13 Places In Hyderabad That Serve The Best Ramadan Food

Each restaurant promises a memorable culinary experience.

by Curly Tales Desk
13 Places In Hyderabad That Serve The Best Ramadan Food

Ramadan, also known as Ramzan, is a crucial festival for all those who follow the religion of Islam. During this month-long celebration, people fast and abstain to honour the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed. The fast lasts throughout the day and people refrain from both food and water. While this may be the crux of the festival, every evening people gather for the main meal of their day, which happens post-sunset. This communal meal, called Iftar, encourages people to break their fast with shared plates of food. Since it is the primary meal, Iftar food is what makes Ramadan so special for all food lovers. From Haleem to parathas, from Shami Kebabs to Sheer Kurma, from Dum Biryani to fresh fruit juices, from meat curries to Shahi Tukda, all of these form a part of the Iftar. Across India, Hyderabad is known to serve the best Ramadan delicacies and this year, we are here to eat them all.

Best Places In Hyderabad Serving The Yummiest Ramadan Food

1. Hotel Shadab


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No surprise here, folks. If you’re in Hyderabad and you aren’t pouncing upon the infamous biryani, then something’s just not right. Known to weave in the taste of the Nizams, Hotel Shadab on Ghansi Bazaar Road is a name that’s synonymous with the dish itself. Their Hyderabadi Biryani is considered to be the most authentic in the city. Since it is Ramadan, the crowd lined up here is massive. They have a vegetarian version as well, which is served with Mirchi ka Salan (a curry made with peanuts and chillies). 

Where: Madina Circle, 21-1-140-144, Near High Court, High Court Rd, Charminar, Ghansi Bazaar, Hyderabad
When: 6 am – 12 am
Cost: ₹1,200 (For two)

2. Hotel Nayaab


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You either love this place or you don’t, there’s no middle ground. Haleem is their most popular dish and it’s something everyone looks forward to enjoying during Ramadan as well. Haleem is a pounded meat dish that’s ladled with broken wheat, barley and lentils and is a signature food component of the festivities of Ramadan. Nayaab is also known for its Chaar Koni Naan, a square rendition of its usual, oval brother and attracts tons of locals for its Paya Masala. 

Where: 22-8-111&112, Nayapul Rd, opposite MI (Xiaomi) showroom, Nassir Complex, Chatta Bazar, Darulshifa, Hyderabad
When: 5 am – 12:30 am
Cost: ₹850 (For two)

3. Shah Ghouse


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You already know what Haleem is. But what you don’t know yet is this: Shah Ghouse in Charminar serves the best in town. Period. There won’t be any arguments on this one. Courtesy of Ramadan, this spot stays immensely busy even late at night. You’ll find the caterers filling out and handing out Haleem takeaways to people who will soon be shipping this to their relatives in different parts of the country. Yes, this place and their Haleem are THAT popular. Also, do try their desserts, including Qubani ka Meetha, to end things on a sweet note.

Where: Shahghouse Hotel, near Karachi Bakery, Roop Lal Bazar, Syed Ali Chabutra, Zohra Colony, Shalibanda, Hyderabad
When: 12:30 pm – 12:30 am
Cost: ₹1,000 (For two)

4. Pista House

There’s a reason why this place is named ‘Pista House’ and it will get pretty evident as soon as you get there. The whole place is in shades of green, including the staff who wear green outfits and there’s a live green screen just outside. With its humble beginnings as a sweet shop, the Pista House still retains its name for the array of baked goodies it brings in specifically for Ramadan. The Shahi Tukda, Double Meetha, and Sheer Korma are just starters, with colourful barfis laid out to tempt people.

Where: 20-4-132, Charminar Rd, beside Pista House, Shalibanda, Hyderabad
When: 11 am – 11: 30 pm
Cost: ₹1,000 (For two)

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5. Prince Hotel

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Now, the locals here come in for their Khichdi Khatta Kheema for breakfast but what every Hyderabadi knows is this: Prince Hotel is the only spot in the city to serve Biryani till 3 am. While there are throngs of people here even at 2 am, it’s worth the wait for their Chicken 65. Known to be one of the most popular Ramadan specialities/snacks, Prince Hotel serves you Chicken 65 like none other. 

Where: H.No. 10, 3-5/F/7, Masjid Rd, Royal Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad
When: 5 am – 12 am
Cost: ₹350 (For two)

6. 4 Seasons

Known to serve authentic Lebanese food, 4 Seasons at Tolichowki has one winner and one runner-up. Kabsa Laham, an Arabic equivalent to Biryani, is served here with flavoured rice and two pieces of mutton. The runner-up is their mutton biryani, with meat that’s melt-in-your-mouth tender. If you’ve had enough Haleem and chicken for the day, it’s sincerely worth the time and wait to enjoy their Mutton Biryani. 

Where: 9-4-77/3/D/4/5/6, Tolichowki Rd, opp. R.T.A. Office, Yousuf Tekri, Toli Chowki, Hyderabad
When: 12 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹1,100 (For two)

7. Shehzade Restaurant

It’s nice to sit down after all that food and just enjoy a cup of hot chai and this restaurant is just the place to do it. Their cutting chai is a serious contender. Once you’ve managed to make some room in your stomach, try their chicken biryani this Ramadan. Also known for their Afghani Chaap and Haleem, Shehzade Restaurant is perfect if you want to slow down and enjoy a second dinner with friends and family.

Where: Opposite Yousuf Tekri, Near RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad
When: 11 am – 4 am
Cost: ₹700 (For two)

8. Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel is a cherished destination for those seeking the finest Hyderabadi and Mughlai cuisine, especially during Ramadan. Its enduring charm and welcoming ambiance makes it an excellent choice for breaking the fast. Among their tantalizing offerings, the Nihari stands out, rich in flavour and tradition, inviting patrons to savour each spoonful. 

Where: 4-1-395, Bank St, Troop Bazaar, Koti, Hyderabad
When: 12 pm – 1 am
Cost: ₹950 (For two)

9. Café Bahar


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Café Bahar is a culinary landmark renowned for its diverse menu and inviting atmosphere. As the sun sets during Ramadan, it transforms into a haven for food enthusiasts seeking delectable South Indian and North Indian delicacies. With dishes like Masala Dosa and Chicken Biryani gracing the table, Café Bahar crafts a dining experience that celebrates the essence of Ramadan.

Where: 3-5, 815/A, Old MLA Quarters Rd, Avanti Nagar, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad
When: 11 am – 12 am
Cost: ₹850 (For two)

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10. Kanak

Kanak, located within the luxurious Trident Hyderabad, epitomises the essence of Ramadan dining with its authentic Indian cuisine. As guests gather to break their fast, they are greeted with a menu that pays homage to the rich culinary heritage of India. From the tantalising Chowk Ki Tikki to the aromatic Hyderabadi Murgh Biryani, each dish is a testament to the culinary expertise of Kanak’s chefs.

Where: Lower Lobby P4, Trident Hyderabad, Jubilee Enclave, HITEC City, Hyderabad
When: 12:30 pm – 3 pm, 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2,000 (For two)

11. Zouq


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Zouq, nestled in the heart of Banjara Hills, is a culinary fusion of Turkish, Lebanese, and Hyderabadi flavours. During Ramadan, it unveils a buffet brimming with exquisite dishes that tantalise the taste buds and celebrate the spirit of the season. From the savoury Lahmacun Zatar to the indulgent Turkish Milk Cake, Zouq ensures a gastronomic journey that transcends borders and cultures. 

Where: First Floor 8-2-269/11/a a1 &a2 Imran Plaza Rd#2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
When: 12:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Cost: ₹1,000 (For two)

12. Telankhana


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Telankhana invites patrons to embark on a journey through the authentic flavours of Telangana cuisine during Ramadan. Amidst the festivities, the restaurant showcases regional delicacies prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients. With dishes like Allam Kodi Kebab and Hara Bhara Kebab, Telankhana pays homage to the culinary traditions of Telangana.

Where: 101, First Floor, Above Samsung Showroom, near Bajaj Electronics, Hanuman Nagar, Ravi Colony, Kondapur, Hyderabad
When: 12 pm – 3 am
Cost: ₹400 (For two)

13. Sahib’s Barbeque By Ohri’s

Sahib’s Barbeque By Ohri’s calls you to indulge in the smoky allure of barbecued delights during Ramadan. As guests gather to break their fast, they are treated to a tantalising array of kebabs and grilled specialities. From the succulent Sahib-E-Lukhmi to the refreshing Burhani Raita, each dish is crafted with precision and passion, ensuring a memorable dining experience. 

Where: Plot No. 4, Ohris Cyber Grub, Sy No. 64, 4th Floor, 1 & 4/2, Mindspace Rd, opposite to Mind Space, Center, HUDA Techno Enclave, HITEC City, Hyderabad
When: 12:30 pm – 3 pm, 7 pm – 11 pm
Cost: ₹2,000 (For two)

These places not only serve the best Ramadan food in Hyderabad but also embody the spirit of the season.

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Inputs from Anvi Doshi and Mallika Khurana

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