Our love for Biryanis is pretty much indescribable in words. Here, we list down (not in any particular order) the top 7 Hyderabadi Biryani places in Mumbai that you definitely can’t miss out on!
BiryaniByAir in Pali Hill, Bandra – BiryaniByAir is perhaps the best option you’ll get if you are a lover of authentic Hyderabadi Biryani because as the name suggests, they actually fly Biryani in from Hyderabad! Now there couldn’t be anything more authentic than a piping hot plate of hyderabadi biryani served to you in Mumbai straight from Hyderabad, can it? You can choose from the famous Paradise’s Biryani or even Shah Ghouse’s famous Mutton biryani of Hyderabad. From what one recently heard, Shadab’s Biryani and Café Bahar too are soon to be added to their list too. For now BiryaniByAir get the Biryanis only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and deliver only from Bandra to Malad, though Powai soon will be added to their list.
Just Biryani in Andheri West – Although Just Biryani is now a delivery only place operating out of the kitchen of Oh Calcutta, their Hyderabadi dum biryani is absolutely marvellous. Their biryanis are flavorful without being too spicy with perfectly cooked meat that are tender and juicy that will pamper your taste buds and keep bringing you back for more. The other dishes on the menu that they offer are equally outstanding. You can also call for biryani by kilos from here.
Star Biryani in Vashi – Star Biryani in Vashi, Navi Mumbai, is undoubtedly one of the best places to get scintillating Hyderabadi Biryani at a highly affordable price. Although the eatery doesn’t boast a very elaborate sitting arrangement the food here is a treat to the senses. Their Biryani though a tad heavy on oil, is an absolute delight to have. Their kebabs and raita are a must try as well.
The Golconda Bowl in Juhu – Juhu’s Golconda Bowl’s Hyderabadi Biryani is as close as you can get to an authentic hyderabadi Biryani. The place has an ethnic ambiance that has a very soothing effect. The staff here is extremely warm, courteous and helpful and they guide you through the entire process of choosing your biryani. Happy hours at this place are from 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm. The Biryani is incredible and is an absolute delight to the senses. Food here is reasonably prized and is worth every penny. Home delivery is also available.
Nizam’s Heritage in Byculla – Hidden inside Byculla’s Hotel Heritage is this Hyderabadi restaurant. On the onset, Nizam Asaf Jah’s photo welcomes it’s patrons inside. The restaurant is chic and opulently decorated with sparkling chandeliers and a glass fronted kitchen with skewers of kebabs ready for the barbecue. This is one place in Mumbai that serves Hyderabadi biryani that comes pretty close to the authenticity of Hyderabad. Though a tad heavy on the wallet, this place serves delicious and satisfying food. The staff is also extremely hospitable and friendly. Apart from Hyderabadi Biryani you can also try Haleem, Murgh Nagina, Mirchi ka Salan.
Biryani King in Navi Mumbai – If you are looking for Hyderabadi Biryani in Navi Mumbai then Biryani King is a good option for you. They serve Hyderabadi, Lucknowi, Kolkata and Mumbai style biryanis. Biryani here is delightful and irresistible that is not too greasy or spicy. They only use long grained rice and succulent meat cooked over dum for a long time resulting in perfect Biryanis that are absolutely to die for! The standard of food here has remained consistent for years. Though the eatery has a tiny outlet with not much sitting space the food here is absolutely marvelous! It is also quite affordably priced.
Cafe Noorani at Haji Ali – Situated right at the junction of Heera Panna shopping complex and Haji Ali is Café Noorani. It’s extremely clean and hygienic and the quality of food is excellent. The Hyderabadi Biryani here is simply delicious and is served both in full and half plates. The flavours are kept simple yet filling at Noorani. With an ambiance that is extremely friendly and inviting the restaurant has both AC and Non-AC sitting places. There is a huge variety in veg and non-veg dishes and also a huge array of deserts for the desert lovers. The food here is reasonably priced and the quantity is good for its worth. The staff here is quite efficient, courteous and friendly.
Well, what are you biryani-enthusiasts waiting for? Go out and try all these places, but don’t forget to come back and tell us about your experience in the comments below!