Chinese food has always been the favourite International cuisine of Hyderabadis. Be it at star hotels, casual dining restaurants or street kiosks, there is always demand for quality Chinese dishes in this city. Over the last few years, this love has extended to Pan-Asian food as well with the availability of cuisines like Thai, Japanese, Malay and Indonesian. In the premium space, here are the top premium restaurants serving the best Oriental food in Hyderabad.
The Chinese restaurant at Taj Krishna has been a long-term favourite of food lovers. People have been eating here for generations, and the popularity of the restaurant has only gone up with time.
Be it the regular menu or the specials at the festivals they organize from time to time, the consistency of preparations are praiseworthy. Crispy Lotus Stems in Honey Chilli, Peking Duck and Beggar’s Chicken are some of their popular dishes.
The modern Asian bar and restaurant is located on the 10th floor of Sheraton Hyderabad and has a casual feel with the motto of Eat, Drink, Socialize. While the food menu incorporates diverse dishes from many Asian countries, the bar also has extensive choices of cocktails and mocktails with an oriental touch, including signature drinks like Galangal Spritzer and Ninja on Fire. For lovers of Chinese food with an Indian touch, there is a special section of dishes from Tangra, Kolkata.
Holy Basil, Radisson Blu Plaza
The Oriental restaurant at Radisson Blu Plaza, Banjara Hills had been a pioneer in bringing sushi to Hyderabad.
Prawn Siu Mai
The place was reopened about a year ago after renovation and continues to serve some brilliant Maki, Uramaki and Tempura. The live teppanyaki counter dishes out some good Japanese fare. Their Chinese Steamboat and Wok Tossed Pork Spare Ribs are some other dishes of note.
A very new addition at Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Rika presents Pan-Asian food with a modern touch. The food in this chilli-themed restaurant is contemporary Asian with some exquisite chilli-infused cocktails to go with it, especially the whisky based Tea Time and Cloud & Sky.
The elaborate menu has a range of sushi, dim sum as well as some good dishes served from the teppan. Do not forget to order their Yuzu Lime Cheesecake.
Located at Hotel Marigold by Green Park, this place is known for its Pan-Asian food.
Singapore Chilli Crab
The restaurant has a fair spread of lip-smacking dishes from the entire Orient. Sushi, Khau Suey, Lamb Massaman Curry and Steamed Pomfret are some of the must-try items here. They have quite a few exquisite preparations of crab. My recommendation is to end your meal with the Chef’s Special Coconut Jaggery Ice Cream.
A passionate food and travel enthusiast, Sabyasachi is quite popular in the food and beverages circles of Hyderabad, the city he has made his home for the last twenty-five years. As a much-travelled sales person, Sabyasachi has been exposed to many international cuisines as well as regional food from remote corners of India. He blogs about his food and travel experiences at Foodaholix, and is a frequent contributor of food-related articles to the print media.