Biryani Joints in Philadelphia

When it comes to the popular Indian rice dish Biryani, Philadelphia and its suburbs are not short of choices.

Whether you crave Vegetable Biryani, Chicken Biryani, Shrimp Biryani, Lamb Biryani, Egg Biryani, Fish Biryani or Hyderabadi Dum Biryani, you get them all at Philadelphia Biryani joints.

What is Biryani?
Biryani is an aromatic, spicy rice dish prepared by cooking Basmati rice, Cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Garlic, Bay leaves, Marati Mogga, Red Chilli spices together on a slow flame.

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Goat Biryani

Biryani can be vegetarian or non-vegetarian (prepared from eggs, lamb, chicken, shrimp, fish or goat).

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
Across America, Hyderabad Dum Biryani is the flavor of the moment.

Offered by restaurants owned/run by Telugu speaking people, Hyderabad Dum Biryani is available in different varieties - Vegetable Dum Biryani, Egg Dum Biryani, Chicken Dum Biryani and Goat Dum Biryani.

Biryani is typically served with gravy and raitha on the side.

Biryani Price
Biryani costs between $8.99 to 17.99 depending on the variety.

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Vegetable Biryani Platter

While most Philadelphia Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi restaurants offer regular Biryani, there are a few like Saffron on Walnut St that peddle Hyderabadi Biryani.

Here are a bunch of Biryani joints in Philadelphia:

  • Biryani Cart
    1S 17th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

  • Biryani King
    290 E Lincoln Hwy
    Exton, PA 19341
    Ph: 610-280-3588

  • Bombay Masala Grill
    518 W Girard Ave
    (at N Randolph St)
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Ph: 646-287-9056
    Veg, Lamb, Chicken & Egg Biryani

  • Chatkharay
    306 West Chelten Ave
    (at Pulaski Ave)
    Philadephia, PA 19144
    Ph: 267-297-5914
    Veg, Chicken, Fish, Shrimp & Lamb Biryani

  • Dana Mandi
    4211 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-387-5250

  • 501 S 42nd St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-386-1999

  • Ekta
    250 E Girard Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19125
    Ph: 215-426-2277

  • Kabobeesh
    4201 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-386-8081

  • 1824 Callowhill St
    Philadelphia, PA 19130
    Ph: 215-568-0750

  • 236 S St
    Philadelphia, PA 19147
    Ph: 215-925-3881

  • 1304 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Ph: 215-546-9443

  • 4004 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-386-1941

  • 1628 Sansom St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Ph: 215-564-6446

  • 1214 Walnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Ph: 215-546-2009

  • 4145 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-921-2087

  • 60 S 38th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-662-0818

  • 2004 Chestnut St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Ph: 267-639-9405

  • Wah-Gi-Wah Halal
    4447 Chestnut St
    (at S 45th St)
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Ph: 215-921-5597
    Chicken & Goat Biryani

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