Oh my God! My search for the real Hyderabadi biryani in Chennai ends at Charminar Gopalapuram. I googled for their contact details and checked to see whether they serve original Hyderabadi dum biryani or only the name and actually serving tomato rice like any other restaurant does. But I was promised to get a refund if it was not real Hyderabadi biryani . To my surprise it was like as if I were inside Bawarchi at Rtc cross road. The only Hyderabadi biryani in Chennai is only here. Also loose prawn fry, wheat parantha, Indian gravies were super. On the whole, now I know where should I go when I need Hyderabadi biryani in Chennai. Thanks to whoever started Charminar.
A typical lazy saturday, driving aimlessly around, we thought lets try out something new and did a quick search on Burrp. Charminar, the name, brought back memories of my stay in Hyderabad. The aroma of biryani passing through paradise hotel is a memory that would never fade away. Lets try it out , says my wife. We wanted to take away. She calls the place and places an order for 1 chicken and 1 fish biryani. We said we would be there in 20 mins. We reached there, the valet inquires and rushes to get our parcel. It starts pouring crazy yet the man gets our food and takes money, all this in heavy rain with only a plastic sheet protecting him. That's an awesome customer service experience. Back home we try the food. It was just awesome. The meat was perfectly cooked. My only grouse would be the quantity. More please. 400 bucks for 2 biryanis is a bit steep considering the quantity. Overall a great experience. PS: the review forces me to rate ambiance to complete it. Giving it a 3 but I have not stepped into the place.
i went to charminar wit ma friends..its such a nice place to hangout..i loved the interiors and the ambience:) and the service was gud too:) veg food was sooo gud..veg starters are too good.. i loved the gobi and paneer starters and the butter naan:) i wish everybody tries this restaurant for the authentic hyderabadi food:) briyani lovers would definitely like it:)and the desserts are soo gud:)the rich taste of the dessert still lingers:)
Very fond of hyderabadi biriyanis. At last found this place. We enjoyed the briyanis here very much. True hyderabad style. Keep up the good work. The quantity fell little short of required. I personally recommend this place for biriyanis
Me and my friend visited this place last evening.Both of us being vegetarians have never had a good biriyani anywhere in chennai.We thought this might be a good option for biriyani and we ordered one with paneer chatpata and a paneer tikka sophiyani as starter.The biriyani was very dry and the masala's dint impress me that much.The paneer chatpata is nothing but paneer soaked in 1 litre of oil.There was way too much of oil floating on top of the dish.The paneer tikka was the best dish of the evening.It was soft,well marinated with malai and cheese.Service was pretty poor.Most of the waiters dont have any knowledge about the dishes in the menu.It was not an impressive first visit for me.
OMG how many places i would have hunted for a real dum biryani... finally i tasted it @ charminar ...kudos to CHARMINAR! ...Very nice biryani with well marinated meat... their sholay murgh and pathar ka ghost were also fantastic... Charminar deserves 5 star rating...deftly i would go again and again....
I visited this hotel yesterday, the special biriyani was awesome. Yes its really awesome because it is mixed with mutton and chicken biriyani. I have never tasted thgis sort of biriyani in Chennai. The taste resembles of typical hyderabadi style that is like typical Bawarchi hyderabad style with this they provided Mirchi ka salna which was amazing. Finally they provided a sweet called Double ka mitta the taste was phenomenal.