10 Places That Serve The Most Authentic Mandi In Hyderabad

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While we love our spicy biryani, Mandi off late is giving it tough competition. This dish is becoming a favourite for Hyderabadis, especially college students and young adults are digging it. Originating from Yemen, mandi is mainly meat and rice with a special blend of spices cooked in a pit. If you are going out with a large group of friends and you are in a fix, mandi is the answer. Here is a list of the top places in Hyderabad for mandi!

Yum Yum Tree

Arabian music, Arabian Lamps, and traditional seating—Yum Yum Tree is very close to an authentic mandi restaurant in the Middle East. They have some off-beat mandi variants, like Chicken Stick Mandi, Mutton Fry Mandi, and Chicken Wings Mandi. The most popular dish here is the Mutton Hand-Piece Mandi, whose name echoes from table to table. They also have a veg mandi option.

Price For Two: INR 1000 (approx.)

Grill 9

Grill 9 is a hot spot in Secunderabad for all things meat, but its mandi has our special focus. They serve chicken, mutton, and fish mandi, and the meat-to-rice ratio is quite impressive compared to most other places. Speaking of the ambience, it’s quite standard and basic, but don’t let that sway you away from the fact that the food is exceptional. There’s a reason several cars and bikes occupy the entrance of this place.

Price For Two: INR 990 (approx.)


Mandar is located in Tolichowki and has been quite popular for years now. It offers various options, including our favourite chicken and mutton mandi. The place is an excellent choice whether you're here for a date or with a large group of friends.

Price For Two: INR 900 (approx.)

Ice And Spice

Yet another place from Tolichowki makes it to our list. Ice & Spice serves lip-smacking chicken and mutton mandi at extremely reasonable prices. If you are broke and hungry, this is the place. This is also student-friendly. So, go grab a plate of mandi after college hours with your squad.

Price For Two: INR 350 (approx.)

Mandi @36

Mandi @36 is located at Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad's hottest. The place has a cosy, rustic feel and a very Arabian ambience. Try their Mutton Fried Mandi, Arabian Assorted Special Mandi, Chicken Barbeque Tikka Mandi, Fish Madfoon Mandi; no matter what you choose we're sure you will be coming back.

Price For Two: INR 1,000 (approx.)


Aazebo is a popular restaurant in Towlichowki, and here’s why — weekend brunch, artsy decor, inviting ambience and mandi that warms the soul. Go for Mutton Roos Mandi, Fried Chicken Mandi and even try their Arabian Mix Mandi. While you wait for the food to arrive, admire the pretty murals.

Price For Two: INR 1,200 (approx.)

Barkaas Indo Arabic Restaurant

Don’t think there isn’t a good mandi restaurant in Kukatpally. Straight from the bylanes of Barkaas is this mandi joint with a royal-esque decor. Expect large tables, traditional carpeted seating, and carved dome-shaped walls. They have many varieties to choose from, including a veg option. Our top picks are the Chicken Steak Mandi, Murgh Bemisal, Rara Mutton and Palak Gosh, which is a Pakistani Mutton recipe.

Price For Two: INR 1,500 (approx.)

The Joint Al-Mandi

This one’s a fancy mandi place, and the food is just as good. Think of Persian carpets, round cushions, carved wooden tables, and Moroccan lights. It’s a pretty, family-friendly place, and the Juicy Mutton Mandi, Al-Faham Mandi, and Chicken Mandi go like hotcakes here.

Price For Two: INR 900 + taxes

Girlfriend Arabian Mandi

Yes, the name is quite peculiar, and yes, you can go here with your girlfriend. With that clear, this mandi restaurant is a landmark in Madhapur for the right reason—amazing mandi. The decor is no-nonsense, and all things are comfy because the focus is on their menu. Try the Prawns Special Mandi, Mutton Sheek Kabab Mandi, Chicken Stick Mandi, and Mutton Fry Mandi, and Girl Friend Special Mix Mandi.

Price For Two: INR 800 (approx.)


Habibo is the spot in Ameerpet for mandi that hits home. It's done by elegantly with rattan seating, painted windows, quirky lights and classy decor. As soon as you enter, you'll get a premium, upscale feel, a great breather from the hustle-bustle of the traffic. Coming to mandi, they many options for Chicken, Mutton, Seafood and vegetarian, too. Talawa Mandi is their fast-selling mutton variant, along with Mixed Sea Food Mandi and Grilled Chicken Mandi. 

Price For Two: INR 1,500 (approx.)