10 Best Spots For Biryani In Singapore

best biryani in singapore

A unique island city-state, Singapore has a pretty multicultural population. It is also a popular tourist destination thanks to its tropical climate and its modern facilities. Besides being a global financial hub, Singapore is home to multiple lovely neighborhoods like Little India, lined up with colorful shops, or the Arab Street featuring fabric stores, but also the very old Chinatown. Almost all religions are present here, seen in buildings, like Mosques, Hindu temples, and Buddhist monasteries as well. Its food scene is also eclectic, but if you are specifically looking for biryani, then check out these places with biryani guaranteed to blow your mind. These are the best spots for biryani in Singapore.

1. Bismillah Biryani

Mutton Biryani, Singapore
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A three-time Michelin-Awarded heritage restaurant, Bismillah Biryani serves authentic dum biryani and a visit is certainly worth your time. The restaurant apparently specializes in biryani dishes, so you can choose a popular tandoori chicken biryani, a kid goat biryani or a vegetable biryani (which you can also try with egg), all enhanced by spices and herbs. Besides biryani, you can also try other dishes like the grilled fish (king mackerel in tandoori style) or a paya (soup with lamb joints), and wash it down with a delicious mango lassi.

Bismillah Biryani

Address: 48 & 50, Dunlop St, Singapore 209379

Website: Bismillah Biryani

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9pm (daily)

2. Allauddin’s Briyani

Situated in Singapore’s Little India, one may expect to find plenty of Indians around this place. Jewelry shops and tailor shops, along with traditional Indian restaurants are in abundance here, one fine example being Allaudin’s Briyani. It is classified as street food and serves biryani which is pretty inexpensive but quite satiating. Different types of biryani are served here, like chicken, mutton, or even fish, while the basmati rice is of high quality and successfully mixed with cashews. Pickled cucumbers come with the biryani to complete the meal.

Allauddin’s Briyani

Address: 665 Buffalo Rd, #01-229, Tekka Food Centre, Singapore 210665

Facebook: Allauddin’s Briyani

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (daily)

3. Victory Restaurant

Posted by Victory Restaurant on Thursday, 27 October 2016

So, there is this Indian-Muslim restaurant in Singapore which has been operating for over a century now (yes, that’s right!) and is called Victory Restaurant. It was established by an Indian guy and it serves mostly South Indian food. Beef, chicken, mutton, and fish biryani are certainly not to be missed, but there is one more signature dish that keeps this place going for years. It’s called Murtabak, and it’s a popular type of flatbread filled with meat, maybe eggs, and of course, spices. What’s really fascinating about this place is that they prepare the dough and blend the spices themselves in-house, keeping the authenticity.

Victory Restaurant

Address: 701 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198677

Facebook: Victory Restaurant

Opening hours: 7am - 11pm (daily)

4. IMAM Banana Leaf Restaurant

This fabulous eatery is not just conveniently located, but also open 24/7. If you crave for an Indian biryani dish any time of the day, then this is the place to go. Nasi biryani (the Malaysian/Singaporean version) is served after 11am until it goes off. It’s quite worthy to try biryani here since it is served literally on banana leaves which adds to the already aromatic dish.

IMAM Banana Leaf Restaurant

Address: 12 Lor 1 Geylang, Singapore 389120

Facebook: IMAM Banana Leaf Restaurant

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

5. Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine


Posted by Syed Salim on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Located in China Town, this lovely restaurant serves mainly Indian cuisine but also caters to specific diets such as halal food and vegetarian-friendly dishes. In a splendid building with great looks, one can find here one of the best biryanis in the city. Inexpensive and quite fast in service, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Options here are definitely the delightful biryani, but also the tandoori chicken along with a fresh butter naan (soft Indian bread).

Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine

Address: 214 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058763

Facebook: Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine

Opening hours: 9am - 8pm (closed on Sun)

6. Saffron’s Cafeteria

Nothing like soft Chappati with keema if you just don't feel like having rice or noodles. 👌 Available from 5PM at our Bigger Outlet! ° Block 201D Tampines St. 21

Posted by Saffrons on Monday, 27 November 2017

Serving authentic halal Indian cuisine, Saffron’s Cafeteria is the ideal place to hang out with friends, come with your family or your colleagues, and also to arrange a special even–from a birthday party to a wedding. The sizeable menu includes dishes from East to West, with some of them being the famous biryani, fried rice dishes, spring chicken, and chapati dishes (a type of flatbread). For the guests’ convenience, there are three locations around Singapore, while catering services are also available.

Saffron’s Cafeteria

Address: Tampines Street 21, # 01-1163 Block 201D, Singapore 529201

Website: Saffron’s Cafeteria

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

7. Al-Alzhar Restaurant

Posted by Al Azhar Restaurant on Monday, 24 September 2018

A fine dining experience awaits those who choose Al-Alzhar Restaurant that features a multicultural cuisine, offering dishes from India, Malaysia, the Mediterranean, Thailand, and other western influences. There is a good number of shareable dishes, so everyone can taste, but other dishes include gorgeous biryani (with either lamb, chicken, fish or mutton), special Thai Muslim seafood, and tantalizing kebabs. Special care is given to the drinks and creative desserts which are prepared fresh daily.

Al-Alzhar Restaurant

Address: 11 Cheong Chin Nam Rd, Singapore 599736

Website: Al-Alzhar Restaurant

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

8. Food Bazaar

Posted by 99Bistro Food Bazaar on Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Open during lunch and dinner hours daily, the 99 Food Bazaar is a food experience that you can’t miss if you are in town. The bamboo biryani is what makes this place so special. So, basically, a bamboo trunk from India is filled with tender lamb (or prawn, chicken, veg, mutton) topped with fresh mint, Karachi spices, and clarified butter, and also combined with dum cooked basmati rice, which is actually served out of it. The ends of the trunk are wrapped with a banana leaf which exudes a fabulous aroma. And, naturally, that’s their signature dish.

99 Food Bazaar

Address: 11 Eunos Rd 8, #01-02 Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore 408601

Website: 99 Food Bazaar

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10pm (daily)

9. Golden Nur Nasi Biryani

Posted by Golden Nur Nasi Briyani on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

This is another great place to visit if you are a fan of Indian cuisine. Golden Nur Nasi Biryani restaurant seems to be serving excellent mutton biryani, as well as a number of other tasteful dishes, such as a unique sardine curry puff or a crispy fried chicken with rice. Prices are quite affordable, while the place opens early in the morning and closes the late evening. Lamb and chicken biryani are also available, and both are delicious too.

Golden Nur Nasi Biryani

Address: 5 Cross St, Market St, #01-02 Interim Hawker Centre, Singapore 048418

Website: Golden Nur Nasi Biryani

Opening hours: 6.30am - 8pm (daily)

10. Biryani Express

chicken biryani
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Operating since 1965 by second-generation owners, Biryani Express offers Indian, Malaysian, and Singaporean cuisine and is famous for being quite generous with its portions. The place is open for breakfast and lunch, while among their dishes you will find amazing chicken, beef, and lamb biryani. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

Biryani Express

Address: 1 Geylang Serai, #02-119, Singapore 402001

Website: Biryani Express

Opening hours: Tue - Fri: 8am - 1pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 12pm (closed on Mon)

A beautiful mix of cultures

In Singapore, it doesn’t really matter what your religion is, or your color, or even what language you speak. People seem to get along well with each other, and visitors are warmly welcomed. Biryanis are indeed a big part of the Singaporean tradition, so why not explore this culture by also trying this food? Visit these top spots for biryani in Singapore and start your journey.

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