10 Best Spots For Biryani In Nagpur, India

best biryani in nagpur

Well-known for the delicious oranges cultivated here, Nagpur in often referred to as the ‘Orange City’ of India. With many powerful and vastly varied dynasties having ruled this magnificent city, like the Gond Dynasty, Tughlaq Dynasty, Maratha Dynasty, and the British Empire, the culture of Nagpur has evolved over the ages to incorporate all these influences. Situated exactly in the center of India, Nagpur has a hot and dry climate. Luckily, it has amazing accommodations, such as Oyo rooms and Airbnb vacation rentals, to make your stay comfortable. This emerging metropolis is also home to many pilgrimage sites of several religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, etc. All these factors, namely the ruling dynasties, religion, climate, etc. have vastly influenced the food culture of this city. And one of the most popular food items here is the biryani. While the tastiest biryani can be found in the Muslim neighborhoods of Nagpur, there are plenty of other eateries that make superb biryanis too. Without further delay, let’s take a look at the best spots for biryani in Nagpur, India.

1. Babbu Biryani

Don’t be fooled by the compactness and simplicity of the interior of this small eatery; it is one of the most fantastic biryani joints in Nagpur! With a wide array of biryanis on its menu, the Mutton Dum Biryani and Chicken Tikka Biryani are must-try items at Babbu Biryani. Their meat marinade and the spices used in the preparation are a closely guarded secret and give the biryanis a very unique taste. Served with a variety of accompaniments, the biryanis at Babbu Biryani are available for takeaway and delivery too. They also have some vegetarian biryani options as well as other tasty dishes like Butter Chicken, Handi Chicken, etc.

Babbu Biryani

Address: Ravindra Nath Tagore Marg, Civil Lines, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440001

Website: Babbu Biryani

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

2. Al Zam Zam

Serving authentic Hyderabadi biryani in Nagpur, Al Zam Zam restaurant has a variety of options on its menu, including specialty rice dishes, salads, egg dishes, mutton dishes, etc. Their must-try dish, however, is the Mutton Biryani Hyderabadi, which is prepared in the Nawabi/Mughal style. With a well-appointed dining room that is spacious enough to seat large families too, Al Zam Zam offers a comfortable biryani dining experience in Nagpur.

Al Zam Zam

Address: Shop No.12-2-838/10, Plot No 1/A 28, C.A Road, Square, Ladpura, Azamshah Layout, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Website: Al Zam Zam

Opening hours: 10am - 12pm (daily)

3. Kareem’s Restaurant

With a luxurious dining room decorated in jewel tones, Kareem’s restaurant is an upscale establishment serving delectable Mughlai cuisine in Nagpur. The recommended biryani dishes to try at Kareem’s restaurant are Murgh Dum Biryani, Gosht Dum Biryani, and their signature Kareem’s Special Raan Biryani. Besides biryani, their kebabs, tikkas, lamb, mutton and chicken dishes are also very popular with locals. The service is friendly and the ambiance is very pleasant.

Kareem’s Restaurant

Address: Ground Floor, Aman Lifestyle Building, Rajnagar Paagal Khana Chowk, Nelson Square, Maharashtra 440013

Website: Kareem’s Restaurant

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

4. Shabana’s Herbs & Spices

With a casual but beautiful bohemian décor, Shabana’s Herbs & Spices is another Nagpur favorite for yummy biryanis as well as mouth-watering Indian, Italian, Oriental, Arabic, and American cuisine. Their Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani, and Vegetarian Biryani are must-have items off the menu. Their pizzas and sandwiches are quite popular with the younger clientele. The restaurant offers home delivery option too.

Shabana’s Herbs & Spices

Address: 36, Koradi Rd, Byramji Town, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440013

Website: Shabana’s Herbs & Spices

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

5. Matka Biryani

Cooked in a traditional earthen pot, called a ‘matka’ in Hindi, Matka Biryani is quite famous for preparing dum biryani in this authentic manner. They have an appetizing array of Hyderabadi biryanis and crispily fried chicken starters, popularly known as ‘Krispy Lazeez Fried Chicken (KLFC)’. The eatery has a simple dining area and a friendly and quick service. The biryani options at Matka Biryani are vast, but must-try items are the Mutton Dum Biryani and Chicken Biryani, both served in an earthen pot.

Matka Biryani

Address: Kadbi Chowk, Near Lamba Petrol Pump, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440004

Website: Matka Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

6. Behrouz Biryani (with delivery option)

With recipes that come straight from the royal kitchens of Persia, Behrouz Biryani is the ultimate stop for enjoying the most flavourful biryanis. The meat in the biryanis is delicately flavored and has a melt-in-your-mouth quality, the rice is fragrant and the condiments pair well with the overall taste of the biryani. The Dum Ghost Biryani, Lazeez Bhuna Murgh Biryani, and Subz-e-Biryani are popular biryani options on the menu and they are served in individual portions, small sharing or family-size portions. Their kebabs and desserts are worth trying out too. This restaurant only offers a home delivery option.

Behrouz Biryani

Address: Shop 8, Lake View Apartment, T Point Hingna Road, Nagpur, Hingna T Point, Nagpur

Website: Behrouz Biryani

Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)

7. Mini Punjab

With contemporary décor and stylish furnishings, Mini Punjab in Nagpur is a popular spot to grab some delicious North Indian fare. While their traditional Punjabi dishes like Rajma Masala, Sarson Da Saag, Butter Chicken, Dal Makhani, kababs, kulchas, naans, lassi, etc. are quite well-liked by diners, Mini Punjab’s biryanis are a hit too, especially the Mutton Biryani, Fish Biryani, Egg biryani, and Veg Biryani. The biryanis are served with delicious accompaniments like Raita (yogurt sauce) and a rich gravy. Mini Punjab is a great spot to have a family biryani dinner, lunch with friends or just a get a biryani parcel to eat in the privacy of your home.

Mini Punjab

Address: West Highcourt Road, Opp Shivaji Nagar Gymkhana, Dharampeth Extension, Dharampeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440010

Website: Mini Punjab

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

8. Hotel Daawat

Specializing in Mughlai cuisine, Hotel Daawat is a two-storied restaurant with a vibrant, well-lit and modern interior. The restaurant’s Tandoori Chicken Biryani and Mutton Biryani cooked the authentic way, should be definitely tried out. Mutton Rogan Josh, kababs, and Chicken Tikka Masala are other popular menu items at Hotel Daawat. The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance and the staff are always at hand to offer their suggestions and recommendations of the best items on the menu.

Hotel Daawat

Address: 8, Koradi Road, Near Alexis Hospital, New Mankapur, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440030

Website: Hotel Daawat

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

9. Sham-e-Mehfil

Sham-e-Mehfil is an air-conditioned restaurant with trendy décor and a spacious indoor dining room. Their specialty is the Hyderabadi Dum Biryani with chicken, mutton, fish, prawns, paneer, vegetarian, mushroom, and such options. They also have jumbo family-size servings of biryani that a large group can enjoy. Sham-e-Mehfil restaurant’s exciting assortment of tandoori kababs, special mutton or chicken curries, and traditional Hyderabadi sweets like Khubani ka Meetha, Kaddu ki Kheer, etc. are also popular with the locals.


Address: Mangalmurti Square, Hingna Rd, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440022

Website: Sham-e-Mehfil

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

10. Goldy’s Punjab Grill N Curry

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Goldy’s Punjab Grill N Curry is an Indian-style barbeque restaurant where you are welcomed with delicious aromas of tandoor and grill wafting in from the kitchen. While there are many other delicious dishes on the menu of Goldy’s Punjab Grill N Curry, their choices of biryani are the crowd-favorites – Veg Biryani, Egg Biryani, Chicken Biryani, and Mutton Biryani. You could even opt for additional items like Brain Masala, Butter Chicken, Paneer Tikka or Garlic Naan. While you could always dine at the restaurant, take-away parcels and home delivery of food are quite popular too.

Goldy’s Punjab Grill N Curry

Address: Opposite Fidvi Towers, Near Saraf Chambers, Mount Road, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra

Website: Goldy’s Punjab Grill N Curry

Opening hours: Wed - Mon: 6:30pm - 11:30pm (closed on Tue)

A biryani feast in Nagpur

The eclectic city of Nagpur and its friendly people have happily adopted the culture, customs, and cuisine of other states and countries, and added their own unique touch to them. Biryani is one such example and its popularity in the city is growing every day. There are plenty of places to get a taste of this delectable rice and meat dish. So grab our list of the best spots for biryani in Nagpur, India, and get ready to feast on some awesome biryani!

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