Easily one of the best picks in Colombo for biriyani, we were quite glad to find out that Chola is delivering amid curfew. Their Chicken Tikka Biriyani is loaded with flavour and has a wave of spiciness to boot too. Plus, no minimum order value is required. Yay!
If you're looking for a biriyani feast as a family, Pot Biriyani is your best bet. Even their small pot can serve 4 - 6 people, while the big one is for 8 - 10. Their collection of biriyani is quite impressive too, as they cover all the bases from chicken and mutton to beef and prawn, along with the option of going with string hopper biriyani and samba biriyani.
A restaurant with quite the story, Dindigul Thalappakatti Restaurant's Mutton Biriyani is loved by many. However, they require a minimum order value of Rs. 5000, so you can order up a few more curries to accompany your biriyani too. Perhaps some Kadai Chicken? It's pretty good to pair up with some naan as well.
A sister restaurant to the popular Jack Tree, The Mango Tree whips up their chicken biriyani and delivers to your doorstep.
A fancier option to get your biryani cravings satisfied, Indian Summer's delivery system is up and running. If you're looking for something extra to munch on the side, we highly recommend the Kalmi Kebab.
The Tandoori Chicken Biriyani by Chana's is a hella smoky treat! We at YAMU has been praising it for many years now. It's a good thing that they deliver during curfew hours.
Diner's Delight is a restaurant that occupies the premises of Dineinn, which is also the sister restaurant to Diner's Lounge. We quite enjoyed their Hyderabadi Tandoori Biriyani, and we're sure that you'd too.
The Dosa King in the outskirts of Colombo, Shri Vani Villas will make sure that your veg biriyani cravings are satisfied.
We remember tasting an incredible Paneer Biriyani at Moksha, and guess what? It's available for delivery, among a couple more veg biriyanis. Make sure to grab some kulfi too, these guys do some very good ones.
Known for its fusion Middle Eastern fare, August does two types of biriyani; Chicken and Prawn. Their menu changes every couple of days, so keep an eye on August Middle Eastern Facebook page for the updates.
This is another option you can go for, especially if you have around 4 - 6 people in your family. Galle Caterer's take on biriyani is no way authentic, but considering the massive serving, it's worth it. Each portion comes with malasa-ed up rice, a fried, full chicken, green peas & cashew curry, Malay pickle, Maldive fish sambol, pineapple slices and a bowl of Watalappan. You get all of these for Rs. 3000, which is pretty sweet.
Malay Restaurant is one of those restaurants in town that offer giant amounts of food, including biriyani, for very reasonable price tags.
The premium arm of Pilawoos delivers two kinds of biriyani, regular chicken and barbecued chicken.
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Day outing packages available in and around Colombo.
Post-lockdown high tea seshs in Colombo.
The chicken and mutton were excellent. And the biriyani rice too.
Popeyes, the American, multinational, fast food chain of fried chicken is now open in Sri Lanka.