Hyderabad is about students, working professionals and great opportunities. And, when we blend this with a hint of culture, food comes first. Talking about the culinary scene, the city is home to some of India's finest restaurants, serving the hungry locals and tourists. Whether you're in the mood for authentic Asian food, comforting Italian food or some good ol’ Hyderabadi biryani, there's something for everyone.
Here's a list of the best restaurants in Hyderabad that deserve a visit.
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Ottimo may be relatively new in town, but it has already become popular and has climbed the list of the best restaurants in Hyderabad. This is hardly surprising since it offers ecstatic food, a vast collection of wines and an impeccable service. The icing on the cake is the reasonable rates here. Their handmade portions of pasta and pizza have won our hearts over forever. You must try the Australian lamb chops, and end your meal with the chocolate and ricotta tart.
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Adaa in Taj Faluknama Palace is for those who prefer to dine in luxury. The wooden ceiling and ornate white pillars exude an air of grandeur. The service here is flawless, as the staff ensures that each customer is treated like royalty. Head here for some of the most sumptuous North Indian delicacies in Hyderabad. The fabulous Patthar Ka Gosht makes Adaa one of the best restaurants in Hyderabad.
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The Spice Venue is the perfect destination for those who like their meals hot and spicy. They serve some of the best Andhra dishes in the city. Whether it is the iconic Hyderabadi Biryani or the typical Andhra Thali, everything is lip-smackingly good. The Mushroom Biryani is unique on their menu, and we suggest trying it. The Pepper Chicken is pretty special too.
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If you prefer luxury dining in a relaxed and casual atmosphere, then Jonathan's Kitchen is where you should be heading. They serve some of the best Continental fares among all the restaurants in Hyderabad. Their Jumbo Prawns are among the restaurant's best-selling items. Visit Jonathan's Kitchen for their massive Sunday brunch, with lots of interesting dishes and some great wines and cocktails too.
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The Fisherman's Wharf is an insanely popular restaurant and pub in Hyderabad for its Goan theme. The lush decor, vibrant walls and open rooftop can almost convince you that on a beach, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Their seafood platter is absolutely incredible. The Fisherman's Wharf is a great place for a corporate dinner or an outing with a large group.
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The name of this restaurant in Hyderabad itself gives away the theme: yes, they serve delicious regional food from kitchens across the country. Apart from Andhra food, you can try the Mughlai, North Indian, and Chettinad delicacies, which are certain to leave you impressed. The Murgh Khurchan here comes highly recommended and is one of our personal favorites too. The casual setting is ideal for a relaxed evening with friends and family.
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Rayalaseema Ruchulu is a mass-favourite hangout spot across the city. They have several branches across Hyderabad but the one at Jubilee Hills stands out from the rest. They have been serving authentic South Indian food for years. Try the Gongura Chicken, Andhra Chicken Tikka and Ragi Mudha. End your meal with a glass of chilled lassi.
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There are many, many reasons to visit Aish at least once during your stay in Hyderabad. First of all, it’s the posh decor and regal ambience that set the place apart from the other restaurants in Hyderabad. Secondly, it is the quality of the food they serve. The kebabs and biryani here are hard to beat. A trip to Aish can be classified as the perfect dining experience.
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Our list of the best restaurants in Hyderabad would be incomplete without mentioning organic eateries such as Paaka Organic Café. Home to a great space that's always bustling with activities and workshops, a drive here is so worth it. They host events now and then for guests to interact with like-minded folks and artists from across Hyderabad. Moreover, they have a regularly changing menu, so you can expect something new on every visit.
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This oh-so-lovely eatery in Jubilee Hills is a paradise for vegans. Inculcating the serenity and aesthetics of an all-vegetarian restaurant, there is absolutely no compromise on the flavours and options on the menu. With elegant seating on one side and quirky seating on the other, a perfect balance is maintained in the ambience. Some top culinary recommendations include mocktails, pizzas, jalapeño poppers, and biryani among others.
There are lots to try in terms of the food in Hyderabad. We hope this list of the best restaurants in Hyderabad helps you choose the perfect location for your next meal.
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