There isn’t anyone here who needs an introduction to Dum Biriyani. If you do happen to be the only person who hasn’t had the chance to relish some good Dum Biriyani, you have my condolences for you are missing out on ambrosia. One of the most famous places known for this biriyani is the city of Hyderabad. The smell of the spices, the soft and flavourful rice, the juicy and well-cooked meat are enough to make anyone’s mouth water in anticipation.
Thankfully, our cosmopolitan city has its own share of wonderful restaurants which make amazing biriyanis. The best restaurants in Bengaluru are truly like portals which lead to other cities and exotic places when we have a bite of their foods. Here we have attempted to rank some of the best places in our city for dum biriyanis in no particular order (lest we incur the wrath of some die-hard biriyani enthusiasts!). The slow-cooked rice dish in these places is truly amazing.
1. Paradise Biriyani
Now in five different states, this chain which won the admiration of both fans and critics in Hyderabad has made its presence felt in the city. Having won numerous awards from prestigious institutions such as the Wall Street Journal and TSHA, the restaurant is clearly one of the best when it comes to dum biryanis. Even the walls have pictures of biryanis and various spices which heighten your anticipation to taste the flavourful dishes. We needn’t say any more for the biryani here does the talking.
Best Sellers: Reshmi Kebab, Mutton Seekh Kebab, Chicken Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani
With branches in Indiranagar and Sarjapur, biryani lovers in Bengaluru can now feast on their favorite dishes with ease.
2. Biryani Kitchen
Here you get juicy chicken with generous quantities of spiced and delicious rice. Some of the restaurants of this chain are known to run out of biryanis in the afternoons due to the rush of customers. The place stands out due to its generous portions and the value for money. A meal for two would cost around 450 rupees. This makes the restaurant budget friendly too.
Best Sellers: Prawns biryani, Dum Biryani, Mutton Biryani.
The restaurant has chains in Whitefield and Bellandur which are well known and loved by its customers.
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3. Meghana Foods
The restaurant has truly perfected the art of biryani. The Meghana special biryani is a signature dish that is tasty and loved by all. The authentic and natural spices used here give the dishes their unique taste. Though the place isn’t known for the ambiance, the biryanis here are one of the best. The ever-present large crowds are a testament to the taste of their dishes.
Best Sellers: Hyderabadi biryani, Raita, Boneless Biryani.
The restaurant has numerous branches throughout Bengaluru in places such as Jayanagar, Koramangala, Residency Road and Marthahalli among other places.
4. Nandhana Palace
The ambiance and food here all scream Andhra cuisine. Be sure to try out their various starters as well along with their brilliant biryanis. The restaurant has dishes which are colorful and look appetizing. The taste won’t disappoint as well especially when it comes to some of the spicier dishes. The thalis served on plantain leaves once again help you enjoy the complete flavors of Southern Indian dishes.
Best Sellers: Andhra Thali, Mutton Fry, Andhra Chilli Chicken
Located in Kammanahalli, BEL Road, Indiranagar and other places, this Andhra restaurant draws a huge crowd of customers.
Do try the Shanmukha Boneless biryani here. Their specialty dish will have you singing praises of the biryani. The portion sizes here are large so be sure to bring a friend along. The restaurant has a sleek and modern ambiance that is minimalistic. We aren’t complaining about their food is amazing.
Best Sellers: Shanmukha Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani
Spread all over Bengaluru with restaurants in Whitefield, Koramangala, Marthahalli, and Brookefield among other places, it is hard to miss this restaurant.
6. Sharief Bhai
The restaurant is famed for the Mughlai cuisine and biryanis. The cosy ambience and décor make you enjoy the dining experience more. The beautiful lights and the cosy ambience will make it hard for you to leave the place. The wall hangings and lanterns will leave you in awe of the décor.
Best Sellers: Matka Phirni, Murg Chaap, Mutton Biryani
With outlets in Frazer Town and Koramangala the restaurant has earned a name for itself as one of the best for Mughal style biryani.
7. Mani’s Dum Biriyani
This restaurant too needs no introduction and has become synonymous with good biryani after a hard day’s work at the office. The vegetarian options here are also just as good with any dish from here guaranteed to make your mouth water.
The ambience in the outlets of Mani’s Dum Biryani usually go for the simple and minimalistic yet elegant look. Despite the large crowds, service here is usually prompt.
Best Sellers: Fish Biryani, Biryani Combo, Vegetable Biryani
Another restaurant which has outlets across Bengaluru, one can enjoy the biryanis from the chain at Bellandur, Whitefield, JP Nagar, Koramangala and other places.
8. Kritunga Restaurant
Probably the spiciest restaurant in this list, Kritunga is known to add extra spice to their already spicy biryanis! A must visit for every spice lover, the biryanis here set your tongue on fire – and you will come back for more. The wooden furniture and traditional utensils on which the dishes are served have this warmth which puts your mind at ease and makes you appreciate the food more. Beware of the spice here though, every dish seems to rank on the extreme end of the Scoville scale.
Best Sellers: Chicken Pot Biryani, Dum Biryani, Mushroom Biryani, Bamboo Chicken
Kritunga has branches in Koramangala, marthahalli and Whitefield among other places.
9. Simhapuri Kitchen
This restaurant deserves an entire article of its own. Luckily we have one right here. The courteous staff and delicious menu needs no introduction. The dum biryanis here truly pack the flavours and leave you in bliss. The pleasant music and ambience make having meals here with friends an absolute delight.
Best Sellers: Gingura Biryani, Ghee Karam Dosa, Hyderabadi Biryani
Located in Brookefield, foodies can enjoy the lip-smacking Andhra cuisine dishes here.
The restaurant isn’t just known for its delicious meals but also the biryani. The biryani here tastes like the one we make at home and transports us to our childhood days. The meals served on plantain leaf will set the traditional South Indian theme when you eat here.
Best Sellers: Mutton Keema Balls, Thali, Mutton Biryani
Nagarjuna outlets are found in Marthahalli, Bannerghatta, Jayanagar and Indiranagar among other places.
We compiled this list from experience and by analyzing the popularity and ratings given on online platforms. These places are truly the best for Andhra style dum biriyani.
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