9 Restaurants In New York City That Offer Mouth-Watering Biryani!

by Shreya Rathod
9 Restaurants In New York City That Offer Mouth-Watering Biryani!

Whether it is Kolkata, Awadhi or Hyderabadi, biryani is a quintessential Indian dish! It is one of the most popular foods in South Asia. It’s hard to resist the mix of tender meat, aromatic rice, and delectable spices and garnishes. In fact, biryani may be the one dish that even the pickiest eaters find difficult to refuse. If you are in New York City, these are the perfect spots to relish biryani!

9 Spots To Relish Biryani In New York City

1. Halal Diner


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This restaurant in Queens that serves Indian and Afghani food next to a mosque is a perfect place to witness the transformation of biryani into the diner idiom. This dish is a tasty pilaf with loads of medium-sized chunks of lamb hidden inside with no requirement for complicated spice schemes, colourful grains, and side sauces.

Where: Parsons Blvd
When: 11:30 am–10:30 pm
Cost: Approx $12 or ₹1,000

2. Hyderabadi Zaiqa

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The meal is served in the Vijayawada and Hyderabad traditions at what is arguably the best biryani restaurant in the city. This amazing instance falls into the latter group. It involves combining the rice and chicken with pickled gongura, which are edible hibiscus leaves, right before cooking, resulting in a remarkably flavorful and tangy biryani.

Where: New York
When: 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Cost: Approx $14.99 0r ₹1,250

3. Fresh Curry

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Fresh Curry is a steam table joint with amazing food and affordable rates located in Tribeca, close to City Hall. It serves Bangladeshi and Pakistani cuisine. Its lamb biryani, which comes with large chunks of lamb with marrow bones and a sizable amount of curry sauce, is almost always on show.

Where: Church St
When: 24 hours
Cost: Approx $12.99 or ₹1,100

4. Baazi


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This Upper West Side Indian restaurant is pretty posh, with a two-story, brilliantly blue decor and a menu that keeps up with the times. The dum pukht-style chicken biryani is served with a glossy, completely edible pastry sheet on top to keep the flavour locked in while it bakes. There is a dish of cucumber raita next to it.

Where: Broadway
When: 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cost: Approx $22 or ₹1,800

5. Kotha Grill and Kabab

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Jackson Heights’ Bangladeshi food culture is anchored by this steam table kebab restaurant, which places a strong focus on veggies. The goat biryani has some enormous, bone-in chunks of meat, caramelised onions, and as a bonus, a boiled egg that has been battered and deep-fried.

Where: Queens
When: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Cost: Approx $12 or ₹1,000

6. Semma

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Semma is an exploration of traditional Southern Indian food that is hardly ever found elsewhere but in the neighbourhoods in the area. Chef Vijay, a native of Tamil Nadu, uses vibrant flavours and local ingredients to bring the very real and intimate moments of farm life on ancestral land to the plate.

Where: Greenwich Ave
When: 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cost: Approx $30 or ₹2,000 for two

7. Swadist

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If someone believes that a vegetarian biryani would be less tasty, they should go to Swadist, a restaurant in Jersey City at the top of the Newark Avenue hill that serves some Delhi cuisine. The veggies range from the conventional to the unconventional (broccoli, for example), and the biryani is presented in the age-old Lucknow way with pastry on top. This pie would make a great feast for three people.

Where: Newark Ave
When: 11:30 am–2:45 pm, 5:30 pm–10:45 pm
Cost: Approx $15 or ₹1,200

8. Hyderabad House

The biryani at Hyderabad House, a charming spot nestled in a Philippine suburb with the Jersey Turnpike towering overhead, is crowned with cooked eggs and onions. It comes with two chutneys: coconut and peanut. “Dum” stands for dum pukht, which is the term for slow-cooked biryani in a covered pot.

Where: Rochester
When: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Approx $14.99 0r ₹1,250

9. Bombay Chowk


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The biryani at Bombay Chowk, a pleasant restaurant with tastefully adorned premises, has a decidedly festive flavour to it. It has been shaped like a bundt pan, after all, and juicy prawns twirl inside its voluminous, rippling texture enhanced by a hint of fresh mint. Pomegranate seeds are added to the yoghurt that goes with it.

Where: New York
When: 1:30 am–3:00 pm, 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Cost: Approx $19.95 or ₹1,660

Also Read: After Hyderabadi Biryani, Pakistan Team Enjoys Kolkata Biryani & Kebabs From Zam Zam

If you are in New York City, visit these spots for mouth-watering biryani!

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