Where to have the Best Biryani in Bangalore 2021 (with categories)

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Nothing can compare to the taste and satisfaction it brings. It’s all the pleasure you need in the world. It’s irresistible. It’s the siren of the culinary world. There is no synonym for the word. The colorful fragrant rice laced with herbs and spices not only smells and tastes good but also looks visually-stunning to the eye. As you take in the aroma of the rice, a shiver runs down your spine, doesn’t it? *Gulps. If you’re wondering where to have the best biryani in Bangalore, read on!

If you’re in namma city and are looking for the best biryani in town, or looking for “best biryani near me”, we’ve got you covered! End your hunt here, as we have hunted down some of the best biryani in Bengaluru, listed under different categories – Ambur, Hyderabadi, Dum biryanis, and more. Time to fill some yum in your tum!

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Dum Biryani


Hoskote Mani Dum Biryani – Best dum biryani in Bangalore


Mani Dum Biryani has a crazy following and a queue that starts to line up as early as 7 in the morning. If you want to avoid the crowd, then reach here before 7. After 7, hundreds of people will line up to get that delicious plate of mutton biryani. 

The food is cooked and served from 2 or 3 large containers and by 7:30, the 3rd container will already be opened for service. That’s the level of crazy and lust for their famous dum biryani served with raita. There are limited seating and no cover, so you’ll have to stand and eat in the open on the steel tables spread over the area. 

If you do decide to go here, reach before 8, as you’ll have to wait in the queue and the shop closes by 10 am. They only serve the dish for breakfast three days a week. It’s also a good destination for a short, early morning ride.

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Where – Hoskote Malur Rd, beside Sri Satya Convention Hall, Dandupalya, Hoskote, Karnataka 562114

Timings – 6 am – 10 am on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. 

Cost – Approximately around Rs 250

Reviews – 4.2

Noon’s Biryani

The finest fragrant basmati rice, saffron-infused milk, secret spices, juicy, tender meat, ghee, etc., comes together to form a dish that’s popular and loved by most Bangaloreans – Chicken biryani and mutton biryani. They are usually served with raita and/or gravy. 

The best thing about Noon’s biryani which is run by the family is that it’s home-cooked. While this small hotel may not stand out like its competition, the food sure does! You will find foodies from far and distant areas of Bangalore coming to relish the biryanis and kebabs here.

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Where –  664, Sector 7, HSR Layout, Bengaluru 560102

Timings – Mondays closed. Tuesdays – Thursday & Sundays –  12:30 pm – 4 pm and 6:30 pm –10 pm, Fridays – Saturdays – 11:30 am–3 pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 500 for two

Reviews – 4.4

Anand Dum Biryani


Pssst…… If you want to have the best dum biryani in Bangalore, go to Anand’s.

Situated in Hoskote is a famous biryani hotel near Bangalore that serves up to 1000 plates of biryanis every day! Motherlode! Their food is a revelation and worth waiting an hour for! It’s cooked with coal which is quite old-school, bringing authenticity and unique flavor to the rice. It’s served with 3-4 mutton pieces and has a unique fragrance to it, from all the spices that are cooked with it. The aroma of the food cooked here attracts the people all around and some even drive miles up to feast!

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Where – Anand Dum Biryani, 1st Main Rd, opposite Chennai Byre Gowda Stadium, Swamy Vivekananda Nagar, KHB Colony, Hoskote, 562114

Timings – Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays – 7 am – 10 am

Cost – Approximately Rs 160 per plate

Reviews – 4.1

Donne Biryani – Best Biryani in Bangalore


Donne Biryani has its origins in Bangalore. Unlike the traditional biryani, the rice is not layered or cooked separately. It is cooked with mutation or chicken stock, similar to cooking pulao. The rice is served in big areca nut palm leaves crafted in the shape of a cup, called donne in Kannada. Thus, the dish is called “Donne Biryani”

Shivaji Military Hotel – Best Donne Biryani In Bangalore


The one and only Shivaji Military Hotel have nestled away in a quiet lane on Jayanagar 8th block. It’s always bustling with crowds and you will have to wait for quite a while to get a table. But the wait is worth it as they serve some of the best biryanis in Jayanagar! The hotel has that old Bangalore hotel ambiance to it. No wonder because it’s 80 years old and still carrying the legacy! And the food is quite a rave! 

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Rocky & Mayur from the highway on my plate

The hotel is popular for serving piping hot biryani in donne (big bowls made from areca nut palm leaf) and mutton dry. They serve only chicken and mutton biryani with a few side dishes to go with them. 

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Where –  No. 718, 1st C Main, 45th Cross, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560082

Timings – 6 am- 11 pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 300 for two

Reviews – 4.0

Sri Maruthi military hotel


This hidden gem tucked away in Rajaji Nagar serves the best chicken Donne biryani that goes well with mutton fry. It’s the best option if the other hotels are too crowded or closed. Must try the egg biryani with chili chicken as well, but if you don’t like too spicy food, then skip that. The hotel is also famous for leg soup and makes for a perfect, filling Sunday breakfast. 

Where –  122/1,14th Cross, 1st Block, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore

Timings – 6 am- 11 pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 300 for two

Reviews – 4.0

Chickpete donne biryani


“Sakkath hot maga. If biryani could be a person, it would be like Angelina Jolie on a plate, here. 😍 . One of the best Biryani joints in Bangalore”, says one Chickpete donne biryani fan, Vishwas Pulipati. This small hotel in Banashankari serves some of the famous donne biryani in Bangalore and has been serving its legacy since 1975. It’s one of the best places in Bangalore to have some authentic donne biryani that’s cooked in Karnataka style. 

Must try the chicken biryani with nati style chicken fry. Also, try the Kshatriya Kabab which seems to be a specialty here and customers’ favorite.  The outlet in Commercial street is the best biryani in Shivaji Nagar, Bangalore. Must try that too!

Chickpete donne biryani

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Where – Shop No. #480, Nagendra Block, Banashankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560050

Other outlets 

Timings – 11am–3:30pm, 7–10:30pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 600 for two

Reviews – 4.0

Ambur Biryani


Ambur biryani was born in Ambur, Tamil Nadu and it’s one of the most relished dishes in India. It’s Nawab Arcot’s specialty who first created the biryani recipe and cooked the amazing dish. Usually served with brinjal curry and cucumber raita (curd mixed with grated cucumber), Ambur biryani is surely Bangalore’s favorite biryani and the dish has traveled the world too. It’s cherished almost everywhere.

New Ambur Biryani point


This small biryani house on the corner of the main road is always crowded. As soon as the shop opens, people huddle to get their hands on lip-smacking plates of biryanis and kebabs. Must try the chicken biryani and the kebabs as many biryani lovers swear they are the best biryani in Bangalore. It’s best to parcel your items and enjoy the food in peace rather than eating on the spot standing amongst the crowd. 

New Ambur Biryani point

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Where – 303, 1st Main Rd, 1st Block Koramangala, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Timings – 11am-11pm

Cost –  Approximately Rs 80-150

Reviews – 4.3

Ambur star biryani 1890


This famous biryani hotel in Bangalore has been serving some of the best Ambur biryani since they first opened in 1890. The secret recipe was developed by Hussain Baig and has been passed down to his generations. Today, the hotel has been recognized all over India and has earned many awards for the taste and authenticity of the dishes. 

Ambur Star Biryani has 34 outlets in India and is expanding internationally as well. 

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Where – 9, Outer Ring Rd, BTM 2nd Stage, Kuvempu Nagar, Stage 2, BTM Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

Timings – 12pm to 11pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 400 for two

Reviews – 3.7

Muslim Biryani




Established 18 years ago as a small outlet in Frazer Town, Rahhams is a popular Biryani hotel in Bangalore. They have branches in Kammanahalli, RT Nagar, Airport Road, and Double road. Must try the mutton biryani. They also provide Mughlai and tandoori dishes that must not escape your eyes and mouth. Enjoy the delicacies in the quiet ambiance of the restaurant. 

Muslim Biryani

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Where – Kammanahalli

Timings – 12pm – 11 pm

Cost –  Approximately Rs 700 for two

Reviews – 4.0

Sharief Bhai


Are you waiting for your Muslim friend’s biryani feast after Ramadan? Wait no more! Sharief Bhai serves the best, authentic Muslim biryani all year round! The guests are welcomed by a warm ambiance, decent & hygiene seating, and air filled with the aroma of the dishes. Sharief Bhai serves a variety of soups and kebabs that can be paired with the wonderful plate of aromatic, irresistible biryani. They serve the best veg biryanis in Bangalore which comes in Hyderabadi dum style. 

Sharief Bhai

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Where –  68, Jyoti Nivas College Rd, Koramangala Industrial Layout, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560034

Timings – 12 pm – 1 am

Cost –  Approximately Rs 1000 for two

Reviews – 4.1

Behrouz Biryani

Brought to you from the lost recipe of Behrouz, experience the great royal biryani at one of the many outlets in Bangalore. The most famous biryani served is the Mehfil-e-Biryani which is studded with tender, juicy chicken and sprinkled with fragrant and aromatic spices. This dish is sure to leave your jaw hanging and your soul satisfied. It’s Behrouzi culture on a plate, after all! Must try the Alishaan and Shaan too, paired with dastaan-e-kebab. Finish your meal with a soothing dessert, the Shirin & sherbet. 

Behrouz Biryani

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Where –  SHOP NO A-94, 6/2, 24th Main Rd, TMC Layout, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078

Timings – Takeaway only for now

Cost –  Approximately Rs 700 for two

Reviews – 3.8

Best Hyderabadi Biryani in Bangalore


Nagarjuna Restaurants


Iconic restaurant Nagarjuna is known for traditional Andhra-style food served generously on a banana leaf. Expect mounds of rice with the helpings of assorted sauteed vegetables, pickles, raita, sambar, and of course, biryani with meat that falls off the bone, and the famous chilly chicken that are sure to leave you wanting more.  Nagarjuna sure makes the best Andhra biryani in Bangalore.

The service is quick and the food isn’t overly spiced. Given the homely feel to the ambiance and the food, Nagarjuna is a favorite among many Bangaloreans. 

Image source – zomato

Where – Meu Square, 174/1, Bannerghatta Main Rd, above KFC, Phase 4, J. P. Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560076

Other locations – 

Residency road




Timings – 12 pm–4 pm, 7 pm –11 pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 800 for two

Reviews – 4.2

Paradise Biryani


Known as the world’s favorite biryani, Paradise food court is indeed every biryani lover’s destination. The famous restaurant chain is a homage to the culinary culture of Hyderabad and is committed to serving the customers the best of Hyderabadi’s food. The food chain started as a small cafe in 1953 and has gradually expanded with many outlets all over the country.  Bangalore Paradise’s Hyderabadi dum biryani in Bangalore is famous and everybody’s favorite. The chicken dum biryani is exceptional too. They also make the best veg biryani in Bangalore.

The restaurant has several outlets in Bangalore. 

Paradise Biryani

Image source – swiggy

Where – 


New BEL road

JP Nagar

Electronic city

HSR Layout


Timings – 11am – 11pm

Cost –  Approximately Rs 800 for two

Reviews – 3.9

Meghana foods


Most Bangaloreans turn to Meghana foods to satisfy their biryani cravings and hunger pangs. There are few places in Bangalore that can serve biryanis to vegetarians and one of them is Meghana foods. They are known for serving heart-warming, soul-satisfying biryani. Mostly crowded during weekends, but can get a table in 15 minutes. Better order on Zomato. Must try the chicken boneless biryani and Meghana special biryani.

Meghana foods

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Where – No. 124 1st Cross Road, near Jyoti Nivas College, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560095

Timings – 11:30am–4pm, 7pm –11:30pm

Cost – Approximately Rs 900 for two

Reviews – 4.3

So these are the best biryani in Bangalore suited for every style and taste! Bangalore sure knows how to flirt with the foodies and provide the best culinary experience for everyone. Ready to go on a biryani-binge? We’re with you! Let us know which is your favorite biryani or any lesser-known hotels we must know about!


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