10 Ultimate Places For Best Biryani In Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia, in general, including Riyadh, is not a typical destination for most local and international visitors. Riyadh has always been somewhat conventional, but nowadays, you can find several attractive things to do and uncover in the city. As a cultural hub, you get to see an old castle standing side-by-side with contemporary skyscrapers here in the capital. It also offers entertainment and many adventures you can do in your free time. There are plenty of places to stay as well, including chalets and villa rentals. These attract and charm tourists from all over the world to come and visit Riyadh. At the heart of its simple downtown area, you can find many of the city’s most interesting spots and attractions, including shopping malls, museums, parks, desert trekking services, as well as diverse restaurants. Riyadh has a range of different restaurants you can try, including many Indian restaurants that specialize in serving biryani. Biryani is a popular Muslim-Indian mixed rice dish. It is made with rice, chicken, spices, and meat — such as goat, beef, lamb, and fish — or fresh vegetables. If you’re a food lover, you need to read on to find out these ultimate places for best biryani in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

1. Darbar Restaurant

Posted by Darbar Restaurant on Friday, 30 November 2018

Darbar Restaurant is located inside the Salih Al Rajhi building. This amazing restaurant is a good place for delicious but reasonably priced biryani that you can eat in an indoor space with a good ambiance. It’s a family-friendly restaurant with helpful staff members providing patrons with highly efficient service and hospitality. During the holy month of Ramadan, the restaurant also serves an open buffet for Iftar, and it features the most amazing meals that will fulfill your cravings. Visitors who love Indian food should try to eat at the restaurant at least once. You will never be disappointed since the place offers high value for money.

Darbar Restaurant

Address: King Fahd Branch Rd, Salih Al Rajhi Building Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Website: Darbar Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat - Wed: 12am - 1pm; Thu - Fri: 12am - 1.30pm

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2. Mumtaz Family Restaurant

Posted by Mumtaz Family Restaurant on Tuesday, 23 October 2018

You can find the Mumtaz family restaurant at Samiha Street in Riyadh. This nice Indian restaurant offers tasty food offered at a reasonable price in a seating area with an amazing ambiance. Enjoy the restaurant’s specialty: Indian Hyderabadi dishes. Their delicious mutton biryani is like no other, as it’s made with authentic spices and served with extra rice for lunch. Other spicy meals and curry-based dishes are also available at this Indian restaurant. You should definitely try it out if you want tasty and inexpensive Indian food.

Mumtaz Family Restaurant

Address: Samiha Street, Al Wizarat Hara Al Wizarat, Riyadh, 12626, Saudi Arabia

Opening hours: 5am - 12pm (daily)

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3. Biryani Restaurant

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Biryani Restaurant is an establishment highly recommended by many. It offers a perfect, delicious biryani that will satisfy your cravings if you want to taste an amazing meal. The restaurant also provides delicious Pakistani dishes made by experienced chefs. Impeccably neat and clean, this new Pakistani restaurant also offers amazing service courtesy of their friendly staff.

Biryani Restaurant

Address: An Nasim Ash Sharqi, Riyadh 14242, Saudi Arabia.

Opening hours: 7am - 12pm (daily)

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4. Al Shabab Restaurant

Posted by Al Shabab Restaurant on Friday, 25 November 2016

Al Shabab Restaurant is an Indian restaurant that offers great food with excellent service. It’s well known to be the home of some of the best biryani in town. Don’t also forget to try their best desserts on the menu. The food they offer is definitely something that makes you want to go back over and over again. Whether you want to hang out and catch up with friends or you’re going there for a date with your significant other, you’ll definitely satisfy your cravings when you eat here.

Al Shabab Restaurant

Address: Al Khalidiyah 620-025 Al Asmai, Riyadh 12873, Saudi Arabia.

Opening hours: 4am - 4pm (daily)

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5. Biryani House

Chicken Biryani
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This small restaurant has the most authentic biryani in the area. Biryani House is a nice and clean food joint that offers the best chicken biryani as their in-house specialty. If you’re a rice lover, it’s an excellent place to go to if you want to eat Hyderabadi dum biryani for breakfast and lunch.

Biryani House

Address: 3890 New Industrial Area, Riyadh 14331, Saudi Arabia.

Opening hours: 5:30am - 11:30pm (daily)

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6. Lahori Khabay Pakistani Restaurant

Posted by LahoriKhabay Restaurant on Saturday, 21 May 2016

Lahori Khabay Pakistani Restaurant is a family-owned restaurant situated that offers both great food and great atmosphere. Due to the nice ambiance its interior offers, it is highly suitable for eating out with your family and friends. They provide tasty Pakistani biryani, meatball curry, naans, and kebabs at a reasonable price. The staff members are courteous, and most of them can speak some English. The delicious and inviting dishes, such as chicken tikka, Shami kabab, Lahori tandoori chicken, and steam roast, are must-try items on their menu.

Lahori Khabay Pakistani Restaurant

Address: Prince Abdulrahman Bin Abdulaziz, Al Murabba, Riyadh 12624, Saudi Arabia

Opening hours: 12am - 1pm (daily)

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7. Red Chilli Restaurant

Posted by Red Chilli Restaurant on Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Red Chili Restaurant is located at Prince Abdul Rehman Street, just opposite Riyadh Palace Hotel. It’s a place where you can experience the unforgettable taste of India. The restaurant boasts a deep variety of specialties, among which has to be the biryani. The best thing of all is the high quality, delicious North Indian style food that they provide on the buffet table. The other must-try menu items are ras malai and samosas.

Red Chili restaurant has a wonderful ambiance, perfect to experience while eating a lot of their tasty and unique meals. Overall, this establishment will provide you with unforgettable moments with family and friends. Moreover, their staff offers consistently excellent service for their guests.

Red Chilli Restaurant

Address: Prince Abdul Rehman Street Opp. Riyadh Palace Hotel, Riyadh 11311, Saudi Arabia,

Opening hours: 12am - 1pm (daily)

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8. Asha's Riyadh Gallery

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Posted by Asha's Middle East on Thursday, 26 July 2018

Asha’s Riyadh Gallery is nestled strategically in a food court at King Fahd Road. The authentic Indian restaurant offers nice ambiance, polite staff members, and excellent service. If you’re in the city, you should try their amazing food, including delicious Biryani. The best part is that everything offered here is reasonably priced. Their food is perfectly cooked and consistently well-presented. It’s definitely a must-visit establishment, and it’s a great venue for family and friend gatherings, too.

Asha's Riyadh Gallery

Address: King Fahd Rd, Riyadh 12262, Saudi Arabia

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 12:30am - 12pm; Fri: 1pm - 12am

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9. Khana Khazana Restaurant

Posted by Khana Khazana Riyadh on Friday, 8 November 2019

Khana Khazana Restaurant offers excellent service and a friendly atmosphere that is suitable for having some delicious and tasty Indian food. They offer many amazing dishes, including appetizers, mutton dum biryani, chicken tikka, fish, and lentils. Their super delicious “Appolo Fish” is a must-try as it’s mouthwatering and rich in flavor. Prices are high compared to other Indian restaurants, but the food here is definitely worth their price.

Khana Khazana Restaurant

Address: Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz St, Al Wizarat, Riyadh 11311, Saudi Arabia.

Opening hours: 12am - 2:45pm; 5:45am - 12am (daily)

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10. Maharaja East by Vineet

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Posted by Maharaja East by Vineet on Sunday, 11 February 2018

Maharaja East by Vineet is a restaurant that offers an excellent open-air seating area that comes with a welcoming atmosphere. This establishment provides good service and tasty food. Their most popular dishes here are chicken tikka and, of course, biryani. Maharaja East’s specialties also include tamarind sauce, samosa, and lemon cashew. When you’re here, don’t forget to try kulfi and butter chicken, both of which are famously known to be utterly delicious and tasty.

Maharaja East by Vineet

Address: Tahlia Road, Prince Mohammed 5 P.O. Box 8539, Riyadh 11492, KSA

Website: Maharaja East by Vineet

Opening hours: 1pm - 12am (daily)

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Eat your way around captivating Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Have fun discovering everything Riyadh has to offer and enjoy the most amazing cultural hub city with its beautiful attractions. Be sure to amplify your experience of the city with some of the tastiest biryani you can find. When in Riyadh, these restaurants are definitely places you must visit.

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