When the Mughals came to India, they came with culinary heritage. Little did they know that their food will inspire and give birth to dishes like Biryani. In simpler terms, biryani is long grain rice slow cooked with spices and meat or veggies; and sure is the ‘King’ of new age Indian dishes.
Bangalore is home to approx 1.3 crore people and let’s not even get started with the number of visitors the city receives and bids adieu to on a daily basis. A place that bustles with people from varied cultural, geographical, and belief systems, food is one thing that binds them together and makes Bangalore what it is- a food hub for taste palettes. Bangalore has a number of places that prepare varieties of delicious biryani and tasty side dishes to go with it. We’ve curated a list of top 10 places to get famous biryani in Bangalore that is a must-visit.
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1. Nagarjuna, Residency Road
Diverse menu with a desi spicy touch!
The moment you enter Nagarjuna, you are welcomed with the aroma of freshly grounded spices soothing your olfactory senses. The menu itself is an exquisite mix of tender chicken, mutton, and fish along with some delectable vegetarian dishes. The Andhra Biryani at this restaurant is best known for its home style and cooked to perfection taste. The place is highly recommended by locals to grab biryani on the go or to bring your unannounced guests for a happy hearty lunch/dinner. Almost every true Bangalorean will name this place if you ask them where to get famous biryani in Bangalore. For people with a spicy palate, the place will surely swoon you over!
Address: 44/1, Residency Road, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Cost For Two: ₹400
Recommended Biryani: Andhra Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani
2. Rahhams, Frazer Town
A go-to place for Arabic-style Biryani!
Rahhams is a fine dining restaurant and the place stands true to its claim of serving the authentic taste of Bangalore to its patrons. Their legendary mutton biryani is a hot favorite among the locals and visitors. The place is infused with a subtle scent of saffron, roasted spices, and filtered sunlight that lights up the place.
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Address: 82, MM Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹600
Recommended Biryani: Mughlai Biryani, Arabic Dum Biryani
3. Mani’s Dum Biryani, Jeevan Bhima Nagar
Vegetarians this is for you!
Mani’s Dum Biryani has the tastiest varieties of vegetarian biryani and holds a special place among Bangaloreans when they think of the famous biryani in Bangalore. Winner of the Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2022, Mani’s Dum Biryani is available in whooping 15 outlets in Bangalore; you really have no choice but to visit one :). Whether it is for a corporate lunch or college students’ hangout plans, this place has something for everyone. The Paneer Biryani goes amazingly well with the Paneer 65 and is a must-try.
Address: 474, Ground Floor, 10th Main, HAL 3rd Stage, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Bangalore
Meal For Two: ₹300
Recommended Biryani: Paneer Biryani club it with Paneer 65 and some drinks!
4. Samarkand, Infantry Road
Good Taste, Good Ambience, Good Price!
Samarkand is the city’s go-to option for amazing non-veg food when you want to eat a wholesome meal without burning a hole in your pocket. The place is known for its Special Chicken Biryani which is made in the Andhra style. The food here is served on traditional bronze plates and cutlery, you’ll surely love this place.
Address: Gem Plaza, Infantry Plaza, Bangalore Bengaluru, Karnataka 560075
Cost for two: ₹900
Recommended Biryani: Special Andhra Biryani
5. Ammi’s Biryani, Kalyan Nagar
Delicious, Healthy & Homemade Cloud kitchen!
Ammi’s Biryani as the name suggests is actually a restaurant operated by moms. This place is quite famous for being very health conscious, homemade food quality, lightly spicy, and full of love. Apart from the fresh and healthy ingredients used, this place offers 14 types of biryani without any processed fat, frozen meat, or added flavoring agents.
Address: Shop 989, Ground Floor, 5th A Cross, Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹500
Recommended Biryani: Ammi’s special Biryani platter is the dish you must try!
6. Alibaba Cafe and Restaurant, Frazer Town
Is this Special Biryani exclusive to this Place?
Alibaba Cafe is famous for its Arabian-style ambience and special bhatkali biryani. Tender chicken tossed in tomato and onion puree added to layers of rice, the dish is worth the wait. Exclusive to Alibaba, the restaurant is booked in advance- now you know why! Choose this place if you want to delve into the world of the Arabian spices found in the famous biryani. Ranked number 6 in our list of top 10 places to get famous biryani in Bangalore, Alibaba is and will always be special to those who really know what people mean when they say ‘flavours burst in the mouth in first morsel’
Address: 69, 1st Floor, M.M Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Meal For Two: ₹1200
Recommended Biryani: Bhatkali Biryani, Raita.
7. Hyderabad Biryani House, Victoria Road
With six outlets across the city, this place offers one of the most famous biryani in Bangalore. You might also find a long line outside it during its peak hours. The flavors of the biryani served at this place easily capable of reminding one of the original biryani served in Hyderabad. There is the famous Hyderabadi Dum Biryani which is a hot favorite on the menu and recommended for a weekend lunch.
Address: 7/1, Victoria Road, Richmond Town Area, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹700
Recommended Biryani: Hyderabadi Biryani.
8. Bheema’s, Church Street
Bheema’s is one of the oldest operating restaurants in Bangalore. This place serves one of the best Andhra foods available in Bangalore. This chain of restaurants has been here for at least 20 years. Served traditional style on banana leaves and cooked with the finest ingredients, this place will leave you with a longing you can never overcome!
Address: 31, Church Street, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560008
Meal For Two: ₹1,500
Recommended Biryani: Andhra Biryani
9. TOP Biryani, Shanti Nagar
Top Biryani is a place you want to visit. If you go with a group of friends or your office colleagues you can always order their family pack biryani- the quantity is good for four people. Their Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani and Biryani House Special Boneless Chicken biryani are the best among all other biryanis on their menu.
What’s more, their dum biryanis come with layers of aromatic basmati rice and chicken with spicy masala, served with salad, and raita. Yummy indeed!
Address: 59, 1st Main Road, 2nd Stage Sudhama Nagar, Shanti Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027
Cost for two: ₹600
Recommended Biryani: Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani and biryani house special boneless chicken biryani.
10. Savoury Restaurant, Frazer Town
The Best cafe in terms of ambience, taste, service, and price!
The savoury restaurant is known especially for its mouth-watering biryani. The Mutton Biryani is quite the star attraction. If you can’t visit Hyderabad that often then this place is the perfect place to recreate the flavors of the city. Choose this place if you want to delve into the world of spices found in the famous biryani in Bangalore.
Address: 27, Mosque Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Cost for two: ₹600
Recommended Biryani: Mutton, Arabic Biryani
These are the best places to have biryani in Bangalore! If you rely on dum biryani to make your day, you shall never find disappointment. Do visit & celebrate maybe a delicious weekend or just hang out and satisfy your cravings at any of these places! We can guarantee that you will have an amazing biryani experience in any of these restaurants.
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