Where To Get The Best Biryani In Atlanta, Georgia

best biryani in atlanta
Franchesca Judine
Franchesca Judine 
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Popular in India as a hearty lunch or dinner, biryani has made its way to all corners of the world, including the diverse and culturally rich city of Atlanta! Atlanta is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, and this is reflected in the number of cuisines and dishes you will find just walking through the streets. So, if you’re ever in the mood for some authentic Indian food, you don’t have to jump on an excruciating, long haul flight. Whether you’re in the mood for the classic and ever-so-delicious biryani or another flavourful South Asian dish, you can definitely find just what you need in this diverse city. Here’s our guide on where to get the best biryani in Atlanta, Georgia.

1. Tabla

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Get your rice fix with our Parda Biryani. Steamed in a copper bowl with naan crust on top, it’s sure to add flavor to your meal.

Posted by Tabla Atlanta on Sunday, 6 October 2019

Tabla is a sleek restaurant serving the best Indian food in the whole of Midtown Atlanta. Founded on authentic Indian dishes with contemporary twists, this lovely restaurant offers an elegant dining experience. Tabla boasts a luxurious ambiance that never loses the touch of traditional Indian culture. Their menu features an array of flavourful dishes, including their ever-so-famous biryani. Tabla serves the classic biryani, native to Hyderabadi cuisine. It comes roasted with varied spices, saffron and rose water, as well as patrons’ choice of meat or vegetable.


Address: 77 12th St NE #2, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Website: Tabla

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sun: 4:30pm - 10pm

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2. Blue India

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We love it when our customers take awesome pictures! Thanks to @bitchin_family_kitchen for this great picture. •...

Posted by Blue India on Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Determined to continue the influence of Indian cuisine across the world, Blue India delves into British-Indian culture and uses a number of Anglo-Indian recipes for a true culinary experience. From chutneys and curries to cocktails and beers, this lovely restaurant has it all to satisfy your cravings. Blue India’s menu features authentic Indian dishes, most of which are cooked in a traditional clay oven to lock in all those amazing flavors. We recommend ordering the tender Tandoori Mixed Grill or the ever-so flavourful Chicken Tikka Masala. And of course, you can’t leave Blue India without trying their Hyderabadi-style steamed biryani that comes with an assortment of fragrant spices and herbs, atop a bed of patrons’ choice of meat.

Blue India

Address: 933 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, United States

Website: Blue India

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm

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3. Cafe Bombay

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Home to a buffet feast of exquisite Indian dishes and belly dancing, Cafe Bombay is your ticket to India without the long-haul flight. The restaurant introduces the finest of Indian cuisines through an array of cooking and preparation techniques native to the Indian sub-continent. Using a clay oven and an Indian wok, this amazing restaurant creates a harmony of flavors and colors that will leave you coming back for more and more. Cafe Bombay serves everything from bread to rice dishes to desserts. But of course, their most famous dish is their Bombay Special Biryani. Mixed with chicken, lamb, and shrimp, alongside their special biryani spices, this beautiful rice dish will truly curb any cravings.

Cafe Bombay

Address: 2615 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, United States

Website: Cafe Bombay

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 11pm; Sat: 12pm - 11pm; Sun: 12pm - 10pm

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4. Aamar Indian Cuisine

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Posted by Aamar Indian Cuisine on Monday, 11 May 2015

Located right in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Aamar Indian Cuisine serves up the best Indian food in town. With a hospitable ambiance and friendly staff, you’ll truly feel at home at this restaurant. The menu features fresh and authentic Indian food at the best prices. Many locals praise their staple chicken curry or their special tilapia bhoona. But of course, their biryani is definitely a must-try! The biryani comes with an array of meat options that you can choose from. From goat to chicken tikka, you can enjoy a burst of flavor and a wonderful harmony of spices and herbs.

Aamar Indian Cuisine

Address: 100 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303, United States

Website: Aamar Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon, Wed & Thu: 4pm - 11:30pm; Fri: 5pm - 11:30pm; Sat - Sun: 1pm - 11:30pm

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5. Bismillah Cafe

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Posted by Bismillah Cafe on Saturday, 4 March 2017

Known for its modern take of Indian classics, Bismillah Cafe is a local icon for its tremendous food, service, and atmosphere. Guaranteed to make you feel like you’re with family, this charming restaurant offers comforting and filling halal meals for anyone who walks through their door. They offer non-vegetarian, vegetarian, and vegan dishes to make sure that anyone and everyone is well-fed. Make sure you try their special chicken shawarma wrap and the delicious hilsha curry. Their biryani is also not one to miss out on. We recommend their one-of-a-kind chicken shawarma biryani or their special kassi biryani lamb.

Bismillah Cafe

Address: 4022 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, United States

Website: Bismillah Cafe

Opening hours: 11am - 10:30pm (daily)

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6. Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine

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This is even better than a box of chocolates.

Posted by Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine on Friday, 14 February 2020

Utilizing a unique blend of spices and taking inspiration from culinary styles all across India, Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine provides an exciting and genuine Indian culinary experience. Determined to spread and share the beauty of Indian food across Atlanta, this comfortable restaurant serves nothing but the best and freshest dishes and treats. A visit to Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine would not be complete without trying their special biryani dishes. Cooked with specialty Bombay spices and served with the restaurant’s secret sauce, their biryani will surely give a flavor trip like never before.

Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine

Address: 451 Moreland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States

Website: Planet Bombay Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 2:45pm, 5:30pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 1pm - 10:45pm

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7. Niramish Indian Cuisine

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Serving only the best comfort food in the city, Niramish Indian Cuisine makes fresh and authentic Indian food that you’ll always come back to. The restaurant is highly regarded by locals and it is often frequented by returning customers for their rich and creamy, and immensely flavourful food. Considered a true insight into Indian culture, the restaurant also provides the friendliest service and a homey atmosphere. Many recommend the creamy chana masala, the spicy samosas, and the flavourful vindaloo. Of course, you can’t leave without having their biryani. Abundant with the authentic flavors of Hyderabadi, this amazing rice dish alone explains why Niramish Indian Cuisine is so popular.

Niramish Indian Cuisine

Address: 1138 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, United States

Website: Niramish Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: 5pm - 11pm (daily)

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8. Bhojanic Restaurant

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Hope everyone is safe and sound out there. We are open today 12-8 and are offering curbside pick up. We are offering 25%...

Posted by Bhojanic Buckhead on Sunday, 15 March 2020

This restaurant uses recipes and cooking techniques that were passed from generation to generation. Founded on familial values and an authentic passion for Indian cuisine, expect a no-frills dining experience that provides nothing less than fresh ingredients and a wonderful balance of flavors. When visiting Bhojanic Restaurant, you definitely have to try their modern interpretations of Indian classics such as their Pani Puri and their iconic chicken tikka masala poutine. Although, nothing beats their delicious biryani. The restaurant serves an assortment of biryanis every day of the week, all of which feature a beautiful blend of meat, saffron, and fried onion. It is also served with raita, pickles, and papadam.

Bhojanic Restaurant

Address: 3400 Around Lenox Rd #201, Atlanta, GA 30326, United States

Website: Bhojanic Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat: 11:30am - 10pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm

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9. Swapna Indian Cuisine

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Armed with the mission to provide an exciting Indian culinary experience and with an arsenal of authentic spices and herbs, Swapna Indian Cuisine is your one-stop-shop for delicious Indian food. Serving dishes that emulate the diverse flavors of North and South India, prepare to be taken on a flavor journey all through the entire sub-continent. Make sure to order their butter chicken or tikka masala. Their chicken biryani is also not one to miss out on. Bursting with so many textures and flavors, this rice dish will surely fill you right up. However, if you can’t seem to choose, Swapna Indian Cuisine also offers a daily lunch buffet featuring all your favorite Indian treats.

Swapna Indian Cuisine

Address: 2655 Cobb Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339, United States

Website: Swapna Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5:30pm - 10pm; Sat: 11:30am - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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10. Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine

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Posted by Purnima Bangladeshi and Indian Cuisine on Friday, 11 November 2016

Home of the best and freshest Bangladeshi food in the city, this quaint family-run eatery should totally be your next go-to lunch spot. Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine serves nothing but authentic Bangladeshi food made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. Many patrons recommend their decadent lamb vindaloo and chicken tikka masala. Although, we highly recommend their biryani. With varied options for meats or vegetables, you get an extremely filling meal that is abundant with flavor and just the right amount of spice.

Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine

Address: 4646 Buford Hwy NE A, Chamblee, GA 30341, United States

Website: Purnima Bangladeshi Cuisine

Opening hours: Mon - Tue, Thu - Fri: 3:30pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 12:30pm - 11pm (closed on Wed)

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Spice up your trip to Atlanta

Lamb Biryani
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Home to so many South Asian restaurants, you definitely can’t leave Atlanta without trying the iconic biryani. Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, this amazing and flavourful rice dish is a must-try. So, next time you’re in the city, make sure to visit any one of these restaurants for a culinary experience like never before. You won’t regret it.

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