In Hyderbad, Eat here!

From roadside eateries to star hotels; from breakfast to midnight biryanis; and from mexican cuisine to hyderabadi; this blog attempts to provide you short reviews for all the places I have eaten so far in Hyderabad!

Without much further ado, if you are looking for reviews of restaurants in Hyderabad by Alphabetic order(I have 228 so far!),
click here.

Needless to say, there will be continous updates, and the list is never final! Happy eating!

PS: My apologies to the vegetarians, I very rarely eat veg outside :), so very few recommendations!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Autumn Leaf


A small batch of us went to this place for lunch, and were bowled over by the quality of food. Actually, the ambiance also is quite good, because a villa has been converted into a CafΓ© and a Studio! We will of course focus only on the CafΓ© here. This place basically serves European cuisine. Because we went in a group, we could order a lot of items! For soups, we ordered the Hungarian Mushroom Soup, Pea and Brocolli Soup, and the Shrimp Bisque. I personally like the Shrimp Bisque a lot, but the vegetarians in our group were drooling over the other two soups!

For starters, we got the Mezze platter (basically I will always order this wherever it is available!). As usual, this was quite good! We ordered Devilled eggs, but didn’t like it very much. The Fish cakes tasted awesome, but smelled . The Chicken Souvlaki was good, as were the Brushcettas! There was a dish named Autumn bomb 😊 – but we didn’t venture into trying it!

I had the Basa grilled fish for main course, which was quite good, and also didn’t smell like the fish cakes did! Other dishes included the Eggplant Parmigiano, Vegan Burger, Shepard’s Pie, and Veg Casserole! Overall, this place serves really good European Cuisine.

Pakka Local


Have you ever heard of a biryani called Gilli Biryani? That name immediately caught my attention in the menu, and we asked the chef what this was about. He told us this will be prepared after we order it, is spicy and also tasty! True to what was told, this Gilli Biryani was indeed awesome! Will definitely repeat this order the next time I will go here!

Also, there are two new dishes here that I haven’t seen elsewhere. One is Spicy Mini Veg basket. From the name I was assuming it will be a platter of some vegetables. However, this is a veg mix that is served in a crispy shell. The taste was very good, but the dish was not as hot as one would like it to be! The second dish is Coconut Fried Chicken! This is served on a stick (like Satay) but is deep fried. And the coconut taste stays with you for a while, so the dish is very nice! Pakka Local basically offers all types of cuisine, and can be visited multiple times!

Urban Kitchen


Haven’t been to this place, but ordered only once online. Ordered their Special fried Rice. Typically, special fried rice means that restaurants will put all types of non-veg available into it! I was also expecting something similar when I placed this order. However, what they sent pleasantly surprised me! Once I open the lid, there is this nice bed of omlette on which some chicken 65 was present! And ofcourse there was rice below the omlette. Being an omlette fan, I simply loved the presentation too! The taste also was quite good. We also ordered Chicken Drumsticks, which also tasted good.

Concu


Oh boy! Oh boy, the desserts at this place! Just too good! To start with - The Russian Medovick Cake! Honey, caramel and biscuit. I first saw and had doubts about this combination, but all doubts cleared the moment the first bite went in! Next, the Tiramisu. One of the best we get in Hyderabad. Then there is the Γ‰clair, with custard in it! This is a very nice place for having desserts, but of course little costly 😊.

Hyderabad Chefs


Haven’t been to this place, but ordered online. Also seen this place many times in Kukatpally! More than anything, I liked their fry/curry dishes a lot! Chicken Fry and Mutton Fry are the best dishes here. Have also had biryani and fried rice from here, but would still rate the Fry dishes much higher 😊.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Simply South


My brother, while on a visit, told me that he wanted to eat a Thali. So we ended up going to Simply South, only to be told that they have now stopped serving Thali but have a buffet instead. Reluctantly checked out the buffet, only to be amazed by their spread! Both their Veg and Non-Veg spreads are simply too good! Chicken pualo, mutton curries, fish fry/pulusu, Egg burji etc are all very tasty. We have been here a few times with team members and have liked the food each time we went! They serve Aapam to the table, and needless to say it is best had with a mutton or chicken curry 😊.

In Veg, I had their gummadakaya pulusu which was very authentic. This one time, there was coconut rice in the menu, and it was like eating at home! They have Malabar Parottas too, that go well with various curries that are served. Sometimes they even had garelu, as a starter, which again goes very well with non-veg curries.

Barbeque Pride


This is close on the heels of the other Barbeque places in the city, but their spread is far more than any other Barbeque place. They have Chinese, Italian, Pizza, Indian, Dosa counter and Grill counter for their main course! Dosa with chicken or mutton curries is a heavenly combination, whoever makes it! The starters are served onto your table on a barbeque – and are similar to what the other places serve. The taste is quite good, and if you want spice variations, they’d be very happy to serve them too! Their dessert spread is also quite good, and would recommend this place for team lunches for sure!

Ankapur Village Military Hotel


The routine is very simple. Go here, preferably before 1pm for lunch. Remove your slippers and sit on the cots they have. Order for Pot Mutton Biryani, or Pot Prawns Biryani, or Pot Chicken Biryani. After ~20 minutes (because they make it after you order), piping hot biryani with piping hot spices will be served. One Pot biryani will be enough for 2 people if you are heavy eaters, and 3 people if you are medium-heavy eaters! Enjoy the food and come back! They do serve meals and other items, but like I suggested, please stick to the routine for an awesome food experience!

Ahobilam Foods


This is a Veg only place. This is also a Millets only place, and that’s what makes it unique! I must thank a colleague at office for making it finally possible to visit this place! And I will not hesitate to say it – some of the best veg food I ever had! They have a set menu, that they will serve at your table. Two types of Millet rices (when we went, they served Korra Pulihora and Brown Rice), and then they will serve upto 6 or 8 curries/sweets along with it! Each of the dishes will have some millet or the other. We also ordered Ragi Sankati along with pachi pulusu – again the pachi pulusu here is one of the best we had!

After this, we had coconut laddoos for desert, and it has been many years since I had such tasty coconut laddoos! They sell a variety of sweets and savories too here, so this place is definitely worth a visit!

Nabanno


Haven’t been to this place yet, but ordered online from them. Though a little costly, I liked the dishes which were quite different from the regular staples we generally have πŸ˜‰. Mochar Chop is a good starter to begin with. Bhetki Paturi (Fish with mustard wrapped in banana leaf) is awesome. But you will like it only if you like Mustard flavor, otherwise please to stay away from it 😊. One good item in Bengali cuisine is their Luchi. Poori for south Indians 😊. Luchi with Dak Bungalow chicken is another new combination that is quite good here!

New Meghana Spicy Foods


Have never been to this place but ordered online from them. Their Joint Leg piece biryani is simply awesome 😊. Even our friends liked this a lot, in addition to their fry piece biryani too. They also deliver chicken and mutton fry dishes, and unlike many other places, do give enough meat in their dishes!

Haiku


What a place, what a place! This is located on a rooftop in Banjara Hills. What a place really! We can never forget the food and ambience of this place! This place serves Asian cuisine, and some of them taste so good that you might actually think you are eating in that country only! We had the Japanese Noodle soup that tasted delicious. They recommended to have the Spicy Miso Glazed chicken wings, and we also had Crispy fish with Malaysian Chilli

We then went on to order from the Teppanyaki page – a Hibachi Basa fish with teriyaki sauce! They served this with some nice grilled veggies and rice. Along with this, we also ordered a Vietnamese Fried Rice. The best was yet to come though! For desserts, we ordered “Lemon Drop” – oh man, what a taste it was! I’d very strongly recommend that you keep some space at the end of your meal and order this “Lemon Drop” dessert! You will not leave this place disappointed at all!  

Ten J


Went here once for team lunch, because we got bored of going to places near to office! We were a larget group, and the pace of service of the starters was quite impressive. The starters menu (of the buffet) is similar to what we have at many places and nothing stood out except for Chicken-65! The spread of main course was also vast, and the mutton curry tasted good. Their Egg salad was also quite good, and it got over fast too! Overall, it was not some outstanding experience but was a good experience though!

T-Grill


Another telugu food joint that serves very good telugu food! What I liked the most here though is their offerings in the “Non-Veg rice” section! No other place serves Gongura mutton rice for example! There are restaurants that serve Avakai biryani but no one that serves Avakai rice with chicken! Once, I also went along with a large group, so we got to try their other pulao varieties too, which tasted good. Oh wait, I forgot – their fish kebab is awesome! You must try it atleast once!  

They have another branch in Hitech City, but this doesn’t have the “Non-Veg rice” section in it.

Spice 6


After a visit to Turkey, our love for Mediterranean cuisine went up by leaps and bounds! So when a friend suggested that Spice 6 has good Mediterranean food, it didn’t take too long to land here! And what a treat it was! The Baba Ganoush was awesome, the Tabbbouleh salad was awesome, the kabsa laham was awesome, the chicken lollypop was awesome, even the manchow soup was awesome! Infact, we used the Tabbouleh next day at home, while making dosas for breakfast too! Overall, an awesome place with awesome food!