Best Nasi Briyani in KL

Written by Updated ago

This dish comes in so many almost identical names that you would twist your tongue pronouncing it one right after the other: biryani, biriani, briyani. Nasi Briyani is the label that we are comfortable with in describing the popular rice dish typically found in mamak or Indian restaurants. Branded as one of the favourite food staples among many Malaysians, it requires an extended cooking time to fulfil that desired flavour and aroma spawned from long-grain rice (basmati is most commonly-used), assorted spices, and meats (chicken, lamb or beef) or vegetables. Depending on the quality of the meal, you can eat the delicious rice on its own or together with curry and other delicious side dishes such as acar or raita (yoghurt with chopped cucumbers and spices). Thanks to its potpourri of rich ingredients, it helps stimulate appetite, and at the last bite, your tummy will acknowledge it as a satisfying, filling meal!

Rankings of all participants as visible on our listings are solely voted by you, our beloved readers. With that said, we would encourage you to please vote for your preferred participants in order to ensure their rightful positions ranking-wise on our portal. Thank you!

  • #3
    5 likes

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran Tajudin Nasi BerianiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    From a humble stall in Lorong Bandar 13 to the comfort of a restaurant in Jalan Hang Kasturi, Restoran Tajudin Nasi Beriani’s signature nasi briyani meal is still packing a punch after all these decades. Regardless, operating in an actual establishment, you’ll be surprised that they don’t charge an exorbitant price for a plate of quality nasi briyani. If you’re a first timer, do pick the Chicken Briyani set. The rice is aromatic, the fried chicken, both juicy and succulent, while the rich curry and the irresistible sambal lands a spicy kick to your taste bud. If fried chicken is not your thing, then just switch it to beef, fish, mutton or squid, whichever you like!

    Tips

    The restaurant also offers delivery service. Call their number (refer to “Contact” below) for more info.

    Things to expect

    Delectable nasi briyani meal at a reasonable price.

    Best with

    You can’t go wrong pairing your nasi briyani meal with a glass of Teh “O” Ais Limau.

    Price

    RM6.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Tajudin Nasi Beriani View restaurant

    8, Jalan Hang Kasturi, 50050, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
    View in Google Maps

    0122653653

    Closed Now
    Every day
    06:00AM—06:00PM
    More info
  • #4
    4 likes
    Play
    Play me!

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Havelly KL

    When talk about Nasi Briyani, the rice must be fragrant, full with smell of spices and nicely cooked, the chicken must be soft and tender. Nasi Briyani Havelly KL, Jalan Tun Razak has all the criteria mentioned. Their Chicken Briyani has a rich smell of spices, it is topped with Papadom, served with raita and gravy. For a better briyani experience, do mix both the raita and gravy with rice before eating it.
    Tips

    Parking can be a bit of problem.

    Things to expect

    A cosy dining experience.

    Best with

    Ice cold drinks.

    Price

    RM12.90

    Featured image

    Havelly KL View restaurant

    52, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Baru, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
    View in Google Maps

    0122001385

    Open Now
    Every day
    10:00AM—12:00AM
    More info
  • #6
    3 likes

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran BismillahPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Can you believe that this Indian-Muslim restaurant has been around for more than 40 years! They owe their streak of success to non-other than their irresistible nasi briyani. The rice is always perfectly cooked with a satisfying balance of fluffiness and aromatic whiff and goes hand in hand with their scrumptious. Go for their signature ayam madu (honey chicken) with its meat deep-fried to crunchy perfection before coated with honey glaze – certainly a divine taste when taken with the fragrant briyani rice. Their ayam kurma (kurma chicken) comes highly recommended as well!

    Tips

    Lunch hours are usually packed during weekdays, so do come early if possible.

    Things to expect

    It’s a comfort dining zone for many office workers around here.

    Best with

    A good old Teh “O” Ais Limau would suffice for this sort of heavy meal.

    Price

    to RM10.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Bismillah View restaurant

    21, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (formerly Jalan Semarak), 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
    View in Google Maps

    0326922213

    Open Now
    Every day
    06:00AM—10:00PM
    More info
  • Related articles you might like

  • #9
    2 likes

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Anjappar Authentic Chettinad RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Believe it or not, Anjappar Authentic Chettinad Restaurant has a total of 3 different outlets spread across Klang Valley. This successful Indian franchise is the go-to place for many Indian-food cravers. After all, they offer a variety of simple and comfort Indian food that is not overly spicy, yet flavourful enough for many to enjoy. Similarly, their Nasi Briyani comes in individual small steel pots with a side of Raita (Indian yogurt salad). The long-grained rice is both aromatic and flavourful, while additional side dishes are a must to this amazing this. Last but not least, don't forget to try their Mutton Sukka Varuval, which is an excellent compliment to the briyani.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A rather compact place.

    Best with

    Fresh Juices or Lassi.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

    Featured image

    Anjappar Authentic Chettinaad Restaurant @ KL View restaurant

    136, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
    View in Google Maps

    0322733812

    Open Now
    Every day
    10:00AM—11:00PM
    More info
  • #12
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran BilalPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Ambiance isn't the reason why you should be here, their food is! Located in the Golden Triangle, Kuala Lumpur, Restoran Bilal has been the place of gathering for many people over the years. There are many reasons to why you should totally visit this place, but let's just stick to the briyani. It's well seasoned with a good mix of spice and the aroma is present. On top of that, you get a wide variety of curry such as mutton, chicken and fish. Vegetables also come in large quantities, so don't worry if they ever run out. Last but not least, despite being located in the Golden Triangle of KL, the price is still fairly reasonable.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A rather small place that isn't very clean.

    Best with

    Teh Ais, Sirap Bandung, Kopi O or Limau Ais.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Bilal View restaurant

    No.37, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, 50100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    0326928948

    Open Now
    Every day
    08:00AM—10:00PM
    More info
  • #13
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Chutney MaryPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you wish to take Indian dining to a whole new level, then Chutney Mary might just be the place to go. Located in Bangsar, this fine-dining Indian restaurant has been quite a hit amongst the locals. Note, it is really expensive in comparison to other Indian restaurant but the meal is definitely well worth the price. Whether it is the Chicken Tikki Masala, Butter Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, Nasi Briyani, Kebab or any others, they are all cooked and seasoned to absolute perfection. The strong yet excellent blend of spices truly makes everything a whole lot better. 

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A warm and inviting place.

    Best with

    Lassi.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

    Featured image

    Chutney Mary View restaurant

    21-G, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    0124909515

    Open Now
    Every day
    10:00AM—12:00AM
    More info
  • #14
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Closed Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran IsmailPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Restoran Ismail is another really good Indian restaurant that offers delicious briyani along with plenty of other stuff. With a little sign at the front entrance that changes quotes from day to day, it certainly does lighten the mood of their customers. As for their simple but awesome briyani, it's mildly spiced and goes great with some of their delectable side dishes. For those who are feeling a little more generous, you could opt for their meaty selection of Mutton Curry or Tandoori Chicken.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A mamak.

    Best with

    Sirap Bandung or Limau Ais.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Ismail View restaurant

    26, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    0377282543

    Closed Now
    Every day
    12:00AM—12:00AM
    More info
  • #18
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran 786Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Restoran 786 is where you'll find authentic Pakistani cuisine. They are famed for their nasi briyani and there is a good reason why. Firstly, their rice is aromatically packed with spices and the flavours are really well developed. Not only that, the rice is cooked to perfection with a nice gloss on each strain of rice. In addition, the curries are an absolute delight, packing in a whole load of flavour as well as tender-soft meat onto the rice. To finish, grab some gravy-soaked vegetables. In short, Restoran 786 is an excellent place for nasi briyani. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple dining place.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik or Limau Ais.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM12.00

    Featured image

    Restoran 786 View restaurant

    Wilayah Complex, 46, Jalan Dang Wangi, City Centre, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    Open Now
    Every day
    09:00AM—11:00PM
    More info
  • #21
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Hyderabad RecipesPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8


    Hyderabad Recipes isn't exactly a fancy place, but their food here is an absolute delight. Just on the briyani alone, there are 13 different variants, each with their own unique identity and taste profile. They are also known for having the best Hyderabad Briyani, which is rather rare here in Kuala Lumpur. As for the side, do go for the Chicken Tikki Masala, Tandoori Chicken, or Chicken Handi as they are flavour-packed and absolutely delicious. All and all, if you are the kind of person that isn't comfortable with a place that isn't clean, then you might want to give this place a pass. 

    Tips

    Set meals available.

    Things to expect

    A rather old atmosphere.

    Best with

    Fresh Juices.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

    Featured image

    Hyderabad Recipes View restaurant

    78-1, Jalan Putra (near PWTC), 50350, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    0340447786

    Open Now
    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
    More info
  • #22
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran Al-bakarthPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Restoran Al-bakarth was a really popular place for shisha. This mamak is located in Bukit Jalil and by 10pm, you'll see that almost every table will be taken, with at least 60-70% of them having shisha on the side. Now what better way to enjoy a good smoke if it isn't some hearty meal? One that doesn't cost much but packs in a whole lot of flavour like the briyani. Though it's not their signature, the chicken and mutton briyani are absolutely delicious. It's aromatic, robust in flavours and undeniably cheap. The only thing that is pricey would be the side dishes, which you should avoid if possible. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A mamak.

    Best with

    Limau Ais LARGE!

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Al-bakarth View restaurant

    24;;26, Jalan Lebuh Ampang, Bukit Jalil, 57000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
    View in Google Maps

    Open Now
    Every day
    04:00AM—03:00AM
    More info
  • #23
    Like

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Picsart 10 11 06.32.06
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Restoran Mahesha

    Baby Coconut Briyani - a unique twist to your ordinary briyani rice, served only at Restoran Mahesha. Served with hard boiled egg, Masala meat, and cashew nuts, the briyani rice here is stuffed in coconut. Not only stuffed in a coconut, there is also coconut flesh served along with other side dishes. You may choose from a variety of Baby Coconut Briyani selections namely Chicken Briyani, Mutton Briyani, Duck Briyani, Stingray Briyani, Crab Rasam Briyani, and Vegetables Briyani.

    Tips

    Refresh yourself with a glass of fresh coconut juice - no added sugar, no ice!

    Things to expect

    Full-house during peak hours.

    Best with

    Baby Coconut Jelly made in-house.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM20.00

    Featured image

    Restoran Mahesha View restaurant

    36, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, , 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
    View in Google Maps

    0377325408

    Open Now
    Every day
    24-hours
    More info
  • #24
    Like
    Play
    Play me!

    Thank you so much for the rating. Liked what you read? Like or share it to your friends!

    Open Now
    Got A Question?Ask Us

    Tengga BriyaniPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Looking for briyani with a unique twist? This might be the place for you if you're nuts about coconuts! A local favorite in Bandar Sri Damansara, Tengga Briyani serves their briyani freshly steamed inside a coconut. They strive to serve fresh authentic briyani using only fresh ingredients and a variety of spices therefore this place should definitely check the list of every briyani enthusiast!
    Tips

    Briyani will only be available from 12pm onwards!

    Things to expect

    It can be quite spicy!

    Best with

    Coconut water!

    Price

    RM16.90 to RM19.90

    Featured image

    Tengga Briyani View restaurant

    3, Jalan Margosa SD 10/4b, Bandar Sri Damansara, 52200, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor
    View in Google Maps

    0163013016

    Open Now
    Every day
    09:00AM—09:00PM
    More info
  • Looking for more?

    Dear readers, please note that our listing as you currently see it is/are all the participant(s) in which we discovered. Feel free to give us a buzz if your favourite place is missing! Thanks!

    Send your suggestion

Freshly Added

Featured image