Hyderabad restaurants

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 biryani is near-perfect. Don't expect a…
Top Choice Asian in Hyderabad

SO – The Sky Kitchen

On a quiet Jubilee Hills rooftop, with candles and loungy playlists, this is one of the most atmospheric eating spots in town. The superb menu has been crafted carefully, mixing pan-Asian and Mediterranean dishes an…
Top Choice Modern Indian in Hyderabad

Dhaba By Claridges

A good reason to head out west to Hi-Tech City, this hip hang-out 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 a…
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…
Street Food in Hyderabad

Govind Dosa

A famous breakfast spot, cheery Govind's street-corner stand is permanently surrounded by happy Hyderabadis savouring his delicious dosas (try the butter cheese) and idlis (spongy, round, fermented rice cake; the ta…
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). Its dishes are low on chilli, so y…
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…
Hyderabadi in Hyderabad

Hotel Shadab

The timewarp decor looks like it's been based on a 1970s disco but the cuisine is great at this hopping Hyderabadi restaurant. Great for biryani, kebabs and mutton in all configurations and, during Ramadan, haleem. …
South Indian in Hyderabad

Dakshina Mandapa

Highly regarded spot for South Indian vegetarian food. You may have to wait for a lunch table, but order the South Indian thali and you'll be brought heap after heap of rice and refills of authentic dishes. The AC r…
Multicuisine in Hyderabad

Fusion 9

With a warm ambience and cosy decor, Fusion 9 offers one of the best international menus in town. Food is creatively presented; try a shot of gazpacho blanco and then perhaps the Moroccan veg tagine with lemon cousc…