:
Yep, totally! The origin of Biryani can be credited to the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. The word itself comes from the Persian “birian” which means “fried before cooking”.