They say biryani is a religion in its own way in Hyderabad, and we agree. Whether we're sad or extremely joyous, we find ourselves reaching out to biryani. Banjara Hills is an awesome haunt for biryani places, and we've scouted its streets to bring you the best biryani places in Banjara Hills. Aish karo!
Bae Talk: We've Scouted For The Best Biryani Places In Banjara Hills
Biryaniwalla & Co.
Biryaniwalla & Co. is sort of a hidden gem and we cannot get enough of their Patthar Ka Gosht and dum biryani. The biryani comes layered thick with masala, caramelised onions, and garam masala, and the chicken was not cut into measly chunks but was like a quarter of it cooked in spices and nearly pan-fried. Vegetarians, you don't have to feel left out as their paneer tikka and veg biryani are delicious too. An insider secret- ask for the famous Hyderabadi dish Marag (not printed on their menu) that is served with khamiri roti and dive into the goodness.
Must-eat biryani: Mutton Dum Biryani
Sarvi Restaurant is a landmark in Banjara Hills which is hard to miss because of all the delivery people surrounding it (we're looking at you Swiggy & Zomato). This place has a no-nonsense ambience which is great because their charm lies in the food they make. Their biryani is easily one of the best in Hyderabad as they make use of authentic Iranian spices. Go for the Chicken Biryani and Mirchi Ka Salan, and you're in for a treat.
Must-eat biryani: Chicken Biryani
Firdaus is located in Taj Krishna and this fine-dining restaurant in Banjara Hills is known for its authentic Hyderabadi delicacies so you can expect a wide range of iconic dishes. The restaurant reminds you of a Nizami darbar, and their Kacche Gosht Ki Dum Biryani is a must-try. But if you'd like to try more than just biryani, go for Kaddu Ka Dalcha, Jheenge Ka Salan (prawns cooked Hyderabadi style) or Haleem with Sheermal.
Must-eat biryani: Kacche Gosht Ki Dum Biryani
At Kholani's, we implore you to go beyond the regular biryani. This joint has two more branches in the city, and while you might not be extremely pleased with their laid back service, wait till the biryani arrives. Their Special Prawns Biryani and Special Fish Biryani are must-haves.
Must-eat biryani: Special Prawns Biryani, Special Fish Biryani
Aadaab Express is truly authentic with delivering the taste of Nawabi flavours. Their biryani is irresistible with the way it looks, smells and most definitely the way it tastes too. Their menu includes Dum Ki Raan (lamb), Sufiyani Mutton Biryani (single and family pack), Zafrani Chicken Biryani. They are a cloud kitchen located in Banjara Hills but you have the option to pick up from the kitchen or get it delivered to you.
Must-eat biryani: Sufiyani Mutton Biryani
Now, this isn't a dine-in place; it's a takeaway joint! Shadab Go in Banjara Hills is where you can quickly grab biryani. Go for the Shadab Special Mutton Biryani, and Chicken Tikka Masala. For kebabs, we recommend Boti Kebab, Garlic Kebab. Walk right into food coma! Also, you don't have to wait for too long as the service is super quick.
Must-eat biryani: Shadab Special Mutton Biryan
Tucked inside City Center Mall in Banjara Hills, Journey 1853 is where we go for elaborate family dinners. The restaurant is themed after regal train carriages that transport you to the British Raj era. They serve around four types of biryani and three types of pulao. If you take your meat seriously, you'll surely love their Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani. They serve up seafood biryani too.
Must-eat biryani: Kacche Gosht Ki Biryani, Fish Biryani