A Biryani Lover’s Guide to the Best Karachi Biryani

Madni Biryani
Chaudhary Mateen
Allah Wala Biryani
Student Biryani
Biryani of the Seas
The White Biryani
Ghousia Nalli Biryani
Farhan Biryani
Al Naz Biryani
Naseeb Biryani
Haji Biryani

Biryani is to Karachi what Paye is to Lahore –  simply the heart and soul of the food scene in the city. While searching for the ‘best Karachi Biryani’ may help you land on a few places, having a complete list at one place can make your hunt easier. Let’s take a look! 

List of Places that Serve Best Karachi Biryani

Biryani is a top choice among the many best street foods of Karachi. It is the highlight of every event – from weddings to birthdays. That said, here are the places that serve the most delicious and scrumptious Karachi Biryani.

Madni Biryani

Best Biryani In Karachi
Pair your delicious Biryani with raita and chilled drink

Many individuals come to the shop with their mind made up to take the biryani home and enjoy it comfortably. But as soon as they enter the shop and get a whiff of the multiple spices used in the cuisine, your mouth will be filled with water and you would not wait to take the biryani home.

But don’t you worry, the owners have thought of this, and dedicated a place right beside their shop, so that you can satisfy your taste buds instantly.  

So if you want to pair your insanely delicious biryani with a special raita and chilled drink, Madni Biryani in Bufferzone is the place to go.

 Address: RE-31, Sector 15-A/3, Sector 15 A 5 Bufferzone, Karachi

Timings: Monday – Sunday
                12PM – 12 AM

Contact Number: (021) 36973131 

Chaudhry Mateen 

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Chaudhry Mateen is a heaven to the biryani lovers of North Nazimabad

Biryani lovers from North Nazimabad Karachi do not have to go far while searching for one of the best biryani in Karachi. 

Chaudhry Mateen has been serving the citizens of Karachi with the most flavorsome Biryani for quite some time now, and if you don’t believe us, the long queue outside the shop might give you a clue of the quality and taste. 

Although Chaudhry Mateen has an extensive menu, their specialty is Biryani. They also have a pakwan centre, so if you wish to present it to your guests at the dawat this Qurbani, you know who to call.

Address: 4th St N, Block M, North Nazimabad, Karachi

Timings: Monday – Sunday

Contact Number: 0336-3300444 

Allah Wala Biryani

Chicken Biryani
You can use their mobile application to get the Biryani delivered in minutes
Credits: Allah Wala Biryani (Official Facebook)

Established in 1999, Allah Wala Biryani has been providing Karachiites with quality and flavorful Biryani.  Located in one of the most prime locations near Karachi, near Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Allah Wala Biryani has a wide range of dishes to serve, from desi to fast food.

While the eatery might not be able to accommodate a huge number of Biryani lovers at the same time, their efficient delivery service covers it. You can also get it delivered through their application that you can download via the play store.

Address: Noor Masjid Rd, P.E.C.H.S Block 2 Commercial area Block 2 PECHS, Karachi

Timings: Monday – Sunday

Contact Number: 0311-1111292

Website: https://www.allahwala.com.pk/ 

Student Biryani

Best Biryani in Karachi
Student Biryani is one of the oldest biryani centres of Karachi
Credits: Student Biryani (Official Facebook)

Next on our list of the best Karachi biryani is the Student Biryani.

Student Biryani was launched in 1969 as a roadside eatery, in Saddar to entertain the student body of the city. Fast forward 2021; the franchise has earned a reputation globally, especially in the Gulf countries. 

The first branch in Saddar can still be found there, along with its branches all over the city. Student Biryani serves the most flavorsome, aromatic and affordable biryani in the city of lights.

Address: ZC-57 Katrak Road, Saddar. Karachi

Timings: Monday – Sunday

Contact Number: (021) 111 111 778

Website: https://www.studentsbiryani.com/ 

Biryani of the Seas

Places To Eat Biryani
You can enjoy the wide variety of seafood paired with Biryani

If you don’t want to eat chicken biryani, you can head to “Biryani of the Seas’ and enjoy the new and wide variety of seafood and Chinese cuisine. That’s not all, as the name suggests, the place also serves seafood biryani, fish biryani and prawn biryani. 

The seating arrangement is big enough, if you wish to throw a party for a large group of people. 

Address: Shop No. 20 Prince Complex, Frere Town, Karachi

Timings: Monday – Sunday

Contact Number: (021) 35637990

The White Biryani

White Biryani
White biryani has gained attraction in the past few years

Similar to ‘Biryani of the Seas’ this biryani centre has also put its unique spin on biryani as well. 

White biryani has gained attraction in the past few years, it has all the spices and the taste of the traditional Karachi biryani, but it’s missing the orange and yellow color.

Now you might think that they are serving pulao, but one bite of it and you will keep ordering it. 

Address: Plot 22C Rahat Commercial Lane 2, D.H.A Phase 6

Timings: Monday to Sunday

Contact Number:  0331-1300991

Ghousia Nalli Biryani

Ghousia Nalli Biryani
Nalli Biryani that bagged the attention of all Biryani lovers across Karachi
Credits: Ghousia Nalli Biryani (official Facebook)

Foodies from all over the city travel to Liaquatabad to try this unusual but mouthwatering twist on their favorite dish. 

Up until early 2018, the shop was known for its Beef Biryani, until they experimented with Nalli (Marrow) and came up with the Nalli Biryani that bagged the attention of all Biryani lovers across Karachi.  Ghousia’s Nalli Biryani soon became the trending topic on social media, back in 2018. By the looks of crowds in the street, the hype still hasn’t died down.

Address: Block 6 Liaquatabad, near Shell Pump Next to Madni Masjid.

Timings: Mon – Sun

             11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Contact Number: 0332 2542575

Farhan Biryani

Farhan Biryani
Farhan Biryani started as a small kiosk

For the individuals living in Johar, Farhan Biryani is the answer to your cravings.

What started as a small kiosk in Pehlwan Goth has now overtaken the taste buds of the entire population of Gulistan-e-Johar.  On the very same street, Farhan Biryani has three different outlets to cater to the huge number of crowds waiting outside the doors. They offer the public the options of dine-in, takeaway and delivery.

Address: D-56, Block 12, Gulistan-e-Johar

Contact Number: 0323-2247226

Al Naz Biryani

Al Naz Biryani
Al-Naz Biryani has an extensive menu, but is most commonly known for their biryani

Located at various locations throughout the city, Al-Naz Biryani has an extensive menu, serving many dishes of Pakistani cuisine.

Not only does Al-Naz Biryani serve one of the most appetising biryani of Karachi, it is also quite economical, thus the reason it is a favorite amongst the students and office going individuals.

Each franchise has a seating arrangement big enough to accommodate a huge number of people.

Addresses:  Allama Iqbal Colony

                   Vincent St, Saddar

                  Shahrah-e-Faisal Service Rd N, Pakistan Employees Co-Operative Housing Society Block 6

                  F85 Street, Block 7 Zone A Block 7 Clifton

                  Fakhar-ud-Din Valika Rd, SITE

Timings: 09:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact Number: 0345 3482726

                             0344 2437234

                             0302 2440155

Naseeb Biryani Mehmoodabad

Naseeb Biryani Mehmooadabad
This spicy and tangy flavor of Biryani has attracted many individuals to its doors

A name that is very common in the households across Karachi is the Naseeb Biryani of Mehmoodabad.  This spicy and tangy flavor of Biryani has attracted many individuals to its doors.  

Similar to Farhan Biryani, Naseeb Biryani started its journey from a small kiosk, and has now been termed as one of the most delicious biryani of the city of lights.  Even though the seating arrangement is quite big, the place is always jam packed with many individuals who wish to fulfill their cravings.

Address: E. 75460 Mehmoodabad Rd, Karachi Administration Employees Housing Society Block 8 KAECHS

Timings: 05:00 PM – 02:00 AM

Contact Number: 0316-2741402

Haji Biryani Karachi

Haji Biryani Karachi
Biryani lovers from all over the city visit Haji Biryani

Haji Biryani is yet another place in Karachi, which can bring heaven down to your mouth by the perfectly balanced and soulful blend of spices of the delicacy.

The combination of strong spices, moist meat and soft rice has been attracting the residents of Karachi for ages. Even though Haji Biryani is known for its Biryani, the place also serves various other Pakistani and fast food dishes. Biryani lovers from all over the city can avail the three options the shop serves: Dine-in, Takeaway and Delivery.

Address: Jamshed Quarters, Karachi    

Timings: 12:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Contact Number: (021) 34914323

This brings us to an end on our blog of the places that serve the best Karachi Biryani, but it does not mean that the list has ended here. Some notable mentions in this regard are Al-Jameel’s Tikka Biryani, Biryani Centre, Amna Biryani etc.

Have we missed out on a biryani that you believe is the best out there? Write to us at blog@jagahonline.com and let us know.

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