Hyderabad is known for the grandeur, richness and flavours of the Mughal and Nawabi cuisines fund here. The city also fosters traditional and staple South-Indian preparations. The Hyderabadi Biryani is the highlight and the centre of the cuisine here with rich, colourful garnishing and an elaborate method of preparation. The cuisine of the city, though houses much more, is almost synonymous to this dish.
Other than these the other local specialities include Pathar ka Ghosht, Nahari, Haleem, Double ka Meetha, Kheer, Mirchi ka Salan, Falooda, Irani Chai and more. Equally sparkling is the street food culture here with the lip-smacking Kachori, Samosa, Aloo Mirchi, Dahi Puri, Pani Puri and Sev Puri.

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Restaurants in Hyderabad

Hotel Shadab


4 PM to 4 AM

INR 700 for two

If you are a foodie, then Shadab Restaurant will keep you coming back and again. Paya, Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Shirmal, Shikampuri Kebabs, In here, Pakistani Chicken, Qubani Ka Meetha are some of the must try dishes according to the personal taste. The healthy atmosphere in the restaurant makes you feel home and a perfect place to dine out with family and friends.

21, Opposite Madina Building, High Court Road, Hyderabad500002, India

Sagar Papaji Ka Dhaba


12 Noon to 4 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

INR 550 for two

A very popular Dhaba among the locals, this place serves great North Indian food with a desi tadka. The ambiance might make you feel uncomfortable hence pack and carry is recommended.

Shop No.4-1-365/F/1,Near Sabharwal Tourist Reddy Hostel Road,Abids,Hanuman Tekdi,Koti,Hyderabad,Telangana 500001

Kamat Hotel



INR 500 for two

Each Kamat is slightly different, but they all serve cheap and good food. There's also a Kamat Hotel near Secunderabad's Paradise Circle, another Kamat near the clock tower, and Kamat Hotel in Saifabad. Meals are reliably delish.

5-8-56/A, Nampally Station Road,Hyderabad, Telangana 500001

Taj Mahal Hotel

North-Indian, South-Indian, Chinese

7 AM to 11 PM

INR 700 for two

Taj Mahal Hotel offers a flattering royal feeling as one enters the premises. An ideal place for an elaborate, rich and classic family dinner, authentic South Indian and North Indian dishes, along with Chinese fare is served here. A place worth going once at least.

4-1-999,King Koti Road,Abids,Hyderabad,Telangana 500001

Ohri's Gufaa


12 Noon to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

INR 800 for two

A cave theme based restaurant, it has sham-rock walls reflecting the beautiful ambiance for the dine out. Mushroom, Prawns, Keema Naan are some of the recommended delicacies of Gufa. With a soft music played in background, a great place to eat out and relax.

Door No. 5-9-30/16-20,Ohri's Cuisine Court,Opposite Gandhi Medical College,Basheer Bagh,Hyderabad,Telangana 500029

Cafe D'Art


9 AM to 11 PM

INR 500 for two

Le Cafe D'Art is a hot favorite among youth, A lounge that offers hookahs to smoke as well as various salads, sandwiches and espresso. The dark and dim ambience makes it a place perfect to enjoy hookahs with friends.

Plot 566, Road No 92, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India


Seafood, North-Indian, Chinese, Thai

12 Noon to 11 PM

INR 1200 for two

A very elegant and serene place, Waterfront deck has views of the Buddha Statue, Hussain Sagar and the city's twinkling lights.

6-3-1240/225/23,Necklace Road,Raj Nagar,Khairatabad,Hyderabad,Telangana 500004

Southern Spice


Noon-3.30PM & 7-10.30PM

INR 900 for two

Southern Spice does a fine Andhra meal as well as specialties from all over the south. It's a good place to sample typical Andhra dishes, like natu kodi iguru ('country chicken') or chapa pulusu, a tasty, coco nutty preparation of river fish.

Near Nagarjuna Circle,Road 3,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad


South-Indian, North-Indian, Chinese

7 AM to 11 PM

INR 800 for two

Chutneys is a chain of restaurants present all over Hyderabad, serving South Indian (mostly preferred), North Indian and Chinese cuisines. The variety of dosas and of course, the variety of chutneys available, is amazing. Try the Guntur Idly with Ghee Podi if you are a South Indian food fan in general.

Shop No.1133, 8-2-293/8/A/13,Road Number 36,Opposite Apollo Pharmacy, Jubilee Hills,Hyderabad,Telangana 500033

Fusion 9

Continental, Italian, North-Indian, Asian

12 Noon to 12 Midnight

INR 1800 for two

Soft lighting and cozy decor with the authentic multi-cuisine food makes Fusion 9 a perfect place for the romantic dinner date. Persian lamb kebabs on saffron rice or Moroccan paneer steak with harissa-lemon couscous are the special dishes offered by Fusion 9.

5th Floor, Inorbit Mall, Hitech City, Hyderabad, India

Paradise Restaurant

Biryani, North-Indian, Chinese


INR 1000 for two

Paradise Persis is really a paradise for Hyderabadi Biryani lovers. A very popular and highly recommended place for foodies.

SD Road, Paradise Circle, Secunderabad, India

Shah Ghouse Cafe

Cafe, Bakery


INR 500 for two

Not really the ambiance, but the flattering food quality is what will make you come this place over and over again. The cafe is famous for it super delicious Biryanis with a wide range in variety. Try Mutton Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Tikka, Tangadi Kebab, Tandoori Chicken, Kheema Roti, Irani Cha if you visit this cafe.

Near Ambedkar Statue, Karur Vysya Bank, NizampetMain Road, Nizampet, Hyderabad, India

Barbeque Nation

North-Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean

12:00 PM to 3:30 PM, 7 PM to 11 PM

INR 1700 for two

With the awesome ambiance and unlimited dishes being served, this is one of the best restaurants and a must visit for foodies. Starters are the star of the show, Barbeque Nation offers a good veg and non-veg buffet with a large variety of desserts.

Plot No.6-3-249/5/1,Ground Floor,ANR Centre,Road No.1,Banjara Hills,Hyderabad,Telangana 500034

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