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The Ultimate Guide To Best Biryani In Hyderabad!

2021 | List of Best biryani near you. Most famous biryani in Hyderabad, cheap & best biryani in Hyderabad. Hotel Sadab, Bawarchi, Ulavacharu, Paradice, Sarvi

This guide has been written in 2021.

There are many tales of its origin, but biryani has a gastronomic story of its own. Known for the outburst of flavours, this famous flavoured rice recipe leaves you yearning for more, every time you have it. Hyderabad being the culinary paradise and biryani being a universal love, it becomes challenging to choose which outlet serves its best. Hence, we give you the names of some of the outlets that serve you the most scrumptious biryani in the city of Nizams. Head to each one and decide for yourself!

Read Also - The Ultimate Guide To Best Places To Eat A Thali In Hyderabad

1) HOTEL SHADAB

If you think authentic, then come to Shadab. Been there for decades together, this iconic eatery is known for its mutton biryani and Pakistani mutton. Amidst the bustling old city area, you would find a heavily crowded diner even at bewitching hours, as it runs full house till 2 am, every day. You don't have to make many choices when it comes to biryani, but if you wish to order some dishes to go along, you must try the Chicken Boti Kebab, Mutton Rana and Banjara Kebab. You will know about the popularity of the place when you have to give in to the waiting hours, which you wouldn't mind once you get the whiff of that legendary biryani coming across to your table. Thanks to this place's popularity, there two branches opened in different parts of the city and we could also get the famous Shadab Biryani home delivered as well. Now, that's what we call a Biryani Blessing!

Hotel Shadab

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Shadab Go (Banjara Hills) / Shadab (SR Nagar)

2) CHICHA'S

Midnight hunger pangs and you wish to satiate it only with some authentic biryani, then stop by at Chicha's. A relatively small and cozy outlet at Lakdikapul, but serves finger-licking Biryani, Paya and Marag. Your midnight cravings are sure to meet its mate at this place. The fact that it is pocket-friendly makes it even more enticing. Must try – Pathar ka Gosht, Mutton Shikampuri, Talawa Gosht and of course all their biryani offerings.

Chicha’s

Cost for two: Rs. 650 approx | Open In Google Maps

3) DUM PUKHT BEGUM'S – ITC KOHENUR

If you wish to experience biryani's real regal flavours, then have it as the royals do. Choose Dum Pukht Begum's at the ITC Kohenur. This grand & majestic restaurant beckons one to partake in a royal feast. It presents age-old recipes & authentic flavours from the kitchens of the royal families of Hyderabad. Savour a grand version of the Hyderabadi Biryani and you would get transferred to the era of royalty. Definitely not pocket-friendly but who minds the investment once in a while, if you wish to reel in imperialism and enjoy it.

Dum Pukht Begum’s

Cost for two: Rs. 2000 (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps

4) JEWEL OF NIZAM – THE GOLCONDA HOTEL

Located in the prime locale of Masab Tank, Banjara Hills, Jewel of Nizam is tucked inside The Golconda Hotel. Relive the Nizami dining experience by relishing some of the authentic Hyderabadi delicacies like Hyderabadi Kacchi Gosht ki Dum Biryani, Murg Dum Biryani, Haleem, Jheenga Nizami and an array of their signature recipes. You have a melange for the world to check out the other restaurants in the hotel. You have a melange of world cuisines in the other restaurants within the hotel. So, allow this business hotel to serve your palate with nothing less than authenticity within the city.

Cost for two: Rs. 2200 (approx.) Without alcohol / Rs. 175 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps

5) BAWARCHI

All misconception about Bawarchi having branches has been ruled out. This place is iconic as it has only one outlet at the RTC Crossroads, serving their famous dum style chicken biryani for ages. Having successfully maintained the quality and quantity of the food they serve for years now; they refrain from having branches around the city. Besides delicious biryanis, you can also try their Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Kebab, Mutton Chops, and Bawarchi Special Chicken curry with naan or rotis. Being well within your budget, eating biryani only at the original Bawarchi is a must on your list if you happen to visit Hyderabad.

Bawarchi

Cost for two: Rs. 750 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

6) ALPHA HOTEL

A bustling basic street food outlet, whipping up Hyderabadi favourites like biryanis & kebabs, Alpha Hotel finds its way to the list of iconic biryani served in the city. For over 40 years now, Alpha Hotel serves a different version of biryani, more of an Iranian flavour. Being located very close to the Secunderabad railway station; this eatery has served authentic flavours like Mince Meat, Kheema Roti, Chicken Tenders, Mutton Biryani, Osmania Biscuits and Irani Chai. This place is a pioneer in Irani Chai in the city. Amidst the busy locality, this pocket-friendly outlet is consistent ever since.

Alpha Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

7) BIRYANIWALLA & Co.

This is a contemporary eatery that sells some flavourful dum biryani. Their biryani comes layered thick with masala, caramelised onions, and garam masala, along with a quarter chicken cooked in spices. You can also try their fish biryani, double gosht biryani, and the vegetarians can opt for the equally delightful veg. biryani. You can wind up your meal by tasting some of the great local deserts like - khubani ka meetha, Baklava, Kunafa and double ka meetha.

Biryaniwalla & Co.

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

8) SARVI

Located on the main roads of Banjara Hills, this eatery serves delectable local cuisines with authentic Hyderabadi flavours at super affordable prices. Sarvi is a popular choice among the foodies of Hyderabad for their Angri Chicken Kebab, Chicken Dum Briyani with Mirchi Ka Salan, Pathar ka Gosht, Egg Biryani and a lot of things from their menu. During Ramzaan Sarvi serves one of the best Haleem in town. So, head over to this place to sink in some authentic Hyderabadi delicacies.

Sarvi

Cost for two: Rs. 850 approx | Open In Google Maps

9)ULAVACHARU

For a Hyderabadi foodie, the authentic Mughlai cuisine list may not have Ulavacharu. The reason being it isn't Mughlai; it is an Andhra speciality. Suppose you wish to try a different take on biryani known as pulao. In that case, you should head to Ulavacharu and try out mixed non-veg Biryani, Rajugari Kodi Pulao, Ulavacharu Kodi Pulao, Avakaya Kodi Pulao.

Ulavacharu

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

10) PARADISE

Paradise Biryani Hyderabad |The Worlds Most Famous Biryani, Bingedaily

Talking about Hyderabad Biryani and missing out on Paradise wouldn't be the right thing to do. Been in the gourmet souk since 1953, this iconic joint has a separate fan base. Some find it over-rated but still Hyderabad is known for its biryani worldwide, because of Paradise. Hence, this restaurant has come up with several branches in other cities of India, as well. Their Jumbo Biryani is a must-try, not only for the flavours but also for the quantity they serve. It is legendary!

Paradise

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Begumpet / Himayat Nagar / Gachibowli / Ameerpet and 15 more

Also Read: The Ultimate Guide To The Best Seafood In Hyderabad

11) CAFÉ BAHAR

On the crowded streets of Basheer Bagh, Café Bahar stands tall for ages, treating the taste buds of the food lovers to authentic flavours of Nizami biryani and Irani chai. Also known for the freshly baked Osmania biscuits that are a must-have at this café turned restaurant. Though this place wouldn't really catch your attention for the ambience, once walk-in and the aroma of the biryani handi will engulf you. Starting the show from the morning's wee hours, Café Bahar runs beyond midnight. Despite the competition, Cafe Bahar continues to serve its horde of loyal customers who throng the cafe throughout the day.

Cafe Bahar

Cost for two: Rs. 400 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

12) CHICKPET DONNE BIRYANI HOUSE

If you wish to try something different yet want it to be a variety of your favourite biryani, then dig into any of the speciality from the Chickpet Donne Biryani House. Though a typical South-Indian version of the famous rice dish, CDBH offers a delicious treat to every food lover. Served in large leafy cups called "Donne" – this biryani does not trace its roots to the Mughals or the Nizams. Simmered in traditional home ground spices, it seems to have originated as an easy nutritious option for all. From college students to couples, friends to families, everyone loves the signature biryanis that are unique and affordable. Ask for their – Donne Kshatriya Kebab Biryani, Donne Egg Biryani, Donne Guntur Chicken Biryani.

Chickpet Donne Biryani

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

13) THE SPICY VENUE

A family eatery that promises a gourmet treat! True to its name The Spicy Venue offers some delicacies that would definitely tickle your taste buds with the level of spice. Though there are versions of biryani and other food items to try here, the star of the show is the MLA Potlam Biryani, with its origins in the Telugu kitchens. Being spicier than most of the biryani, this one comes wrapped in a paper-thin yet deceptively tensile omelette that holds the rice and minced mutton and prawns within. Serving authentic Telugu cuisine, The Spicy Venue is quite a favourite among the local people.

The Spicy Venue

Cost for two: Rs. 900 approx | Open in Google Maps

14) TAJ MAHAL HOTEL

Vegetarians may wonder what's special for then when it comes to the biryani. But there's nothing to lose heart when you have Taj Mahal Hotel at your rescue. With the charm of a bygone era, this eatery holds a special place in the hearts of Hyderabadis. Their Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani, slow-cooked in its juices of fresh vegetables and herbs, does the biryani legacy justice. Don't miss out on it!

Taj Mahal Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 700 approx | Open In Google Maps

15) CAFE 555

A simple Irani Cafe, located in Masab Tank, has been whipping out delicious Haleem for years. But not just the haleem, even the biryani served at this pocket-friendly eatery is commendable. The quantity is so good, that people often pack up biryani for office parties and picnics from Cafe 555.

Cafe 555

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

16) SHAH GHOUSE

If you’re a biryani lover then Shah Ghouse is a must on your list. An old yet one of the most loved biryani outlets in the city. And nothing is more dear to Hyderabadis than a good plate of biryani. Be it 9 am or 2 am, there is no telling when a Hyderabadi will crave Biryani, hence Shah Ghouse caters to exactly those cravings. Order their bestsellers like Mutton Biryani, Chicken Special Biryani and Prawn Biryani.

Shah Ghouse

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

17) GARDEN RESTAURANT

Known as one of the oldest eateries in Hyderabad to have sold biryani and haleem commercially, Garden Restaurant is one of the must-visit places to go if you are in and around Secunderabad. Their special chicken & mutton biryani is a must-try, but in case you are a vegetarian then you will equally enjoy their special veg. biryani.

Garden Restaurant

Cost of two: Rs. 600 approx | Open In Google Maps

18) JOURNEY 1853

An ode to Sahib Sindh Sultan, this restaurant is perfect for a lavish family dinner. The diner transports you to an era of the British Raj, with a beautiful train carriage being a part of the theme of the restaurant. And if you’re a meat-lover then the biryani served at this place will surely leave a lasting impression. Must-try their Fish Biryani, Kacche Gosht ki Biryani and Paratwali Murg Biryani.

Journey 1853

Cost for two: Rs. 1800 approx | Open In Google Maps

So, with several restaurants serving the best of biryanis, we listed a few of them. Binge on to find paradise on your plate!

Eats

The Ultimate Guide To Best Biryani In Hyderabad!

2021 | List of Best biryani near you. Most famous biryani in Hyderabad, cheap & best biryani in Hyderabad. Hotel Sadab, Bawarchi, Ulavacharu, Paradice, Sarvi

This guide has been written in 2021.

There are many tales of its origin, but biryani has a gastronomic story of its own. Known for the outburst of flavours, this famous flavoured rice recipe leaves you yearning for more, every time you have it. Hyderabad being the culinary paradise and biryani being a universal love, it becomes challenging to choose which outlet serves its best. Hence, we give you the names of some of the outlets that serve you the most scrumptious biryani in the city of Nizams. Head to each one and decide for yourself!

Read Also - The Ultimate Guide To Best Places To Eat A Thali In Hyderabad

1) HOTEL SHADAB

If you think authentic, then come to Shadab. Been there for decades together, this iconic eatery is known for its mutton biryani and Pakistani mutton. Amidst the bustling old city area, you would find a heavily crowded diner even at bewitching hours, as it runs full house till 2 am, every day. You don't have to make many choices when it comes to biryani, but if you wish to order some dishes to go along, you must try the Chicken Boti Kebab, Mutton Rana and Banjara Kebab. You will know about the popularity of the place when you have to give in to the waiting hours, which you wouldn't mind once you get the whiff of that legendary biryani coming across to your table. Thanks to this place's popularity, there two branches opened in different parts of the city and we could also get the famous Shadab Biryani home delivered as well. Now, that's what we call a Biryani Blessing!

Hotel Shadab

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Shadab Go (Banjara Hills) / Shadab (SR Nagar)

2) CHICHA'S

Midnight hunger pangs and you wish to satiate it only with some authentic biryani, then stop by at Chicha's. A relatively small and cozy outlet at Lakdikapul, but serves finger-licking Biryani, Paya and Marag. Your midnight cravings are sure to meet its mate at this place. The fact that it is pocket-friendly makes it even more enticing. Must try – Pathar ka Gosht, Mutton Shikampuri, Talawa Gosht and of course all their biryani offerings.

Chicha’s

Cost for two: Rs. 650 approx | Open In Google Maps

3) DUM PUKHT BEGUM'S – ITC KOHENUR

If you wish to experience biryani's real regal flavours, then have it as the royals do. Choose Dum Pukht Begum's at the ITC Kohenur. This grand & majestic restaurant beckons one to partake in a royal feast. It presents age-old recipes & authentic flavours from the kitchens of the royal families of Hyderabad. Savour a grand version of the Hyderabadi Biryani and you would get transferred to the era of royalty. Definitely not pocket-friendly but who minds the investment once in a while, if you wish to reel in imperialism and enjoy it.

Dum Pukht Begum’s

Cost for two: Rs. 2000 (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps

4) JEWEL OF NIZAM – THE GOLCONDA HOTEL

Located in the prime locale of Masab Tank, Banjara Hills, Jewel of Nizam is tucked inside The Golconda Hotel. Relive the Nizami dining experience by relishing some of the authentic Hyderabadi delicacies like Hyderabadi Kacchi Gosht ki Dum Biryani, Murg Dum Biryani, Haleem, Jheenga Nizami and an array of their signature recipes. You have a melange for the world to check out the other restaurants in the hotel. You have a melange of world cuisines in the other restaurants within the hotel. So, allow this business hotel to serve your palate with nothing less than authenticity within the city.

Cost for two: Rs. 2200 (approx.) Without alcohol / Rs. 175 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps

5) BAWARCHI

All misconception about Bawarchi having branches has been ruled out. This place is iconic as it has only one outlet at the RTC Crossroads, serving their famous dum style chicken biryani for ages. Having successfully maintained the quality and quantity of the food they serve for years now; they refrain from having branches around the city. Besides delicious biryanis, you can also try their Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Kebab, Mutton Chops, and Bawarchi Special Chicken curry with naan or rotis. Being well within your budget, eating biryani only at the original Bawarchi is a must on your list if you happen to visit Hyderabad.

Bawarchi

Cost for two: Rs. 750 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

6) ALPHA HOTEL

A bustling basic street food outlet, whipping up Hyderabadi favourites like biryanis & kebabs, Alpha Hotel finds its way to the list of iconic biryani served in the city. For over 40 years now, Alpha Hotel serves a different version of biryani, more of an Iranian flavour. Being located very close to the Secunderabad railway station; this eatery has served authentic flavours like Mince Meat, Kheema Roti, Chicken Tenders, Mutton Biryani, Osmania Biscuits and Irani Chai. This place is a pioneer in Irani Chai in the city. Amidst the busy locality, this pocket-friendly outlet is consistent ever since.

Alpha Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

7) BIRYANIWALLA & Co.

This is a contemporary eatery that sells some flavourful dum biryani. Their biryani comes layered thick with masala, caramelised onions, and garam masala, along with a quarter chicken cooked in spices. You can also try their fish biryani, double gosht biryani, and the vegetarians can opt for the equally delightful veg. biryani. You can wind up your meal by tasting some of the great local deserts like - khubani ka meetha, Baklava, Kunafa and double ka meetha.

Biryaniwalla & Co.

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

8) SARVI

Located on the main roads of Banjara Hills, this eatery serves delectable local cuisines with authentic Hyderabadi flavours at super affordable prices. Sarvi is a popular choice among the foodies of Hyderabad for their Angri Chicken Kebab, Chicken Dum Briyani with Mirchi Ka Salan, Pathar ka Gosht, Egg Biryani and a lot of things from their menu. During Ramzaan Sarvi serves one of the best Haleem in town. So, head over to this place to sink in some authentic Hyderabadi delicacies.

Sarvi

Cost for two: Rs. 850 approx | Open In Google Maps

9)ULAVACHARU

For a Hyderabadi foodie, the authentic Mughlai cuisine list may not have Ulavacharu. The reason being it isn't Mughlai; it is an Andhra speciality. Suppose you wish to try a different take on biryani known as pulao. In that case, you should head to Ulavacharu and try out mixed non-veg Biryani, Rajugari Kodi Pulao, Ulavacharu Kodi Pulao, Avakaya Kodi Pulao.

Ulavacharu

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

10) PARADISE

Paradise Biryani Hyderabad |The Worlds Most Famous Biryani, Bingedaily

Talking about Hyderabad Biryani and missing out on Paradise wouldn't be the right thing to do. Been in the gourmet souk since 1953, this iconic joint has a separate fan base. Some find it over-rated but still Hyderabad is known for its biryani worldwide, because of Paradise. Hence, this restaurant has come up with several branches in other cities of India, as well. Their Jumbo Biryani is a must-try, not only for the flavours but also for the quantity they serve. It is legendary!

Paradise

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Begumpet / Himayat Nagar / Gachibowli / Ameerpet and 15 more

Also Read: The Ultimate Guide To The Best Seafood In Hyderabad

11) CAFÉ BAHAR

On the crowded streets of Basheer Bagh, Café Bahar stands tall for ages, treating the taste buds of the food lovers to authentic flavours of Nizami biryani and Irani chai. Also known for the freshly baked Osmania biscuits that are a must-have at this café turned restaurant. Though this place wouldn't really catch your attention for the ambience, once walk-in and the aroma of the biryani handi will engulf you. Starting the show from the morning's wee hours, Café Bahar runs beyond midnight. Despite the competition, Cafe Bahar continues to serve its horde of loyal customers who throng the cafe throughout the day.

Cafe Bahar

Cost for two: Rs. 400 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

12) CHICKPET DONNE BIRYANI HOUSE

If you wish to try something different yet want it to be a variety of your favourite biryani, then dig into any of the speciality from the Chickpet Donne Biryani House. Though a typical South-Indian version of the famous rice dish, CDBH offers a delicious treat to every food lover. Served in large leafy cups called "Donne" – this biryani does not trace its roots to the Mughals or the Nizams. Simmered in traditional home ground spices, it seems to have originated as an easy nutritious option for all. From college students to couples, friends to families, everyone loves the signature biryanis that are unique and affordable. Ask for their – Donne Kshatriya Kebab Biryani, Donne Egg Biryani, Donne Guntur Chicken Biryani.

Chickpet Donne Biryani

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

13) THE SPICY VENUE

A family eatery that promises a gourmet treat! True to its name The Spicy Venue offers some delicacies that would definitely tickle your taste buds with the level of spice. Though there are versions of biryani and other food items to try here, the star of the show is the MLA Potlam Biryani, with its origins in the Telugu kitchens. Being spicier than most of the biryani, this one comes wrapped in a paper-thin yet deceptively tensile omelette that holds the rice and minced mutton and prawns within. Serving authentic Telugu cuisine, The Spicy Venue is quite a favourite among the local people.

The Spicy Venue

Cost for two: Rs. 900 approx | Open in Google Maps

14) TAJ MAHAL HOTEL

Vegetarians may wonder what's special for then when it comes to the biryani. But there's nothing to lose heart when you have Taj Mahal Hotel at your rescue. With the charm of a bygone era, this eatery holds a special place in the hearts of Hyderabadis. Their Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani, slow-cooked in its juices of fresh vegetables and herbs, does the biryani legacy justice. Don't miss out on it!

Taj Mahal Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 700 approx | Open In Google Maps

15) CAFE 555

A simple Irani Cafe, located in Masab Tank, has been whipping out delicious Haleem for years. But not just the haleem, even the biryani served at this pocket-friendly eatery is commendable. The quantity is so good, that people often pack up biryani for office parties and picnics from Cafe 555.

Cafe 555

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

16) SHAH GHOUSE

If you’re a biryani lover then Shah Ghouse is a must on your list. An old yet one of the most loved biryani outlets in the city. And nothing is more dear to Hyderabadis than a good plate of biryani. Be it 9 am or 2 am, there is no telling when a Hyderabadi will crave Biryani, hence Shah Ghouse caters to exactly those cravings. Order their bestsellers like Mutton Biryani, Chicken Special Biryani and Prawn Biryani.

Shah Ghouse

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

17) GARDEN RESTAURANT

Known as one of the oldest eateries in Hyderabad to have sold biryani and haleem commercially, Garden Restaurant is one of the must-visit places to go if you are in and around Secunderabad. Their special chicken & mutton biryani is a must-try, but in case you are a vegetarian then you will equally enjoy their special veg. biryani.

Garden Restaurant

Cost of two: Rs. 600 approx | Open In Google Maps

18) JOURNEY 1853

An ode to Sahib Sindh Sultan, this restaurant is perfect for a lavish family dinner. The diner transports you to an era of the British Raj, with a beautiful train carriage being a part of the theme of the restaurant. And if you’re a meat-lover then the biryani served at this place will surely leave a lasting impression. Must-try their Fish Biryani, Kacche Gosht ki Biryani and Paratwali Murg Biryani.

Journey 1853

Cost for two: Rs. 1800 approx | Open In Google Maps

So, with several restaurants serving the best of biryanis, we listed a few of them. Binge on to find paradise on your plate!

Eats

The Ultimate Guide To Best Biryani In Hyderabad!

2021 | List of Best biryani near you. Most famous biryani in Hyderabad, cheap & best biryani in Hyderabad. Hotel Sadab, Bawarchi, Ulavacharu, Paradice, Sarvi

This guide has been written in 2021.

There are many tales of its origin, but biryani has a gastronomic story of its own. Known for the outburst of flavours, this famous flavoured rice recipe leaves you yearning for more, every time you have it. Hyderabad being the culinary paradise and biryani being a universal love, it becomes challenging to choose which outlet serves its best. Hence, we give you the names of some of the outlets that serve you the most scrumptious biryani in the city of Nizams. Head to each one and decide for yourself!

Read Also - The Ultimate Guide To Best Places To Eat A Thali In Hyderabad

1) HOTEL SHADAB

If you think authentic, then come to Shadab. Been there for decades together, this iconic eatery is known for its mutton biryani and Pakistani mutton. Amidst the bustling old city area, you would find a heavily crowded diner even at bewitching hours, as it runs full house till 2 am, every day. You don't have to make many choices when it comes to biryani, but if you wish to order some dishes to go along, you must try the Chicken Boti Kebab, Mutton Rana and Banjara Kebab. You will know about the popularity of the place when you have to give in to the waiting hours, which you wouldn't mind once you get the whiff of that legendary biryani coming across to your table. Thanks to this place's popularity, there two branches opened in different parts of the city and we could also get the famous Shadab Biryani home delivered as well. Now, that's what we call a Biryani Blessing!

Hotel Shadab

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Shadab Go (Banjara Hills) / Shadab (SR Nagar)

2) CHICHA'S

Midnight hunger pangs and you wish to satiate it only with some authentic biryani, then stop by at Chicha's. A relatively small and cozy outlet at Lakdikapul, but serves finger-licking Biryani, Paya and Marag. Your midnight cravings are sure to meet its mate at this place. The fact that it is pocket-friendly makes it even more enticing. Must try – Pathar ka Gosht, Mutton Shikampuri, Talawa Gosht and of course all their biryani offerings.

Chicha’s

Cost for two: Rs. 650 approx | Open In Google Maps

3) DUM PUKHT BEGUM'S – ITC KOHENUR

If you wish to experience biryani's real regal flavours, then have it as the royals do. Choose Dum Pukht Begum's at the ITC Kohenur. This grand & majestic restaurant beckons one to partake in a royal feast. It presents age-old recipes & authentic flavours from the kitchens of the royal families of Hyderabad. Savour a grand version of the Hyderabadi Biryani and you would get transferred to the era of royalty. Definitely not pocket-friendly but who minds the investment once in a while, if you wish to reel in imperialism and enjoy it.

Dum Pukht Begum’s

Cost for two: Rs. 2000 (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps

4) JEWEL OF NIZAM – THE GOLCONDA HOTEL

Located in the prime locale of Masab Tank, Banjara Hills, Jewel of Nizam is tucked inside The Golconda Hotel. Relive the Nizami dining experience by relishing some of the authentic Hyderabadi delicacies like Hyderabadi Kacchi Gosht ki Dum Biryani, Murg Dum Biryani, Haleem, Jheenga Nizami and an array of their signature recipes. You have a melange for the world to check out the other restaurants in the hotel. You have a melange of world cuisines in the other restaurants within the hotel. So, allow this business hotel to serve your palate with nothing less than authenticity within the city.

Cost for two: Rs. 2200 (approx.) Without alcohol / Rs. 175 for a pint of beer | Open In Google Maps

5) BAWARCHI

All misconception about Bawarchi having branches has been ruled out. This place is iconic as it has only one outlet at the RTC Crossroads, serving their famous dum style chicken biryani for ages. Having successfully maintained the quality and quantity of the food they serve for years now; they refrain from having branches around the city. Besides delicious biryanis, you can also try their Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Kebab, Mutton Chops, and Bawarchi Special Chicken curry with naan or rotis. Being well within your budget, eating biryani only at the original Bawarchi is a must on your list if you happen to visit Hyderabad.

Bawarchi

Cost for two: Rs. 750 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

6) ALPHA HOTEL

A bustling basic street food outlet, whipping up Hyderabadi favourites like biryanis & kebabs, Alpha Hotel finds its way to the list of iconic biryani served in the city. For over 40 years now, Alpha Hotel serves a different version of biryani, more of an Iranian flavour. Being located very close to the Secunderabad railway station; this eatery has served authentic flavours like Mince Meat, Kheema Roti, Chicken Tenders, Mutton Biryani, Osmania Biscuits and Irani Chai. This place is a pioneer in Irani Chai in the city. Amidst the busy locality, this pocket-friendly outlet is consistent ever since.

Alpha Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

7) BIRYANIWALLA & Co.

This is a contemporary eatery that sells some flavourful dum biryani. Their biryani comes layered thick with masala, caramelised onions, and garam masala, along with a quarter chicken cooked in spices. You can also try their fish biryani, double gosht biryani, and the vegetarians can opt for the equally delightful veg. biryani. You can wind up your meal by tasting some of the great local deserts like - khubani ka meetha, Baklava, Kunafa and double ka meetha.

Biryaniwalla & Co.

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

8) SARVI

Located on the main roads of Banjara Hills, this eatery serves delectable local cuisines with authentic Hyderabadi flavours at super affordable prices. Sarvi is a popular choice among the foodies of Hyderabad for their Angri Chicken Kebab, Chicken Dum Briyani with Mirchi Ka Salan, Pathar ka Gosht, Egg Biryani and a lot of things from their menu. During Ramzaan Sarvi serves one of the best Haleem in town. So, head over to this place to sink in some authentic Hyderabadi delicacies.

Sarvi

Cost for two: Rs. 850 approx | Open In Google Maps

9)ULAVACHARU

For a Hyderabadi foodie, the authentic Mughlai cuisine list may not have Ulavacharu. The reason being it isn't Mughlai; it is an Andhra speciality. Suppose you wish to try a different take on biryani known as pulao. In that case, you should head to Ulavacharu and try out mixed non-veg Biryani, Rajugari Kodi Pulao, Ulavacharu Kodi Pulao, Avakaya Kodi Pulao.

Ulavacharu

Cost for two: Rs. 1200 approx | Open In Google Maps

10) PARADISE

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Talking about Hyderabad Biryani and missing out on Paradise wouldn't be the right thing to do. Been in the gourmet souk since 1953, this iconic joint has a separate fan base. Some find it over-rated but still Hyderabad is known for its biryani worldwide, because of Paradise. Hence, this restaurant has come up with several branches in other cities of India, as well. Their Jumbo Biryani is a must-try, not only for the flavours but also for the quantity they serve. It is legendary!

Paradise

Cost for two: Rs. 800 approx | Open In Google Maps

Branches: Begumpet / Himayat Nagar / Gachibowli / Ameerpet and 15 more

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11) CAFÉ BAHAR

On the crowded streets of Basheer Bagh, Café Bahar stands tall for ages, treating the taste buds of the food lovers to authentic flavours of Nizami biryani and Irani chai. Also known for the freshly baked Osmania biscuits that are a must-have at this café turned restaurant. Though this place wouldn't really catch your attention for the ambience, once walk-in and the aroma of the biryani handi will engulf you. Starting the show from the morning's wee hours, Café Bahar runs beyond midnight. Despite the competition, Cafe Bahar continues to serve its horde of loyal customers who throng the cafe throughout the day.

Cafe Bahar

Cost for two: Rs. 400 (approx.) | Open In Google Maps

12) CHICKPET DONNE BIRYANI HOUSE

If you wish to try something different yet want it to be a variety of your favourite biryani, then dig into any of the speciality from the Chickpet Donne Biryani House. Though a typical South-Indian version of the famous rice dish, CDBH offers a delicious treat to every food lover. Served in large leafy cups called "Donne" – this biryani does not trace its roots to the Mughals or the Nizams. Simmered in traditional home ground spices, it seems to have originated as an easy nutritious option for all. From college students to couples, friends to families, everyone loves the signature biryanis that are unique and affordable. Ask for their – Donne Kshatriya Kebab Biryani, Donne Egg Biryani, Donne Guntur Chicken Biryani.

Chickpet Donne Biryani

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

13) THE SPICY VENUE

A family eatery that promises a gourmet treat! True to its name The Spicy Venue offers some delicacies that would definitely tickle your taste buds with the level of spice. Though there are versions of biryani and other food items to try here, the star of the show is the MLA Potlam Biryani, with its origins in the Telugu kitchens. Being spicier than most of the biryani, this one comes wrapped in a paper-thin yet deceptively tensile omelette that holds the rice and minced mutton and prawns within. Serving authentic Telugu cuisine, The Spicy Venue is quite a favourite among the local people.

The Spicy Venue

Cost for two: Rs. 900 approx | Open in Google Maps

14) TAJ MAHAL HOTEL

Vegetarians may wonder what's special for then when it comes to the biryani. But there's nothing to lose heart when you have Taj Mahal Hotel at your rescue. With the charm of a bygone era, this eatery holds a special place in the hearts of Hyderabadis. Their Hyderabadi Subz Dum Biryani, slow-cooked in its juices of fresh vegetables and herbs, does the biryani legacy justice. Don't miss out on it!

Taj Mahal Hotel

Cost for two: Rs. 700 approx | Open In Google Maps

15) CAFE 555

A simple Irani Cafe, located in Masab Tank, has been whipping out delicious Haleem for years. But not just the haleem, even the biryani served at this pocket-friendly eatery is commendable. The quantity is so good, that people often pack up biryani for office parties and picnics from Cafe 555.

Cafe 555

Cost for two: Rs. 300 approx | Open In Google Maps

16) SHAH GHOUSE

If you’re a biryani lover then Shah Ghouse is a must on your list. An old yet one of the most loved biryani outlets in the city. And nothing is more dear to Hyderabadis than a good plate of biryani. Be it 9 am or 2 am, there is no telling when a Hyderabadi will crave Biryani, hence Shah Ghouse caters to exactly those cravings. Order their bestsellers like Mutton Biryani, Chicken Special Biryani and Prawn Biryani.

Shah Ghouse

Cost for two: Rs. 400 approx | Open In Google Maps

17) GARDEN RESTAURANT

Known as one of the oldest eateries in Hyderabad to have sold biryani and haleem commercially, Garden Restaurant is one of the must-visit places to go if you are in and around Secunderabad. Their special chicken & mutton biryani is a must-try, but in case you are a vegetarian then you will equally enjoy their special veg. biryani.

Garden Restaurant

Cost of two: Rs. 600 approx | Open In Google Maps

18) JOURNEY 1853

An ode to Sahib Sindh Sultan, this restaurant is perfect for a lavish family dinner. The diner transports you to an era of the British Raj, with a beautiful train carriage being a part of the theme of the restaurant. And if you’re a meat-lover then the biryani served at this place will surely leave a lasting impression. Must-try their Fish Biryani, Kacche Gosht ki Biryani and Paratwali Murg Biryani.

Journey 1853

Cost for two: Rs. 1800 approx | Open In Google Maps

So, with several restaurants serving the best of biryanis, we listed a few of them. Binge on to find paradise on your plate!

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