10 Places to head for lip-smacking ‘Biryani’ in Lucknow

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A plate of fragrant rice cooked with luscious meat and aromatic spices is enough to woo our taste buds. If you too are BIRYANI fan, you surely know the sanctity of this divine cuisine. Though, Lucknow has an assortment of delicacies to offer but when it comes to BIRYANI, we bet you cannot find anything better than this Lucknowi Zayaka.

Here we list top 7 places in Lucknow that offer flavorsome Biryani accompanied with complimentary raita, that you must visit at least once.

1. Wahid Biryani

Biryani at Wahid

A heaven for Biryani lovers, this place will serve you with one of the best Biryani platter in town. The biryani is deliciously aromatic as the meat and rice are cooked in dum. Either chicken biryani or mutton biryani, both the delicacies will leave you craving for more. Don’t miss the treat if you happen to be in Aminabad.

Location: Naaz Cinema Road, Aminabad Market, Aminabad

2. Idris Hotel

Idris Ki Biryani

If mutton biryani is something you have been craving for, then look no further. Idris is Biryani will never disappoint you when it comes to authenticity of the taste, and serves the best biriyani platter of Awadh. If you are a Biryani fan, not coming to this place is an absolute sin. Do not expect it to be a fancy restaurant, it is a typical roadside ‘dhaba’ that will certainly leave your taste buds elated.

Location: Opposite Patanala Police Station, Chowk

3. Dastarkhwan

Biryani at Dastarkhwan

Dastarkhwan, is a place which may look ordinary but is meat lovers delight. Serving the most authentic mughlai cuisine in Lucknow, it offers finger licking biryani. Indulge in the tender chunks of well-cooked meat sitting amidst perfectly seasoned rice, and relish the taste of delightful biryani.

Location: U. P. Press Club, China Bazaar Gate Road, Hazratganj

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4. Naushijaan

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If authentic awadhi biryani is what you crave for, you ought to visit this place. Naushijaan outshine in preparing biryani in traditional ‘dumpuqt’ style and you will surely love it. Besides, the place also offers Hyderabadi, Deghi and Bukhari Biryani to choose from.

Location: Tulsi Theatre Complex, Lalbagh

5. Lalla Biryani

Lalla ji ki Biryani

Lalla Biryani is one place in the town that every biryani lovers’ heads to. The shop that opens only in the evening is one stop spot for the famous Lucknowi Biryani. The preparation of Lucknowi biryani varies that from other biryanis as rice and meat are cooked separately and then layered together for further cooking. The seating may not please you, but that’s no reason to miss the delicacy.

Location: Chaupatia Chauraha, Chowk

6. Muradabadi Biryani Corner

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This is one of the preferred place to relish sumptuous Biryani in Lucknow. If you want to try authentic Muradabadi Biryani in Lucknow without digging a hole in your pocket, you ought to visit Muradabadi Biryani Corner. It is more of a street food, but the will certainly satisfy your biryani cravings.

Location: Talkatora Road, Alambagh Chauraha

7. Tundey Kababi

Biryani at Tundey Kebabi

Lucknow is a paradise for foodies and Tundey Kebabi is definitely the jewel in its crown. However, the place is home to one of the best kebabs in India, it also offers mouthwatering and satisfying biryani. The biryani is just perfect and made with handpicked spices. The meat is tender and salacious and they use fine quality of rice, making the entire treat a delicious affair.

Location: Naaz Cinema Road, Aminabad

8. Non-Veg Point

Non-Veg Point Restaurant

Situated in the crowded streets of Chowk, Non-Veg Point is a gem place for non vegetarians. The places offer myriad non-vegetarian delicacies and biryani being one of them. The blend of perfectly used spices along with sweet-smelling rice, makes this biryani a perfect treat. The place opens at 1 o’clock in the afternoon and operate till late night.

Location: Kamla Nehru Marg, Chowk Chauraha

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9. Mashi Biryani World

Kolkata Dum biryani at Naushijan

As the name suggest this biryani joint is undoubtedly a world of delectable biryanis. From hyderabadi dum biryani to Kolkata biryani, the Awadhi biryani to egg dum biryani they have it all. If experimenting with various flavours is your thing, Mashi Biryani World is a must visit place for you.

Location: Opposite Khunkhunji Girls Degree College, Nimbu Park Road, Chowk

10. Shakhawat Restaurant

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It is a place that has preserved the old heritage of Lucknowi delicacy with utmost care. Though all the authentic Awadhi cuisines taste good, their biryani will simply steal your heart. The place opens at 4 in the evening and also a great joint to try some kebabs.

Location: Behind Oudh Gymkhana Club, Kaiserbagh

I am sure this tempting list of best Biryani placesin Lucknow, is enough to tempt you to try these asap! If there is any other place in the town that you think offers mouthwatering Biryani, let us know in the comments below. 


  1. Razzaque says

    Not exactly from Lucknow but born in Raibaraili . Always loved the culture and food of Lucknow. Even though an American citizen but Indian government denied my visa. Get me the visa and I promise to be in Lucknow next year .

    1. Richa Tiwari says

      Dear Razzaque, though getting you an Indian visa in not in our hands, but we can hope you get the visa soon and enjoy your visit to Lucknow.

  2. Zeeshan says

    Where is shakeel biryani???

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