No matter where you are in India, you are never too far from eating the best kind of Biryani. Every place has its own unique flavors, ingredients and style of cooking when it comes to biryani in India! Here is a list of some of the best places in India for your Biryani cravings.
1. Ambur Star Biryani, Chennai
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Ambur Star Biryani is one of the leading biryani outlets in Valachery. You definitely need to try the Seeraga Samba Rice Biryani which has a great amount of spice and a large quantity served with Raita and Brinjal. No matter how many times you eat their biryani, you can never get bored of this place.
Head to 28, 5th Street, Tansi Nagar, Valachery, Chennai
Say hello at 04422435373
Pay INR 450 for two ( approx)
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2. Yaa Mohaideen Biryani Centre
You must have heard that good things don’t come easily, the same applies for this place. To get the best biryani in Chennai you have to wait in long queues but it’s so worth it and I am pretty sure that you won’t regret this trip. The taste and quality of the biryani is quite bonkers. If you’re a hardcore biryani lover, you should definitely try the Chicken and Mutton Biryani served with Onion Raita and Brinjal Chutney.
Head to 4/15 B, RC Church Road, Opposite Pallavara, Uzhavar Sandhai, C.Pallavaram, Chennai
Say hello at 044-22642222
Pay INR 400 for two ( approx)
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3. Tunday Kebabi, Lucknow
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Tunday Kebabi is the pride of Lucknow. We keep hankering after the ones at Aminabad and Chowk. The place is famous for its Kebabs and Biryani. Lucknow’s Tunday Kebabi serves the most authentic real nawabi flavour of biryani.
Head to Purani Chungi, Nh-25,, Hind Nagar, Sector C1, LDA Colony, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Say hello at 089601 62274
Pay 300 for two ( approx)
4. Wahid’s Biryani, Lucknow
The list would have been incomplete without this place. The place does not need an introduction. Wahid Biryani is an Awadhi rice dish prepared using 55 spicy packets of ingredients The Chicken Biryani here is just a-ma-zing! Other dishes to compliment your biryani would be Seekh Kebabs and Tunday kebabs. This place is pure heaven for all biryani lovers.
Head to Alambagh chungi,Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Say hello at 09369359998
Pay INR 300 for two ( approx)
5. Karims, New Delhi
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The aroma of the food is what makes you want it more and more, if you live in Delhi. Their unique flavouring and method of cooking is what takes you to this place. The Chicken Dum Biryani is something that you should not miss. It was also ranked as one of the best non-vegetarian restaurants by Time magazine.
Head to 168/2, Jha House Basti, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi
Say hello at 011-64993344
Pay 800 for two ( approx)
6. Al Jawahar, New Delhi
Al Jawahar is quite popular in Delhi and is among one of the finest restaurants. Serving a variety of chicken and mutton dishes, their Biryani is something that stands out, served with mutton korma. This rich flavour can now also be tried at Defence Colony!
Head to No.8, Jama Masjid Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opp Gate No.1, New Delhi
Say hello at 011 2327 5987
Pay INR 600 for two people
7. Cafe Noorani, Mumbai
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One of the most famous biryani spots in Mumbai. The Biryani here is authentic and value for money. Chicken Tikka biryani and caramel custard is highly recommended here.
Head to 5 D, Tardeo Road, Haji Ali Circle, Tardeo, Mumbai
Say hello at 02223534753
8. Lucky’s Restaurant, Mumbai
This is the place a biryani fan should not miss at all! Their Chicken, Mutton and Vegetable Biryani is loaded with spices and is cooked with a lot of love. Also try their Prawn Biryani and Paya Soup.
Head to Junction of S.V. Road & Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Say hello at 098200 66471
9. Arsalan, Kolkata
No doubt that this place is where the crowds flock to for biryani in Kolkata. Their specialty is Mutton Biryani, where the mutton pieces just melt in your mouth and your taste buds keep asking for more and more.
Head to 28, Circus Avenue, Near A.J.C. Bose Road Flyover, Park Circus Area, Kolkata
Say hello at 033-22848556
Pay 700 for two (approx)
10. Shiraz Golden Restaurant, Kolkata
Shiraz promises a delightful experience to all Mughlai lovers. The quality and quantity that they offer is worth a taste and a visit. Mutton Biryani, Shahi Tukda and Phirni are famously served here.
Head to 135, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata
Say hello at 033-22866806
Pay INR 550 for two (approx)
11. Paragon, Calicut
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Calicut’s Paragon is an Indian restaurant and is well-known for it’s Malabari cuisine. It was ranked as one of the best restaurants for coastal cuisine by Times Now Foodie. You have to wait quite a while to get your seat but it is totally worth your time and money. They serve 6 different types of Biryani – Chicken, Mutton, Fish, Prawns, Egg and Vegetable. What’s your pick ?
Head to Kannur Road, Under CH Flyover, Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Say hello at 4952767020
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It is one of the most famous biryani spots in Hyderabad and one of the oldest as well. Bawarchi is one name that almost everyone must have heard of and that’s the reason you should not miss it. They are famous for their Hyderabadi Dum Biryani and Chicken Biryani.
Head to Beside Astoria Hotel, RTC Cross Road, Chikkadpally, Nallakunta, Hyderabad
Pay INR 750 for two (approx)
13. Paradise, Hyderabad
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Your trip to Hyderabad will be incomplete without visiting this place. It is as famous as Charminar in Hyderabad. The amazing flavours and the aroma of the freshly cooked chicken and rice takes you to another level. The Chicken Biryani and Hyderabadi Biryani is TDF and we have a special corner in our collective hearts for that salan.
Head to SD Road, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad
Say hello at 040-66661199
Pay INR 950 for two (approx)
14. Hotel Shadab
Hotel Shadab focuses on providing you what you come for. Their Fish Biryani and Prawn Biryani is simply awesome. The place has an old world charm and is always in demand.
Head to Plot 21, Opposite Madina Building, High Court Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
Say hello at 04024565949
Pay INR 850 for two (approx)
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15. Aminia, Kolkata
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Aminia is the largest and the most well-known outlet in Kolkata. Everyone who has lived in Kolkata has been going there since their childhood and still nothing has changed about this place. The food and the quality of it still remains spectacular. They serve Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Awadi Biryani, Chicken Awadi Biryani. And its hard to decide on just one thing. Don’t miss out on that phirnee though!
Head to 6A, S.N. Banerjee Road, New Market Area, Kolkata
Say hello at 081006 66444
Pay INR 500 for two (approx)
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