Best Restaurants For Biriyani in Nairobi

written by Yummy Team 4th September 2019

Nothing hits the spot like a hot plate of biriyani. That magical combination of fragrant rice and well-seasoned chicken is something that drives people all across town to their favourite spots. Imagine biriyani so good that your mouth starts watering before the plate touches your table. You don’t have to imagine it anymore! Here are our top spots where you can find delicious biriyani.

Al Yusra Restaurant

Al-Yusra restaurant provides elegant modern Somali, Arabian and African cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques. If you’ve heard of this restaurant already then you know their biriyani is good and comes with either fish, mutton or chicken. The generous serving comes at an affordable price of Kshs. 380.

Great for: lunch, dinner

Location: Banda Street, CBD, Fourteenth Street, Eastleigh & Nkurumah Road, Mombasa

Operating hours: 8AM – 8PM

Bookings: 0706 555 555/0712 012012

Latest Review: “Super fantastic I really enjoy their food and ambience is a plus.” Stephen Gicho, Facebook. 

Google Rating: 4.3/5


This local pure vegetarian favourite is always consistent and will never let you down. Deliveries are efficient and their dishes are layered in flavour, homely and delicious. You have to try the three types of biryani that they serve which include vegetable biriyani, handi biriyani and Hyderabadi biryani which all come with fresh raitha.

Great for: lunch, dinner

Location: Diamond Plaza II, ParklandsShimmers Plaza, Westlands

Operating hours: 11AM – 11PM

Bookings: 0706 555 555/0733 332211

Latest Review: “Best vegetarian restaurant in Nairobi.” Purvesh Dhanji, Google Reviews.

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Manara Restaurant

Eating here will transport you right to Mombasa’s streets where restaurants are pressed up against the road. Indulge in Manara’s fragrant biriyani that is filled with Coastal flavours and comes with a side of special chilli paste that is made in house.

Great for: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Location: Gitanga Road, Lavington

Operating hours: 10AM – 10PM

Bookings: 0706 555 555/Accepts walk-ins

Latest Review: “Had this fantastic lunch of chicken biriyani, chicken skewers washed down with tamarind and pineapple mint juice. So good.” Asif Khan, Instagram

Google Rating: 4.5/5

Shangrila Restaurant

Shangrila’s blend of Chinese and Indian food is something that has worked for them. Their tastefully decorated restaurants offer a warm and hospitable environment where you can enjoy a hot plate of biriyani. Their biriyani is expertly cooked and served up in four different ways: mutton biriyani, chicken biriyani, spicy & minty biriyani and vegetable biryani.

Great for: lunch, dinner

Location: Limuru Road, Muthaiga & Diamond Plaza, Parklands

Operating hours: 11.30AM – 11PM

Bookings: 0706 555 555

Latest Review: “Great place. and the food is amazing.. superb.” Ankur Panchal, Google Reviews.

Google Rating: 4.2/5

Swahili Plate

Here is where you get authentic Swahili cooking. Swahili Plate’s location is ideal for anyone who is craving biriyani and wants to order in some for lunch or pick up some for dinner. You have a choice of fish, chicken, beef, mutton or vegetable biryani.

Great for: lunch, dinner

Location: Sarit, Your City, Westlands & Muindi Mbingu St, CBD

Operating hours: 7AM – 10PM

Bookings: 0706 555 555/Accepts walk-ins

Latest Review: “Lovely, good food enough space to seat.” Ian Obwire

Google Reviews: 3.9/5

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