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10 Best Spots For Biryani In Kolkata, India - Updated 2020

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Katie
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Kinkini Ghosh
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Kolkata, also known as Calcutta, is the capital of India’s West Bengal state. It is a fascinating city where you can see both Indian culture and heritage intermingled with English influences. Kolkata is a myriad of people, known for their burgeoning artistic and progressive scene. Spend your days milling around the Victoria Memorial which holds artworks and Indian history, walk across the Howrah Bridge for a unique picture, and, of course, visit the stunning Dakshineswar Kali Temple. Head to Park Street for the hustle and bustle, or grab a seat in a local eatery and test-out one of the many tempting dishes on the menu. In fact, Kolkata is famously known for its excellent biryani. So, let your nose take you to one of these top ten spots for biryani in Kolkata, India.

1. Aminia


With seven branches in Kolkata alone, we’re sure that you’ll stumble upon this popular restaurant. Step inside and we can guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. It is known as a local hotspot for mutton biryani, good quality food at an excellent place with a friendly atmosphere and you’ll still have change left in your pockets. They also offer a vegetarian biryani which is worth an honorable mention.

Aminia

Address: Central Area, Chinar Park, Kolkata (Calcutta), India

Website: Aminia

Opening hours: 10.30am - 10.30pm (daily)

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2. Arsalan


A bit more expensive than our previous listing, but still offering excellent value for money head to Arsalan if you fancy trying their Hyderabadi biriyani. In fact, many different types of Biryani are served in this friendly atmosphere. There are three branches in Kolkata and each one is a great hotspot.

Arsalan

Address: Marina Garden Court, 191 Park Street, Kolkata 700017

Website: Arsalan

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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3. Dada Boudir Hotel Restaurant


The space itself might be compact but what better way to meet the locals? The portion sizes are large, the price is good and the food is absolutely excellent. You’ll be licking your fingers clean with every meal. In fact, you’ll soon discover that Dada Boudir Hotel Restaurant is famous for its biryani. Unsurprisingly it gets very busy so expect to wait, but believe us when we say that it is worth the wait.

Dada Boudir Hotel Restaurant

Address: 1 Ghosh Para Road | Barrackpore, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700002, India

Website: Dada Boudir Hotel

Opening hours: 9.30am - 11pm (daily)

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4. Manzilat’s


Less of a restaurant more of dining at someone’s house, just one chef personally cooks and delivers all of the food to you. You should expect friendly service and plenty of time for chatting and laughing. The owner is an incredible woman and is even related to royalty. Not only will you enjoy delicious food, but you’re sure to learn a lot and have one of your most enjoyable experiences in Kolkata. Be sure to book a seat at least two weeks in advance to avoid disappointment.

Manzilat’s

Address: Plot-I, Phase-III, Kasba Industrial Estate,Behind Ruby Hospital Area, Kolkata

Website: Manzilat’s

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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5. Rahmania


What once started as a tiny eatery has known grown to be very popular in the surrounding areas. You can expect it to be packed-out during the office lunchtime hours. Don’t let that put you off though as the menu and modern facilities make Rahmani a great spot to enjoy some classic biryani. Be sure to team it with the chicken chaap to set your tastebuds alight.

Rahmania

Address: 56, Park Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata

Website: Rahmania

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

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6. India Restaurant


This is much more of a ‘restaurant’ in terms of what a westerner would expect. With an extensive menu, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your tastes. But, by far the best way to enjoy a meal at India Restaurant is to order a variety of items and share them. Be sure to include the kachi biryani on your food order.

India Restaurant

Address: 34 Karl Marx Sarani, Kidderpore, Kolkata-700023

Website: India Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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7. Haan ‘D’ Biryani


If you want to enjoy the true taste of biryani but are worried about the calories then head to Haan ’D’ Biryani restaurant. The lowest fat recipe is the delicious chicken biryani with the mutton biryani following a close second. Don’t worry though, it may be much less fat but it’s the same great taste! Founded in 2011, this eatery has already gained a strong following, why not join them?

Haan ‘D’ Biryani

Address: 8 AJC Bose Road Kolkata - 700017

Website: Haan ‘D’ Biryani

Opening hours: 1pm - 10pm (closed on Tues)

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8. Haji Saheb


This restaurant is in a great spot and offers a wide menu of traditional kebabs and meals. It also opens till late so is ideal for midnight cravings. The food is fresh, the staff is polite and you are sure a very friendly welcoming experience. Expect to leave with a fully satisfied tum. The pan-fried fish is particularly popular here, although you can’t go wrong with the traditional biryani options.

Haji Saheb

Address: 26 Circus Avenue | Unit Park Circus, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700017, India

Website: Haji Saheb

Opening hours: 12pm - 1am (daily)

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9. Oudh 1590


Again, with multiple sites across Kolkata, we’re sure that you’ll stumble upon Oudh 1590. This is so much more than simply another restaurant with good biryanis. The experience here is aimed to transport you back in time to 1590 to enjoy traditional Oudh cuisine. This is your chance to enjoy ‘period dining.’ First on your list should be the authentic awadhi biryani. For something a bit extra-special, head to Oudh 1590 and you won’t be left hungry or disappointed.

Oudh 1590

Address: 23B, Deshapriya Park Road, Opposite Carmel Primary School, Kalighat, Kolkata (Calcutta) 700029, India

Website: Oudh 1590

Opening hours: 12pm - 3.30pm, 6.30pm - 10.30pm (daily)

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10. Zeeshan


With numerous locations across Kolkata and 14 different biryani types on the menu, you’ll be visiting a few times. Each of the sites is excellent value for money, with lively atmospheres and guaranteed great food. For many, this feels like authentic food at its best and the portion servings are big enough to keep hunger at bay all day. Alongside the biryani be sure to order the finger-licking-good chicken rolls.

Zeeshan

Address: 17, Syed Amir Ali Avenue | Near Quest Mall, Park Circus Area, Kolkata 700016, India

Website: Zeeshan

Opening hours: 10am - 11.30pm (daily)

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One more portion please

Kolkata special Biriyani
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Great Samiran used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Each of these eateries is known for its traditional and authentic tastes. You can be sure that you’ll be experiencing the true heart of Kolkata. So, what are you waiting for? Book your holiday and simply follow your nose to the best spices and herbs in Kolkata.

Travel tip by Kolkata Local Expert - Kinkini
Posted on: Nov 11, 2019

If you have already savored the delightful flavors from different corners of the city, it is time to get sinful with the aromatic biryani from the house of Kabuliwala (a chain with multiple outlets across the city). This is a considerably new name among the ones you have already read about. However, with its distinguished taste and incredible branding, Kabuliwala is here to stay.  You will love the dish being served in an earthen pot (haandi) along with a complimentary burhani (spicy yogurt-based drink to go with it),  also served in a small clay glass that comes as a whole package. A complete experience I must say! 


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