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Places to eat in Hyderabad

Discussion in 'Food & Drinks' started by JitJat, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. JitJat

    JitJat New Member

    My brother and I are going Hyderabad for a couple of days, and we are both keen on food. We would like to find out the places to eat in Hyderabad, especially where we can get the best biriyani.

    We are both non-vegetarians, so you are most welcome to recommend no veg places to eat as well.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello there, welcome to the forum.:)

    Biryani is a mixed rice dish, with lentils, spices, rice, meat and vegetables. Some say that biryani is synonymous with Hyderabad. Hyderabad Biryani was developed under the rule of Asaf Jah I, which was made using basmati rice, spices and goat. Now, other variations use chicken instead of the goat. Here are some of the best restaurants in Hyderabad known for serving delectable biryanis:

    1. Bawarchi - They have North Indian cuisine and they are best known for their biryanis. They don't have any other branches in Hyderabad so don't be fooled by other restaurants claiming to be their branch. Be prepared to queue as well especially during weekends. Their biryanis have several versions: vegetarian biryani, chicken biryani and mutton biryani. Out of these, the chicken biryani has received the most praises for its succulent taste, soft and almost falling to the bone chicken pieces and just the right amount of spices.
    • Address - Beside Astoria Hotel, RTC Cross Road, Chikkadpally, Nallakunta, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - 040 27605308.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, tangdi kabab and tandoori chicken.
    2. Paradise - They have North Indian and Chinese cuisines. This is a takeaway only restaurant though but it's worth trying out. They do have other dishes but the crowd favourite is their chicken biryani. It is very soft, almost falling into pieces as soon as you bite their chicken. The rice is not too spicy and has a good amount as well. Their special mutton biryani is a winner as well, with the quantity of soft muttons and the rice complimenting it.
    • Address - Cross Road, Masab Tank, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - +91 9291517582.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, mutton biryani and vegetable biryani.
    3. Cafe Bahar - They have North Indian and Chinese cuisines. They also serve biryanis and one serving can easily fit for two persons. All their variety of biryanis, be it chicken, mutton or vegetarian, are highly praised by customers. They also serve delicious desserts which end your biryani journey perfectly.
    • Address - Old MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - 040 23243798.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, mutton biryani, vegetable biryani, chicken tikka and qubani with ice cream.
    4. Hotel Shadab - They have Hyderabadi, Mughlai and Chinese cuisines. It's one of the oldest restaurants in Hyderabad serving biryani. Ambience-wise, the restaurant doesn't have much to offer but they make up for it with their lip-smacking dishes. The biryanis, both chicken and mutton, have very soft pieces and are spiced just enough to tickle your taste buds.
    • Address - Plot 21, Opposite Madina Building, High Court Road, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - 040 24565949.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, mutton biryani, Pakistani chicken and tandoori chicken.
    5. Shah Gouse Cafe and Restaurant - They have North Indian and Chinese cuisines. Aside from their delicious biryanis, they also have haleems which are also known all over Hyderabad. Both their chicken and mutton biryanis have soft pieces, mildly spiced and has good quantity enough for two persons.
    • Address - Opposite SA Imperial Gardens, Near RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - 040 64617789.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, mutton biryani and tangadi kebab.
    6. Sarvi Restaurant - They have North India, Mughlai, Chinese and Hyderabadi cuisines. They are best known for the quality and quantity of their biryanis. The restaurant also becomes crowded during the Ramzan season and it's when haleems are served in huge quantities.
    • Address - Opposite Care Hospital, Road 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - 040 33194143.
    • Must Try Dishes - Mutton dum biryani, chicken dum biryani, juje kebab and dal makhani.
    7. Grand Hotel - They have North Indian and Chinese cuisines. They are best known for their affordable but tasty biryanis. If you like spiciness, then consider their biryanis which have a punch of spice with their tender pieces of mutton or chicken. They also have a vegetarian version for those who do not eat meat and it's equally spicy yet delicious.
    • Address - Plot 4-1-395, Opposite Big Bazaar, Abids Road, Abids, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - +91 7093320121.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, vegetarian biryani and double ka meeta.
    8. Maa Ooru Biryani - They only have a few dishes and it's a fairly small restaurant. One variation of the biryani here is donne biryani, which uses jeera sambha rice instead of the usual basmati rice. Their usual biryanis are delicious as well and lightly spiced.
    • Address - MIG 423, Sri Maruthi Nilayam, Opposite Mamta Nursing Home, Phase 3, KPHB, Kukatpally, Hyderabad.
    • Contact Number - +91 9581993336.
    • Must Try Dishes - Chicken biryani, donne biryani and chicken lollipop.
    I hope this helps!