Just like always, I along with myother team mates decided to celebrate Sankranti – apparently this is a big festival in Andhra, realized it this time around only. Nonetheless, looked up to Zomato to come up with some place to have lunch which was rated good and was pocket friendly. Navigating through various restaurants, we finally decided to zero in on Shah Ghouse Hotel and Restaurant in Gachibowli. The restaurant is situated near Pakwan restaurant and is off the Old Mumbai Highway (go straight from Gachibowli flyover, cross the biodiversity junction, you shall find the restaurant on the right side) Further since Shah Ghouse Biryani was awarded the Best Biryani for Casual Dine in by Times Food and Nightlife awards – Link Here
Moving on, we reached the restaurant which was right off the main old Mumbai highway. The building has a dining hall on the ground floor as well as one on the first floor. Further there is a small Juice / Snack / Pan shop at one side of the complex. As of parking, there is just enough space to park your two wheeler, cars I’m afraid were parked on the road. We decided to dine at the first floor hall. While entering the hall we came across a notice which read “Cards Not Accepted” so we then first checked our pockets and entered. (I don’t know if they are accepting cards, since we paid in cash, you could check before making payment) Like everyone else, I was keen on having the biryani at Shah Ghouse since it is a well known place in Hyderabad. We ordered a couple of Veg Biryanis, a couple of Veg Pulaos, a Special Chicken Biryani, some starters and drinks. The order took about 10-15mins to be served
Staring off with the Starters, we had Paneer 65 and Babycorn Manchurian. Paneer 65 tasted good as the Paneer was fresh and right amount of spices were added. The Babycorn manchurian was good too. [Looking for a great pure Vegetarian Restaurant ? Read my review of Ohri’s Jiva Imperia]
Hoping over to the main course – Biryani. The first thing that came to my mind after seeing the Biryani was the amount. I believe Bawarchi serves more amount of rice at almost the same price. But that didn’t affect the taste. The taste was good and wasn’t too spicy. The Biryani at Bawarchi can get spicy at times. The Special Chicken Biryani wasn’t that special as the waiter goofed up with the orders and eventually served us the Chicken Family Biryani. Since it was his mistake, as we weren’t aware of how the Special Biryani is supposed to be, he didn’t charge us for the Family Biryani. We also got Roomali Rotis with Egg Curry along with the Family Biryani pack. [If you are looking for good, pocket friendly pure vegetarian buffet, do visit Utsav Pure Vegetarian Restaurant at Jubilee Hills. Read my review here]
The Veg Pulao was as usual, loaded with veggies including the likes of Peas, Beans, Cauliflower, Paneer et all. It was slightly on the sweeter side, but would give it a 3.5/5. Apart from all these main dishes, the usual raita and the peanut gravy was present too. [Want to try out some homely food ? Check out the Jodhpur Wala’s Food House]
So overall, it was a good experience. A good place to dine out with colleagues without putting pressure on the pocket. For instance, we paid about 1.2K for a meal for 6 people, which is 200 per head which is simply amazing. All in all Shah Ghouse Biryani is a good place to have Biryani along with other Hyderabadi delicacies.
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