10 Best Spots For Biryani In New Delhi, India

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New Delhi is not only the capital of India but also the food capital of all the famous street delicacies loved by the local crowd. Delhi is known both for its rich history and mouthwatering dishes. This city offers a variety of yummy platters and the rich diversity in their cuisine makes it very popular among tourists as well. From fine dining restaurants to multiple street food stalls, this place has it all. Foodies and gastronomes are spoiled for choice by the wide variety of cuisines found here. One such flavorful and popular dish - with locals and travelers alike - are the tasty biryanis. Here’s a look at the best spots to find biryani in New Delhi, India.

1. Karim’s

A renowned restaurant, Karim’s is sought out by customers for its mouthwatering chicken and mutton biryani. People return to this eatery to savor the amazing dishes that are tasty and retain authentic flavors. Prepared with the exact amount of spices, the flavors and the fragrance tempt one to sample the biryani. Popularly known as the city’s most famous culinary destination, this historic restaurant is a must-visit for all food lovers. Apart from biryanis, they also serve kebabs, pulao, naan, roti, korma, and kheer.

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Address: 16, Gali Kababian, Jama Masjid, New Delhi

Website: Karim’s

Opening hours: 9am - 12:30pm (daily)

2. Nasir Iqbal Biryani

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This non-vegetarian, blue-tiled restaurant is an easy to spot place in the Nizamuddin area. Prepared with mild spices, rice, tossed meat, and green chilies, this hotspot offers biryani platters filled with exquisite flavors. Additional chutney is also provided along with the biryani to add an extra zing to the taste. Guests can also opt for other yummy delicacies including a wide variety of kebabs.

Nasir Iqbal Biryani

Address: 268 A, Basti Hazrat Nizammudin, Opposite Markaz Nizamuddin, Nizammudin West, Nizamuddin West, New Delhi 110013

Opening hours: 8am - 11:30pm (daily)

3. Al Jawahar

Situated near Jama Masjid, this diner is one of the finest Mughlai restaurants in Delhi. With a simple setting and a beautiful ambiance, this restaurant offers mouthwatering authentic rice biryanis accompanied by mutton korma, tangy salad, and raita. Cooked in a handi and prepared with succulent pieces of mutton, people come here over and over again to sample the yummy food. You can also order other dishes like tandoori roti, pasanda, and chicken changeezi.

Al Jawahar Restaurant

Address: 8 Matia Mahal Road Jama Masjid, Kalan Mehal, New Delhi, Delhi 110006

Website: Al Jawahar

Opening hours: 7:30am - 2:30am (daily)

4. Deez

If you are a biryani lover and in search of the best Hyderabadi chicken Biryani, then this would be the right place to visit. They offer five different types of biryani recipes which are served in six handi sizes enough for sixty people. Ranging from small, medium, large, jumbo, party to grand jubilee sizes, these handis (a pot) keep the biryanis hot for three hours. Prepared in rice bran oil, their biryani is good for health-conscious people. Lucknowi biryani, Hyderabadi biryani, Heart Healthy biryani for the diet conscious, Dilli 6 biryani and a Pakistani biryani are the various types of biryanis served here along with Navrattan korma, and chicken kebab.

Deez Biryani

Address: Flyover Market, Shop No. 91 - 93, Bridal Road, Block C, Lajpat Nagar I, Defence Colony, New Delhi, Delhi 110024

Website: Deez

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

5. Bikkgane Biryani

Bikkgane Biryani is a beautifully decorated dining outlet, serving awesome food at a reasonable price. With lively ambiance, high-quality service and amazing presentation, they delight customers with mouthwatering biryani and Hyderabadi platters. The chefs use the finest ingredients to prepare the classic preparations of kebabs, tikkas, curries and biryanis. With various options like tangri kebab, shahi paneer, butter chicken, Andhra mutton curry and Bikkgane special biryani available on the menu, this place is a biryani lovers’ paradise.

Bikkgane Biryani

Address: Shop No 2, P Block, Ground Floor, 90, Baba Kharak Singh Rd, Opposite PVR Rivoli, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Bikkgane Biryani

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 10:45pm (daily)

6. Biryani Blues

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Biryani Blues offer fresh and price-worthy food, and this, in turn, attracts a huge crowd throughout the day. Serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies, this place gained many accolades when it started with Hyderabadi dum biryanis. It is a traditional delicacy of meat or vegetables with rice, where the meat is first marinated with yogurt and spices, and then mixed with basmati rice. With a colorful and comfortable interior, great service, awesome taste, and a reasonable price, it has opened many outlets in a few years.

Biryani Blues

Address: Scindia House 9 Connaught Circus Atma Ram Mension, Connaught Cir, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

Website: Biryani Blues

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

7. Alkauser

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A popular spot in Delhi, this well-known eatery serves delicious Lucknowi-style dum biryanis and kebabs. Though the ambiance is not too great, the taste of the biryanis and the kebabs are top-notch. Locals and tourists gather over here to taste their three different varieties of mouthwatering biryanis and the best galoti kebabs in Delhi. The meat is very moist and flavorful, and it melts instantly once put in the mouth. If you are vegetarian, stroll in here with friends or family to taste their delicious vegetable biryani and phirni.


Address: Vasant Place Market, 30 Near Malai Temple, Sector 6, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Website: Alkauser

Opening hours: Tue: 7pm - 11pm, Wed - Mon: 12pm - 4pm, 7pm - 11pm

8. Gulati Spice Market

This traditional venue for North Indian and Mughlai cuisine serves a huge variety of vegetarian dishes along with alcohol. Grab a mug of beer, and enjoy that with the aromatic dum Gosht biryani. Prepared with incredibly soft pieces of meat, they easily melt in your mouth and the taste lingers for a long time.

Gulati Spice Market

Address: GF-18, Southern Park Mall, Behind Select Citywalk Mall, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi

Website: Gulati Spice Market

Opening hours: 12pm - 12:30am (daily)

9. Kolkata Biryani House

As the name suggests, Kolkata Biryani House serves the authentic Kolkata-style biryani in their takeaway and delivery counter. Prepared with mildly flavored rice, meat and potatoes, the delicacies have no other match in the city. Apart from the four types of biryanis including the Egg Biryani, Veg Biryani, Chicken Biryani and Mutton Biryani, they also serve kebabs and rolls. With reasonable price and maintaining the perfect cooking style, this eatery is always in huge demand and has a long queue waiting behind the counters.

Kolkata Biryani House

Address: Shop No. 49, Market No 1, Block C, Chittaranjan, New Delhi 110019

Website: Kolkata Biryani House

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

10. Taufeeq Ki Biryani

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Popularly known as Dilpasand Biryani Point, this is a well-known spot among both tourists and locals. If you are walking down the streets of Chandni Chowk, no food lover would miss this eatery. Stop here to either grab a seat or pack kilos of their special Buff Biryani to take back home and share it with friends and family. Worthy of the price, the smell and the taste bring back customers over and over again.

Taufeeq Ki Biryani

Address: 887, Kalan Mehal, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110002

Website: Taufeeq Ki Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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New Delhi has a lot to offer in terms of culture, nightlife, food and more. Some food items are prepared for centuries and the cooking secrets have been passed down through the generations. There’s plenty to explore in New Delhi but make sure you do not miss out on tasting the different types of biryanis available in the Indian capital.

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