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Top 5 Biryani places in Bangalore

The flavors of spices tossed with grains of rice make Biryani one of the favorite dishes in Bangalore. While most roadside stalls and restaurants have variants of this delicacy on their menu, here's a list of top 5 Biryani places in Bangalore.

Biryani, biriani, or beriani is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice (usually basmati) and meat, fish, eggs or vegetables. The name is derived from the Persian word which means "fried" or "roasted". Biryani was brought to the Indian Subcontinent by Muslim travelers and merchants. Local variants of this dish are not only popular in South Asia but also in Arabia and within various South Asian communities in Western countries. 

The spices and condiments used in biryani may include but are not limited to: ghee, cumin, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, bay leaves, coriander, mint leaves, ginger, onions, and garlic. The premium varieties include saffron. For a non-vegetarian biryani, the main ingredient that accompanies the spices is the meat—beef, chicken, goat, lamb, fish or shrimp. The dish may be served with dahi chutney or Raita, korma, curry, a sour dish of eggplant (brinjal) or a boiled egg. The difference between biryani and pullao is that while pullao may be made by cooking the items together, biryani is used to denote a dish where the rice (plain or fried) is cooked by Kayvan. The curry and the rice are then brought together and layered resulting in a dish of the contrasting flavours of unflavored rice and intensely flavored sauce and meat or vegetables. Here's a list of top 5 biryani places in Bangalore.

Mani’s Dum Biryani
This unpretentious space used to be Cafe Aarogya not all that long ago, peddling food that was good for you. Now it's serving up goodness of another kind — satisfying fare in large portions and very down-to-earth prices. No wonder it's packed with people looking for value-for-money meals. Mani's Dum Biryani, so called because it's Chef Mani who mans the kitchen, has a small menu of biryani, paratha and dal combos and side orders of kebabs. The biryani is, of course, the thing to order here. Small eaters should opt for the 'cutting' which is a smaller portion. A tasty salan is served alongside. The cutting portion of the chicken biryani is priced at Rs 59, the mutton at 69. 
Where: 88, K.K.Centre, Jyoti Nivas College Road, Koramangala. Phone: 41273705

Savoury restaurant on Mosque Road in Frazer Town may not seem appealing in terms of décor. There is a simplicity around it that makes you wonder what makes it click. Savoury serves authentic Arabic food along with North Indian, South Indian, Kerala, Hyderabadi and Chinese cuisines. Biryani and Arabic food are a specialty here; the biryani served here comes with less oil and is less heavy. It is not very spicy either. The ideal time to drop in is between 7.30 PM and 9 PM when the crowd is marginally less and it’s easy to find seating. The restaurant is open from 10.30 AM to 10.30 PM and it has ample parking space. 
Where:56, Mosque Road, Frazer Town. Phone: 25490736, 57739230

Khazana Food Paradise
Khazana, in the Richmond Town area is known as the king of cheap and best biryani. They are meant for the hardcore biryani junkie or the inveterate foodie who does not care much about ambience or the hygiene quotient. They  serve chicken biryani (Rs. 60), egg biryani (Rs. 48). The quantity of serving is ample and a plate has four to five pieces of chicken. Amongst the biryani varieties served here, beef biryani is really popular. The restaurant also serves other delicacies like beef kalimirchi and beef button kabab which is a favourite among the regulars. You can drop in for lunch and dinner anytime between 11 AM and 11 PM. 
Where:Wellington Street, Near Johnson Market, Richmond Town. Phone: 66287281

Lazeez Restaurant
Lazeez Restaurant in Koramangala is all about the food: great biryani, and hearty rolls. Along with the biryani varieties the menu card boasts of exciting side-eats ranging from mutton and chicken to seafood. The meat in the rolls is nicely roasted and is filling, and the paneer and egg rolls are also very tasty. If you’re especially hungry ask for the double-egg-double-chicken roll it’s quite a handful and will fill you up. The biryani is fantastic perfectly cooked, mildly spiced rice and succulent chunks of well-marinated mutton Mughlai biriyani at its best. . It serves mutton biryani (Rs. 100) and chicken biryani (Rs. 90) which are a blend of Hyderabadi and Mughlai recipes. Not really a place where you can sit down to enjoy your meal, its best to order and take home. The restaurant is open from 12 PM to 11 PM.
Where: 5th Block, KHB Colony, Near Jyoti Nivas College, Below Regal Driving School, Koramangala. Phone: 25084621
Samarkand restaurant Bangalore with it's cave like theme charms you with its interiors. At Samarkand restaurant  they serve food hailing from Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Samarkand etc. Samarkand Bangalore's menu not only has a thumbnail detail of the dishes but also history about the rulers hailing from these places. Some of the dishes seved are naan Baluchistan, Peshwari Chicken and Lucknowi Galawati Kabab and authentic Biryani from the northern part of India. This Afghani joint has biriyani lovers coming in hoards from all over the city. They have an amazing biryani/kabab combination that you can relish on. We recommend this as an ideal place for family dining and it is open from 12 PM to 10.30 PM.  
Where:Gem Plaza, 66, Infantry Road, Tasker Town, Shivaji Nagar. Phone: 41113366
Tags: top 5 biryani places in bangalore, biryani restuarants in bangalore, samarkhand, hotel lazeez, hotel khazana, savoury, mani


Thiruppathy Jun 04th, 2013 06:08 PM

Very good biriyani from Biriyani House in HSR which they mention it as Raichur Biryani. It's a small place. For family, take-away is better. Try there, definitely you won't be disappointed.

Vivek May 10th, 2013 12:59 PM

try out  Bismillah Biriyani Opposite to Indian Academy PU college. the BEst Biriyani I have Ever Tasted !!!!!
Chicken Biriyani at just Rs 40.

rani May 03rd, 2013 06:29 PM

Meghana boneless chicken biryani is yummmmmmmmy

suddu May 03rd, 2013 06:26 PM

biryani ghar n biryani house are totally crap biryani's.Hyderbad house is also waste.Hyd barwarchi is ok.Meghana biryani is the best in bangalore,but when compared biryani made in hyderabad no one can reach atleast half to its extent.

Syed Apr 25th, 2013 02:24 PM

if ur north of bangalore then try RITCHIES(Ryhaams), or else LAZEEZ (kormangala) it worth every penny...

kumar Apr 16th, 2013 01:38 PM

Hyderabad bawarchi biryani... one of the best biryani in bangalore. it is near to koramangala forum mall .

Santhosh Mar 31st, 2013 10:57 AM

People here  have different taste flavour  about biryani . According to me  mani dum biryani is the horrible pLease dont call your serving as biryani . it should some pulao or so 
I once brought it from your resturant goodness we had to throw it off  horrible taste. 
. Biryani means it should be from muslim style they way the cook at marriages etc OMG thats the biryani ...
Hyderbadi biryani etc are more 
Ambur biryani also awesome . 
Ritchies  biryani  also good.

Pradeep Rajan Mar 23rd, 2013 07:22 PM

I like Richies Rahhams International, good taste... Price may vary -  depends on the location (old airport road - costs little high) but worth having @ Richies. 

Ravindra Mar 01st, 2013 12:51 AM

Where I can find hydarabad bawachi biryani in banglore

Debangana Feb 28th, 2013 08:48 PM

I born n brought up i kolkata n i dnt lv the bangalore biriyan. its dnt taste lyk luknow biriyani which i lv to eat. so for the lover of luknow biriyani in bangalore sud try in Arsalan or Alishan and Lazziz ...the best biriyani evr in bangalore....

Santosh Feb 07th, 2013 11:51 AM

Best is Kolhapuri's @ Gandhibazaar.......

Lakshmi Jan 29th, 2013 05:11 PM

Richies and Sivaji is the best

kumar Jan 10th, 2013 01:37 PM

try "Hyderabad Bawarchi Biryani" opposite to forum mall in koramangala and tell me your opinion.

BasavaRaj Jan 09th, 2013 10:58 AM

Hey, BIRYANI@KORAMANGALA had started again. I had visited recently and BIRYANI was super! Biryani Lovers CAN Try once there.

Sandeep Oct 22nd, 2012 09:14 PM

If you wanna taste real non veg food be it biryani or fish pls come to Mangalore. Never found a hotel here that matches man galore an food standards here!

Antony Pratap Oct 22nd, 2012 02:00 PM

More than that it's Stale news! Article has to be updated!

Srilatha Oct 14th, 2012 11:23 AM

The number for Lazeez restaurant is completely wrong!  You will get the correct numbers at Ask Laila

deepu Sep 24th, 2012 08:24 PM

mg road hydrabad biryani near life style is best in bangalore

Tejas Sep 08th, 2012 11:01 PM

Meghana food : near jnc koramangala (expensive)  ( good)
Navaruchi mess :Behind btm bus stand btm layout: (above avg)
Ritchies (Frazer Town):(expensive) (good)
  Naidu Military Hotel - City Market (good)
Dhonna Palav (SGS )- Akki Pet (good)
Shivaji Military Hotel - Bhanashankari (good)
Hotel Prashant -D V G Road (good)
Donne Biryani Angadi :Byatarayanapura (above avg)
These are good places to have biryani's in bangalore

LPS Aug 01st, 2012 03:41 PM

1.Richies (frazer town) / Rahams (Airport Road)
2.Shivaji Military (Banashankari)
3.Hyderabad Biryani (Austin Town)
4.Meghna Boneless (koramangala)
5.Ammis Biryani (Jeera Rice)

SABYASACHI JHA Jul 04th, 2012 11:21 PM

Hi Bangaloreans, Today we have visited this restaurant it is unbelievable but it had happen with us. We had ordered three “Gosht Ki Dum Biriyani” of INR 395 preparation suggests cuts of baby lamb, cooked with finest basmati rice in Dum style, but at the time of serving they had served us a mixed biriyani. Confused ???
All the handis were having mixed of pieces one each from mutton and chicken. First they were tried to convince us that they were mutton only, and then they called their master chef who was also singing the same song tried to do some remix also as TENDER MUTTON. But at last we were able to PROVED it as any one can understand which one is mutton and chicken. Later they were apologizes as well to us but I am still having some concerns:
1) It looks like from their attitude, they were well aware of this mess from the beginning, but may they had thought that INDIAN’s are going to eat so whatever we will give they will eat.
2) As they were charging a reasonable amount and SAMARKAND is also a renowned restaurant in our city if they are doing like this whom we can belief in future in terms of quality.
3) Today they had given chicken as mutton and they were caught, I will not be wondered if they try to find most closest match of muttons in DOGs or CATs etc.
So, think twice before ordering Gosht Ki Dum Biriyani in SAMARKAND. I would suggest to avoid this joint if you are having any other alternatives because this might be an example we don’t know in which food what they are mixing. BE AWARE !!!!!!!!!

chowdary May 22nd, 2012 07:30 PM

If u want to taste the hyderabadi best authentic biryani plz visit the  electronic city  Andhra House will really love it..

suresh May 06th, 2012 05:52 PM

dum Biryani, best in bangalore got to be the Hyderabad biryani house on richmond road neat life style.
Biryani is made in many ways, and most of them tastes ok if prepared well. Most of the restuarants sell birynai/pullav as hyderabad dum biryani. 

Harish May 01st, 2012 03:25 AM

Some years back, there was a hotel called Crown's Cafe near Sholey Circle, Brigade Road, Bangalore, where we were getting excellent Biryani and Kebabs.  Now, it has been closed, I heard, due to some property litigation.  Are anybody where it has been relocated or where is that cook?  Please mail me at Thanks buddies.  Happy surfinc :)

jagz Apr 13th, 2012 12:33 PM

i've alwys enjoyed meghana's  today i am going to ritchies in frazier town

Sandeep Katari Apr 01st, 2012 07:04 PM

There are so many names for the Biryani ...example : Hyderabadi Biryani ,thallapakatti Briyani,Calcutta Biryani,Sindhi Biryani..........But I am Waiting for a chance to eat Original Biryani ( Persian Biryani-Iran) Where Birth Place of Biryani.... 

Masood Mar 27th, 2012 02:52 PM

Guys why cant you try the chicken biryani at Briyani point at outer ring road near salapuria softtouch  opp new horizon collage 
its simple and great at taste , its finger licking yaar 

jaile sebes Mar 09th, 2012 07:08 PM

I tried manis  , not great . So looks like paid news . Ambur biriyani ( mutton ) in ring road towards BTM near silk board in STAR restaurant is good.

madu Mar 06th, 2012 02:15 PM

authentic biryani is the best ever in bangalore...

samsung Mar 03rd, 2012 08:38 PM

friend plz try RnR restaurant briyani in ashoknagar bangalore. its really good. i dont think you can get better briyani in bangalore than this.

PsychoDJ Feb 22nd, 2012 12:43 AM

Guys....Guys.... chill.......... as i tasted at many places me and my friends did sm searching's for best biryani in bangalore....but only 2 places we came across till now...
1. Akkipet dum biryani 
2. Hotel Megahana, jayanagar

PsychoDJ Feb 22nd, 2012 12:43 AM

Guys....Guys.... chill.......... as i tasted at many places me and my friends did sm searching's for best biryani in bangalore....but only 2 places we came across till now...
1. Akkipet dum biryani 
2. Hotel Megahana, jayanagar

salam Feb 16th, 2012 06:22 PM

Biryani is good  in shivajinagar,
My son tabu loves biryani served in shaadis.
He runs to eat marrage biryanis.

salam Feb 16th, 2012 06:20 PM

biryani free ki acchi
tabu bhagta so shaadi mein khane.

salam sounds Feb 15th, 2012 06:37 PM

biryani to mmmmmmmmm
free ki acche,
shaadi mein..... 
tabu bhagta so

dev Feb 15th, 2012 09:55 AM

Hi All,I m very happy with Dakhni Dum Biryani,they serve authentic Hyderabadi dum biryani with excellent quality of basmati rice.
even starters are excellent. try out once :)

satya Feb 04th, 2012 07:05 PM

guys, try birinz in btm layout. It is simply the best. I am a hyderabadi nd birinz biryani is the best authentic hyderabadi biryani in bangalore. nothing can match its taste. But its a take away and nt a dine-in. 

Meghala Jan 30th, 2012 11:30 AM

Shine Biriyani in J P Nagar is good.

Meghala Jan 30th, 2012 11:30 AM

Shine Biriyani in J P Nagar is good.

Thoughts.... Jan 20th, 2012 06:10 PM

Most of you guys in the list havent tasted authentic biriyani then...atleast not the person who has written this article...

Vadivelu Jan 17th, 2012 05:45 PM

all are rubbish best is roadside biryani near colespark

Suresh Jan 16th, 2012 01:39 AM

Mani’s Dum Biryani is the best. just try!!!!!!!!! koromangala near JNC college....

Ashwin Dec 31st, 2011 09:33 AM

Shivaji Military hotel serves the best dum biriyani in Bangalore. I have never tasted anything like that in my life before. One must actually taste it once and you keep going and going there again and again

lathiff Dec 15th, 2011 10:20 PM

Top most worst Biriyani is SATHYA's Biriyani House, Koramangala opp Cool corner ice cream. Never never try there !!!!

srikanth Nov 20th, 2011 07:28 AM

best is in vartur 
35 rs per plate and you just visit once. you will get addicted to it .. best in the call

sanjay Nov 08th, 2011 08:50 PM


Priya Nov 03rd, 2011 05:00 PM

Being a Hyderabadi myself, I would recommend Biryani house. I and my kids just love it. Call Just dial and ask for Biryani House Whitefield.

pra Nov 03rd, 2011 04:20 PM

I am Born Brought up in Bangalore and  tasted Biryani in all hotels of Bangalore none can match below 5 hotels don't go by looks of the hotel
Naidu Military Hotel - City Market dont go by looks
Dhonna Palav (SGS )- Akki Pet
Shivaji Military Hotel - Bhanashankari
Hotel Prashant -D V G Road
Rao Briyani - Mosque Road.
The Royal Orchid - Mutton Briyani - Old Airport Road.

Jai Sep 06th, 2011 10:57 PM

Donne Biryani Angadi in Byatarayanapura is the best in North Bangalore. Hyderabad House near Life style is very good. 

Ravi Shankar Aug 29th, 2011 01:52 AM

I agree fully with Saleem Ahmed
Ritchies (Frazer Town) beats all the other restaurants hollow when it comes to tasty Biryani. It is addicting. The only problem is they keep on increasing the price periodically. For those who don't mind the price there is nothing beyond Ritchies. 

venu Aug 27th, 2011 07:24 PM

Can you all please let me know where I can get the best beef biryani near to marathahalli

Krishna Aug 23rd, 2011 12:58 AM

Did you try "Suchitra Biryani" in Airport road?

hary Jul 19th, 2011 11:21 PM

I am a foodie and have sampled almost all the biriyanis and food over at bangalore, i think richies is the best biriyani, reg khazana it is dum ok and veal meat, however it does not fare among the top, it is ok for a everyday biriyani , reg. the desi vareities other than the islamic style like shivaji and mani , naidu etc they are a little different, overall i would rate richie as teh best and for a non spicy non oily and taste of mutton i rate the koshy s mutton biriyani though it is a tad costlier

Ranjith Jun 30th, 2011 04:28 PM


selvan Jun 24th, 2011 06:28 PM

all biryani lovers log on to and read the reviews i believe in one and only reviews by burrp foodies you can find the real taste buds there.offcoures each persons have their own taste and experience.

saleem Ahmed Jun 06th, 2011 02:19 PM

All the places mentioned are useless and don't serve authentic Biriyani if u have the taste try out the biriyani at richies in fraser town and then let me know ur opinion

Ulfet Jun 06th, 2011 02:17 PM

This is NOT the top 5. Samarkand qualifies. Savoury does NOT. Meghana's has to be here and it isn't! Paid or not, this article is totally inaccurate!

Subhash Apr 01st, 2011 04:32 PM

i'm a total foodie and i have tasted biriyani's all over bangalore and i would say "Hyderabadi Biryani" in victoria road,near lifestyle is the best of all....Try it once and you will give a thumbs up for it,...only thing i don like there is the ambiance,it is fast deteriorating and they have to do something to keep the place tidy.

Jeevan Feb 17th, 2011 12:25 PM

Yes, this is paid news. Totally crap.

RDG Feb 14th, 2011 02:07 PM

According to me the Best Biryani is of DAKHNI which is near Kundhanahalli gate, thurbahalli,Whitefield
If you have not tried Dakhni  Biryani then not you dont know the true essence of Biryani.

basavaraj Feb 07th, 2011 08:40 PM

Guys this list is all bullshit, The best biryani is served at SHIVAJI MILITARY HOTEL at Banashankari.  Very near Banashankari Bus stand.  I have tasted the biryani ample number times It is the BEST.  I have tasted manis Biryanim Meghanas, Ammis biryani but none come close to Shivaji Military Hotel,  The crowd their will simply endorse my opinion.

red Jan 13th, 2011 08:39 PM

all others in Whitefield are crap.Biryani zone Whitefield is best.

A.G Dec 31st, 2010 05:30 PM

According to me this list is rubbish. There is no way these are the top 5 places for biryani. The best is Dakhni on whitefield.

Raj Dec 22nd, 2010 05:17 PM

Rubbish....that biryani is foreign in origin...INDIA gave the world RICE so it's purely indian invention and meat has been part of dietary habits of Hindus as well while muslims have slightly biryani innovation is coming from me...soooon...

Meghana_Reddy Dec 22nd, 2010 03:27 PM

You forgot to mention 'Meghana Foods' - Kormangala and Jaynagar. And, it should top the list.

Sudhakar Nov 18th, 2010 12:04 AM

Mani's is only a kinda okie, but doesnt deserve to be on the toplist!!
Gateway Hyderabadi (BTM) 

ryz Oct 03rd, 2010 04:50 AM

BEST is MEGHANA opp:paramount,koramangala...

Rikesh Sep 22nd, 2010 12:24 PM

This is absolute rubbish, This is a paid news..

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