10 Best Spots For Biryani In Patna, India

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Biryani is one of the signature dishes in India, although some say that it originally came from Persia before making its way to the subcontinent. On the surface level, the dish is deceptively simple, being largely made up of long-grained rice and meat (usually chicken, lamb, goat, fish, or prawn). What makes it different, however, are the spices added into it, which also make Indian cuisine stand out from others. The recipe for this dish may differ depending on where in India you are visiting. If you happen to find yourself in this part of the country, check out the best spots for biryani in Patna, India.

1. Barbeque Nation

Skewers at Barbeque Nation
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Barbeque Nation is located right inside a mall, making this a convenient location to visit since you can explore the shops before or after you enjoy a meal. Don’t make the mistake of assuming that this is your typical fast food establishment in a mall though, because the food here is consistently tasty. Diners with big appetites will love the fact that this establishment offers all-you-can-eat promos. Desserts are also served here, which is great for those who have a sweet tooth. If you don’t want to wait too long, you can book your reservation online prior to your visit.

Barbeque Nation

Address: 8th Floor, Patna One Mall, New Dak Bunglow Road, Fraser Road Area, Patna, India

Website: Barbeque Nation

Opening hours: 12pm - 3pm, 6:30pm - 10:30pm (daily)

Traveler's tips

Whenever I want a vegetarian option here, grilled pineapple is a trusty go-to for a delicious combination of smoky and sweet flavours. For drinks, the Grilly Chilly mocktail is a great energizer with ginger and orange and comes with grilled chilis on top.

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2. Kabab & Biryani Mahal

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Kabab & Biryani Mahal, as the restaurant’s name suggests, specializes in producing kebabs and biryani. However, it also has other options on the menu that would allow diners to enjoy the best of Indian cuisine. The service here is relatively fast, so you don’t have to wait a long time before you get your order.

Kabab & Biryani Mahal

Address: Pillar No 30, Bailey Rd, Jyotipuram Colony, Khajpura, Patna, Bihar, India

Website: Kabab & Biryani Mahal

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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3. DumSum

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As with other establishments that serve biryani, DumSum adds a mix of spices to the dish, but not to the point of being overwhelming, which makes this a good option for those who want to try out this dish but are unfamiliar with the spices that typically go in Indian dishes. Accompanying their signature flavorful rice are well-seasoned and prepared meats, making for a delicious meal. The prices are reasonable as well, so you can enjoy good food without burning a hole in your pocket.


Address: New Bengali Tola across Aryabhatta Knowledge University, Mithapur Bus Stand Rd, Patna, India

Website: DumSum

Opening hours: 12:30pm - 1pm (daily)

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4. Aasman

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If you prefer to enjoy a good meal in a beautiful environment, this is the place for you. This family-friendly restaurant has fantastic ambience and is conducive for conversations. It has a number of offerings besides biryani, making this a great place for those who love to delight their tastebuds in a variety of flavors. This is a high-end restaurant, so make sure to allocate enough from your budget when you dine in Aasman. Also be aware that food takes some time to be prepared here, especially during meal times when the restaurant gets crowded, so plan your visit accordingly.


Address: Nutan Plaza, 7th Floor, Bander Bagicha, off Fraser Road opposite Santosha Complex, Patna, India

Website: Aasman

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

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5. Pukhtaan - The Royal Taste of India

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Pukhtaan is another option for those who love dining in restaurants with good ambience. If you’re hungry, Pukhtaan offers buffet lunch and dinner (both vegetable and non-vegetable options). It also comes with a grilling station, which makes this a great option for those who want to have the opportunity to prepare their own food. Desserts are also served here, so you don’t need to go somewhere else to indulge your sweet tooth.

Pukhtaan - The Royal Taste of India

Address: 5th Floor, Nutan Plaza, Sri Niwas Path, Bander Bagicha, Fraser Road Area, Patna, India

Website: Pukhtaan - The Royal Taste of India

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

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6. Basant Vihar

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Basant Vihar is pretty much an institution in Patna. Its cozy ambience just adds to the homey vibe of the establishment. What’s good about this restaurant is that it customizes its dishes according to customers’ preferences, so you can ask for adjustments if needed. Besides Indian dishes such as biryani, the resto also serves Chinese cuisine.

Basant Vihar

Address: Block-B Maurya Lok Complex, New Dak Bunglow Rd, Patna, India

Website: Basant Vihar

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

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7. The Yellow Chilli

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The Yellow Chilli is also another option if you want to enjoy both Indian and Chinese cuisine from the same restaurant. The prices of the food items here are reasonable, which is a pleasant surprise considering its ambience. Best of all, the restaurant is located at the heart of Patna, making it easy for you to get to, especially if you want to go exploring from here.

The Yellow Chilli

Address: Hira Palace, 1st, New Dak Bunglow Rd, Opp: Woodland, Lodipur, Patna, India

Website: The Yellow Chilli

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

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8. Kapil Dev's Eleven

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Kapil Dev’s Eleven is essentially a mash-up between a restaurant that serves international dishes and a bar. Besides Indian food, the establishment also offers other South Asian cuisine, Chinese and Thai food, as well as Western dishes. Alcohol is also available here, allowing guests to enjoy a few drinks along with their drinks. Fans of cricket can catch a game here.

Kapil Dev's Eleven

Address: Fraser Road Dumraow Kothi, Patna, India

Website: Kapil Dev’s Eleven

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10:30pm (daily)

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9. degrees

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Vegetarians and vegans who want to try out Indian cuisine without the guilt should head on over to 17 degrees. The family-friendly restaurant offers both veg and non-veg options for lunch and dinner. The ambience is nice here as well, with guests enjoying fantastic views of the river and the city.

17 degrees

Address: NDA Basketball court, 6th P & M, Mall Rd, Patliputra Industrial Area, Patna,India

Website: 17 degrees

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

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10. Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail

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Authentic Indian cuisine, great service, and reasonable prices are the three things you can expect when you visit Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail, and the branch in Patna more than lives up to the reputation of the restaurant chain. Make sure to try the kebabs with the biryani. Chinese cuisine is offered here as well.

Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail

Address: Fraser Road, Patna, India

Website: Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail

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

Traveler's tips

I love the butter chicken offered here. Pair it with a garlic or butter naan for a meal that satisfies the soul. 

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Best biryani in town

By sheer looks alone, biryani might look simple, but a single bite will result in a taste explosion thanks to the number of spices and flavors added into the dish. As Indian food aficionados may say, however, there are as many biryani recipes as there are biryani cooks. Use this list as a guide to help you in finding the best in Patna, India.

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