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Top Places to Go Gaga Over Biryani in Bangalore

Biryani, a lip-smacking word, isn't it! Whether the word Biryani is from the Persian language or not, whether it is associated with Deccani cuisine or Mughalai cuisine or Awadhi cuisine or not, whether it is spelled as Biryani or Biriani, as a dish, Biryani has always been raving all over the country. The very moment when someone says the word Biryani, you will enter a whole new world that invites you with spellbinding aromas and treat you with deliciously spicy rice mixed with melting meat! It is yummy, even to fantasize! Biryani is indeed a high spot of the luxuriant Indian cuisine. Irrespective of whether you are a non-vegetarian or a vegetarian, you will be astounded at how a mixed rice dish can prove to be so scrumptious.

With India distinguished to have a massive range of varieties of biryani (varieties by region and ingredient), it is really hard to serve one's preferred variety on table. Some of the most common and most consumed varieties of Biryani across the country include Tehari, Hyderabadi Biryani, Palakkad Rawther Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Bombay Biryani, Ambur Biryani, Egg Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Fish Biryani, Bhatkali Biryani, Calcutta Biryani and so on. If you are up for some delicious Biryani, Bangalore is a smashing place to tantalize your taste buds. Without further ado, let’s find out the Top Places to Go Gaga Over Biryani in Bangalore (in no particular order).

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs

Those glorious days of the Raj may have ended, but their exquisite culinary art and their lively spirit endures at the notable Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs. Located on the Golf Course Road in Bangalore, the Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs is all about a delicate blend of imperial magnificence and refined interior decoration where the grand culinary art of India are at their best! Popularly regarded as a Lucknowi eating house, the Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs is a premier restaurant that is housed inside the ITC Windsor. As soon as you enter the place, you are likely to experience the atmosphere that is closely associated to the Nawabs of Lucknow. The highlight of the place is definitely the menu, in the sense that it gives equal importance to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The listing of fixed meals at fixed prices is a boon to people who are too concerned about their wallet!

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs in Bangalore

Now coming to the Biryani, this cannot get any better that the dum pukht mutton biryani will blow you away in no time! Cooked using the unique dum pukht technique, the process requires slow cooking on a very low heat, generally in sealed off cooking pot, leaving the meats to cook, as much as imaginable, in their own broth. The well-cooked basmati rice spreads the spicy aroma and with the mutton that is so delicate, it will be nothing short of a heavenly experience. With burrani raita in the side, the dum pukht mutton biryani is to die for! Vegetarians need not left out that the specialty delicacy of the Subz Biryani which is nothing but the season's vegetables and basmati rice cooked on dum, in subtly flavored vegetable stock. Altogether, though pricey, the gourmet experience here is out of the world and simply worth it!

Location: ITC Windsor, 25 Windsor Square, Golf Course Road, Bangalore - 560052
Landmark: Near Sankey Road
Phone Number: 080-22269898
Reservation: Recommended
Opening Hours: 7 PM to 11:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 7,000 for two people (approx.)


One of the big names in the list of most popular fine dining restaurants in the city of Bangalore, Jamavar is all about opulence sumptuousness both in ambience and in the taste of the food they serve! This eating place believes in authenticity that is an integral part of their quality as well. The fine dining restaurant is nested inside the majestic Leela Palace and is known for its Biryanis that are cooked exquisitely on dum with elusive yet aromatic spices and garnished with saffron. The never-ending menu is a real treat for both vegetarians and non-vegetarian foodies who love assortments.


From mutton to chicken, fish to lobster, the menu of Jamavar feature everything from north to south and the regional touch they offer is out of the world. Some of their illustrious Biryanis include South Indian Chicken Biryani (kozhi biryani), South Indian Lamb Biryani (eraichi biryani), Awadhi Gosht Biryani (Awadhi special lamb biryani cooked with mint, yogurt, saffron and cooked on dum), Murgh Dum Biryani (saffron scented basmati rice and chicken cooked together in sealed pot), Subz Biryani (garden fresh vegetables and saffron scented basmati rice) and Tarkari Biryani.

The Leela Palace, 23, Old Airport Road (HAL Airport Road), Bangalore - 560008
Location: Lobby Level
Lunch: 12 PM to 2:45 PM, Dinner: 7 PM to 11 PM
Table Reservations: 080-30571344
Cost: Rs. 2,500 for two people (approx.)

Lazeez Restaurant

Based in one of the largest neighborhoods of Bangalore, Koramangala, the Lazeez Restaurant is located pretty close to the Jyoti Nivas College. Having taste-centric presence in the locality for more than ten years, Lazeez Restaurant spreads its wings and today they operate a few branches across the city. Beyond any doubt, a limited yet lip-smacking variety of Biryanis are their forte. The delicious biryanis of Lazeez have an exquisite scent of saffron that go extremely well with potato chunks which together brings a unique taste and flavor to their delicacy.

Lazeez Restaurant

Some of their Biryani varieties include Mughalai Chicken Biryani, Mughalai Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Egg Biryani, and Vegetable Biryani and so on. They also serve a large variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, kebabs, curries, katti rolls, rotis, salads, beverages and so on. They offer a convenient take away menu as well. Altogether, if you are looking for some real tasty biryanis at an affordable cost, head straight to one of the branches of the Lazeez Restaurant in Bangalore.

Location: No. 479, 1st Cross, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore - 560095
Other Locations: Commercial Street and 1st Block Koramangala
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 500 for two people (approx.)

Hyderabadi Biryani House

A specialty biryani restaurant that has service in multiple locations across the city of Bangalore, the Hyderabadi Biryani House (as the name suggests) is known for their potpourri of biryanis. If taco is to Mexico and polenta is to Italy, then Biryani is to Hyderabad in India. Thronged by biryani buffs all through the week across the branches, the Special Hyderabadi Mutton, Prawn and Fish Biryani are some of their top picks that are perfect to tantalize your taste buds.

Hyderabadi Biryani House

They offer family pack biryanis for take away. They also serve a large variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters, curries, tandoori and kebabs, egg dishes, rice and noodles, rotis and so on. Some of their top biryani varieties include Special Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani, Special Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Special Hyderabadi Egg Biryani, Special Hyderabadi Vegetable Biryani, Special Hyderabadi Fish Biryani, Special Hyderabadi Prawns Biryani, Mix Biryani and so on.

Address: 7/1, Victoria Road, Richmond Town Area, Bangalore
Other Locations: Total Mall-Old Airport Road, Bannerghatta Road, Marathahalli, Varthur Main Road-Whitefield and 4th Block-Jayanagar
Opening Hours: 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 600 for two people (approx.)

Ammi's Biryani

Yet another specialty biryani restaurant in Bangalore that has a presence across the city to tease your taste buds. Not just in Bangalore, Ammi's Biryani is a big name that is long-familiar across Mumbai, Chennai and Pune as well. From scrumptious dum Biryanis to regional biryani varieties, Ammi's Biryani have something to offer everyone. Known and preferred for their taste yet affordable biryani varieties, Ammi's is one of the best names if you are looking for a yummy biryani.

Ammi's Biryani

They also serve a large range of sides, rolls, sweets, beverages, combos and packs. Some of their most popular biryani varieties include Executive Egg Biryani, Executive Suzi Biryani, Murg Executive Biryani, Hyderabadi Suzi Biryani, Murg Hyderabad Biryani, Gosht Hyderabadi Biryani, Harimirch Murg Biryani, Murg Zeera Samba Biryani and so on. Biryanis in Ammi's are served with salan and raita. Their biryani starts from Rs. 69 for an Executive Egg Biryani and goes up to Rs. 225 for a Gosht Hyderabadi Biryani. Ammi's also offer take away and online orders.

Location: 29/1, 2nd Stage, CMH Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Other Locations: Marathahalli, Bannerghatta Main Road, Koramangala, Whitefield, JP Nagar, Electronic City, Sarjapur, New BEL Road, BTM, Banashankari, HSR, Richmond Town, RT Nagar and so on
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 11 PM
Cost: Rs. 500 for two people (approx.)
For Home Delivery: 080-39457777


A tough terrain, down-to-earth people, charming culture and a delectable culinary art, that sums up the North West Frontier, which can be experienced at the Samarkand. Operated by the prestigious BJN Group in Bangalore, Samarkand is a fine dining restaurant that serves a unique menu that has a touch of Afghanistan, Mongolia and Samarkand, but marvelously altered for the taste needs and demands of the Indians. A tastefully decorated atmosphere and sherwani clad people who serve at the table; Samarkhand is not just an eating house but an experience!


The long menu of Samarkand offers a variety of exotic delicacies that are cooked to perfection. Their specialty, that is, Gosht Ki Dum Biryani, with just the first mouthful will make you say yum-yum in no time! The Ghost Ki Dum Biryani of Samarkand is all about cuts of baby lamb cooked with finest basmati rice in dum. Served with raita and salan, Samarkand's biryani is divine!

Location: Gem Plaza, 66, Infantry Road, Bangalore
Lunch: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM
Dinner: 7 PM to 11:30 PM
For Table Reservations: 080-41113366
Cost: Rs. 1,500 for two people (approx.)


This eating house, Nagarjuna is known for its authentic Andhra cuisine. They offer a menu to meet the needs and demands of foodies, from North Indian Chicken Sholay Kabab to South Indian Nati Kodi Fry, Nagarjuna serve it all! They extensively follow the technique of slow cooking on low flame and serve a singular recipe to suit all. Some of their most popular biryani varieties include Vegetable Biryani, Chicken Biryani and Mutton Biryani.

Nagarjuna in Bangalore

For the convenience of the foodies, this place offer biryanis in two sizes, small and large. Go for it if you love to sit in an elegant atmosphere and enjoy your delectable biryani served on banana leaves in a traditional way along with raita and salan. Having restaurants across multiple locations in the city, it is unquestionably worth a visit.

Location: # 44/1, Residency Road, Bangalore - 560025
Other Locations: KHB Colony-Koramangala, Double Road-Indira Nagar and Bannerghatta Road
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: Rs. 550 for two people (approx.)

Meghana Foods

A temple for Biryani devotees in the city of Bangalore, Meghana Foods is known for authentic Andhra style biryani. The place has got all kinds of customers, from professionals to college goers, from kids to senior citizens, people fall in love with their biryani as soon as they enjoy one! Probably one of the very few eating places who serve more than ten varieties of biryani, the name Meghana is synonymous with the delights of the top-quality Andhra style biryani.

Meghana Foods

Apart from the usual varieties of biryani, Meghana surprises the foodies with their unusual yet delicious biryanis like Lollypop Biryani, Dum Aloo Biryani and so on. Some of their most popular biryani varieties include Chicken Biryani, Meghana Special Biryani, Nati Chicken Biryani, Kheema Biryani, fish Biryani, Paneer Biryani, Egg Biryani, Boneless Chicken Biryani, Lollypop Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Dum Aloo Biryani and Prawns Biryani.

Location: 52, 1st Floor, 33rd Cross, Near Cafe Coffee Day, 4th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Other Locations: Marathahalli, Residency Road, CMH Road-Indiranagar, KHB Colony-Koramangala
Lunch: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dinner: 7:00 PM to 11:15 PM
Cost: Rs. 600 for two people (approx.)

Ambur Biryani

If you think that a tasty biryani can only be enjoyed in fine dining restaurants, then you need to check your facts right and taste the celebrated Ambur Biryani. Originally originated from the leather city of Ambur, Vellore in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, Ambur Biryani has become a favorite variety of biryani among Bangaloreans. Served in small to mid-sized stalls across the city, the Ambur Biryani is primarily preferred for its outstanding taste and affordability.

Ambur Biryani

Furthermore, these stalls offer no menu at all as they satisfy the customers only with their traditional Ambur style biryani, usually served with onion raita and brinjal curry. Priced from Rs. 50 for a empty biryani (with no chicken or mutton pieces) to Rs. 120 for a mutton biryani, Ambur biryani is affordable yet mouth-watering! Some places also serve chicken kababs along with their biryanis.

Location: Across the city
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 200 for two people (approx.)


No list that talks about the biryanis in Bangalore is complete without the legendary name of Rahhams. If it is missed, one can say that the list is basically flawed! One of the most visited biryani places in Bangalore; Rahhams is regarded as a paradise for non-vegetarian buffs.


Their Mutton Biryani is absolute classic which will make you come back, probably the very next day! Rahhams also serve a large range of delicacies that include shawarma, falafil, rolls, Arabian starters, tandoori, Chinese, sea foods, breadsa and so on.

Location: 82, MM Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Other Locations: Old Airport Road, Kammanahalli, RT Nagar, Shanti Nagar and Cunningham Road
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 11 PM
Cost: Rs. 550 for two people (approx.)

Some of the other popular biryani places in Bangalore include:

Taj Hotel
Jumma Masjid Road, OPH Road, Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore
Popular Picks: Special Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, Egg Biryani
Opening Hours: 7 AM to 12 Midnight
Cost: Rs. 300 for two people (approx.)

74/2, 4th Floor, Sanjana Plaza, Elephant Rock Road, 3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Popular Picks: Vegetable Dum Biryani, Chicken Dum Biryani, Mutton Dum Biryani
Opening Hours: 11 AM to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 11 PM
Cost: Rs. 1,000 for two people (approx.)

Chichabas Taj
50, MM Road, Frazer Town, Bangalore
Popular Picks: Chichaba's Mutton Dum Biryani, Chichaba's Chicken Dum Biryni and Anda Biryani
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 11:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 500 for two people (approx.)

Mani’s Dum Biryani
Locations: Koramnagala, Bellandur, Jeevan Bhima Nagar, Marathahalli
Popular Picks: Ambur Chicken Biryani, Ambur Chicken Boneless Biryani, Ambur Fish Biryani, Ambur Egg Biryani, Ambur Vegetable Biryani, Ambur Mutton Biryani, Spicy Prawns Biryani
Opening Hours: 12 Noon to 3:30 PM and 7 PM to 10:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 500 for two people (approx.)

Shivaji Military Hotel
780, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Popular Picks: Donne Biryani, Mutton Biryani (for breakfast), Chicken Biryani, Natty Chicken Biryani (Thursdays special)
Opening Hours: 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Cost: Rs. 300 for two people (approx.)

Ranganna Military Hotel
61, 1st Floor, K.R. Road, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore
Popular Picks: Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani
Opening Hours: 7:30 AM to 4 PM and 7 PM to 10 PM
Cost: Rs. 250 for two people (approx.)

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