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5 Best Biryani Restaurants near Kolkata to try out (with Price)

Bored? Sad? Hungry? Lazy? We always prefer to order some food or step in and dine to enhance our mood! And most of the time the royal and lovely food, ‘Biryani’ remains our top choice.

Biryani is an emotion for Bongs. For most of us, it is the ultimate solution to a bad mood anytime and every time.

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Yes, the people of Kolkata prefer to relish biryani most of the time. It is now a well-known and well-liked food all over the world.

Slow-cooked rice, tender chicken or mutton, and savory spices.

You can get biryani in almost every restaurant in Kolkata. Naturally, the top biryani restaurants in Kolkata are always packed.

It’s difficult to get a seat and you have to wait for hours, especially if you’re new to the area and don’t know what the optimum times are to visit certain locations.

But, hey, I am here to make it easier for you.

In this article, you will get to know a lot of details about the following popular biriyani restaurants in and around Kolkata,

  1. Dada Boudi Biryani
  2. Oudh 1590
  3. Arsalan
  4. Aminia
  5. Kareem’s

So let’s see a little bit more about each of these restaurants…

All of these restaurants have both dine-in and online order options. You can either sit at the restaurant or you can order it from your home and enjoy it!

1. Dada Boudi Biryani

Location12/10, S.N. Banerjee Road, Barrackpore, Kolkata.
PricesMutton Biryani (INR 270-450/-)/Chicken Biryani (INR 200-335/-)
Timings12 PM – 10: 30 PM
Other popular dishesTandooris, kebabs, phirnis.
OutletsBarrackpore, Sodepur

Dada Boudi Biryani is certainly a must-try place to have biryani.

No doubt, Dada Boudi Biriyani makes authentic and lip-smacking biriyani and is therefore one of the best Biriyani restaurants in Kolkata.

People from all over Kolkata come to Barrackpore to taste this divine dish.

No, you can’t expect a mild flavor of Dada Boudi biriyani.

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The strong aroma unleashed from the “handi biryanis”, be it chicken or mutton, with a blend of golden, white, and rich brown colors can offer you immense gratification.

I personally have been to Barrackpore many times and the Dada Boudi biriyani calls me every time.

There are many outlets of Dada Boudi Biriyani around Barrackpore, but I prefer to visit the premium center.

The biryani is served in good quantities with a big piece of meat.

I am a moderate eater and, therefore, I have to take someone along with me to complete the dish.

For mutton biryani, the goat meat and the cut are particularly taken care of by the chefs, and hence the final outcome is the spicy, oily, and rich biryani.

2. Oudh, 1590

Location23/B, Deshapriya Park, Kolkata-700026
PricesINR 370-500/- per person
Timings12 PM to 10:30 PM
Other popular dishesKebabs, Desserts, Nawabi beverages
OutletsSouthern Avenue, Naktala, Salt Lake, Jessore Road, Sodepur, Madhyamgram, Tollygunge Club, Behala

Oudh is one of the authentic dining hubs serving the best Nawabi cuisine in Kolkata.

This royal kitchen is located in Deshapriya Park.

As you enter this charming restaurant, you will get a feel of Nawabi culture. The wonderful Awadhi ambiance is indeed impressive!

The Awadhi handi biryani and the Raan biryani are served in a beautiful Pot with the name “Oudh, 1590” inscribed on it.

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The culinary art upholds the rich legacy of Nawabi food.

The “Dum Pukht” biryani, prepared with fragrant herbs, dried food, cardamom, cinnamon, and other secret ingredients, brings out the royalty of the biryani cuisine of Oudh.

The succulent and royal biryani is cooked using traditional techniques with slow-cooking rice, vegetables, and meats in big cauldrons with sealed-off dough and topped with burning charcoal, which makes the tender meat and biryani retain the mouth-watering juices.

3. Arsalan

LocationMariana Garden Court, 191, Park Street (Park Circus, 7 Point Crossing), Kolkata 700017.
PricesMutton Biryani: INR 314-450/-, Chicken Biryani: INR 315-450/-.
Timings10: 30 AM – 11:59 PM
Other popular dishesIranian khichdi, Murfg Tumbukh, Murgh Musallam, Fish Tikka masala
OutletsRipon Street, Diamond Harbor, Hatibagan, Chinar Park, Ruby EM Bypass, Barrackpore, Sodepur, Jadavpur, Jessore Road

Arsalan is the ultimate destination for top-quality biryani in the heart of Kolkata.

The delicious biryani served with potatoes and tender meat is an unforgettable dining experience that you can share with your family and friends.

You will fall in love with the royal Mughal flavors, perfectly twisted with spicy meat and potatoes.

The ambiance of the restaurant and the iconic setting is perfectly done to keep the authentic culture and tradition.

I have been to Arsalan many times, and every time I see the restaurant brimming with happy customers.

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The delicate and flavorful biryani absorbs all the juices of the flavorful spices and you will admire the taste of the buttery, succulent meat with the slow-cooked rice that imparts a typical Mughlai flavor.

Arslan’s Mughlai flavor will excite your palate and add extra charm to your meal.

The staffs are always at the service of the customers, and their services are fast as well.

4. Aminia

Location6A, S.N. Banerjee Road, New Market Area, Kolkata
PricesINR 300/-for chicken and mutton special biryani
Timings11:20 AM–11:30 PM
Other popular dishesTandoori, Kebabs, Murgh musallam
OutletsChandni Chowk, New Market, Shymabazar, Bangur, Golpark, Salt Lake, Barrackpore, Kardah, Tollygunge, Behala, Garia

After a long day of shopping in the HatiBagan or New Market, relishing the succulent, flavorful biriyani is one of the heavenly feelings.

Mutton Biryani and chicken biriyani in Aminia need no introduction. The savory dish fulfills the inner cravings of the heart.

The perfectly cooked meat pieces in the biriyani will certainly leave you spellbound.

You can feel your taste buds tickle every time you part the rice glob with the luscious spice and ghee-laden mutton and chicken pieces.

I would recommend you try the chicken chap and biryani combo.

The consistency and the cooking styles of Biryani with egg, meat, and ‘aloo’ can fix your mood with its unmissable texture, color, and flavor.

5. Kareem’s

Location55 B, Mirza Ghalib Street, Park Street Area, Kolkata.
PricesINR 270-370 for chicken dum biryani and 290-390 for mutton dum biryani (Kareem’s Special).
Timings12 PM – 10:30 PM
Other popular dishesKareem’s Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Tandoori,
OutletsChandni Chowk, New Market, Shymabazar, Bangur, Golpark, Salt Lake, Barrackpore, Kardah, Tollygunge, Behala, Garia

Kareem’s is one of the top biriyani hubs in Kolkata along with other mouth-watering Mughlai delicacies.

Moreover, the unbeatable taste of the biryanis that Kareem’s serves every time is too satisfying.

I personally am obsessed with the biriyani magic in Kareem’s. The meat pieces are plum and juicy, which makes the biriyani looks delicious.

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The fine brown shades that envelop the chicken and mutton pieces look so graceful.

Normally, I do not have enough time to enjoy a fine dinner at a restaurant, but on the day of Navami in Durga Puja, I cannot resist the kebabs and biryanis in Kareem.

The quality of the food makes my long trip worthwhile. The essence of the rich biriyani is sure to satisfy everyone’s appetite!

Visit these top-rated biryani restaurants, and trust me, you won’t be disappointed with the quality!

Not only in Bengal, but the entire Indian subcontinent associates “Kolkata biryani” with a specific emotion now and always will.

*Please note that the list is in no specific order.


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