Jafran opened back in 2016 with the idea of bringing Hyderabadi and Afghani Biryanis to customers at an affordable price compared to the others in Dhaka. Little did they know exactly how popular their food would become amongst students around Bashundhara Residential Area. Not only does this ‘multi-cuisine’ restaurant sell aforementioned biryanis but they also serve an array of kebabs, curries, and bread to satisfy the palates, according to UNB.
Their first outlet was a very small one with a sitting arrangement for about 40 people. Their new location is now at Bashundhara Gate. It is quite furnished with oversized fancy chairs. Despite of having a rush since they were offering a 25 per cent discount on their grand reopening, they didn’t increase the price of their previous items.
Tandoori Chicken Biryani is one among the best in their menu. The quantity with a huge chicken piece is more than enough for one person. There’s also unlimited aubergine chutney and salad complimenting the dish.
The butter chicken can be easily shared by two people. It has rich, creamy, and slightly sweet gravy with bite sized pieces of chicken. While it is quite unusual to pair biryanis with butter chicken, the dryness of the Tandoori biryanis is balanced out with the gravy of the butter chicken.
Jafran can be a top pick for students as it is affordable, quick, and filling for days when you are not in the mood for cafeteria food.