10 Ultimate Places For Best Biryani In Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

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Thiruvananthapuram, which is also known as Trivandrum and famous for its colonial British architectural designs and several amazing art galleries, is the capital of the Indian State of Kerala. Dubbed by Mahatma Gandhi as the “Evergreen city of India”, it is an important information technology hub that exports a substantial amount of software. The city is home to Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, Vizhinjam International Seaport, and historical attractions like Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Also an important research and educational hub, the city boasts of the presence of the University of Kerala, Kerala Technological University, the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, and the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology. This is no doubt a vibrant and important city in India worth paying a visit. If you’re planning a trip here soon, check out the Airbnb rentals and Oyo rooms for your accommodation needs. To sample the best of Indian cuisine in the city, read on and discover the ultimate places for best biryani in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

1. Biryani Club

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Posted by Biryani Club on Friday, August 21, 2015

Biryani Club, located along Sasthamangalam - Pipinmoodu Rd in Thiruvananthapuram City, offers a variety of tasty dum biryanis, special Malabar foods, Chinese foods, tandoor, tikkas, and fresh juice. Biryani Club is, in fact, a paradise for biriyani lovers. It offers both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals in their carefully crafted menu. Enjoy your meals in a very clean and neat environment complete with a stunning and welcoming atmosphere. The moment you step inside, you will like the awesome aroma of spices that drifts from the kitchen.

Biryani Club

Address: Sasthamangalam - Pipinmoodu Rd, Jawahar Nagar, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010, India

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2. Ajwa

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Ajwa serves some of the best biryani in the city. Come and pick your favourite whether it is chicken, mutton, beef or fish variety. The finger-licking delicacies can also be delivered to you via Uber Eats so if you cannot come for any reason, don’t worry, just place your order right from the comfort of your hotel and it will be delivered to you on time. Bring friends or perhaps the whole of your family for an excellent biryani treat and everyone will have an unforgettable experience.


Address: No-114 Kalabhavan Mani Road, Near, Women’s College Rd, Thycaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695014, India

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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3. Halais Dum Biryani

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Posted by Halais Dum Biryani on Sunday, January 28, 2018

Perched on the highway in an accessible location is Halais Dum Biryani. It is among the best places to get authentic dum biriyani offered in generous proportions and served in unique traditional dishware. Expect a variety of finger-licking cuisines. They have imaginatively created a wonderful ambiance, the perfect atmosphere, and delicious dishes, which make a visit to the restaurant more than just memorable. Head for lunch with your date or perhaps bring your family members on a day out. You can also place an online order for your lunch or dinner and it will be delivered to you at no extra charge.

Halais Dum Biryani

Address: No-4, 269-3, NH 66, Near Infosys, Poundukadavu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695021, India

Website: Halais Dum Biryani

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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4. Villa Maya

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Posted by Villa Maya TVM on Monday, January 13, 2020

Villa Maya is an eatery that is nestled in a stunning historical 18th-century Dutch manor that boasts a beautiful garden patio. Their traditional and international cuisine, including delicious biryani, is presented to you in an elegant atmosphere that makes for a relaxed dining scene. Other than its finger-licking delicacies, the eatery is also popular for its classic architectural design that create a serene atmosphere full of beauty and grace. Enjoy sophisticated dining moments in comfort and finesse in any of the various dining spaces expertly styled to perfection to fit every mood and any special celebration.

Villa Maya

Address: Muthoot Sky Chef, No-120 Palayam Airport Road Near, Vallakkadavu, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India

Website: Villa Maya

Opening hours: 12pm - 9pm (daily)

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5. Indian Coffee House

Indian Coffee House
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During the colonial period of the late 1890s, Indians were never allowed into coffee houses which gained popularity in the 18th century. The idea of an “Indian coffee house” establishment was birthed with the first outlet opening in Bombay in 1936. Exuding old charm with the same look and feel from some decades ago, this place combines history and good food. Often, many restaurants update to more cuisine and food items but Indian Coffee House has maintained their tried-and-tested menu which undoubtedly has a lot of followers. Not anywhere else would you be able to find their beets-laced masala dosa or the finger-licking biryani.

Indian Coffee House

Website: Indian Coffee House

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6. Ram's Kitchen

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Posted by പൂമരം - Ram's Kitchen - Poomaram Restaurant on Monday, February 1, 2021

Ram’s Kitchen is located on Kovalam Bypass Road, Oruvathilkotta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. This establishment is a great place to enjoy delicious biryani and authentic South Indian cuisine. They offer a variety of vegetable thorans (sabzis), veg curries, pappadam, fish gravy, and a number of fish fries to choose from. Their unique fish selections range include ayila or prawns, mathi, nattholi, and neymeen. You can also try their chicken and beef, either fried or roast. No matter what your choice is, you are assured of an exceptional dining experience at Ram’s Kitchen and you will probably want to visit again.

Ram's Kitchen

Address: Kazhakootam - Kovalam Bypass Rd, Oruvathilkotta, Aakkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695021, India

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

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7. Vayalil Family Restaurant

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Posted by Vayalil Restaurant on Friday, July 27, 2018

As the name suggests, Vayalil Family Restaurant is a two-level family restaurant that boasts very delicious biryani. They offer delicious food with excellent service delivery, courteous staff, and amazing ambiance. Head out with your group of friends or family, Vayalil Family Restaurant awaits with their mouthwatering menu creatively crafted to take care of everyone - even the pickiest ones.

Vayalil Family Restaurant

Address: Kazhakootam - Kovalam Bypass Rd, opposite SBI ATM, Eanchakkal, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695008, India

Website: Vayalil Family Restaurant

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

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8. Zam Zam Restaurant

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Posted by Zam Zam Restaurant on Sunday, September 5, 2021

If you happen to be in Thiruvananthapuram City, Kerala and the craving for a delicious treat of biryani won’t stop, simply find your way to Zam Zam Restaurant. Once you sit down, relax and savor your plate of biryani, the craving will be just a thing of the past. Zam Zam Restaurant is a wonderful dining destination established in 1979 and has become a success story for the passionate Abdulla Mannakuzhy who is still the current owner. Perched in an enchanting location, the amazing eatery has carved a niche for itself in presenting modern Middle Eastern dishes and promises continued delight. With its relaxed ambiance, the casual restaurant is still wonderfully glamorous.

Zam Zam Restaurant

Address: opp. MLA Hostel, University of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695034, India

Website: Zam Zam Restaurant

Opening hours: Sat - Thu: 9am - 11:30pm; Fri: 1:45pm - 11:30pm

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9. The Yellow Chilli

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This restaurant enjoys a convenient location with ample parking space for the dinners. The interiors are finely and stylishly finished, exuding an elegant vibe that makes for a perfect dining experience. Their food, which includes tasty biryani, is excellent - not at all greasy or over-spiced. Everyone loves value for their money, that’s why The Yellow Chilli pride themselves in their offering top-quality food and generous portions. The service is here is exceptional and the staff are very friendly and courteous. The owner and his wife also hang around just in case you need details or suggestions.

The Yellow Chilli

Address: Aswathy Complex, Pipeline Rd, Ambalamukku, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695005, India

Website: The Yellow Chilli

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 3:30pm, 6:30pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm

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10. Thakkaaram

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Posted by Thakkaaram Thiruvananthapuram on Friday, February 2, 2018

If at all you are looking for the ultimate destination where you can enjoy an excellent biryani treat in Thiruvananthapuram City, Kerala, then you should know that Thakkaaram Restaurant has you covered. Bring your family or perhaps a group of friends for a fine biryani treat here, and for sure, they will never forget it. You can also experiment with their fine plates of seafood or other tasty food items prepared in traditional pots.


Address: Naaz Tower, Pulimood Junction, Santhi Nagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695001, India

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Tasty biryani in Thiruvananthapuram

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You can’t fully discover a new destination without tasting their traditional dish. That is the main reason why you need to explore Thiruvananthapuram’s cafes and as well as the restaurants mentioned above. By sampling the tastiest biryani in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, you will have a special getaway for sure.

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