10 Best Spots For Biryani In Chennai, India

best biryani in chennai
Venkatraman Dhamodaran
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Venkatraman Dhamodaran

Located on the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India, Chennai is referred to as the gateway to south India and is one of the important cities in India’s Information Technology, manufacturing, and health sectors. Although Chennai is still deeply rooted to its traditions and culture, it has also become home to a host of big automotive giants like Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors earning it the name Detroit of India. It has become a major tourist destination due to its numerous historical, cultural, and architectural attractions like the Fort St. George among many others. Aside from the tourist spots, Chennai also provides the best accommodations through its amazing sea-view hotels and business hotels. If you’re planning to visit Chennai for a holiday, check out below a list of the best spots for biryani in Chennai, India.

1. Ambur Star Briyani

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Posted by AMBUR STAR BRIYANI on Sunday, July 18, 2021

While your family and friends may be enjoying the sumptuous meals you prepare in your hotel with in-room kitchen, it is still highly recommended that you visit Ambus Star Biryani. This restaurant is one of the most popular biryani outlets in Chennai. It’s a family-owned and operated restaurant that has kept the family tradition of preparing and serving the most delicious biryani for four generations. This is a favorite biryani spot for tourists coming to Chennai due to its mouthwatering menus. The restaurant specializes in a variety of biryani menus that have been prepared from freshly acquired ingredients and expertly cooked by experienced chefs. Treat your taste buds and enjoy the sweet aromas from these varieties which include mutton biryani, chicken biryani, and bucket biryani which you can enjoy with family or friends. For a memorable biryani experience, Ambur Star Biryani is the place to be.

Ambur Star Briyani

Address: No: 79, T Block, 5th main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600040

Website: Ambur Star Briyani

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm (daily)

2. Thalappakatti Biryani

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Only a few things in life do ever so seldom come together to give you a taste so rich, so flavourful, that it'll leave...

Posted by THALAPPAKATTI RESTAURANT on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Thalappakatti Biryani is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Chennai that is solely focused on ensuring that the biryani they serve to their esteemed customers is both savory and unique. The food is prepared using the best ingredients prepared from the best quality masala products, top quality Seeraga samba rice which is popularly known as parakkum sittu, and meat sourced from the best breeds of cattle. The mouthwatering menus served at this hotel are of the highest quality. The restaurant has gained widespread popularity across south India for its high-quality tasty biryani menus which include veg biriyani cuisine, chicken gravy, starters, desserts, Thalappakatti specials and many more.

Thalappakatti Biryani

Address: Govindan Rd, 11th Avenue, Mettuppalayam, West Mambalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600033

Website: Thalappakatti Biryani

Opening hours: 10:50am - 12am (daily)

3. Buhari

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Posted by Buhari - Mount Road on Saturday, July 3, 2021

Buhari is a biryani restaurant in Chennai serving a myriad of tasty Indian dishes. Their delicious biryani is carefully prepared from high-quality masala and the best quality rice so as to ensure their customers experience the best dining experience ever. The food is prepared with a traditional touch coupled with innovative and creative means to ensure the best quality food. The menus offer a wide range of delicacies to select from including keema samosas, kali mirch kebabs, Ceylon chicken parotta, and barbecue chicken among others. Pay a visit to Buhari and enjoy a dining experience like no other as you treat your taste buds to some tasty biryani.


Address: No. G.N, 25, Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty Rd, Lakshimi Colony, T Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India

Website: Buhari

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Travel tip by Tamil Nadu Local Expert - Venkatraman
Posted on: Feb 26, 2020

One of the must-try biryani places in Chennai.

4. Aasife Biryani

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Layers Of Flavour Served with Love @ Aasife Biriyani - Koyambedu For Delivery call @ 9962 360 360 For Online Order Click...

Posted by Aasife Biriyani Koyambedu on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Biryani is one of the things Chennai is famous for, so if you want to experience it, head to Aasife Biryani. This place strives to serve its customers with the best high-quality biriyani. The recipes are prepared using the best expertly selected ingredients prepared using high-quality rice and quality masala products. The delicious dishes are expertly crafted by one of the most experienced chefs in the region. The iconic restaurant has a carved out a positive reputation for offering the best biriyani and unprecedented customer satisfaction. Serving a variety of delicacies on its menu which include, biriyani, seafood, mutton, chicken, and vegetarian dishes, ensures that Aasife Biryani stands out from the rest of biriyani restaurants in Chennai.

Aasife Biryani

Address: No.58, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Koyambedu Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 600107

Website: Aasife Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

5. Yaa Mohideen

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Posted by YAA . Mohaideen briyani centre pallavaram on Friday, March 24, 2017

Yaa Mohideen is one of the favorite biryani outlets in the area serving a variety of different Indian delicacies. Their recipes comprise of high-quality flavors and fresh ingredients which have been meticulously selected by an experienced chef so as to ensure the best delectable dining experience. It is one of those few restaurants in Chennai where you can take your family out for dinner and have them enjoy the best of culinary Indian cuisine or you can have a corporate meeting due to its ambiance and the warm hospitality from the catering team. The menu consists of colorful and savory mouthwatering delicacies that will melt your taste glands.

Yaa Mohideen

Address: No: 4/15B, Church Road, Opp to Uzhavar Sandhai, C.Pallavaram, Pallavaram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600043, India

Website: Yaa Mohideen

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

6. Copper Chimney

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This is one of the most sought out biryani restaurants in the area, and while enjoying good food is one of the best things to do alone, the giant servings make this more of a family-friendly eatery. Copper Chimney Restaurant offers a variety of savory delicacies that will leave you yearning for more. The restaurant’s menu comprises of a variety of flavorful Mughlai cuisines that will make you salivate after smelling the aroma coming from your plate. It doesn’t matter if it’s a corporate meeting or just an informal get together, this is the ideal place to meet up and share delicious meals and a great conversation.

Copper Chimney

Address: 73, Cathedral Rd, Kanakasri Nagar, Gopalapuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600086, India

Website: Copper Chimney

Opening hours: 12pm - 3pm, 7pm - 11:30pm (daily)

7. Anjappar

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Posted by Anjappar Chettinad AC Restaurant on Monday, July 12, 2021

Anjappar is one of the first restaurants in Chennai, if not the first, to treat their customers from all around the world with the famed delicious Chettiars cuisine. Having mastered the art of using spices over the years, Anjappar has always ensured that its customers enjoy the most mouth-watering biryani ever. The restaurant is unique in that it combines traditional homemade recipes with the freshness of ingredients to give a unique dining experience. In its menus, you will find a variety of delicious dishes, both veg, and non-veg, which can either be ordered online or could be served as banquet menus.


Address: 1/85 East Coast Road, SH 49, Palavakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600041, India

Website: Anjappar

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

8. Paradise Biryani

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Spicy, light, lip-smacking, and perfect dish for seafood and biryani lovers with a flavourful mix of rice and spices....

Posted by Paradise on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Paradise is a biryani restaurant which boasts a lovely variety of biryani, kebabs, and desserts in Chennai. Treat your taste buds to a delectable selection of royal Hyderabadi cuisine. The recipes are professionally prepared using the best quality flavors and high-quality rice. It’s the perfect restaurant where you can hold a family dinner or treat your loved one to a romantic dinner. The use of traditional methods of preparing food coupled with new innovative ways ensures that customers can enjoy exquisite culinary delights that are widely known for their savory taste and an unrivaled purity.

Paradise Biryani

Address: Mount Poonamalle High Rd, Venkateshwara Nagar, Mugalivakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600116, India

Website: Paradise Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

9. Salem RR Biriyani

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Everyone loves BIRYANI! Salem RR never forget to bring wide range of delicious biryani for the people! Choose your...

Posted by Salem RR Biryani on Sunday, July 18, 2021

When craving biryani, you can’t go wrong with a place that’s been tried and tested for more than 30 years. With more outlets than you can count with your hands, Salem RR Biryani offers a wide variety of the iconic mixed rice dish, along with other ethnic South and North Indian cuisine.

Some of their specialties include mutton biryani, tandoori, mutton rezala, and the signature chicken biryani. This restaurant chain prides itself in diverse flavors with rich aromas and also serves bucket biryanis that are best shared with your loved ones!

Salem RR Biriyani

Address: No.14, Habibullah Rd, Satyamurthy Nagar, T. Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India

Website: Salem RR Biriyani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

10. Sukkubhai Biryani

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Posted by Sukkubhai Biryani on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Starting out as a coffee stall, Sukkubhai Biryani has grown into one of the best biryani spots in Chennai. This multicuisine restaurant serves biryanis of different meat, as well as a tasty vegetable biryani. Their other Indian dishes include haryali chicken, tandoori, and mutton thikka.

For other cuisines, some of the must-try at Sukkubhai are the chili garlic beef, sweet corn chicken soup, shawarma, and kebabs. There are continental options, too! With a nice selection of pasta, pizza, and salad, you can have a taste of the world right here.

Sukkubhai Biryani

Address: No 333, MKN Rd, next to Indian Bank, Alandur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India

Website: Sukkubhai Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Best spots for biryani in Chennai, India

Chicken Biryani in Chennai
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Whether you’re planning a vacation or just a romantic getaway to India, the place has plenty of great places to eat. There are 24-hour restaurants and themed restaurants for you to check out, too. Above are the best spots for biryani in Chennai that will ensure that you have a memorable experience during your stay.

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