In the past week I’ve found that I’ve recommended my favorite Indian restaurant to at the least 10 separate people, so I figured that the next time I stopped by for dinner I’d bring my camera and spend some time talking to the staff.
From left to right: Salman, Abdul, Aisha, Sultana, and Mariam (note the 102 Sanitation Grade on the wall)
Laziz Biryani Corner has been in business for around a year or so. It’s a complete family-run operation out of the back corner of GoPaks Bazaar on Hillsborough St., next to I Love NY Pizza. Yes, it is a restaurant run out of a convenience store, but the meals you get are always of the greatest quality and taste as well as at a fantastic price.
When asked about his family-operated restaurant, Salman had this to say:
When a family runs a business, of course they are going to put their heart and soul in to it–but what makes it different here is that my mom cooks it. You can tell the difference between home made, and commerically prepared meals. Even in the local India/Pakistan community, everyone knows her for her cooking and the meals she prepared other restaurants.
What initially impressed me with Laziz Biryani Corner was the vegetarian selection–but they have full and diverse menus that will satisfy carnivores as well. Additionally, every day they offer special combo platters with two meal options, basmati rice, naan, and a salad for between 6 and 7 dollars (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian).
You can pay several times the price of the entreés here at another South Asian restaurant, but you’re paying for the the experience. If you’re looking for great tasting Indian/Pakistani food without the fluff–give this place a try. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
They also offer full service catering in addition to serving lunch and dinner. You can contact them through the information below:
Laziz Biryani Corner
(Pictured above is one of the daily combo platters that are featured)