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Mumbaikars - Having A Biryani Emotion? Checkout These 10 Best Biryani Outlets In Mumbai

By Eashita Gupta

Updated - Nov. 6, 2018 bookmark icon 6 min read

Biryani is a soulful dish which was originally made with spices, rice, meat, and vegetables. But now it has a vegetarian version also as it is loved by all. Biryani is sometimes confused with pulao but both are very different from each other. Biryani also has huge varieties and not just in India, it is popular and eaten around the world with a variety of sides. When we hear of biryani, we often think of delicious servings in Lucknow and Delhi. But now, Mumbai has also emerged itself in satisfying all your biryani cravings. Whether you are a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, you are gonna find one for yourself and according to your budget. Check out these 10 best biryani outlets in Mumbai which will put an end to your biryani hunger pangs like no other.biryani-best-biryani-in-mumbai_image


1. Persian Darbar

Having multiple outlets in Mumbai, Persian Darbar is the place to go for if you are craving delicious biryanis and kebabs. The biryani menu is so vast that you are surely gonna go in a dilemma. With a Persian, this restaurant has unconventional chandeliers, ornate and delicate designs on the walls and lavish seating arrangements.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_persian_darbar_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Iranian

Must-Haves: Murgh Patiala, Raan Biryani, Paneer Tikka Biryani, Kabsa Biryani

Cost For Two: INR 1300 (approx.)

Address: Shop 101 - 102, Noori Baug, Andheri Kurla Road, Naka, Marol (Get Directions)


2. Dum Pukht

Dum Pukht is a luxury dining outlet known for its luxurious ambiance with a Lucknowi touch. Its classic slow-cooked dishes are sure to amaze you with its fine taste and quality. From lush interiors, sumptuous food to great service, this place makes you feel no less than a king or queen. The decor is a good blend of the modern and the artistic and the friendly staff is what relaxes you the most. Also, they have a great collection of wine, so if you are a wine lover, this place is heaven for you.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_dum_pukht_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Chicken Biryani, Gulab Jamun, Dum Biryani, Aloo Bukhara Kofta, Dal Bukhara

Cost For Two: INR 5000 (approx.)

Address: ITC Maratha, Sahar Road, Chakala, Andheri East (Get Directions)


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3. Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar

Being a legendary restaurant for biryanis since 1973, Jaffer Bhai's Delhi Darbar serves brilliant food and has many branches spread across the city. One of the most affordable options, this place has an AC family section, a takeaway only section and a dining hall for eating. It is a noisy outlet always packed with people and has great service.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_jaffer_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese

Must-Haves: Butter Chicken, Mutton Biryani, Tandoori Chicken, Phirni

Cost For Two: INR 800 (approx.)

Address: 195/197, Patthe Bapu Rao Marg, Grant Road (Get Directions)


4. Cafe Noorani

A legendary outlet, Cafe Noorani has been serving delicious food for over 3 decades. Staying true to its culinary roots, the outlet is still the first pick of Mumbaikars when it comes to biryanis. Founded by Farid Noorani, it has carefully stuck to its inherited commitment to quality, quantity, satisfaction and hospitality at the most reasonable prices. Due to its location, Cafe Noorani attracts locals, VIPs, celebrities and tourists from around the city.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_noorani_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese

Must-Haves: Chicken Tikka Biryani, Paneer Tikka Biryani, Caramel Custard, Hyderabadi Biryani

Cost For Two: INR 750 (approx.)

Address: 5 D, Tardeo (Get Directions)


5. Zaffran

Zaffran is another brilliant outlet for biryanis and kebabs and has many branches all over the city. The outlet has a luxurious ambiance with hanging bulbs, lavish seating and cozy interiors, everything having a Nawabi touch. The service here is another plus and it satisfies your cravings until past midnight.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_zaffran_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai, Seafood

Must-Haves: Mutton Biryani, Khichda, Nihari, Butter Chicken

Cost For Two: INR 1300 (approx.)

Address: 4th Floor, Infiniti Mall, Link Road, Malad West (Get Directions)


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6. Dum Matka

As the name says, Dum Matka serves its biryanis in matkas (pots), which was how the biryani was originated. The pots are sealed while cooking to pack flavors inside. Having a casual seating area, the place is very famous for serving delicious food with good quantity at reasonable prices.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_dum_matka_image

Cuisine: North Indian

Must-Haves: Hyderabadi Biryani, Chicken Dum Biryani, Veg. Biryani, Dal Makhani

Cost For Two: INR 400 (approx.)

Address: Shop No. 154, Food Court, Galleria Mall, Hiranandani, Powai (Get Directions)


7. Shalimar

Shalimar is a legendary outlet that serves from early morning until past midnight. Known for it brilliant biryanis, it has 4 outlets in total in Mumbai. One can dine in or take away the food and the price you pay won't burn a hole in your pocket. It has a casual seating area and is jam-packed with people.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_shalimar_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Seafood

Must-Haves: Chicken Dum Biryani, Raan Biryani, Kebab Platter, Reshmi Paratha

Cost For Two: INR 700 (approx.)

Address: Near Times Square Building, Andheri Kurla Road, Maro (Get Directions)


8. Biryani Barbeque Chinese By Borivali Biryani Centre

As the name says, Biryani Barbeque Chinese By Borivali Biryani Centre specializes in biryani, barbeque and Chinese dishes. The place is beautifully designed with lavish interiors, mirror walls, colorful furniture, simple yet elegant cutlery and picturesque showpieces. This place is great for gatherings and the staff here is always on their toes to make your experience memorable.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_biryani_barbeque_chinese_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai, Barbeque

Must-Haves: Mushroom Soup, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Dum Biryani, Paya Soup, Rabri

Cost For Two: INR 550 (approx.)

Address: Shraddha Heights, Babhai Naka, Opposite Kam Dhenu Building, Borivali West (Get Directions)


9. Go Biryan

Having multiple outlets, Go Biryan is known for serving biryani till the wee hours of the night. The restaurant offers you the most authentic and amazing array of biryanis at the best prices possible. It has a very comfy and casual seating and has both an indoor and outdoor area. It is a great place to catch up with your friends over lip-smacking food.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_go_biryan_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Veg. Afghan Biryani, Butter Chicken Biryani, Raan Biryani, Chocolate Mousse

Cost For Two: INR 700 (approx.)

Address: 311, Snehanjali CHS, Near Samartha Aishwarya, Adarsh Nagar, Andheri West (Get Directions)


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10. Charcoal Eats

Charcoal Eats is a small place and has 18 outlets all over Mumbai. The decor is simple with photo frames, white colored brick wall and sticky note frame where all the customers pin down their experiences. The outlet can accompany very few people and has pocket-friendly prices.best_biryani_outlets_mumbai_charcoal_eats_image

Cuisine: North Indian, Mughlai

Must-Haves: Veg. Biryani, Chocolate Mousse, Spicy Chicken Tikka Biryani, Grape Juice

Cost For Two: INR 500 (approx.)

Address: Shop No 1020, 1st Floor, Castelia, The Walk, Hiranandani Estate, Hiranandani Estate, Thane West (Get Directions)



Q. Is biryani good for health?

A. Biryani is an excellent source of proteins, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins, because the basmati rice in it will provide the carbs while the meat becomes a source of protein. The vegetables used will give you all the vitamins and minerals you need.


Q. What is usually served with biryani?

A. Raita, Mirchi Ka Saalan, Beverage as per customer's choice