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Best Biryani in Dubai

Biryani is ambivalently one of the best food ever created for its taste, texture, and aroma. Each version and flavor is unique. Be it Indian Biryani or Pakistani Biryani, it is the favorite food of the foodie that gets you drugged for more.

What is Biryani?

Biryani is a traditional rice dish made up of layered spice and meat. Depending on the region, the taste and make will differ. As for the meat varieties, they include chicken, goat, lamb, fish, and prawn, plus veg varieties containing eggs and vegetables.

Dubai is often referred to as the foodies’ heaven. To all the Biryani lovers, Dubai is all decked up with this heavenly food in all restaurant menus. The perfect blend of meat and rice harmonized perfectly with the spices gives its eaters a whole new experience.

How many calories are in biryani?

The average calories in biryani are anywhere between 400 to 600 calories range.

However, the amount of calories in biryani differs greatly depending upon the type of biryani, the number of ingredients used, the size of the plate, and how much chicken and rice you consume.

If this has already made your tummy growl, let’s dig into the best biryani spots according to the Redditors in Dubai.

Here’s how we considered the best biryani in Dubai.

According to the experiences shared by r/dubai members combined with the feedback from local guides, we identified restaurants that offer the best biryani in Dubai. Among the results, we found a number of places that most people enjoyed and a few that were overrated and often disliked.

Here are our recommendations based on our research, and we suggest trying all of them to find your favorite biryani in Dubai.

The best biryani comes to the liking of an individual.

On one hand, there are those who love spicy food, yet there are others who can’t handle even a small amount of spicy food. The tastes of some people tend to favor certain styles of food including Hyderabadi, Malabar, Ambur, Sindhi, or Afghani biryani.

The best ones are always those you most enjoy.

Shahran Restaurant, Al Nahda

Location: 7 A St – Al Nahda – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Hyderabadi
Must-Try: Mutton & Chicken 65 Dum Briyani

Redditor u/HueCue asked others about the best Hyderabadi dum biryani in Dubai the responses were both informative and interesting. Many Redditors claimed to have liked the Hyderabad biryani from Shahran Restaurant.

➡️ According to the redditor u/frugoliya,

It is the closest thing to authentic Hyderabadi Biriyani. Redditor also mentions that Hyderabad Biriyani comes in many varieties and, ultimately, all it comes down to personal taste.

The redditor u/HueCue decided to try the biryani after hearing its recommendation, so he hopped on the Metro to go and try it. Here’s how it went.

“Call me stupid but just got on the metro to get to Al Nahda, let’s see how it is. Haha, so Shahran’s biryani was pretty good. Possibly the best Hyderabadi biryani I have ever had in Dubai. This is a very well-spiced, full-flavored meat”

➡️ According to one local guide,

“this restaurant offers a consistent taste, a truly authentic flavor, every grain of rice is nicely textured, the chicken pieces are nicely done, less masala is used, but it has a distinct taste that is hard to describe but quite tasty.”

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Mutton Dum Briyani – AED 20
  • Chicken Dum Briyani – AED 20
  • Chicken 65 Dum Briyani – AED 25

Muhammad Iqbal Restaurant, Al Barsha

Location: Trio Building Beside Grandiose Supermarket Al Barsha 1 – Dubai
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Karachi/Pakistani
Must-Try: Chicken Briyani

➡️ Despite not liking chicken, the u/HueCue recommended the restaurant’s chicken biryani.

“Although I don’t enjoy eating chicken, you should try the chicken biryani at Muhummad Iqbal restaurant in Al Barsha. (Note: Must be chicken biryani and not chicken tikka biryani). The biryani is similar to what you’ll find in Pakistan, and it’s the best Khi/Pakistani biryani I’ve eaten so far.”

If you are a spicy lover, ask them for extra spices for a rich experience.

➡️ “The restaurant serves the best Mutton Biryani in Barsha. No restaurant in Al Barsha Area serves Pakistani cuisine like Mohammed Iqbal. This restaurant serves one of the best Mutton Biryani in Dubai, a dish that is currently underrated. If you want fresh biryani, head there at 1:30 PM after Juma Break.” – says the local guide, Kashif Maqsood.

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Mutton Briyani – AED 16
  • Chicken Briyani – AED 13

Behtareen Zaiqa Restaurant, Hor Al Anz

Location: 5 42 St – Hor Al Anz – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2
Briyani Style: Hyderabadi
Must-Try: Chicken Briyani

➡️ Reddit user u/qwsedrgt says that he had the best Hyderabadi Biryani at Behtar Zaiqa Restaurant, which his family loved as well.

Behtareen is superior to Jaffer Bhai’s and other places. Nevertheless, it is not better than Sharan but it is less expensive than at Sharan, u/HueCue claimed.

➡️ The local guide finds the restaurant is a hidden gem and says,

“it is gaining popularity because of its Hyderabadi cuisine. On top of that, he recommends trying the Bagara chicken rice, served on Sundays, which is simply delicious. Describes the portions were equally tasty and provided the authentic Hyderabadi taste.

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Mutton Briyani – AED 18
  • Chicken Briyani – AED 11

Ambur Biryani, Al Karama

Location: 22, Hilal Building, Opposite Karama Post Office – Al Karama
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Ambur(South Indian)
Must-Try: Chicken & Mutton Briyani

➡️ Coming from my own personal experience I enjoyed eating ambur biryani. Being a biryani lover who despises a lot of places that are highly praised, I particularly like this one.

It is highly recommended that you try out Ambur biryani when you are in Karama, as it is not as popular as other biryani.

The biryani would be less spicy and have fewer masalas, the texture and taste would be excellent when paired with the brinjal curry. Ambur biryani is much better than Jaffer Bhai’s.

➡️ According to the local guide Fatima Raza, says

“I’m usually picky about restaurants, but this place had amazing ambur food. The mutton biryani here is amazing, and I highly recommend it.”

Another one mentions that,

She received some unique, aromatic, and delicious biryani from Ambur Biryani Golden House.

The biryani they serve is unlike any other biryani she has ever tasted before. It is very flavorful, aromatic, and has a different texture. My favorite was the prawn’s fried biryani.

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Ambur Mutton Briyani – AED 16
  • Ambur Chicken Briyani – AED 13

Tayeb Kitchen & Restaurant, Al Khabaisi

Location: Al Maktoum Street, Al Khabaisi – Dubai
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Hyderabadi
Must-Try: Chicken & Mutton Briyani

➡️ The local guide rates the restaurant as having the best Hyderabadi biryani in the UAE.

Probably the best Hyderabadi Biryani in UAE. The Mutton Biryani and Chicken 65 Biryani we had were delicious. I enjoyed both of them very much!”

➡️ The other guide states,

“This restaurant ended my month-long search for Hyderabadi cuisine. I tried Hyderabadi food when I was in India this time after a trip to Bawarchi’s, a restaurant in Hyderabad. My favorite Hyderabadi restaurant and easily comparable to Bawarchis. This restaurant offers great food at a very reasonable price.”

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Mutton Dum Briyani – AED 17
  • Chicken Dum Briyani – AED 16

Saif Restaurant, Hor Al Anz

Location: 42 A St – Hor Al Anz – Dubai
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Hyderabadi
Must-Try: Chicken Dum Biryani

➡️ Voted one of the top 5 best restaurants in UAE by Khaleej times

➡️ “Authentic Hyderabadi biryani in Dubai. This restaurant serves delicious food and has very good taste at a competitive price. Breakfast is also excellent here. Go there if you haven’t already.” – says the local guide, Imran Lateef

Briyani Types & Price:

  • Mutton Dum Briyani – AED 17
  • Chicken Dum Briyani – AED 17

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Deccan Delight Restaurant, Jumeirah Village

Location: Jumeirah Village – Dubai
Google Restaurant Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Briyani Style: Hyderabadi
Must-Try: Chicken & Mutton Dum Biryani

➡️ “The local guide Ather Fazil’s thirst for biryani ended when he was recommended Deccan Delight by one of his friends. His Hyderabadi Biryani in Dubai is the best and most authentic he has ever had. A big highlight for him was the biryani, which he praised highly.”

➡️ “In addition, another local guide provided honest reviews about the food. It was surprising to him how good the food tasted, he enjoyed the authenticity of Hyderabadi specialties, and he was completely satisfied despite hearing people talking.”

As you can imagine, there are a lot of restaurants that are both good and bad depending on the cuisine and individual preferences. If you are looking for “THE BEST BIRYANI IN DUBAI”, you might want to check out the list we created above.

We’d love to hear your comments and reviews about the restaurants we shared with you. If there’s any other gem that we forgot to mention, please let us know.

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