This article was written 2021.
People in Hyderabad are all food lovers. If possible, Hyderabadis will celebrate every special occasion with food! Hyderabad is the IT hub of South India, you'll find there are people from different cultures and backgrounds residing together. Due to this the food culture of Hyderabad also has gotten influence by diversity, which is why you'll find restaurants serving a host of cuisines on their menu. You'll find cuisines from all over the world traveling on the way to your plate.
Hyderabad has a lot of hot spots where you can find incredible restaurants serving the best food the city has to offer! You can head to any one of the areas to fulfill your hungry streaks and please your taste buds with flavourful food as well.
One such area is Hitech city, it is one of the most crowded areas because it is part of the IT hub region where you'll find most of the MNC's. So you have a major chunk of the population residing in the area. Naturally, because of this, you'll also find some of the best restaurants in the city as well! we are talking about fine dining restaurants, food trucks, ice cream places, street food vendors, various pubs and clubs, Chinese cuisine, Italian cuisine, North Indian cuisine, casual dining restaurants, rooftop restaurants, rooftop bar, romantic candlelight dinner places outdoor seating restaurants, authentic Indian restaurant, everything basically!
So today we are going to take a look at the streets of Hitech city and look at some of the best restaurants and establishments you can head to when you get those cravings!
Fine Dining restaurants in Hitech City
1. Spice It - Ibis Hotel
Starting off today's list is Spice It, an alfresco-style restaurant in the Ibis Hotel. This is one of the best all-day restaurants in the city. They have an elaborate buffet menu that never seems to end. Serving dishes from Hyderabadi, Continental, and North Indian cuisines, they have close to 40+ food dishes. They have a semi-open kitchen showcasing the chef's skills and for you to admire while your food is getting ready! In addition to that, they have live counters as well making hot and fresh mini-pizza and pasta. The best section for us personally was the dessert section! They have close to 4-5 kinds of pastries, all made fresh and utterly delicious! Talking about the place, Ibis Hotel is a business hotel, their signature restaurant is no less than perfect! With ample lighting, wooden flooring, comfortable and multiple seating options, white walls with red accents, staff all uniformed and extremely trained, this place has it all! Even if you opt for their A'la carte menu, you'll be amazed at the food presentation skills of the chef. The portion also is surprisingly large enough! The service is a little slow, but that's not something that will spoil your overall experience.
INR 1300, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
2. Prego - The Westin
Probably the most popular fine dining restaurant in Hitech city, Prego is the signature restaurant of The Westin. It is a poolside restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine! Prego has also been one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. This fine-dining restaurant was at a time, the only authentic Italian restaurant in the city, which is why food lovers who have a soft corner for Italian cuisine will know this place and will recommend you to visit the place for their wood-fired pizza! They have an indoor seating option that overlooks the huge swimming pool, and they also have an alfresco-styled outdoor seating section, which during the night is amazing. Once the sun goes down and the light is on, the swimming pool illuminates and makes the entire area sparkle, combine that with the city skyline view and you're in for a treat! This is a great time to light up a candle and turn your ordinary dinner into a candle-lit dinner with your partner. Talking about the food, they prepare all their dishes in traditional Italian style. They even source some of the ingredients all the way from Italy to bring authentic taste and flavors! Our favorite dishes were Insalata Di Rucola, Tiramisu, and mud pie. They even serve a Sunday Brunch and their spread is massive! Do keep this restaurant in mind come Sunday!
INR 3500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
3. Cloud Dining
One of the newest additions to the fine dining restaurants in the city, Cloud Dining is one of the most unique and adventurous experiences you'll have while enjoying your meal! Not a rooftop setting exactly, but Cloud dining has a very similar rooftop ambiance so to speak. Cloud dining is the city's one and only cloud dining experience that takes you 160 meters above the ground! You have an amazing view of the city's skyline while you dine on a fixed 3-course meal. They have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available. Dining at such a height with nothing but your table and chair, to which you're strapped on is a very different and adrenalin-filled experience. They have North Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Mughlai, and Thai cuisines on their menu, the taste of the food is okay, and since the food is already cooked before you take-off, the food might not be hot & fresh, but you definitely have an experience that you won't find anywhere else! It's one of the more expensive restaurants in this city, but definitely, something that you can post on social media and show off! This is one restaurant you will definitely want to visit, just for the thrill and experience!
INR 5000, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best Asian Cuisine restaurants in Hitech city
4. On The Wok
On the Wok is a cute little eatery that has become one of the most popular eateries in Hitech city if you're craving some delicious Asian cuisine. Talking about the place, the interiors and decor are heavily influenced by the colors red, blue, and white. You'll find all the walls colored differently and you'll find various modern art hanging on the walls as decor. There are these cute little metallic lamps hanging from the exposed piping on the ceiling that light up the place, one of the walls is a bricked wall, modern, colorful, and comfortable furniture used for seating arrangement. The staff here is really friendly and would love to explain the menu to you if you ask them too, they would also suggest some of the best dishes they serve, and try to make your visit as comfortable as possible. Talking about the food, they serve Chinese cuisine, Thai cuisine, Korean cuisine, Japanese cuisine, and Vietnamese cuisine. We would recommend you to go for their Chinese cuisine because that's where their food dishes shine the most, do try their Hong Kong Chicken, Ramen noodle, and sushi burger! Delicious food and quick service are what make this place popular. You have a very comfortable ambiance and you'll love visiting this place again and again! They have multiple outlets in Banjara Hills and Jubilee hills as well!
INR 800, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
5. Mainland China
probably one of the most popular chain restaurant that has outlets in many other cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and many others all across the country that serves Chinese cuisine, Mainland China needs to introductions. This Chinese restaurant has a lot of options to choose from, for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, options in both meat and seafood, options in both authentic Chinese cuisine and Indian-Chinese cuisine. If you're a hardcore fan of traditional Chinese food dishes, you should definitely try their prawn Hargao and crispy squid! If you're like us, and would rather prefer Indian-Chinese food dishes, you have plenty of options like crispy ginger chicken, vegetable dumplings in chili soya, and slow-fried jumbo prawns. Their menu is quite elaborate and you'll definitely find something that you'll like. You can even ask the staff to prepare your food according to your preferences and they would carry it on to the chef. You should definitely give the Chinese Tea a try, it's quite refreshing and tastes good as well! Mainland China has a lot of outlets in the Hyderabad district, but we found the one in Hitec city has the best service and delicious food. Talking about the place, you'll find sophisticated and elegant elements everywhere, making this restaurant feel like a fine dining restaurant. with wooden flooring, modern furniture, and modern chandeliers, this place feels very classy and elegant!
INR 1700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
6. Ming Ustad
Situated inside Hotel B plus L, this is a very popular restaurant if you're looking for good Indian-Chinese food on a pocket-friendly budget. The interiors and decor of the place is simple and minimal yet elegant and premium looking. With marble flooring, colorful window tiles, modern furniture, funky wall art, different kinds of abstract chandeliers, you get a very rustic and classy ambiance. People come all the way from the old city to Ming Ustad to have delicious food. From the windows, you see the lush green garden area of the hotel. They even have limited, outdoor private seating arrangements, if you're looking for a romantic ambiance for a romantic date night or romantic dinner with your partner, making it one of the best romantic places. Talking about the food, they serve all day long and you'll particularly find their lunch menu nice and elaborate, with plenty of North Indian and Chinese food dishes on the menu. They even have a buffet option, which serves Chinese, Indian, and Continental cuisine. We really liked their Chicken biryani when we tried their lunch buffet, but their signature dish has to be their Kung Pao Chicken haka noodle and crispy chilly chicken! Ming Ustad is a really nice place with great ambiance and super fast service, and should be on your list definitely!
INR 900 Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best places to eat dessert
7. Waffle House
Waffle House is one of the best places you can go to have the most delicious and mouth-watering waffles and other desserts! This small eatery in Hitech City is known for preparing the best waffles in town! Open till late in the night, this is the place to head to satisfy your midnight dessert cravings! You'll find people coming all the way from Charminar to have waffles, despite having multiple outlets all across the city, that should tell you how famous this outlet is! Talking about the place, it is quite spacious with a lot of seating options to choose from, you have wooden chairs and tables, you have got plush sofas to choose from, you have high raise chairs and tables, you have indoor and outdoor seating options. You have wall art, TV screens to live stream sporting events, cute little paintings used as decor. The place is well lit and spacious as well. If you and your partner both love waffles and desserts, this can be the perfect place for a nice romantic date night. Talking about the menu, you've got a wide variety of beverages, both hot and cold, they even have a breakfast menu, which they serve all day long! We loved the W-House special breakfast, they serve sausages, baked beans, omelet, sauteed veggies, and orange juice! They have close to 20+ waffle options, so be ready to be spoiled by options! They even have savory waffles if you don't like sweet, we personally loved the Garlic Mushroom waffle and BBQ chicken waffle, and amongst the classics, our favorites were Twixy chocolate waffle, strawberry delight waffle, and red velvet waffle!
INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
8. Cream Stone
One of the best places you can get ice cream in the entire city! Cream Stone was the first cold-stone ice cream parlor in Hyderabad and has ever since been the favorite for the people of Hyderabad. Their outlets are all purple-themed, they are generally small in size, meaning you'll have to order them and eat in your own car or stand on the street and enjoy your favorite ice cream! The best part about Cream Stone is the level of customization, you can literally choose from a list of 8-9 toppings and decide which ones go in your ice cream and how much. Each ice cream coming out of this ice cream parlor is a new flavor in itself! But if you're not wanting to put that much effort, you could simply choose from their set menu as well, which offers a lot of options! You have close to 35+ types of ice creams, all with different ice cream flavors and toppings, all themed after something, for example, the Willy Wonka, which is also our personal favorite, is named after the chocolate Willy Wonka in the Chalie and the chocolate factory movie. They even have different flavors that are available only during a particular time or season, like the Mango Splash flavor is only available from March to April, that is during the Mango season. Each of their ice creams has decent portions in each serving and is enough to fill your tummy just after one, because of all the toppings and sauces. This is a must-try place if you have not already!
INR 400, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Ibaco is a fairly new entry to ice cream parlors in Hyderabad, which is quickly becoming the go-to option for many people. Ibaco has a lot of flavors of ice cream to choose from, all tasting very nice and real. They even use real fruits while making their own ice creams. They even have sugar-free options available, which is a nice addition to their menu for all the health cautious people who would still like to enjoy the small joys of life. The ambiance of the place is very lively and the interiors and decor are also very striking and unique, they have a complete white-out theme with colorful chairs contrasting all the white and illustrations of their desserts hanging on the wall as desserts. They even have a semi-open preparation area where you can see your ice cream come to life. Similar to its competitors, they also have the option for customers to choose from a wide range of toppings to add to their ice creams or choose one from their elaborate menu. Their ice creams are really nice and their service is also fast, Ibaco should definitely be on your list of must-visit ice cream parlors in the city!
INR 500, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps
Best budget restaurant in Hitech city:
10. Cafe De Loco
This is the first-ever pet cafe in India! Now you might have heard of cafes and restaurants being pet friendly and will let customer bring in their pets, well this is quite the same, but just the opposite. This is a cafe made for our furry friends, where humans are also allowed! This Cafe has a totally customized menu for your doggo, their menu includes cakes, biryani, macaroni, cookies, and what not! there is a huge open space in the front where all the pets get together and have fun and run around. Don't worry, there's something for us humans as well! They have a menu for humans as well, where they serve a lot of cafe food items like beverages like tea and coffee, sandwiches, burgers, pasta, and pizza. It's a very pocket-friendly place, getting your pet here is a treat for you, your pet, and your wallet as well! Even if you don't own a pet, head to Cafe De loco and get surrounded by doggo's and play with them until your heart is contempt! This place is really unique and one cafe you should definitely miss!
INR 700, Cost for 2 | Open in Google Maps