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…
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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…
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Sea Inn

This delightful place is owned by chef Devi, who cooks Andhra-style curries the way her mum did. Fish, seafood, chicken and veg are served up in a simple, semi-open-air dining room with bench seating, about 300m nor…
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Minerva Coffee Shop

This outpost of the excellent Minerva chain does great North and South Indian veg cuisine in bright, spotless AC premises. Meals (thalis) are only available from 11.30am to 3.30pm but top-notch dosas, idlis and utta…
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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…
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Bustling family veg place that's one of the town's best-regarded restaurants, with simply superb South Indian thalis. The hotel has several other restaurants too, including Andhra nonveg and North Indian veg options…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Vijayawada


This new place is in a stylishly converted suburban bungalow with a great (covered) terrace. Offers great Italian, Mexican, American, European (and East Asian) dishes including risotto, good pizza and excellent West…
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Hotel Mayura

Opposite the bus station, this comfortable hotel restaurant is one of the best places in town for South Indian thalis (₹220), with delicious dishes and lots of chutneys neatly arranged on a banana leaf. North Indian…
Top Choice Indian in Tirumala & Tirupati

Minerva Coffee Shop

The veg-only Minerva Coffee Shop does superb Andhra thalis (with free refills) and dynamite filter coffee. Staff are efficient and the ambience is family orientated. It's a good choice for a local breakfast.
Hyderabadi in Hyderabad


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…