Best Nasi Briyani in KL

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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!

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    Restoran Briyani Serban (thalapakattu) @ Jalan Tuanku Abdul RahmanPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Hailed all the way from Chennai, this Malaysia branch situated at the bustling street of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman is popularly known for its signature briyani set. The briyani rice itself is very aromatic to the taste, while the special boiled egg that rests within the meal is just as delectable. Equally worth complimenting for is their appetising side dish consisting of vegetable salad, dhal curry and vegetable soup. As for the meat, chicken and mutton are available and both are well-marinated with enough spices and cooked to tender perfection, offering the perfect sidekick to the rice. Also, they provide free delivery within the vicinity. 

    Tips

    The restaurant accepts home and office delivery as well as catering service.

    Things to expect

    Air-conditioned restaurant.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    Restoran Briyani Serban (Thalappakattu) View restaurant

    376, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Chow Kit, 50100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0326022702

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    Damascus BBQ

    Located in the entertainment and shopping district of Kuala Lumpur, Damascus BBQ is known to be one of the best restaurants around the area. Serving the tastiest and the freshest kebabs, shawarmas, and biryani - this restaurant is a must try if you are around the area.

    Tips

    there's a few of the same shops around

    Things to expect

    clean environment, delicious food, friendly staff

    Best with

    biryani lamb, chicken kebab

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    Damascus BBQ View restaurant

    126, Jalan Bukit Bintang Beside Wolo Hotel, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    011-37172122

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    08:00AM—05:00AM
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    Gajaa at 8

    Located in the heart of Bangsar, Gajaa at 8 is specialized in Indian cuisine, from soft naan to refreshing lassi, you name it. They have almost everything. However, the Kerala Chicken Briyani is a must try if you are here. Served in a clay pot, every serving has two big chunks of chicken hidden under the aromatic, appetizing colour of the briyani rice. Imagine how exciting your dining experience is, it is like digging up for treasure which is the two big chunks of tender, well-marinated chicken meat. I’m sure everyone agrees that a briyani is incomplete without the sides. Fear not, this dish is served with papadom and raita, which is yoghurt infused with spices and chopped vegetables. The papadom really makes this dish perfect as it adds a crunch to every bite.

    Tips

    The chicken meat is hidden under the rice. So don't be alarmed when you're not seeing any chicken on the rice when the Kerala Chicken Briyani arrives at your table.

    Things to expect

    Limited parking spaces

    Best with

    Lassi

    Price

    RM27.00 to RM28.00

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    Gajaa at 8 Royal Indian Cuisine View restaurant

    No. 8, Lorong Maarof, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0322017369

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    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    A dish flavoured with spices such that it is rich and flavourful, The Lankan Crabs offers Briyani lovers with tender meat (chicken/mutton) and is generously portioned for a feast. The distinctive taste of their Nasi Briyani comes from a well-executed, two-step cooking process. 

    Their Chicken Briyani is flavoured with Chef’s special spices and masala mixes. On the other hand, their Mutton Briyani is infused with exotic spices & mutton broth, layered with mouth-watering mutton ribs.

    Tips

    Eat it while it's hot!

    Things to expect

    Authentic aromas and the meat is flavourful and very tender, with very little fat in the meat

    Best with

    Top it off with squid varuval and sirap bandung cincau!

    Price

    RM45.00 to RM65.00

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    The Lankan Crabs View restaurant

    4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    03-22010128

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    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

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    Restoran Bismillah View restaurant

    21, Jalan Sultan Yahya Petra (formerly Jalan Semarak), 54100, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0326922213

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    06:00AM—10:00PM
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    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

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    Havelly KL View restaurant

    52, Jalan Tun Razak, Kampung Baru, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    0122001385

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    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    Once known as Restoran Sharifa back in the ‘70s, Restoran Mahbub has always been renowned for their tempting Nasi Briyani Madu (honey briyani rice). Here you’ll find the sweetness of the crispy honey-glazed fried chicken goes really well with their fragrant nasi briyani. Other dishes to look out for are the signature Nasi Briyani Buhara Kambing (Lamb Buhara Briyani Rice) and, if you have a bigger budget to splurge, their magnificent New Zealand Lamb Shank. In other words, feel free to add up as many curries and dishes as nothing fails to work together with the rice. So bring over a caveman appetite and relish all those meaty goodness. 

    Tips

    There’s another branch in Damansara Damai near Sungai Buloh.

    Things to expect

    Patrons have an option to sit outside or enjoy their meals at the comfort of an air-conditioned premise.

    Best with

    Cool down with a glass of Mango Lassi. Plus, if you have room for more, don’t miss their hearty bowl of “sup kambing” (mutton soup).

    Price

    RM6.50 to RM14.50

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    Restoran Mahbub View restaurant

    15-17, Lorong Ara Kiri 1, Bangsar, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0320955382

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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    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

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    Anjappar Authentic Chettinaad Restaurant @ KL View restaurant

    136, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields, 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0322733812

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    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    Betel LeafHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    The popular stretch of Lebuh Ampang in Kuala Lumpur is no stranger to some of the popular Indian restaurants – one of them happens to be Betel Leaf. Specialised in authentic Chettinad cuisine, this restaurant offers an extensive choice of menu ranging from soups, kebabs, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, rice to naan and so forth. For the briyani menu, there are more than five choices to choose from, such as mutton briyani and the special turkey briyani. Blessed with al dente rice, the briyani set certainly complements well with their irresistible spice-infused meat dishes.

    Tips

    The restaurant is located above Nalli textile shop. Just look for their dark green signboard.

    Things to expect

    A wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Chettinad cuisines.

    Best with

    End your heavy meal with a sweet bowl of Kulfi, an Indian version of an ice-cream dessert.

    Price

    RM9.00 to RM22.00

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    Betel leaf View restaurant

    77A, Lebuh Ampang, 50100 , Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0320325932

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    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

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    Restoran Mahesha View restaurant

    36, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 1, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, , 60000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0377325408

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    Fierce Curry HousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Fierce Curry House in Bangsar is a really popular place for banana leaf rice, but not just on the rice itself, but rather, the choices of curry along with their side dishes as a whole. However, one can enjoy the best of both worlds with their latest menu promo, the mix of banana leaf and nasi briyani, which has been quite the hit seller lately. Aromatically spiced Basmathi rice with an assortment of vegetables, curry and if you're generous enough, LOBSTER OR SCALLOPS, now that is a meal worth skipping diet for! Also, don't forget to try out some of their lassi!

    Tips

    Cash only. Set meals available.

    Things to expect

    A simple diner - nothing fancy.

    Best with

    Fresh juices.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM20.00

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    FierceR Curry House View restaurant

    No.16, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0197701945

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    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    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

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    Hyderabad Recipes View restaurant

    78-1, Jalan Putra, pwtc, 50350, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0340447786

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    10:00AM—12:00AM
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    Passage Thru India @ Jalan DelimaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This well-known Indian restaurant has been around for more than 20 years, and it’s still standing strong albeit the new developments surrounding the Bukit Bintang area. First off, you’ll be amazed how majestic this Indian restaurant looks like inside. As the title suggest, it feels as if you’re on an exotic trip to India with the elaborated Indian cultural décor filling the entire space. This mystical ambience pairs well with the wide range of wholesome Indian cuisine. We suggest you order a plate of plain briyani rice with the meat of your choice, which ranges from chicken masala, tandoori chicken, mutton curry, fish curry and deep-fried prawns. Alternatively, you can go for their hearty Dum Briyani, which comes with chicken or mutton. Once the meals are placed on you table, you’ll get a complete experience of a tourist in beautiful India!

    Tips

    When you dine at this restaurant, you’ll be served a complimentary appetiser comprising pappadom and mint chutney.

    Things to expect

    A cosy Indian restaurant, with a merry boost of live music.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM26.00

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    Passage Thru India @ Jalan Delima View restaurant

    4, Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang, 50400, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    03-21450366

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    11:30AM—02:45PM
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    Restoran Beriani AsifPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Situated in the heart of the Jalan Imbi area, Restoran Beriani Asif specialises in authentic Pakistani cuisine. Here, you can expect eight different types of naan and numerous different styles of meat dishes (chicken, beef and lamb). So if you’re here for a good plate of briyani rice, you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Well whatever you do, don’t miss ordering the juicy Lamb Shank Masala and palak paneer (cottage cheese with mashed spinach). It’s a heavenly combo when paired up with the perfectly cooked briyani rice, which is moist to the taste.

    Tips

    Since the restaurant is located at the highly-density area, parking can be a real nightmare. So, either park in a designated outdoor parking area or somewhere inside the shopping mall.

    Things to expect

    Small dining restaurant.

    Best with

    Mango Milk Shake.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM26.00

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    Restoran Beriani Asif View restaurant

    9-B2, Jalan Nirwana 38 Taman Nirwana, 68000, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122498764

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    11:30AM—11:00PM
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    Tasty ChapatiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Tasty Chapati is North Indian restaurant, that will give you a dining experience like no other. The dishes are made by the fresh and natural ingredients for everyone to enjoy the delicious Indian cuisine. This restaurant serves a broad range of North Indian cuisine from starters, grilled items to briyani, naan and chapatis. The briyani comes with selections of mutton, chicken, prawn, fish and vegetarian. Some of their signature dishes are Kadai Paneer, Malai Kofta, Navrattan Kurma, Mix Tandoori Platter and Sarron Ka Saag!

    Tips

    Vegetarian options available

    Things to expect

    Food delivery service available

    Best with

    Nasi Briyani & Chapati

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM40.00

    Tasty Chapathi View restaurant

    Lot B-03 No. 37B, Viva Mall, Viva Jalan Ipoh off Jalan Kasippillai Mile 2 1/2, 51200, Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
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    0340432636

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    Restoran Nasi Vanggey Sri Rampai

    Even though Nasi Vanggey may be the expected go-to dish here, they also serve Nasi Briyani Ayam Vanggey which is just as delicious! The Nasi Briyani Ayam Vanggey is served with a whole chicken leg, kari campur and acar jelatah which will satisfy your briyani cravings right away! 

    Tips

    Available to order online

    Things to expect

    Nasi briyani comes with multiple choices of dish

    Best with

    Nasi briyani

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM30.00

    Restoran Nasi Vanggey Sri Rampai View restaurant

    33, 13, Jalan Rampai Niaga 5, Rampai Business Park, 53300 , Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    03-41314044

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    07:00AM—03:00AM
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