The article was updated in 2021.
Some real catch is always exciting, especially if that turns out to satiate your love for some lip-smacking meal. Seafood love is eternal for those who swear by some fresh and tasty options that fall under this food version. If you wish to forgo the regularity of food and want to sink in some real seafood, then here's an ultimate guide to the places that serve some of the best seafood options in Hyderabad.
1. Ocean’s Basket
You can meet your seafood craving at Ocean's Basket. A lovely themed based restaurant, located in Banjara Hills, is a place for you to try everything available across the sea. From Tandoori Lobster to Crispy Fried Calamari, from Red Snapper Chili Oyster to Stir-Fried Crab Butter Pepper Garlic, from Alleppey Fish Curry to Chingri Malai Curry, From grilled to Steamed you have a wide selection to choose from and enjoy every bite you take. So, head to Ocean's Basket if you want to treat your taste buds to some authentic preparations and fresh seafood.
Cost for two: Rs. 1900 approx | Open in Google Maps
2. The Fisherman’s Wharf
When we think of seafood, we think of the seaside, which brings us to Goa. How about finding Goa right in the city limits of Hyderabad at The Fisherman's Wharf? This place is definitely is your calling for appetizing seafood delicacies. Indulge in a delish spread of seafood that extends from global starters like – Stuffed Crab, Fried Calamari, and Squid Tempura to Special catch of the day like – Lobster, Red Snapper, and Pomfret to Goan seafood speciality like – Fish Ambotik, Rawa Fried Kingfish, and Prawn Balchao. This beautiful eatery is sure to teleport you to Goa's vibrant beaches and shacks within no time. Sprawling spaces and a courtyard-style open lounge are perfect for grabbing a drink and eating a selective seafood platter, all under the beautiful starry sky.
Cost for two: Rs. 1500 (approx.) with alcohol / Rs. 225 for a pint of beer | Open in Google Maps
3. Hotel Fishland
This is not among the fancy high-end eateries in the city but serves delicious seafood options along with the other delicacies. A little to soothe the southern taste buds, in case you prefer your seafood dishes to be on the spicy end, then this is the place to be. Ask for their fish biryani and you will not regret having it. You can also try the Nellore Fish Curry, Kandhari Prawns, Apollo Fish, and Gongura Prawns. All the spice can be washed down with a cup of well-made buttermilk. So, why not spice up your seafood experience?
Cost for two: Rs. 850 approx | Open in Google Maps
4. Mainland China
Thank god we still have this version of China with us! Never have it ever disappointed us with its flavours. Authentic and scrumptious to the T that will leave you wanting more; Mainland China is another option for delectable seafood. This diner has a separate menu for seafood speciality with their on-going seafood festival. You can dig into – Steamed Seafood Dumpling with Sichuan Broth, Crispy Squid with Birds Eye Chili & Curry Leaves, Baby Lobster in Yellow Bean, Crispy Fried Pomfret in Pickled Coriander Sauce, Lobster with Chili Teriyaki, Red Snapper in Clay Pot and Braised Mud Crab in Singapore Chili Sauce. These were very few picks from the elaborate seafood menu that Mainland China offers. So, make your way to China and do not get disappointed!
Cost for two: Rs.1700 (approx.) without alcohol / Rs. 185 for a pint of beer | Open in Google Maps
5. Kanak - Trident Hyderabad
Being part of an uber-cool 5-star hotel, Kanak offers an excellent fine-dining experience to its guests. Kanak is the Indian speciality restaurant at Trident, Hyderabad, that presents the best authentic Indian cuisine. The carefully planned menu offers various seafood wonders cooked in a desi way that gives out the original rustic flavors. The seafood affair at this eatery allows you to choose your seafood and select the way you want it. How amazing is that? You can try out the coastal spices inclusive of fish of the day, freshwater scampi, and Vizag prawns. You can also try the options of fresh mud crab and rock lobster. Kanak takes you on the Indian subcontinent's culinary journey, ranging from the North-West frontier to renowned Hyderabadi recipes and fresh coastal offerings. Chomp away to glory at this fine-dining restaurant!
Cost for two: Rs. 2,400 (approx.) Without alcohol | Open in Google Maps
6. Aromas Of Sea
Earlier known as Aromas of China, this diner is quite a favourite choice among the foodies of the town, who prefer authentic Thai, Chinese and Seafood cuisine. For a close to real Asian culinary experience in Hyderabad, head to Aromas of Asia in City Centre Mall. Located amidst the hustle-bustle of Banjara Hills, you can tuck into some of the real taste. Being an Asian speciality restaurant, you can rest assure about their seafood menu. You can start from the Spicy Rainbow Seafood Soup, then move on to Crabmeat Fritters, Lobster in Butter Garlic Sauce in the appetizer section. For the main course, you can order Squids with Greens in Oyster Sauce, Slow-fried Lobster in choice of sauce, Crispy Fried Red Snapper in Sweet & Sour Sauce or Whole Sea Basa in choice of sauce. Make this seafood fare a memorable one, at Aromas of Asia!
Cost for two: Rs. 1500 approx | Open in Google Maps
7. Chinese Pavilion
A cozy family diner with a delightful Chinese and seafood selection that obliges the city food lovers, the Chinese Pavilion is often thronged by the crowd. Bite into some of the lip-smacking and delicious seafood recipes at this low-cost restaurant. Must try - Prawns on Toast, Keong Prawns, Laksa Fish, Sea Wars, Pepper Chili Squid, Sampan Prawns, and Seafood Hoisin Soup. It's a lovely place that exudes an oriental charm.
Cost for two: Rs. 1000 approx | Open in Google Maps
Sambal offers food that is worth revisiting. An Indonesian food joint will leave reeling over the experience for some fantastic food at a minimalistic ambiance. Talking about the food; some of the must-try seafood options are - Fried Pomfret served with Sambal Kalasan, Stewed Basa with Thick Red Broth, Grilled Snapper served with Dabu Dabu Sauce, Cumi Goreng and Stewed Blue Crab with Green Sambal. Taste a bit of Indonesia on your plate!
Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open in Google Maps
9. Ohri’s Ming Court
Being among the oldest Chinese restaurant in the city, Ming Court is part of the most reputed hospitality group. It is known for serving the best Indo-Chinese delicacies. The place has a reputation for serving some of the best versions of oriental seafood. You must try - Prawn Thai Bites, Golden Sand Prawns, Phuket Fish, Balinese Satay Fish, Thai Fish Curry, and Jade Fish.
Cost for two: Rs. 1400(approx.) Without alcohol / Rs. 210 for a pint of beer | Open in Google Maps
Wherever you go, you will find some form of seafood on the menu, from succulent crabs to tasty fishes, Hyderabad diners are spoilt for choice. Find the freshest and best with our guide.