Desi cuisines across Pakistan make for a sumptuous food experience. Be it Karahis, Handis or even the simplest of pulse curries served with chapati or naan, Pakistani food with its varieties and spices, is a definite food lover’s addiction. Amongst the variety of food served in Pakistan, aromatic biryani cooked in a melange of spices like cumin, chili, coriander, and clove, qualifies as one of the best amongst all. With biryani qorma usually cooked separately and then spread in layers in long-grained, boiled rice, ready for dum, with its subtle fragrance and, succulent juicy meat and strong spices with sourness, biryani experience in Pakistan is unparalleled. Presented in this article are the ultimate places for the best biryani in Pakistan, that you definitely must visit when thinking of treating your taste buds.
1. Madni Biryani
A trip to Pakistan’s cosmopolitan city, Karachi, is incomplete without a visit to one of its famous eateries, the Madni Biryani. Situated in the heart of Karachi in the Buffer Zone, this simple and plain eatery is frequented regularly by the locals and visitors alike. Loaded with an abundance of biryani korma masala, Madni biryani is not only super spicy but it is also complemented with a tangy flavor. The presence of prunes, with chunky pieces of tomatoes in the saffron-colored biryani rice, presents a spicy fusion with an excellent taste. The biryani is cooked with beef as well as chicken, both qualifying as equally good in taste. The fact that this authentic biryani comes at an affordable price calls for a definite visit.
Address: Sector 15 A , Buffer Zone, Karachi
Opening hours: 12am -12pm (daily)
2. Biryani Of The Seas
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Styled as a roadside Dhaba, Biryani of the seas, or BOTS as it is locally known, is just the right place for seafood lovers. Besides the regular chicken biryani , they serve delectable prawn, squid and fish biryani. With abundant seating space inside as well as outside, this eatery is a seafood lover’s dream come true. The moderate pricing of the food is a super additive benefit for locals and visitors alike. They do not only serve traditional Asian cuisines but also serve sandwiches, soups, bbq and pizzas, all made using the meat of your choice, either chicken or seafood. Besides their famous and tempting prawn biryani, whose spicy flavor is quite addictive, they also serve Crab Karachi, another one of their specialties. They also do deliveries all over Karachi, so you can relish good food within the comfort of your home. However, nothing beats BOTS traditional lively roadside feel, calling upon seafood lovers for an immediate visit.
Biryani Of The Seas
Address:Shop No. 20, Prince complex, Ferere Town, Karachi
Website: Biryani of the Seas
Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12pm - 2am; Sun: 4pm - 12am
3. Biryani Hut
The Federal Capital of Pakistan, Islamabad is not far behind in offering delectable biryani to its visitors. The Biryani Hut situated in G 11 Markaz is yet another spot mandating a visit by biryani lovers. Offering two special varieties of Biryani- Chicken Biryani and Simple Biryani, served with raita, pickles and salad, this spot retains the true flavor of spicy biryani rice. The ambiance of the restaurant is neat and peaceful. Another dish on their menu is their famous pulao, preferably served with Kababs. Affordability in rates coupled with a delicious dining experience qualifies for a definite visit to Biryani Hut.
Address: G 11 Markaz , Islamabad
Website: Biryani Hut
Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)
4. The White Biryani
A significantly different yet exquisitely tempting biryani offered in Karachi is the one served at, The White Biryani. Unlike the traditional biryani comprising of saffron-colored rice, flavored by spices, the white biryani is steamy white in color. However, do not get deceived by its color since it is equally spicy as the traditional one and will definitely leave you craving for more. The long-grained rice and the tender juicy biryani chicken make for a perfect combination. The White Biryani specializes in serving its famous white biryani cooked in the meat of your preference i.e beef or chicken, which is usually presented along with fresh salad, raita and sweet gulab jamuns. Surely, one of the best perks of visiting The White Biryani is to be greeted and entertained by their courteous, friendly staff, which calls for absolutely good customer experience.
The White Biryani
Address:Plot 22-C, DHA Phase 6, Karachi
Website: The White Biryani
Opening hours: 10:30am - 11pm (daily)
5. Super Biryani and Bun Kabab House
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Another Biryani house in Karachi is the Super Biryani and Bun Kabab House. As the name suggests, they specialize in spicy biryani and mouthwatering bun kababs. Though austere and simple in its setting, this culinary house is a perfect place to satisfy your biryani cravings. Frequented by many Karachities, especially during the rush lunch hours, this biryani is super affordable. As a hospitable gesture, this house serves complimentary green tea to all its customers. If you want to relish the original spicy flavor of biryani, without having to pay excessively, this place should surely be on your go-to list.
Super Biryani and Bun Kabab House
Address: Outram Road, Pakistan Road, Karachi
Website: Super Biryani and Bun Kabab House
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
6. Biryani Centre
Biryani Centre not only specializes in serving biryani but also in mouthwatering fast food, noodles, as well as desi cuisine. With its succulent and juicy BBQ platters, as well as its spicy chicken handi and curries on its menu, this place is a food lover’s haven. As far as their biryani is concerned, it is one of the most famous in Karachi. They serve chicken as well as fish biryani for seafood lovers. Their economical food deals make for a tempting experience.
Address: Plot 12-C, Tauheed Commercial Area, DHA Phase V, Karachi
Website: Biryani Centre
Opening hours: 10am - 12am (daily)
7. Indus Foods
Indus Foods is another eatery famous for its biryani, spicy and tangy in flavor. Typical to the Sindhi biryani, the chefs herein add sautéed potatoes in the qorma curry to exude the traditional taste of biryani. Besides their biryani, they are also famous for their mouthwatering Zarda(sweet rice) and Pulao served in metal pots (daigs). Additionally, Indus Foods also offer party services and take away deliveries. Since they cook food in cholesterol-free oil, they provide a healthy yet sumptuous dining experience.
Address:Plot 11-C, Commercial Area, Khadda Market, DHA Phase V, Karachi
Website: Indus Foods
Opening hours: 9am - 1am (daily)
8. Biryani King
Priding themselves as the ‘King of Taste’, Biryani King in Lahore offers special biryani, in delicious spices. Cooked in basmati long-grain rice, makes this biryani a good treat for customers. Besides their famous biryani, they also have other dishes on their menu. From Paratha’s to karahi’s and handi’s, you name it all and they serve it well. During the month of Ramadan, they offer Ramadan Boxes, containing a wholesome Iftari for the Worshippers. Since they also offer attractive deals for economical customer experience, this place is a must-visit if you happen to be in the Capital of Punjab, Lahore. The next time you happen to be in Pakistan and crave a delicious biryani experience, you now know where you need to go.
Address: Argo Squire Shop No.31, Shadman Market, Lahore
Website: Biryani King
Opening hours: 11am - 12am (daily)
9. Karachi Biryani and Fried Chicken
Situated in Multan, Karachi Biryani and Fried Chicken serves scrumptious biryani to foodies in Multan. Similar to the spice quotient of biryani in Karachi, this eatery in Multan serves equally tempting biryani to its customers. Their super affordable combo deals make for a tempting customer experience. The entire food establishment is well-lit and has a capacity of accommodating a large number of customers. Besides dining in, they also offer catering services that are not heavy on the pocket. Their attendants are polite and courteous, making you want to come back for its great food and positive catering experience.
Karachi Biryani and Fried Chicken
Address: Vehari Road, Multan
Opening hours: 8am - 12am (daily)
Sumptuous biryani on the go
Craving a plate of hot spicy biryani while on a visit to Pakistan? Worry not. Now you know where to head to for the best biryani in Pakistan since the places discussed in this article are sure to satisfy your craving and may leave you wanting more. The fact that all of these eateries facilitate takeaways and deliveries means that the foodie in you can satiate the biryani craving anytime, anywhere while in the city. Do not forget to share your Pakistani biryani experiences with us!
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