Where To Get The 10 Best Biryani In Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

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Nupur Agarwal
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Nupur Agarwal

The longest inhabited city in the world, the holy city of Varanasi, instantly comes up into mind when you think about culture, heritage, and tradition. This city located in the Uttar Pradesh state of India has a rustic charm to it. The world-famous ghats which people come to, for both cultural importance and peace of mind, are just a tiny part of the vast list of things this city has for you. It is believed that people come here to attain salvation. The city is known for its holy importance too. Visitors stay in budget hotels or heritage hotels to enjoy the best of the city. Apart from the various things to explore here, food ranks in the top 10 list. While you are in Varanasi and want to indulge in some mouthwatering biryani, know where to get the best biryani in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. We have the list right here for you!

1. Aman-E-Khaas

Posted by Amanekhas on Tuesday, 24 July 2018

The location of Bhelupur is one of the prime locations in Varanasi. Aman-E-Khaas is the restaurant of a famous hotel called the Broadway, which is situated just on the junction of Bhelupur near IP Vijaya Mall. You can easily access some historical places and other attractions. The ambiance of this restaurant is calm and quiet with a decent crowd coming in. You can relate to fine dine restaurant when you walk in here. They serve the best mutton rogan josh and mirchi naan. If you are here to try their biryani, you would be pleased with the tender and juicy meat with the flavourful plate of rice.


Address: Bhelupur Road Near Vijaya Cinema Crossing, IP Mall, New Flotel Broadway, Bhelupur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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2. Roma's Cafe Diner

Posted by Roma's Cafe Diner on Monday, 18 November 2019

Roma’s Cafe Diner is located in Lanka, Varanasi, which is another prime location situated very closely to Banaras Hindu University (BHU). Roma’s Cafe Diner is a fancy place, with a pastel-shaded decoration and cafe vibe. The crowd coming here is mostly college students as it is in close proximity to BHU. You would get the feeling of entering a happy place when you come to this restaurant. The menu is versatile with all kinds of food options, amongst which biryani steals the show due to its taste and flavor.

Roma's Cafe Diner

Address: Swastik Plaza, 24, 2nd, Near Ravidas Gate, Lanka, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

Website: Roma’s Cafe Diner

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 11am - 11pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10:30pm

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3. Kareem's

Posted by Kareem's on Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Kareem’s is a chain restaurant located in various places in India. Varanasi is not untouched by the magic of Kareem’s, who have opened up a branch in Chetganj. Chetganj is a part of old Varanasi and has been home to a lot of important places. Kareem’s has opened up right in the prime location and does not disappoint when it comes to their menu and food. Keeping their reputation uptight, in Varanasi, they offer delicious biryani alongside Mughlai curry preparations. Do try their Mughlai kebabs, curries, and of course, the melt-in-the-mouth biryani if you’re looking for amazing things to do in Varanasi!


Address: Lahurabir Road, Maldahiya Crossing, near Vinayak Plaza, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002

Opening hours: 1:30pm - 11:30pm (daily)

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4. Barbeque Nation - Varanasi

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Posted by Barbeque Nation on Monday, May 10, 2021

Barbeque Nation has been one of the prime restaurants across the country that serves the best barbequed food. The branch located in Varanasi is no different and lives up to the name and reputation of Barbeque Nation. The amazing starters which are a crowd puller would make you full in no time, so make sure you have some space left to fill in on the main course and desserts as well. If you do not want to go with the buffet option, take an al-a-carte and order some of the greatest biryanis which you would have ever tasted.

Barbeque Nation - Varanasi

Address: JHV Mall, 3rd Floor, The Mall Rd, near Ramada Hotel, Varanasi Cantt, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002

Website: Barbeque Nation - Varanasi

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

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5. Zeenat Restaurant

Posted by Santosh Gupta on Friday, 29 March 2019

Zeenat Restaurant located in Chetganj is a delight for all non-vegetarian lovers. The place is not too fancy and the interior is minimal if you compare it to other places on this list. They do, however, make it up for the interior by serving delectable dishes and fresh food. The food is delicious and though the options are limited, you’ll end up having a lot because of the tastefulness. The biryani scores the most points with its tender and juicy meat and paneer, based on the variant you choose. Do not expect a fancy place here, but do expect the tastiest food!

Zeenat Restaurant

Address: S13/67, Near Mari Mai Mandir, Teliyabag, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221002

Website: Zeenat Restaurant

Opening hours: 1pm - 11pm (daily)

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6. Kalika Family Restaurant

Posted by Kalika family restaurant on Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Kalika Family Restaurant is located in Susuwahi, near the Hyderbad gate of BHU. This is a crowd favorite of college-goers because of the delicious food it offers on a low budget. The place is not a fancy one, with minimal sitting and eating arrangements. You can find a good inflow of the college crowd here during lunch and dinner time. The menu is extensive with all the kind of food as options. Chinese, Indian, biryani, you name it, they have it. Get in here for a tasteful plate of sumptuous biryani.

Kalika Family Restaurant

Address: BHU Rd, Near Chhoti, Hyderabad Gate, Susuwahi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221011

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

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7. Gupta Biryani

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Gupta Biryani is another hidden gem situated in Chetganj. They offer highly palatable food which will leave you craving for more. If you are planning your lunch outing stop for a moment, as this place opens up only in the early evenings. The name of the restaurant confirms why it is one of the best houses to try biryani. Definitely no prizes for guessing the most favorite and tasty food on the menu. The ambiance is that of a really small restaurant but of course, they leave you pleased with the tasty food!

Gupta Biryani

Address: Sarai Govardhan, Chetganj, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221001

Opening hours: 4:30pm - 10pm (daily)

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8. Kalika Dhaba Banaras

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Dhabas have an authentic North Indian vibe to them. You haven’t really eaten North-Indian food if you haven’t eaten in a dhaba. Get ready to experience an authentic dhaba vibe when you walk in here. With bare minimal essentials as interiors, this little place located in Ravindrapuri, Lanka, aims to not look the best but taste the best. Be assured that you will leave with a full stomach, wanting more from this restaurant. The biryani is the most delicious one, make sure you taste it while here.

Kalika Dhaba Banaras

Address: Lanka Road, Ravindrapuri Rd, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

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9. Singh's Delight Family Restaurant


Posted by Singh's Delight Restaurant on Friday, 8 January 2016

Singh’s Delight Family Restaurant is located on Sunderpur road. Although it is not a prime location, it is a developed and residential one. This is a family-oriented restaurant, with basic interiors intact in red color. The food is delicious and the options are varied. You can be assured of a hearty meal here. They have friendly staff and exceptional chefs who take care of their guests dearly. Make sure you try their chicken curries and biryani for a fantabulous food experience.

Singh's Delight Family Restaurant

Address: BHU Rd, Near Life Line Hospital, Brij Enclave Colony, Sundarpur, Nagwa, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 200005

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

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10. Maharaja Veg & Non-Veg Foods

The art of "BIRYANI"
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Maharaja Veg & Non-Veg Foods is located on the BHU road. This restaurant is not at all upscale and has a bare minimum interior. However, it does make up for all of this with their service and food. You can eat as much and that too on a very basic budget. The menu is good and they serve absolutely delicious food. Get ready to eat some lip-smacking biryani, top it up with cola or side it with a kebab.

Maharaja Veg & Non-Veg Foods

Address: B 30/5 A Vikram Building Shop No 14 B.H.U Road Lanka Varanasi, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh 221005

Opening hours: 1pm - 11:30pm (daily)

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Biryani for the soul

There is no calorie gained when you eat biryani, because biryani doesn’t go to the stomach, it goes to the soul. Get ready to experience the rustic charm of the city of Varanasi and try out the lip-smacking food this city has to offer. Do try the biryani’s and top them up with hot sweets for a complete meal. If you are still wondering where to get the best biryani in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, do not wait, pick one (or all) from the eateries mentioned above and have a sumptuous meal! Don’t forget to check out the best street foods to try and romantic places to visit while you’re here.

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