Often the best food comes from the most modest of restaurants, and this is especially the case when it comes to a really good, masala-infused biryani.

One of our favorite old haunts for biryani is Mezbaan Hyderabad Restaurant. Located in the busy hub of central Bur Dubai, this is the chain’s very first outlet. The restaurant itself is cramped, stuffy and rather shabby from all the years it has been in operation, but this does not keep the impressive string of regulars from coming back for more.

Mezbaan Hyderabad Bur Dubai Meena Bazar review (6)

We were at Mezbaan last night. Despite it being a weekday, we were lucky to get a table.