When it comes to eating out in
Hyderabad, you'll be spoilt for choice With the many restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars that frequent
Hyderabad's streets the only problem you are likely to encounter is being unable to make up your mind what to chose.
You can find good restaurants, cafes and bars wherever you are, often in surprising places, so it's well worth taking time to explore.
We have a list of Top 10 restaurants for you.
geographical location of Hyderabad has been a major influence
on its varied cuisine, which ranges from the Hyderabadi style
with its strong Mughalai influence, to a pure Andhra cuisine -
hot and spicy. Hyderabad also has a good number of places for
Chinese food, and several Punjabi 'Dhabas'. Add to this
live ghazals on weekends and chowki dinners on
request, and the meal becomes well worth the money spent. The
prices are reasonable with a meal for two coming to around Rs.
250 - Rs. 300 with the taxes. For
a quick meal or a snack, one has a choice between western fast
foods, Pizza, Burger, Sandwich, and the Indian 'chats'. The
city has its ubiquitous Irani Hotels, serving thousands of
cups of tea everyday. For the diet-unconscious, Hyderabad
probably has the largest number of ice cream brands to offer.
In addition, the city's main shopping areas are crowded with
sweet shops offering a mind-boggling variety of sweet and
Dishes in the menu span the whole range
of Mughlai, South Indian, Chinese and Tandoori along with
regular Lime `n' Onion `Salads'. Kadai Murg stands out
in the Mughlai non-veg section for its succulent bits of
chicken, smothered with spices and cooked well. The biryanis
are, of course, very much on the list and seemed to have that
`dum ka' flavour preferred by the gourmets. Veggies can ask
for the mild Malai Kofta or go for the more rugged
flavour of Capsicum Masala. The Mughlai menu combines
well with an assortment of fluffy parathas, rotis and naans
available in the tandoor section.
those who want a taste of the royal menu, there are a variety
of Biryanis (a rice and meat preparation, seasoned with spices
and flavourings). Hyderbadi Biryani is so popular that it
takes a special mention in the world of food. There are 2 styles of preparing this variety. The
Kachey Gosh Ki Biryani, where the meat is marinated in curd and then baked with rice, and the
Pakkey Gosh Ki Biryani, where the meat is cooked with all the accompanying spices and then the rice is simmered with the resultant gravy redolent of mace, ittar and kewra in a sealed vessel with saffron and cardamom. It is accompanied by side dishes like Mirchi ka
Salan, Dhai-Ki-Chatni and Baghare Baingan. Apart from this
king of the delicacies, the entire Shahi Nizam cuisine is very
popular for its rich and aromatic taste.
Indian: The South Indian spread is well represented
by the classic Gongura Mamasam, Royyalla Pulusu (sizzling
prawn curry), Kakarakaya Pulusu (a bitter gourd
preparation that uses a good dose of spice) and the more
humble, but nevertheless lip-smacking, lentil-spinach dish of Palakura
Cuisine is distinct for its hot and spicy food with a range of
chutneys, curries, meat preparations and pickles. One can also
taste the cuisines of Karnataka (Udipi) and Tamil Nadu - the
omnipresent dosas, idlis and vadas.
One can have a pick from Double-ka-meetha (a bread and
cashew-nut pudding); Qubani-ka-meetha (stewed apricot
dessert); Anday-ka-piyosi (made with eggs, mild, almonds and
purified butter); Badam-ki-jhab (marzipan) and Dil-e-Firdaus
(a rich, milk-based sweet). The number of ice cream parlours
seems an ever-expanding one, with popular brands such as
Kwality, Dollops, Vadilal, Scoops, Yankee-Doodle, Jumani, Go
Cool, Funn and many more. Most of these parlours have places
to sit and enjoy your ice creams. In addition, the range of
sweets and snacks available in the sweet shops - omnipresent
in Hyderabad- is bound to make one's head spin.
(meat pieces or minced meat cooked in many different styles
such as Boti Jhammi, kalmi, Shikampur, Sheek, Lagan-ke-kababs,
(either meat or vegetables cooked in a rich creamy gravy) and
Lukhmi (pastry). Nahari
another speciality eaten very early in the morning and is a
curried soup of sheep's trotters and tongue…sounds far worse
than it tastes.
many restaurants around the city serve liquor, the pub culture
is new to Hyderabad. The Bier Keller (S.D. Road) for instance,
is designed in the style of a German World War II Nazi bunker!
One of the largest pubs is named 10, Downing Street! Other
places worth mentioning are: Sailor's Inn (Paradise),
Cloud 9 (Begumpet), Oaken Cask (Basheerbagh), Barrel House
Street (Panjagutta), Beat Route (Park Lane), Pivot Pub (Punjagutta),
Rock Castle (Banjara Hills), 10, Downing Street (S.D. Road),
Black Cadilac (R.P.Road).
also boasts of a number of Chinese restaurants ranging from
the inexpensive to the exclusive.
somebody looking for a quick and filling snack, there are many
western-style fast food joints which offer pizzas, burgers,
sandwiches, etc. There are also several places serving
Indian fast foods. For the adventurous, the Punjabi Dhabas on
the outskirts of the city Moinabad, Medchal & (Hyderabad-Bombay
Highway) offer a unique culinary experience. These 'dhabas'
are located on open tracts of land with benches and charpoys
(a wooden cot with jute netting) to sit on. These offer the
best in Punjabi foods - both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. A
part from these, there are quite a few places which serve
'chats' (spicy snacks) like samosas, Mirchi Bhajji, Aloo
Bhajji, bhelpuri, panipuri, tikki, pav bhaji, etc.
meal in Hyderbad is complete without Paan (betel leaf wrapped
around a mixture of betelnut, aniseed, cloves, cardamom,
gulkand). There are paan shops, almost one every few metres -
quite a few of them an extension of the innumerable Irani
Hotels. These shops sell a variety of paans- the most popular
being 'Meetha Paan', 'Ram Pyari', 'Meenakshi', etc., Offering
paan is a tradition in Hyderabad and most Muslim household
still keep the 'Paan - Daan' a specially crafted silver
container meant to hold all the ingredients for making paans.
Foods Worth Trying:
the month of Ramzan, one gets to taste Haleem (a pounded wheat
and meat preparation). For those who prefer more homely food,
there is Kichri (a rice a lentil preparation); Kheema methi
(minced meat with fenugreek); Nahari ( stew of tongue and lamb
trotters); Rumali Rotis (bread as thin as a handkerchief) and
Chakna (a spicy dish of meat).
Hyderabad Top 10 Restaurents & Fast Food
Biryani & Non-Veg
Veg & Non Veg Restaurants
Fast Food/Pizza &
1) Paradise Food
Paradise Circle, SD Road Open: 11 - 12am.
Average meal for two: 200
Shilpa Arcade, Road No 3 Banjara Hills
Open: 7am - 11pm.
Average meal for two: 270.
|Pizza Hut (5
1.RNK Plaza, Banjara Hills
2.KPR House, SP Rd Sec-Bad
3.Madhapur Rd, Hitech City 4.Ground Flr, Hyderabad Central
5.Eat Street (only Take Away), Necklace Rd
Open: 11am - 11pm.
|The Jewel of Nizam
Hotel Golkonda Masab Tank
Average meal for two: 520
My Home Tycoon Begumpet
Open: 11.30am - 3.30pm & 7 - 11.30pm.
Price Details: Avg meal for per person veg Rs 130, non veg Rs 180 + taxes.
1.Divyasai Enclave, Rd No 5, Jubilee Hills
2.Himayathnagar, opp Telugu Academy, Beside Bassera Hotel, 3.Raj Bhavan Rd, Somajiguda
4.Madhapur Rd, Hitech City
Open: 11am - 11pm.
|Gufaa, Ohri’s Cuisine Court, Opp. Gandhi Medical College,
Open: 11.30am -3.30pm & 7pm - 12am.
Average meal for two: Rs 450.
Hyderabad Central, Punjagutta Rd, Open: Lunch 12 - 3pm, dinner 7 - 11.30pm.
Average meal for two: Rs 800.
|1. Pizza Corner Rd no 3,
2. May Fair Complex, SP Rd, Secunderabad
3. Tarbund X Rd, Secunderabad 4. Giant Hyper Market
5. Prasad's I-Max
Average meal for two: Rs 200
|Ohris Banjara Hills.
Open: Lunch 11 - 3.30pm, dinner 7pm - 12am.
|Our Place, Charan Pahadi, Rd No 10, Banjara Hills
Open: Lunch 12 - 3pm, dinner 7.30 - 11pm. Average meal for two: Rs 600
23 Amrutha Mall, Somajiguda Rd
Open: 9.45am - 10.30pm
Baseraa, S D Road
Open: 12noon - 11pm, Average meal for two: Rs 400 on weekdays & Rs 500 on Sun.
|Southern Spice, Road No 3 Banjara Hills,
Average meal for two: Veg - Rs 260 Non Veg - Rs 360 + 8% tax.
Taj Banjara, Road No 1, Banjara Hills
Open: 10.30am - 10.30pm.
Krishna, Road No 1, Banjara Hills Open: 12.30 - 3pm & 7 -
Average meal for two: Rs 1050.
|Kamat Veg Restaurant, Opp ramkrishna Theatre Abids,
Greenlands, Ameerpet Road
ITC Kakatiya Sheraton
Open: 7.30pm - 11.45pm, open daily. Average meal for two: Rs 1134
Greenland & Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda
Average meal for two: Rs 500.
Opppsite Vengal Rao Park, Road No1, Banjara Hills.
Opp JNTU Masab Tank
Open: 11:30 to 22:30
Average meal for two: Rs. 150 - Rs. 200
Road No 1, Banjara Hills, Opp. Vengal Rao Park
Average meal for two: Rs 600.
|Barista Coffee Pub
Ground Floor, Reliance Classic Building, Opposite Care Hospital, Road No. 1
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Road No 10 Jubilee Hills
Open: 12 - 3.30pm & 7 - 10.30pm.
Average meal for two: 300.
Road No. 1 Banjara Hills
Open: 12.30 pm – 4 pm 7 pm - 11.30, Average meal for two: Rs 400
|Cafe Coffee Day
Upper Ground Floor, Vintage Boulevard
Raj Bhavan, Hyderabad.
Somajiguda, Opp Skoda Showroom
Average meal for two: lunch Rs 300; dinner Rs 600
|Kuchipudi- Telugu Speciality Restaurant
Fortune Katriya Hotel By Welcomgroup, Raj Bhawan Road, Somajiguda
Meal for two : Rs 275 per head
Opp Iranian Consulate, Road No 7 Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.