Yes, one may think if it's worth the hype and after having the fantabulous Biryani, one totally would agree that it's worth every bite. The owner of the place even now stands and prepare Biryani with his hands. Well marinated mutton with yoghurt and spices is added to the base where the Biryani masala is being cooked. It is given a perfect Dum in a sealed vessel and cooked on both sides with Charcoal. This is the secret behind the taste. This Biryani is served in a Donne(a bowl made from dry leaves). Shivaji Military Hotel is the first place to start the practice of serving Biryani in a Donne and hence it is the mother of all Donne Biryanis. The Biryani is spicy because of the Maratha background.
The equally famous Chicken Leg is another delicacy one should not miss here. Chilli Chicken, Chicken Dry, Mutton Dry and Kheema Gojju made in Nati style is absolutely awesome.