Best Biryani in Hyderabad
Hyderabad chicken biryani was invented by the chefs in the Nizam’s kitchen in the mid-18th century. And it’s now known and loved all over the world. Slow-cooked rice, tender chicken (or veggies if you prefer that life), flavourful spices – it’s like the best things in the world on a single plate. It comes second only to your mother’s cooking and the equally homely meals served in Stanza Living residences.
Naturally, the best Hyderabad biryani places are always crowded. It is difficult to find a seat without waiting for long hours, especially if you’re new to the city and don’t know the best timings to hit these places up. But hey, we’re all about making your life easy. Be it inside our residences, or outside it. So when you’re craving a steaming hot plate of Biryani in Hyderabad, you can check out our list. It has a few places that aren’t very crowded, serve the yummiest food and are open till late at night. We’ve thrown in some ideas for a biryani date, too.
Best Places to Eat Biryani in Hyderabad
10 Best places to eat Hyderabadi Biryani:
- Paradise, Begumpet
- Bawarchi, Abids
- Meridian Biryani, Panjagutta
- Grand Hotel, Abids
- Hotel Shadab Ghansi, Bazaar
- Jewel of Nizam, Masab Tank
- Cafe Bahar, Basheer Bagh
- Four Seasons, Hafeezpet
- Dum Pukht Begum, HITEC City
- Nayaab Hotel, Charminar
Speaking of food, are you looking for residences in Hyderabad that serve home-style simple meals?
We can’t talk about the best Hyderabad biryani without mentioning Paradise. They have several outlets across the city and the quality of food in each one is A1. No wonder there’s always a queue in front of the store, for both dine-in and takeaways. They weren’t kidding when they named the chain, it is Hyderabad’s biryani “paradise” for real.
Bawarchi biryani, Hyderabad is an iconic name. Their mutton biryani is one of the best in the whole country. Not only do they have nice outdoor seating, they also offer home delivery services. These guys are so famous that many small biryani places have opened up around Hyderabad, all with the same name. But they’ve clarified they don’t have any branches so you know who the OG is.
Meridian Biryani, Panjagutta
This place is never not crowded and their Hyderabadi chicken biryani might be the reason why. Their perfectly spiced biryani attracts hundreds of people every single day. Definitely visit this place for a heavy lunch. But only if you’re okay with someone hovering over your table for a seat while you’re eating.
Grand Hotel, Abids
The perfect place to stop by after a long day of shopping. Another one of Hyderabad’s famous biryani places is Grand Hotel where the original Hyderabadi biryani is made with a twist, by adding some Mughlai flavours. It’s said that they cook the meat so well that it falls off the bones the moment you touch it. And the best part? They’re open till 2 am, so you can bid a “grand” goodbye to your midnight hunger pangs too.
Hotel Shadab, Ghansi Bazaar
This is one of the best Hyderabadi biryani places in the city and their menu doesn’t even end there. Their kebabs, haleem and Lassi Faluda are to die for. And if you want to try out some specials, pay a visit during Ramadan. The hotel looks old and vintage, but the food served here is super fresh. Located near the Charminar, Hotel Shadab is as iconic as the monument itself.
Jewel of Nizam, Masab Tank
If you love Biryani, but can’t stand roadside eateries, we’ve got you. This restaurant in Masab Tank is the definition of fine dining. Looking at the Osman Sagar Lake while you and your partner share a plate of Hyderabadi chicken biryani or the unique Kacchi Dum Biryani – sounds like a precious experience to us. To be fair, biryani is a precious jewel that the Nizams gave us, right?
Cafe Bahar, Basheer Bagh
Cafe Bahar serves what even the most Hyderabad famous biryani places don’t – Fish Biryani. Well, thanks to their budget-friendly menu and lip-smacking biryani, you’ll hardly find this place empty. The biryani here will make your stomach super heavy and will be super light on the pocket too.
Four Seasons, Hafeezpet
This biryani place in Hyderabad has a signature dish known as Kachchi biryani. No, don’t worry, you won’t taste raw meat. It has a very mild but rich flavour of cardamom, chilli, ghee and saffron. They say the dish is incomplete without their special Dahi ki chutney and spicy salan. We’ll just say this – the biryani at Four Seasons is perfect for all seasons.
Dum Pukht Begum, HITEC City
If you want to enjoy dum biryani in Hyderabad, head to Dum Pukht Begum without a second thought. This luxurious restaurant inside ITC Kohenur serves the best Dum Pukht biryani in the city. Their dessert menu has Hyderabad’s favourite and iconic dish, Qubani Ka Meetha that’ll leave you wanting more. The biryani at Dum Pukht Begum might be slow-cooked, but their customer service is the opposite.
Nayaab Hotel, Charminar
Nayaab Hotel is a top place to try haleem and biryani in Hyderabad. The biryani here is cooked in large pots called handis and is sold out in just a few hours. Their bestseller, though, is a special bread called Chaar Koni Naan that pairs amazingly with their mutton broth soup called paya. The mutton is quite tender and juicy, which reminds us, if your friends have some juicy tea to spill, you can do it here with a cup of their special tea.
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FAQ on Places to Eat Hyderabad Biryani
Which restaurant is famous for biryani in Hyderabad?
The one and only Hyderabad biryani paradise in the city – Paradise. Apt name, we must say.
How many types of biryani are there?
Can you believe there are not one, not two but 30 different types of biryani? If you eat one type each day, you could go on discovering new varieties for a whole month.
Which Biryani is most Spicy?
Hyderabadi biryani is usually the spiciest among all its other counterparts. Especially if you pair it with Mirchi ka Salan.
Which Biryani is not Spicy?
If your taste buds cannot handle a lot of spice, your safest option is Bhatkali Biryani from Coastal Karnataka. The mutton pieces in this biryani are cooked in curd, so the spiciness of the dish goes down.
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