Hyderabad - Guide For Foodies

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Nalin Chaturvedi

Hyderabad - Guide For Foodies

Hyderabad is the South Indian city of Nawabs, and is famous today for its food culture (among other things), especially Hyderabadi Biryani. Here's a (non-exhaustive) list of must-visit eateries and bars when around.

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Local Cuisine

Image - Paradise
Nalin:No trip to Hyderabad is complete without a Paradise pit-stop. Avoid using cutlery to integrate with the Biryani way of life.
Image - Chutneys
Nalin:Difficult to find any other restaurant in town with a better authentic South Indian breakfast menu. Make it a point to try all the chutneys!
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Bawarchi Restaurant
Nalin:In recent years, Bawarchi has evolved as a brand that sells excellent Hyderabadi Biryanis - giving Paradise tough competition.
Image - Dakshin
Nalin:Great food, ambience and service for a traditional South Indian Thali restaurant! Plenty of vegetarian options too!
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Taj Falaknuma Palace
Nalin:A bit pricey but offers an authentic Hyderabadi experience with a fine-dining twist. Would recommend!
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Shah Ghouse
Nalin:No better place in town for kebabs. Depending on what month you're there, you might even get some of the best haleem in Hyd!
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Rayalaseema Ruchulu
Nalin:If you're looking for a spicy treat - this is your place!
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Street Food

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Gokul Chat
Nalin:Famous for its chaat and pani puri. Don't know what that is? Stop by to find out and you will not be disappointed! Very affordable too!
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Ram ki Bandi
Nalin:This is the epitome of street food. Ram offers a variety of South Indian delicacies at extremely affordable prices and is open all night!
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13 Dhaba
Nalin:No-frills outlet serving home-cooked North Indian vegetarian street food.
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Pragathi Tiffin Center
Nalin:Good place for quick on the go South Indian meals.
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Tibbs Frankie
Nalin:Great rolls with an Indian twist. My personal favourite is the Tangy Paneer Frankie.
Image - Sardarji's Dhaba
Sardarji's Dhaba
Nalin:Stop by for an authentic North Indian (vegetarian) meal with plenty of choices. Vegan options available too!


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Light Green Oven
Nalin:My favourite cafe in town by far. Offers organic artisan breads and other delicious bakery products. Brownies are an absolute must-try!
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Nalin:Cluttered cafe venue themed as the Irani cafes of old with a distinctive menu and relaxed vibe.
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Nimrah Cafe & Bakery(NCB)
Nalin:One of Hyd's oldest bakeries located in the historic Old City - famous for Irani chai and Osmania biscuits in an unfussy ambience.
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The Gallery Cafe
Nalin:Interesting concept where an art gallery is fused with a coffee shop with a world menu including sandwiches and pastas.
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Driven Cafe
Nalin:Unique cafe for automobile enthusiasts. Offers delicious bites, snacks and coffee with the option of renting luxury cars and bikes.
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The Coffee Cup
Nalin:Fun place with plenty of board games. Don't forget to try the chocolate milkshake and sandwiches!
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Cafe Graffiti
Nalin:Pocket-friendly cafe with great service and variety of food items. Also serves halal food.


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Free Flow Traffic Bar
Nalin:Offers an electric atmosphere with live sports options. Don't miss out on their Sunday afternoon deals!
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Fat Pigeon - Bar Hop
Nalin:This is where the party is at! Their Sunday brunch offers a delectable and unlimited spread of starters, drinks, main courses and desserts.
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Free Flow Junction Bar
Nalin:Fun Friday night place with a Indian railway station theme.
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Heart Cup Coffee
Nalin:Only good vibes! Very busy on Saturday nights, so call to check if they have tables beforehand.
Image - COCO'S Bar and Grill
COCO'S Bar and Grill
Nalin:Offers some funky cocktails and grill food - all with a fun ambience.
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MOB - Belgium Beer House
Nalin:Great beers on tap with an international food menu - makes for an adventurous weekend.
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10 Downing Street
Nalin:Great karaoke with a very reasonably priced food menu!
Image - Kismet
Nalin:Kismet boasts off a snazzy dance floor and amazing party ambience. A bit expensive but worth the money!
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Hard Rock Cafe
Nalin:Excellent burgers and live music. Can't really go wrong with Hard Rock Cafe, can you?

International Cuisine

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Olive Bistro
Nalin:High-end bungalow restaurant with spectacular views over a landmark lake, cobbles and a menu of international dishes.
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Ottimo Cucina Italiana
Nalin:Italian food with a view! Perched on the 22nd floor of the ITC Kohenur, it basically overlooks all of HITEC City from where it stands.
Image - Zega
Nalin:This exquisite resto-bar is your one-stop-shop for delicacies from South East Asia.
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Yi Jing
Nalin:Fancy trying some Chinese food? Here's your go-to place!

Wonderguide map

  1. Paradise
  2. Chutneys
  3. Bawarchi Restaurant
  4. Dakshin
  5. Taj Falaknuma Palace
  6. Shah Ghouse
  7. Rayalaseema Ruchulu
  8. Gokul Chat
  9. Ram ki Bandi
  10. 13 Dhaba
  11. Pragathi Tiffin Center
  12. Tibbs Frankie
  13. Sardarji's Dhaba
  14. Light Green Oven
  15. SodaBottleOpenerWala
  16. Nimrah Cafe & Bakery(NCB)
  17. The Gallery Cafe
  18. Driven Cafe
  19. The Coffee Cup
  20. Cafe Graffiti
  21. Free Flow Traffic Bar
  22. Fat Pigeon - Bar Hop
  23. Free Flow Junction Bar
  24. Heart Cup Coffee
  25. COCO'S Bar and Grill
  26. MOB - Belgium Beer House
  27. 10 Downing Street
  28. Kismet
  29. Hard Rock Cafe
  30. Olive Bistro
  31. Ottimo Cucina Italiana
  32. Zega
  33. Yi Jing

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