Best Nasi Briyani in PJ

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Rice is more than just a food. It’s a necessity, it’s a way of life and of course, it’s what made us Malaysians. Now add that with briyani, it’s like a match made in heaven. Frankly, it’s easy to see why: basmati rice is infused with assorted herbs and spices. And then, the rice is cooked together with meat, seafood or vegetables for hours until the overall dish is flavourful enough. Served with curry and side dishes, this dish is all ready to be served. With all the rich ingredients tossed together with the this rice, no wonder it was known as one of the quintessential Malaysian dishes worth drooling for.

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    Mantra Indian CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Served in a round metal pot alongside four delicious side dishes, the Mantra Special Briyani Full Set is definitely the signature dish of Mantra Indian Cuisine. The fluffy and colourful rice is topped with a boiled egg and one large tandoori chicken is enough to feed two grumbling tummies. The side dishes consist of salad, butter gravy, raitha, and gulb jamun. Each and every one of them is beautifully prepared with the right spices and ingredients to give you the best Biryani experience. According to its manager, this dish is nearly similar to the ones in Northern India that you won’t even notice the differences. Here that cue? That's the cue for you to come and try this dish!

    Tips

    Have to really look out for this restaurant since its location is pretty secluded.

    Things to expect

    Serving authentic Northern Indian food at a reasonable price.

    Best with

    Goan Fish Curry

    Price

    RM44.90

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    Mantra Indian Cuisine View restaurant

    LG2, 122A & 122B, Lower Ground Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, 46150, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    03-74920488

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Syed Bistro @ Jalan Barat, PJPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    When you mention about Restoran Syed Bistro, the first thing that popped up to mind is their signature Nasi Bukhara Briyani. This irresistible dish comes with a set of fragrant briyani rice, boiled egg, acar (fruit pickles) and meat of your choice (chicken or mutton). With the right amount of spices, the briyani rice is delicious and fluffy enough to be eaten on its own. Best of all, they come in generous portion.

    Tips

    You can also find their branches at Bangsar, Kelana Jaya, Subang, Puchong, Shah Alam and Jalan Dang Wangi.

    Things to expect

    A 24-hour outlet equipped with Wi-Fi and air-conditioned dining hall.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi and Cheese Naan.

    Price

    to RM15.00

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    Restoran Syed Bistro @ Jalan Barat, PJ View restaurant

    13-15, Jalan Barat, 46200, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379555753

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    Anjappar Indian Chettinad Restaurant @ Seksyen 14, PJPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you are tired of the same old local briyani rice, you might want to consider the one served at the Chennai-based Anjappar. Served traditionally in a steel pot, the briyani rice is steeped heavily with spices. The rice is so full of flavour, yet appetising enough and don’t be surprised if you find them addictive. It goes great with either chicken or mutton. If you’re into seafood, they even have a choice of fish or prawn to go along with your briyani rice.
    Tips

    You can also find their outlet at Jalan Maarof, Bangsar.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Chettinad cuisine.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    to RM20.00

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    Anjappar Indian Chettinad Restaurant @ Seksyen 14, PJ View restaurant

    35, Jalan 14/20, Seksyen 14, 46100, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0379321508

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    09:30AM—11:30PM
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    Bamboo Biryani "Taste & See" Petaling Jaya

    Ever tasted biryani cooked using natural bamboo tubes?

    The idea of Bamboo Biryani came into conception when Husband & Wife William and Stella decided to share their love for food with the residents in Klang. Their goal was to introduce a mouth-watering dish with the fusion of nature, fresh ingredients and spices. Bamboo Biryani provides you with a unique Dine-In Experience possible with Take-Out and Catering options available. We are able to cater to a group of 10 a large gathering of up to 1000 servings. Please feel free to contact us for a Dine in experience at our newly refurbished and renovated restaurant. You may call us too for Take-away on a busy day or Catering for your next special event. 


    Tips

    They have delivery and catering services provided.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Bamboo Biryani made from fresh ingredients and quality spices.

    Best with

    Shellout, Crab Nasi Lemak, Bamboo Biryani

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Bamboo Biryani "Taste and See" Petaling Jaya View restaurant

    6, jalan 52/18, Merdeka Square, New Town, 46200 , Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0126840922

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—07:00PM
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    Restoran Ratha Raub @ Damansara UtamaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Originated from Raub, Pahang, this restaurant is famous for its signature fish head curry and fried lamb. You can add their briyani dish to the list as well. Served in a claypot, the briyani rice is infused well with a potpourri of fragrant spices and juicy bits of sweet raisins. Coupled with a whole boiled egg and crunchy nuts, enjoying the rice alone is already enough to make your taste bud reeling with satisfaction. You have a choice of plain or vegetable briyani, but the meat varieties (chicken or lamb) is the one that comes highly-recommended.

    Tips

    If you like their curry, you can even buy their ready-made curry paste to whip up your own dish at home.

    Things to expect

    Don’t sweat it since the place is air-conditioned.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM4.90 to RM16.90

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    Restoran Ratha Raub @ Damansara Utama View restaurant

    32, Jalan SS 21/35, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377339287

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    07:00AM—10:00PM
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    House Of Pakeeza

    The delectable North Indian vegetarian dish of palak paneer may have ranked as one of the must-order items here, but House of Pakeeza also serves satisfying nasi briyani. For starter, their plain briyani is tasty enough on its own. Thanks to a potent mix of herbs and spices, the briyani rice goes well with a dollop of curry. Topped with a few meat of your choice (their juicy mutton is an excellent complement here), the word “fragrant” will definitely linger into your mind as you savour upon every bite.

    Tips

    You can call for reservations.

    Things to expect

    It’s like stepping into the past when you enter the restaurant filled with old-fashioned décor.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    to RM22.00

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    Located in the heart of Damansara Uptown, Curry Leaf Restaurant is reputable for its authentic Northern and Southern Indian cuisine. Even their chefs hail from India. First up, their restaurant serves awesome banana leaf rice. Usually white rice is the common choice when comes to banana leaf dish, but imagine when you replace it with briyani rice. Whether you opt for their tender chicken tikka masala or scrumptious mutton varuval, the main dish complements well with the fragrant briyani rice.
    Tips

    Lunch time is often packed, so try to come early if possible.

    Things to expect

    Reasonably-priced meal.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi

    Price

    RM6.50

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    No. 75 Jalan SS 21/37, Damansara Utama, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0377265880

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    07:00AM—10:30PM
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    Asian Rice PotPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Affordability and MSG-free food is what keeps the patrons coming back for more at Asian Rice Pot. Plus, this place knows how to dish out a fantastic briyani meal. Packed with lots of herbs and spices, the briyani rice tastes delectable with curry and a whole boiled egg. Whether you choose a briyani set that comes with chicken, mutton, fish or prawn, it’s a filling meal that almost feels like home sweet home.
    Tips

    Come earlier since lunch hours are often crowded.

    Things to expect

    You can expect authentic South Indian cuisine since the chefs themselves hail from India.

    Best with

    Mango Lassi.

    Price

    RM10.90 to RM12.90

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    Asian Rice Pot View restaurant

    11, Jalan SS 5A/11, Kelana Jaya, 47301, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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    0378746911

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    Every day
    08:00AM—09:30PM
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