10 Best Places To Eat Biryani In Goa, India

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Aditi Roy
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Introduced to India by the Mughals, biryani was a dish designed to energize soldiers. Today, it is a staple in the homes of Indian families and is often eaten with mutton, vegetable, and chicken. Each family cooks biryani in a different manner, making this dish unique and unreplicable by others. If you wish to have a taste of this mixed rice dish and learn why it is gaining popularity around the world, come to Goa, India. Crowded throughout the year, tourists and locals head to Goa to rest and recharge at its gorgeous beaches while soaking in amazing architectural sights. Another reason why Goa is so well-liked is because of their tantalizing biryani that can be found around the city. If you’re looking to get your biryani fix, read on to find out where to get the best biryani in Goa, India.

1. Reshma Hyderabadi Biryani

Mutton Biriyani - Rich Maha, Vermont South
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Set on Baga beach, Reshma Hyderabadi Biryani is the place you want to head to after a day of fun. Fill your tummy with a dose of their chicken biryani that will make you come back for more. Many say their biryani tastes no different from the one made by mothers at home. There are many other food options here that have received praise such as the paneer masala and fried pomfret. This place is easy to miss so do keep your eyes peeled.

Reshma Hyderabadi Biryani

Address: Calangute - Baga Rd, Bardez, Calangute, Goa 403516, India

Website: Reshma Hyderabadi Biryani

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

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2. Delhi Darbar Calangute, Goa

Enjoy biryani
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Come to this luxurious restaurant fitted with plush chairs if you are craving North Indian cuisine. Prices are slightly higher than the usual places but the meals here are certainly worth your money. Eat the zesty biryani here and you will find yourself in gastronomic heaven. For the ultimate dining experience, order the butter chicken and fish kebab that goes along with your biryani. Vegetarian options are also available here. Another dish popular among customers is the butter naan. You will go for seconds once you sink your teeth into its pillowy, buttery dough. End your meal by having their famous sizzling brownie with vanilla ice cream.

Delhi Darbar Calangute, Goa

Address: Near Calangute Beach,, behind IDFC ATM, Calangute, Goa 403516, India

Website: Delhi Darbar Calangute, Goa

Opening hours: 8am - 11:15pm (daily)

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3. Niyaaz

Mutton Biryani
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For a taste of Mughlai cuisine, a blend of Indian and Persian culinary styles, drop by Niyaaz. Known for their exceptional customer service and superb food, you can bet you will be in good hands here. Guests flock here to savor their rich and aromatic mutton biryani and prawn biryani. Other dishes that you want to have alongside your biryani are the juicy grilled chicken and well-marinated kebab. If you prefer to enjoy these delicacies at home, Niyaaz offers delivery services.


Address: Kenkre Center, Shop 4-5, NH 66, near Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa 403202, India

Website: Niyaaz

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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4. Zaki's Biryani By Mughlai Munch

Vijayawada Chicken Biryani
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Eat your fill at Zaki’s Biryani By Mughlai Munch. Known for their massive food portions, this is a great place to drop by if you are famished or would like to hold a party. You will have a hard time choosing what to eat because of their extensive menu. Some must-eats are their chicken biryani and lollipop chicken which is succulent and flavourful. Complete your meal by going for their custard pudding. This place is slightly smaller so be prepared to wait if you intend to go during their lunch hours. Delivery is another option for customers who prefer to have their meals in the comfort of their homes.

Zaki's Biryani By Mughlai Munch

Address: Sterling Apartment, Santa Inez, Panaji, Goa 403001, India

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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5. Copperleaf Restaurant

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A fine-dining restaurant, this is the place to be if you are hosting a dinner for your colleagues or celebrating your anniversary with your loved ones. The smell of the mouthwatering chicken biryani will hit your face before it arrives on your table. Tear the tender chicken or the crispy fish apart and pair it with a scoop of rice. There’s an on-site bar that serves cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Order a drink to go with your meal and you will be on cloud nine. With an easily accessible location and wonderful customer service, you can be sure that your meal here will be as pleasant as it can be.

Copperleaf Restaurant

Address: Chogm Rd, SBI Colony, Porvorim, Alto Porvorim, Pilerne, Goa 403521, India

Website: Copperleaf Restaurant

Opening hours: 11:30am - 3:30pm and 7pm - 11pm (daily)

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6. Paradise Kitchen Hyderabadi Biryani, Goa

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Head to Paradise Kitchen Hyderabadi Biryani for a taste of biryani that will excite your senses. Their menu may not be as comprehensive as other restaurants but what they have to offer is more than sufficient. Choose from one of the combos available such as their vegetable biryani, chicken biryani, and mutton biryani. Good value for money with food arriving in large portions, this is a place where you want to bring teenagers who are bouncing with energy. Customers who are holding a biryani party at home can order in bulk here.

Paradise Kitchen Hyderabadi Biryani, Goa

Address: Shop No, 12 & 13, Gera’s Imperium Green, Neougi Nagar, Mala, Panaji, Goa 403001, India

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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7. Britto's

best biryani in goa | britto's
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Watch the waves lap against the shore while wolfing down your biryani. Order a beer tower to accompany your meal. A seaside restaurant, Britto’s is not only famous for its biryani but also their seafood. Try their signature seafood curry platter and you will be greeted with a plethora of dishes such as king prawns, lobster, and the fragrant and spicy biryani. As night falls, there will be a band belting out the latest tunes. Guests are welcomed to sing along and join them in a karaoke session. Come here for a fun-filled experience.


Address: House No.7, 171, Calangute - Baga Rd, Saunta Vaddo, Baga, Goa 403516, India

Website: Britto’s

Opening hours: 8:30am - 12am (daily)

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8. Earthen Oven

Chicken Biryani
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You know a restaurant is good if locals highly recommend it. Try out Earthen Oven if you are new to North Indian cuisine. The food here is served in a buffet style so you can taste different delicacies without being limited to what you have ordered. Yummy food coupled with a warm ambiance and live music will enrich your eating journey here at Earthen Oven. According to customers, a must-try is the buttery chicken. Put a dollop of the gravy on your biryani and you will find yourself hankering for more of that tasty basmati rice.

Earthen Oven

Address: Acron Place, 283, Fort Aguada Rd, Candolim, Goa 403516, India

Website: Earthen Oven

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9. Bawarchi Biryani - Dom Pedro Fast Food

Arabian Biryani with Chicken Tandoori on Top
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Don’t underestimate the prowess of the chef by the looks of the stall. Behold the arrival of the spicy biryani that is topped with fall-off-the-bone chicken or mutton. Frequented by locals, this shop by the road provides quality biryani at affordable prices. Open until 11pm, this is a place you want to remember if you find yourself yearning for a biryani that is cooked with a variety of spices from the bottom of the heart. Try to come here during the weekdays as the area is flooded with people during the weekends. If you don’t want to squeeze with the crowd, opt for delivery.

Bawarchi Biryani - Dom Pedro Fast Food

Address: Marquis Vaddo, opposite Shri Shantadurga Mandir, Candolim, Goa 403114, India

Opening hours: 9am - 11pm (daily)

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10. Hotel Shagun

Nasi Biryani
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Hotel Shagun has a variety of food options for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Craving for Chinese and North Indian cuisines? Satisfy your tastebuds here. They are known to whip up one of the best mutton biryanis in town because of how fresh the meat is. The homely environment also keeps customers from leaving. They say it is Hotel Shagun where they can have a taste of their mother’s cooking. Hotel Shagun is rather small so try to arrive early if you are patronizing the restaurant during dinner time.

Hotel Shagun

Address: Old Station Road, opposite Kamat Milan Lodge, Margao, Goa 403601, IndiaDummy address

Opening hours: Tues - Sun: 12:01pm - 11:30pm; Mon: 12:01pm - 4pm

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A biryani feast

Feast on biryani while you are in Goa, India. Each restaurant has its own culinary style and you will never taste the same biryani twice. Savor it and let the food do its talking by venturing into each restaurant listed above.

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Goa (state)

There are several vegetarian Biryani options available in Goa. In Panjim, one of my favorite places to stop by for yummy veg biryani is Sheetal Hotel. Their paneer biryani is mouthwateringly good and best enjoyed with a side of onion, pickles, and raita (curd with vegetables). 

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Isabelle is an educator and a self-professed foodie. When she is not teaching away in school, she is either out looking for interesting foods, at the gym or reading at home.

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