10 Best Spots For Biryani In Lucknow, India

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Anyone who enjoys non-vegetarian food has to love biryani. Originating from the Indian subcontinent, biryani has been alluring food lovers from all over the world for decades now. Its aromatic flavour, heavenly taste, and the succulent chicken or mutton pieces that elevate the essence are all simply mouth-watering. Biryani remarkably flourished in some of the vast Muslim centres throughout India, after which it was embraced by all. Arguably the best place to get yourself a lovely plate of flavourful biryani is Lucknow, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, which, incidentally, is also the perfect place to fully experience the awe-inspiring culture of this amazing country. Here we have for you a list of the top spots to savour this popular dish. Leave the comforts of your Airbnb vacation rental or hotel and check out the best spots for biryani in Lucknow, India.

1. Wahid Biryani

Posted by Wahid Biryani on Thursday, 30 August 2012

Going on a food trip is certainly one of the best things to do in Lucknow. Wahid Biryani is popular in the city as the biryani specialists. The biryani here has a unique and wonderful taste and is famous throughout the country. Wahid Biryani has to be on your bucket list if you are travelling to Lucknow or you just enjoy good biryani. If you are a fan of the Awadhi-style biryani, look no further. Nestled in crowded streets of old Lucknow in Aminabad close to heritage hotels and other accommodations, is this authentic outlet for special Lucknowi curated biryani. The restaurant is right on the main road in the locality and is easy to find. The essence and texture of the biryani are perfectly balanced and it isn’t heavy or oily at all.

Wahid Biryani

Address: Basement, Bangla Bazaar, Jail Rd, Jalvayu Vihar, Ashiyana, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226012

Website: Wahid Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

2. Awadh Biryani Corner

One of the oldest food joints located at Dainik Jagran Chauraha, their biryani is known for its wonderful aroma and texture. The biryani is delicious with long rice grains, lesser oil, and juicy chicken pieces. The quantity is also tremendous for the price. What the restaurant lacks in terms of ambience is made up by the quality, quantity, and price of the food. This is one of the most famous Mughlai cuisine outlets in the ‘City of the Nawabs’. The biryani, kebabs, kormas, and paranthas all are delectable.

Awadh Biryani Corner

Address: Dainik Jagran Chauraha, Civil Lines, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

Website: Awadh Biryani Corner

Opening hours: 12pm - 10pm (daily)

3. Idrees Biryani

This restaurant is located in the Chowk area of Lucknow and it’s an outlet a food lover must visit. They serve some of the best biryanis you will ever taste with succulent mutton pieces and long rice grains. They also serve excellent mutton korma and stew. Once you take a spoonful of biryani, you are bound to forget everything that’s not right about the place like the lack of ambience. The texture, essence, colour, and taste are all blended in a perfect combination and give divine satisfaction to your taste buds.

Idrees Biryani

Address: Raja Bazar, Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003

Website: Idrees Biryani

Opening hours: 8:30am - 10pm (daily)

4. Mashi Biryani World

Mashi Biryani World provides the best Hyderabadi biryani in this northern state of India. Mashi is located in the Chowk locality of Lucknow. The biryani here is something you need to try for yourself if you are in Lucknow. The taste is also very different from what you’ll eat all around the city. Do try the Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biryani and the newly launched Paprika Chicken Fry. This place is best known for serving biryani of all kinds. You get good food within your budget. The manager is a great host and is extremely friendly and helpful.

Mashi Biryani World

Address: Nimbu Park Road Girls College, Opposite, Khun Khun Ji Rd, Machchhi Bhavan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003

Website: Mashi Biryani World

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 11:30pm (daily)

5. Tunday Kababi

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Tundey Kababi is not only famous in Lucknow but all over India. The delicious kababs are absolutely mouthwatering. Even when foreign dignitaries are entertained in the President House of India, this restaurant caters to them serving extraordinary kababs. Tunday Kababi at Aminabad is one of the original outlets of the eatery at Lucknow and definitely worth a visit. It is easily accessible and clean and hygienic. The seating area is huge and the kitchen is open, facing the road where all the kebabs and biryani are made. This place is a must visit if you love non-veg food. The place is sometimes crowded but completely worth the wait.

Tunday Kababi

Address: No.168/6, Old Nazirabad Rd, Beside St.Marry Inter College, Khayali Ganj, Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226018

Website: Tunday Kababi

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

6. Lalla Biryani

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Posted by Lalla Biryani on Wednesday, 19 June 2013

It is well known that Lucknow is the Mecca for biryani lovers. But Lalla Biryani is the holy grail. What the place lacks in ambience, it more than makes up for through the amazing taste of its mutton biryani. Its a nondescript eatery tucked away in a by-lane in the Chowk area. The biryani is flavourful and the mutton is cooked to melt in the mouth. It is an absolute gem. From the aroma to the tender meat, to the exact right degree of cooked rice, you are likely to find everything to be just perfect. If you visit Lalla Biryani, you just might like the hospitality offered a little more than the biryani itself.

Lalla Biryani

Address: Bal Mukund Bajpai Marg, Tambaque Mandi, Chaupatiyan, Chowk, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226003

Website: Lalla Biryani

Opening hours: 5pm - 9:30pm (daily)

7. The Biryani Shop

A delicious, Spicy Chicken Biryani

Posted by The Biryani Shop on Friday, 25 January 2019

The Biryani Shop serves the purest and top quality biryani one can have in Lucknow. Serving three chicken pieces in their half biryani including a leg piece at this price, you can’t really ask for more. The restaurant serves the freshest, most delicious chicken you can have in the city. If you want to keep away from spicy food, this is the place for you. The complimentary gulab jamun is a soother after the tasty belly-gorging meal. The Chicken Lakhimpuria and Kali Mirch Biryani come highly recommended. They prioritize customer satisfaction and accordingly have excellent service.

The Biryani Shop

Address: B Block, IIndira Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226020

Website: The Biryani Shop

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

8. Zeeshan Biryani Corner

Posted by Zeeshan Biryani Corner on Tuesday, 22 October 2013

There are people who swear by the name of Zeeshan and their tasty mutton kebabs and mutton biryani. It is largely claimed to taste better than other popular eateries in Lucknow. You have to taste it for yourself and feel the difference. Zeeshan’s preparation is mouth-watering, fresh, delicious. Add to that, their service is quick and prompt. This is largely a takeaway joint. Actually, the area thrives because of many such small and medium restaurants selling delicacies based on kebabs and biryani.

Zeeshan Biryani Corner

Address: Wala Qadar Rd, DM Compound Colony, Kaiserbagh Officer’s Colony, Qaiserbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

Website: Zeeshan Biryani Corner

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

9. Dastarkhwan

Posted by Biswanath Dutta on Wednesday, 13 March 2019

When in Lucknow, never miss the Dastarkhwan restaurant. The food is so delicious, that you cannot keep yourself from ordering it time and again. This place needs no introduction and is almost synonymous with Lucknow. Located in Kaiserbagh, close to the Hazratganj shopping area, this little restaurant serves amazing biryanis and kababs. Be it their galawatis or shammi kebab, they melt in your mouth stuff and you will crave for more. Mutton Boti, Murg Kalimirch and Chicken Masala are hot selling dishes and each of them is delicious.


Address: 29, BN Road, Lalbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

Website: Dastarkhwan

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

10. Manish Eating point

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Posted by The Manish Eating POINT on Monday, 11 February 2019

Mouthwatering delicacies, supplemented by quick service makes this restaurant perfect for a family outing for dinner. The quantity of dishes is ample and is very reasonably priced. Completely worth going time and again. It is located right at the heart of Gomti Nagar. While you will find a lot of eateries around it, non-veg food here is excellent. It’s also close to many Oyo rooms in the area, making it quite accessible to visitors. Try biryani or any other non-veg curry. They have a road-side “chaat” counter at the entrance and they also have a fine dining menu inside. The menu is vast with options for North Indian, Asian, and Chinese dishes.

Manish Eating point

Address: Patrakar Puram, Vinay Khand 3, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010

Website: Manish Eating point

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 11:30pm (daily)

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It is no secret that Lucknow is one of the best destinations to visit alone, as a couple, or with your family or friends. After enjoying the sceneries and culture, why not grab a plate of delicious biryani for full Lucknow experience? Go to any of these restaurants and you are guaranteed delectable delights that will leave you wanting more. If you’re planning on exploring other popular Uttar Pradesh destinations, check out these recommendations for the best biryani in Prayagraj.

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