Biryani Guide: Here's The Best of Mumbai This Festive Season

As we celebrate Eid al-Adha, food is is a crucial part of this festive season. As Biryani is the highlight during this festival, Mumbai's love for biryani is bigger than ever

Biryani Guide: Here's The Best of Mumbai This Festive Season

For non-vegetarians in Mumbai, biryani is more meaningful than any other particular dish and irrespective of the community you belong to, all of us love indulging in some delicious, flavoursome mutton or chicken biryani. Mumbai hosts a number of restaurants which serve some of the best biryani and here's a list of 5 places across the city where you can enjoy this festive season. 

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Persian Darbar


If you make a list of places which have dominated the ‘Biryani’ palate of Mumbai, Persian Darbar is right up there with the best. Located on Linking Road in Bandra, Persian Darbar is popular for its North Indian cuisine and dishes like Butter Chicken are Mumbai's beloved, but talking about biryani, their Mutton Persian Special Biryani is lip-smacking! For all biryani lovers, Persian Darbar is a must visit. 

Cost: ₹1,500 for two people (approx.) 

Location: Moray Mahal, Linking Road, Bandra West

Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar

Established in 1973, Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar is synonymous to biryani in Mumbai. For people who like North Indian, Mughlai cuisine, Jaffer Bhai’s Delhi Darbar has been serving delicious food to Mumbai for over 45 years now. Be it their Chicken Biryani, Mutton Biryani or even their Chicken Tikka Biryani. Although, of late there has been a lot of complaints about the service at the restaurant – biryani getting over too soon and impolite staff. We only hope that this food chain gets it grip back and lives up to its name.

Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.) 

Location: Mahim, Marine Lines, Jogeshwari, Grant Road, Mohammad Ali Road

Cafe Noorani

Staying devotedly true to its culinary roots around Haji Ali Juice Centre, Cafe Noorani has carried forward the tradition of serving great food with comforting service. Founded by Farid Noorani it has steadfastly served hot delightful meals from morning to midnight over the years. The biryani at Noorani has been a delight to Mumbaikars' palate and my personal favourite pick is the Chicken Tikka Biryani. Full of flavour and spice, Cafe Noorani has made its position solid in the authentic Mughlai cuisine space. 

Cost: ₹750 for two people (approx.) 

Location: 5 D, Tardeo Road, Haji Ali Circle, Tardeo, Mumbai


Zaffran began its journey in the island city of Mumbai back in 2003 and over the last 14 years, the restaurant chain has grown and now operates at various popular destinations in the city and suburbs of Mumbai. If there's one particular dish that we want to talk about at Zaffran, it has to be the Raan Biryani. Zaffran's signature Raan Biryani is basically marinated baby lamb legs, cooked in tandoor with Indian spices and of course, the biryani has flavourful basmati rice.

Cost: ₹1,200 for two people (approx.) 

Location: Lower Parel, Malad (W), Andheri Lokhandwala, Kandivali East 

Lucky Restaurant

Bandra's heart of Mughlai food for several years has been Lucky. Located at the busy junction of SV Road and Hill Road, Lucky serves one of the best biryanis across the city. They offer half and full portions of all their biryanis and there are boneless options as well in chicken and mutton biryani. Lucky Restaurant is always frequented by biryani lovers and you should definitely visit this place to indulge in delectable biryani this Eid al-Adha.  

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Cost:  ₹1,000 for two people (approx.) 

Location:  Junction Of SV Road & Hill Road, Hill Road, Bandra West