Famous Islamic Beryani: 90 years and still going! Briyani Challenge Round 2 of 3

Now this is probably the GrandDaddy of Briyanies and definitely one of the oldest eateries that I have blogged. Its been around since 1921 and when you walk into the restaurant, it feels as if you just walked through a time portal. Man, when this place was fashionable, my father wasn’t even an idea yet!

They serve Dum Briyani here. For the uninitiated, Dum Briyani just means that the chicken is cooked together with the rice. Anyway, the rice, like Allaudin is monochrome and it was good but nowhere as great as I had expected it to be. Texture wise, though the grains were separate and unbroken but it did not have as good a bite as others. Overall taste did not measure up to my expectation especially after so many people have raved about this restaurant. $4.80 3.75/5

Oh, I did like the Lemon drink which had a unique flavour and really refreshing with the Briyani. You should try this.


Perhaps it’s because I ate there at 3pm in the afternoon and the Briyani was freshly cooked, but ultimate Briyani it was not. It is however one of the better ones around.

Famous Islamic Restaurant

745 North Bridge Road (corner of North Bridge Road and Jalan Kledek) 
Singapore 198713

Opening hours:

10:00 AM to 10:00 PM


6298 7563

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