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11 Legendary & Popular Biryani Places In Delhi You Must Eat At Before You Die



Is a plate of biryani your style of comfort food? If yes, then this article is just for all you biryani lovers. A steaming plate of rice which has been infused with various spices and cooked to such perfection, that the aroma is enough to entice you into devouring the whole plate, instead of savouring each bite is how we define an ideal plate for us. Yep, that’s exactly how obsessed we are with this dish! So, here is a list of the most epic and legendary places that you all must head to for some mouth-watering biryanis.

1. Karim’s (Established In 1913)

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Yep, this iconic place is not only known for serving you with succulent kebabs but also with a plate of yummilicious biryani that will make you all want to jump in joy! Prepared with so much love, Karim’s makes sure that the biryani they serve has perfectly cooked pieces of meat. These delights are served with onions and mint chutney on the side that amplify the taste to great magnitudes!

Where | Karim’s - 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 221 Onwards
Timings | 9 - 12:30 AM
Call Them | +91 11 2326 4981
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2. Al Jawahar (Established In 1947)

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The next place in this list is one of the oldest restaurants in Delhi that’s located near Jama Masjid. Their Chicken Biryani is a must-have for it consists of beautiful grains of honey-coloured rice and chunky pieces of chicken that are hidden within this treat and will certainly make your tongues wag for more!

Where | Al Jawahar - 8, Matia Mahal Road, Matia Mahal, Opposite Gate 1, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 200 Onwards
Timings | 7 AM - 12 Midnight
Call Them | +91 11 2327 5987 & +91 11 2326 4126
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3. Andhra Bhavan Canteen (Established In 1956)

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This canteen in Andhra Bhavan is known for serving affordable food for ages. But did you know that they also whip up some CRAZY biryanis only for y’all? These peeps serve you with scrumptious biryanis every Sunday for lunch after 2 PM. It’s so yummy that you will end up licking your fingers clean without having to fear any burning holes in that pocket of yours!

Where | Andhra Bhavan Canteen - 1, Ashoka Road, Near Feroze Shah Road
Price | Rs 240 Onwards
Timings | 2 PM Onwards (Sundays Only)
Call Them | +91 11 2338 7599
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4. Khan Chacha (Established In 1970s)

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You can’t be talking about Mughlai food and not mention Khan Chacha. This legendary outlet has been the heart and soul of all foodies in Delhi since time immemorial. Although this eatery is popular for its exquisite rolls, their selection of Biryani doesn’t disappoint at all! In fact, it’s one of the most popular dishes on their menu. Hog on some Seekh Kababs, get your dose of Biryani with Salan and top off this hearty meal with some good old Phirni!

Where | Khan Chacha - Shop 50, 1st Floor, Middle Lane, Khan Market (Original Outlet)
Price | Rs 260 Onwards
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 1124 633 242
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5. Oberoi Biryani Karol Bagh (Established In 1980’s)

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This tiny place is another perfect takeaway option for all you biryani lovers out there. Oberoi Biryani in Karol Bagh whips up some delicious biryani with salan on the side and of course with some onions to go with it. These guys sure know how to cook some delish portions of this delectable delight. And all you vegetarian peeps, you can also rejoice as they have options for you too!

Where | Oberoi Biryani Karol Bagh - 50, Shastri Market, Gurudwara Road, Karol Bagh
Price | Rs 130 Onwards
Timings | 11 AM - 11:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9891 067 227
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6. Anand Restaurant (Established In 1981)

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We all know that Anand Restaurant has been around for quite some time now and so has their tempting biryani. These people are known for doling out some oh-so-yummy plates of happiness. These folks, who’ve been serving us with delicious food for over 40 years now offer biryanis that are enriched with flavourful spices and dry fruits - a must-try, we say!

Where | Anand Restaurant - 15/96, Scindia House, CP
Price | Rs 145 Onwards
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2331 3554
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7. Nasir Iqbal Restaurant (Established In 1986)

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This popular little place is located in Nizamuddin and has been known for serving delightful plates of biryanis. Their offering has perfectly cooked rice that’s infused with a delectable fusion of various spices that you’ll end up appreciating the time that was put into the making of the dish with every single bite you take!

Where | Nasir Iqbal Restaurant - 268A, Jha Basti Market, Hazrat Nizamuddin West
Price | Rs 90 Onwards
Timings | 11 AM - 11 PM
Call Them | +91 9891 278 628

8. Babu Shahi Bawarchi (Established In 1987)

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This shop has its address in Pragati Maidan and they’ve been known for serving large portions of biryani at an affordable price! A perfect takeaway shop, they will make sure that you get served only the most flavourful biryani of them all. They have chicken and mutton variants, and boy, they’re meaty AF!

Where | Babu Shahi Biryani - 5, Dargah Matka Peer, Pragati Maidan
Price | Rs 560 (Per Kilo)
Timings | 10:30 AM - 8 PM
Call Them | +91 11 2337 1454 & +91 9650 674 070

9. Dum Pukht (Established In 1988)

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Dum Pukht provides the customers with one of the most remarkable dining experiences, not just because of its association with ITC, but because of the gourmet menu featuring the best of Mughlai cuisine. One could deem this establishment as the gold standard of restaurants, owing to their amazing service and beautiful ambience. Their flagship dish, the Dum Pukht Biryani is a whopper that never fails to impress!

Where | Dum Pukht - ITC Maurya, Akhaura Block, Bapu Dham, Chanakyapurii
Price | Rs 1,675 Onwards 
Timings | 7 PM - 11:45 PM
Call Them | +91 11 4621 5126

10. Dil Pasand Biryani Point (Established In The 1990s)

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Dill Pasand Biryani Point is again an age-old place serving scrumptious biryanis that will put all your hunger pangs to rest. Located near Jama Masjid, they serve their lip-smacking plate of biryani with yummy raita on the side. This beauty is so delicious that you’ll end up wiping your plate clean!

Where | Dil Pasand Biryani Point - 735, Haveli Azam Khan, Chitli Qabar Chowk, Jama Masjid
Price | Rs 170 Onwards
Timings | 10 AM - 9 PM
Call Them | +91 9899 567 078

11. Al Kauser (Established In 1993)

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Al Kauser just had to be on the list, right? This place has been around for decades now and they have multiple outlets dotted all across town, all of which promise to serve you with only the best. These are Dum Biryanis and the handi in which they are served holds enough portions for two people. They also offer you vegetarian biryani which only makes all you vegetarian folks want to jump in joy, doesn’t it?

Where | Al Kauser - Chanakyapuri, Preet Vihar, Rajinder Nagar & DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon
Price | Rs 350 Onwards
Timings | 4:30 - 10:30 PM
Call Them | +91 9891 703 786

Folks, these epically famous and legendary places should definitely be on your hit-list in this lifetime!