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Hasty & Tasty: Student Biryani’s Review

Student Biryani is a place worth checking out if you're searching for affordable biryani that tastes great. Although it doesn't have the best atmosphere, the service and cuisine are both up to par. you can go to have biryani with friends and family members.

Written By Hafsa Sheikh

Hafsa Sheikh

Food Critic

I’m Hafsa Sheikh, a fearless food critic extraordinaire! My insatiable hunger for exceptional cuisine has led me to explore some of Pakistan’s most renowned restaurants and hidden eateries.

You can call me a foodie adventurer, blazing a trail through the culinary wilderness of Pakistani food, Fast Food, Chinese delicacies, Continental delights, and the wonderful realm of beverages. Just so you don't have to!

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Updated Apr 13, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • The ambiance is not very good.
  • The biryani could be better.

It was a sunny afternoon in October 1969 when students were coming home from school. They noticed a new sign on Katrak Road that said “Cafe Student.”

Haji Muhammad Ali, a man in his early 40s, was standing behind a small stall. The few plates on the counter were full of aromatic, flavorsome rice that was called Biryani. Passersby couldn’t resist trying this unique food.

Café Student started small but quickly became a brand, then a trend, and is now an icon. How did this happen? Through unfailing dedication from the workers, a clear vision for the future, and great customer service that kept people coming back. it’s the best Biryani in the town.


The location is Katrak Road in Saddar, Karachi. It’s a pretty popular spot so it can get pretty crowded, especially during lunchtime because there are offices and shops nearby and people come here to get their lunch for this delicious Biryani.


I decided to try out Student Chicken Biryani after hearing good things about it from some friends. Unfortunately, the biryani didn’t quite live up to the hype. The taste was good initially, but it started to lose its flavour after a while.

I would say that Student Biryani is just average. If you’re looking for some decent biryani in Karachi, student biryani is the place to go.


After having biryani, We decided to try out the kheer. The kheer was really good! It was sweet and had a great flavour. The taste was really consistent and it was a great way to end our meal. 

Must try it if you’re looking for something sweet.


I availed of the deal which was quite reasonable I think. It was something like this, 1 chicken biryani + Shami Kabab + Salad + 1 regular drink for Rs.330/-. Overall, the price was pretty good considering the quantity of the food.


The service was pretty good, they brought the food pretty quickly. The staff is also friendly and accommodating.


The thing that turned me off was the ambiance. It was just a small, cramped room with some plastic chairs and tables.


Whenever you visit student Biryani, don’t forget to try out their famous Zarda. It’s made with long-grain basmati rice, saffron, and ghee. The Zarda is then garnished with green chilies, Cham Cham, and fried cashews. It’s a delicious Pakistani treat that you shouldn’t miss.


I was alone but if you’re going with friends you can avail many other amazing deals such as:

DEAL 1: RS 470

  • Large Chicken Biryani
  • 1 Shami Kabab or Salad
  • 1 Drink

DEAL 2: RS 600

  • 2 Regular chicken biryani
  • 2 Kheer
  • 2 Soft drinks


Student Biryani is a decent place to go if you’re looking for some good biryani at a reasonable price. The ambiance could be better but the service and food are both good. If you’re going with friends, there are some great deals that you can avail of.

Savyour offers fantastic cashback every time you order Biryani from your preferred restaurants. We’ve carefully chosen a range of restaurants to ensure that your cravings are satisfied. Alternatively, you can place your order online through Foodpanda and enjoy Biryani from the comfort of your own home. Take a look and indulge in delicious Biryani today!

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