Where To Get The 8 Best Biryani In Rawalpindi, Pakistan

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Biryani, spicy saffron rice layered with aromatic meat qorma (curry), is a desi food lover’s ultimate dream dish. Complemented with a serving of raita (yoghurt) and salad, biryani makes for one of the favourite dishes from the desi cuisine in Pakistan, which always leaves you craving for more. Rawalpindi, the twin city of the country’s capital Islamabad, serves a wide array of delicious biryani to its people. The affordability factor coupled with authenticity in taste and flavour is what makes the biryani served here all the more desirable. So, if you’re planning to visit this city, you’re in for amazing dining scenes. Just be sure to book one of the top Airbnb vacation rentals for your accommodation needs. Presented here in this article are some super good eateries so that you stop wondering where to get the best biryani in Rawalpindi.

1. Pak Ghazi Best Biryani

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Situated in Lalkurti, Rawalpindi, Pak Ghazi Best Biryani is a plain-looking eatery serving one of the most sumptuous biryani in town. You may order biryani to be cooked from a whole chicken, half chicken or a quarter chicken, as per your preference. With its balanced spices, fully cooked rice and succulent meat, their biryani leaves you wanting for more. The fact that they do not compromise on quality despite their affordable rates qualifies this eatery as a must-visit place for biryani lovers.

Pak Ghazi Best Biryani

Address: 46000, Lalkurti, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Opening hours: 11am - 1am (daily)

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2. Biryani Master

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Situated in Saddar, Rawalpindi, Biryani Master is truly an expert in selling authentic and flavoursome biryani to its customers. Served with raita and salad, this biryani is one of the most sought-after ones in Rawalpindi. Besides their delicious biryani, they also offer a wide array of spicy dishes from desi South Asian cuisine. Be it their chicken tikka masala, mutton seekh kabab or Kabuli pulao, each dish exceeds the other in flavour and taste. If you are looking to try out authentic biryani, complemented with some wholesome South Asian dishes, do visit Biryani Master on your next trip to the twin city of Islamabad, Rawalpindi.

Biryani Master

Address: Haider Rd, 54-G Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Website: Biryani Master

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

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3. Heritage Sindhi Biryani

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Craving for some Sindhi Biryani when in Rawalpindi? Worry not, for we have you covered. Heritage Sindhi Biryani is just the perfect spot for you to visit to satiate your Sindhi biryani craving. Cooked differently than Bombay Biryani and other main types of mainstream biryanis, the biryani served here is mild in spices, heavily garnished with mint, coriander, fried onions and even green chillies. It is totally reminiscent of the biryani served in the interior parts of Pakistan’s, Sindh province. For good quality in affordable rates, do not forget to visit this place to savour some scrumptious Sindhi Biryani.

Heritage Sindhi Biryani

Address: AECHS Road, Sector 1, Airport Housing Society, Rawalpindi

Website: Heritage Sindhi Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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4. Kolachi Biryani/Biryani hub phase 4 bahria town

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True to its name, the biryani served at Kolachi Biryani, with authenticity in its Karachi-ite taste, is one of the best ones you will find in Rawalpindi. Freshly made, with balanced spices, and rice cooked to perfection, this biryani is something you will want to savour over and over again. You may order for the biryani to be cooked in the meat of your preference, either chicken, beef or mutton. Since they compromise on neither quality nor quantity, both provided at affordable rates, a trip to Kolachi Biryani should definitely be on your to-do list.

Kolachi Biryani/Biryani Hub Phase 4 Bahria Town

Address: Shop G6, Phase 4 , Bahia Town , Rawalpind

Website: Kolachi Biryani/Biryani Hub Phase 4 Bahria Town

Opening hours: 12pm - 12am (daily)

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5. Haleem Ghar

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Initially started as an eatery only offering aromatic and spiciest of Haleem’s, Haleem Ghar has over the years transmuted into a food establishment serving a wide array of Afghani and Pakistani dishes. Their matka biryani is something that qualifies as one of the most delicious ones served in Rawalpindi. It is complemented with salad and raita followed by kheer for sweet. They serve healthy food, selecting the best meat for cooking in unsaturated oil. Cooked in long-grained basmati rice, the aroma of their biryani will leave you wanting for more. If health and affordability is your prioritization, do visit Haleem Ghar for an ultimate food experience.

Haleem Ghar

Address: Murree Rd, Kohati Bazar, Amirpura Mohalla, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Website: Haleem Ghar

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

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6. Karachi Ghota Haleem & Biryani

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Want to go to a place that offers the spiciest of biryani and haleem, both equally enriching and delicious in flavour? Karachi Ghota Haleem and Biryani is just the right spot for you. Cooked on a slow flame, and resultantly providing a profusion of rich Asian spices, their haleem and dum biryani are to die for. The staff is extremely friendly and hospitable, making for great customer experience and willingness to come back.

Karachi Ghota Haleem & Biryani

Address: Saidpur Road, Pir Choha Mohalla, Rawalpindi

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

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7. LalaJee Foods

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Another eatery in Rawalpindi, promising a wholesome biryani experience is LalaJee Foods. Their Deghi pulao and Deghi Biryani is a blessing biryani lover. They retain the originality of the flavour in their dishes, the spices making it all the more appealing to the local tastebuds. Besides their rice specialities, they also offer the yummiest of karahi’s and handi’s (pot-cooking), which you can savour with hot naans, a cup of raita and a salad plate.

LalaJee Foods

Address: Shop #1, Civic Centre, Bahrain Town Phase 4, Rawalpindi.

Website: LalaJee Foods

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

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8. Alif Laila Restaurant

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Alif Laila restaurant in Lalkurti, Rawalpindi is yet another inviting spot to satiate your biryani craving. Do not get deceived by its plain looking interior for it serves one of the richest flavours of biryani in town. Be it lunch or dinner, the quality is never compromised at any hour of the day. Plus, it is super affordable as well. This should definitely be your go-to place for a plate of steaming hot biryani.

Alif Laila Restaurant

Address: Lalkurti, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000, Pakistan

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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For the love of biryani

Vijayawada Chicken Biryani
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Steaming hot biryani, affordable yet delicious in taste; this is what Rawalpindi provides to its foodies. With loads of biryani options available on the go, you now know where you definitely need to pay a visit for satiating your craving for authentic biryani.

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