WARSAW — A new restaurant featuring authentic Indian food has opened in downtown Warsaw.
Biryani Kitchen has opened in the former Oak and Alley location at 114 South Buffalo St. and offers a wide variety of authentic Indian dishes, including a lunch buffet six days a week.
“The name Biriyani Kitchen… it’s related to India’s all-time favorite food, Biriyani… there are different types of foods in India, But Biriyani will be everyone’s favorite food based on their region with different styles and different flavor options,” said owner Sivakumar Kannappan.
The restaurant had an invitation-only soft-opening Thursday night, Nov. 21. It offered its first lunch buffet on Friday afternoon, Nov. 22. The lunch opening went better than expected with the space at capacity, said owner Kannappan.
Those involved with the restaurant, including Kannappan have previous restaurant management experience. Kannappan relied on the knowledge of his business parents in finding where to buy the best ingredients, the best chefs. He said what helps the business run so well is that everyone involved with the restaurant are food lovers.
Items on the menu include a collection of soups, including Egg Drop Chicken Hot and Sour Soup for $4.49, and a large number of appetizers and entrees that are divided into vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. Many meals are $9.99. The most expensive are six different goat dishes for $15.99.
Hot and cold beverages are available for purchase as well.
All menu options are available for dine-in and takeout. Catering is also available.
Biryani Kitchen will be open six days a week. Hours are Monday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Tuesday. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Access to the restaurant is in the alley south of the City Hall parking lot.
This restaurant is unrelated to Bomy Singh’s offering of authentic Indian food out of the Phillips 66 gas station on Center Street.
This article was updated to include additional quotes from Kannappan.