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You'll Be Left Craving For More At These Places That Serve The 20 Best Biryani In Hyderabad

By Architi Batra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 9 min read

Hyderabad, the city of pearls and soul touching Biryanis is the one place in India, people would travel to on a food walk for the perfect Biryani. The aroma of the biryani hits all the right cords and brings peace to your foodie soul if cooked perfectly. An amalgamation of Mughlai and Southern style, the Hyderabadi Biryani is extremely spicy and rich. Whether you are just visiting the city or have been living in the city your whole lives, you must always be on a lookout for an even better Biryani than the one you last tasted!

So if your mouth is already watering at the thought of this tempting plate of food, visit these 20 places that serve the Best Biryani In Hyderabad!


World's favorite Hyderabadi Biryani is served at the Biryani Paradise of course! (Pun intended) A legacy since 1953, Paradise Biryanis are wholesome, delicious and do not burn a hole in your pocket. This spices used are so aromatic that as soon as you enter the place, you'll know why the place is called 'Paradise'.


This restaurant is at a very prime location in the city and is a hopping stop for people for some sinful biryani, kebabs, haleem, and mutton, especially during the Ramzan season. This Biryani in Hyderabad justifies truly why the Hyderabadi Biryani is famous all over the country. The Lassi Faluda stand just in front of it will give the perfect end to your meal.



A favorite stop of Biryani lovers, the Grand Hotel serves some of the best biryani in Hyderabad cooked with a beautiful blend of Mughlai and Telangana cuisines. Some of the ingredients include goat meat (mutton), chicken, yogurt, onions, saffron, spices and basmati rice. The meat is tender and beautifully cooked so that it's not chewy and will easily fall off the bone.


A casual dining restaurant that serves authentic North Indian and Andhra cuisine is a highly rated place. If you love your Biryanis to be a little spicy then this biryani in Hyderabad is for you! Their Biryanis are especially spicier because they use a lot of raw hot spices in the curry as well as in the cooking of the meat with a lot of oil and other ingredients that make the Biryani delicious. 


A simple restaurant setting that has only one business, to serve you delicious Biryanis! This famous biryani in Hyderabad is pot cooked which imparts a unique flavor to the dish. The serving is generous and very filling. It's one of those places that are open at odd hours of the night and early mornings so you can easily satisfy your midnight cravings and do not have to resort to your maggie. 



There are many Bawarchi's in Hyderabad serving Biryanis but this casual dining place serves some sinful mutton biryani in many varieties that you must try at least once! The specialty of their Biryanis is that it's not very dry. So you don't have to burn your tongue with spicy Salan but can just enjoy the Biryani solely in its true form.


This fine-dining restaurant serves Mughlai and Hyderabadi cuisines and is highly rated because of its tasty and hygienic food. The food is a pure luxury enjoyed in an exuberant ambiance and the Biryanis are exclusive! Their Mutton and Chicken Biryanis are definitely the biggest jewels in the Jewel of Nizam. 


This casual dining restaurant serves Biryani and North Indian preparations and is a highly rated joint in Hyderabad for Biryani. The service is prompt and quick and the biryanis are aromatic. The place serves Biryanis of a lot of variety when you visit in a large group, the advantage is that you do not have to repeat your order, but can try all of their different Biryanis that are equally delicious and mouth watering. 


Mutton Biryani, Chicken Tikka, Mutton Haleem and Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani decorate every table of this casual dining restaurant in Hyderabad that serves some famous Hyderabadi Biryani at odd hours of the day from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The Ulavacharu Biryanis House in Hyderabad by far serves one of the best Biryanis in town.


A midrange hotel that you can visit with your family serves delicious Mughlai food and Hyderabadi Haleem. Their biryanis are authentic and made from age-old passed down recipes which makes it even more special. They use a lot of dry fruits in their Biryani as well which makes it rich and even more special. 



One of the best biryani in Hyderabad you can find here at Cafe Basheer Bagh. You can gorge on the food as much as you like because even the prices are very nominal. You can try some amazing Fish Biryani as well. The Chicken and Mutton Biriyani are famous of course and can be enjoyed well in a chaotic environment. 


With many branches all over the city, you'll definitely not be left short of options! They have entire regional platters and also diverse buffets that serve authentic regional foods like Ragi Sangiti and Naatukodi Pulusu! But of course, their special Biryanis are to die for and truly justify the taste and popularity of an authentic Hyderabadi Biryani. 


This special biryani is quite different from the others on the list. Rustic Biryani is the specialty of the restaurant which is not yellow or orange in color like the rest, but its brown and rustic but that doesn't mean that it loses its flavor. The place has a nice and different ambiance of brick walls and bamboo furniture. Go there for a completely hatke biryani experience! 


To give you a straight up warning, the Dum ka Biryani at the Meridian Cafe and Restaurant in Pune is to die for! Although the ambiance and setting of the place are pretty average and the place is pretty crowded, so you can avoid if you are not comfortable with eating in large chaotic crowds. But if you are a real foodie, don't miss their spicy mutton and chicken biryani!


This place started in 2000 and mildly cooks biryani in the most sophisticated manner with marinated raw lamb and rice in a khurma curry and topped off with spices like fresh cardamom, a hint of green chili, ghee, and saffron is known as the kachchi biryani. The mutton falls off the bone and is very tender which makes it one of the best biryani places in Hyderabad. The accompanies with the sinful biryani like the thick dahi ki chutney and mirchi ka salan makes your day!



A very recent eating joint in Hyderabad is Chicha's dedicates itself to Nawab Mehboob Alam Khan as the restaurant was opened in 2016 by his Nephew Qutub Alam Khan. The saffron in the Biryani is very aromatic and hits you in the very first bite. The spice is mild so it suits everyone's palates and has a lot of punch to it. 


Not all Biryanis enjoyed in the lap of luxury bad and flavorless. Dum Pukht Begum’s at ITC Kohenur changes your perspective that expensive food is bland and not worth your money. This restaurant serves flavor rich Hyderabadi Biryani which has a heady aroma of whole spices and tender meat! And not just Biryani, but other delicious dishes like Arvee Kebab, Dudiya Kebab, Gucchi Subz-E Zar, Dum Pukht Koh-e-Awadh, Seekh Nilofari, Murgh Chandi Tikka, Dakhni Chowgra are also a must-try!


This casual dining restaurant serves some famous Biryani in Hyderabad and other cuisines like Mughlai, Chinese, and North Indian. Their outdoor rooftop ambiance is the perfect place to enjoy your Biryanis with a cool glass of drink. The biryani comes in large portions and is very tangy. The salaan served with the Biryani is equally good. 


Another brilliant Biryani place in Hyderabad is Taksh in Banjara Hills that has a royal ambiance serves some sinfully delicious and tempting biryanis. The overall ambiance is lovely and romantic and is a good place to go for a date or with your friends and family. Other things like the Andhra Thali, Uluvachuru Biryani, and Pepper Chicken are pretty famous.


One of the best restaurants in Hyderabad that serves delectable multi-cuisine fare in a top-notch ambiance has very prompt service and serves some boast-worthy authentic Andhra, Bengali Chettinad, and North Indian food. The biryanis are of course top-notch!


Beware that bite of elaichi and get digging because you have a lot of Biryanis to catch up one!




Q.1. Is biryani healthy or unhealthy?
Our body carbs, proteins, healthy fats, minerals, and vitamins. Biryani is an excellent source because the basmati rice in it will provide the carbs while the chicken becomes a source of protein. The vegetables used in Biryani will give you all the vitamins and minerals you need. Get a good biryani for a healthy meal.


Q.2. Is Hyderabadi Biryani spicy?
A. Hyderabadi Biryani is said to be more spicy and pungent, it is made in the form of Dum and has a lot of Zaffron in it when compared with Lakhnawi biryani. Hyderabadi Biryani is characteristically distinct. The aroma, taste, tender meat, the Zaffran, everything gives it a distinguished appearance.


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