Hyderabad restaurants

Top Choice Asian in Hyderabad

SO – The Sky Kitchen

Jubilee Hills rooftop restaurant, with candles and loungy playlists, which makes a highly atmospheric eating spot. The superb menu has been crafted carefully, mixing pan-Asian and Mediterranean dishes, with a nod to…
Top Choice Hyderabadi in Hyderabad

Shah Ghouse Cafe

During Ramadan, Hyderabadis line up for Shah Ghouse's famous haleem (a thick soup of pounded spiced wheat, with goat, chicken or beef, and lentils) and at any time of year the mutton biryani is near-perfect. Don't e…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Hyderabad

Olive Bistro

Located in a secluded leafy location with lake views from its terrace, this atmospheric restaurant is one of the hottest places in town for Italian and Mediterranean food. Choose from pasta, risottos, meat (like lam…
Top Choice Modern Indian in Hyderabad

Dhaba By Claridges

A good reason to head out west to Hi-Tech City, this hip hangout offers a contemporary take on North Indian street food (minus the fumes and traffic of course). Dhaba's decor is kooky, with Bollywood-style murals an…
Top Choice Indian in Hyderabad

Firdaus

A classy hotel restaurant, Firdaus offers great Hyderabadi (and also North Indian) dishes to the strains of live ghazals (classical Urdu love songs, accompanied by harmonium and tabla). They even serve haleem outsid…
Hyderabadi in Hyderabad

Paradise

Paradise is synonymous with biryani in these parts. The main Secunderabad location has five different dining areas: head to the attractive 'roof garden', complete with whirring fans, or pay an AC surcharge to eat in…
South Indian in Hyderabad

Chutneys

Chutneys is famous for its South Indian meals and all-day dosas, idlis and uttapams (thick, savoury rice pancake with finely chopped onions, green chillies, coriander and coconut). Try a pesarattu (dosa made with gr…
Cafe in Hyderabad

Nimrah

This classic Irani cafe, always packed to the rafters, is located almost underneath the Charminar's arches. It offers a particularly tasty range of Irani baked goods to accompany your chai pick-me-up. The classic du…
South Indian in Hyderabad

Southern Spice

Southern Spice offers sublime Andhra-style cooking and specialities from across the south. Try a special veg thali (₹299), which features an unlimited flow of delectable dishes, or the royala eguru (prawns in rich g…
Hyderabadi in Hyderabad

Cafe Bahar

Consistently recommended by locals for authentic Hyderabadi cuisine, this AC place serves generous portions of flavoursome biryanis at modest prices (veg is just ₹90, while a mutton biryani costs ₹150). Kebabs are a…