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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Swiggy does food delivery. There's plenty of options on restaurants if you like Indian food. If not, all of the big American chains of hotels have wonderful restaurants with familiar food from home. - Nov 18, 2017
There are very few consistently good restaurants for Westerners. McDonald's, KFC are around, Hard Rock Cafe, Domino's, Pizza Hut, Pappa John's. No beef or pork products are served. Cost is comparable to the U.S - not so much the taste. The large hotels have some decent restaurants - cost is comparable to the US. - Sep 20, 2016
Cheap and cheap. Fast food: KFC, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Subway, Papa John's, and McDonald's. They will deliver to your house in about 30 minutes. The Pizza is better than the States, I find. The cafeteria in the Consulate is super cheap and delicious. We go for a buffet on Friday at the local Chiron Fort Club Palace and it's about US$5 for a full buffet. Sunday brunch at Olive will be US$30 for all you can eat and sangria. Park Hyatt will be US$50 for all you can eat gourmet and mimosas. Cost range for every level, but even a nice dinner will only be about US$15-$30/person. There are American chains like Hard Rock and Chilis, but not quite the same. - Mar 16, 2015
McDonald's and KFC are here, Hard Rock Cafe too. Note McDonald's doesn't serve hamburgers, only chicken and paneer burgers. French fries are about the same. I haven't tried KFC. I prefer to go to the Indian restaurants instead. Our favorites are Paradise for biriyani and Chutneys for vegetarian food. Both are great. Hyderabadi biriyani is famous. We've eaten street food (samosas, dosas, masala tea) without any problem. - Jan 18, 2015
Plenty of both but forget about finding a decent hamburger. Hyderabad is a hidden gym of quality restaurants. Explore widely. - Nov 20, 2014
McDonalds, KFC and Subway (no beef/pork). Some decent vegetarian options at McDonalds. Local speciality is biryani, which is good the first few times, but gets a bit old after a while. Andhra cuisine is very spicy, even within India. The dosas and idlis are decent. Some people like the local cuisine, but most foreigners prefer Punjabi-style Indian food. A handful of very good western restaurants here, but prices aren't cheap. Similar to what you'd pay in the U.S. Brunches are very good -- about $30 per person for a massive spread, including Indian-made booze. - Jul 18, 2014
Quiznos, Subway, Pizza Hut, Dominos, Papa Johns and McDonald's are all here, but none of them serve beef or pork, so it is not the same as U.S. Indian restaurants are very cheap, but anything American is more expensive. - Mar 2, 2012
Western chains include McDonald's, KFC, Subway, Quizno's, Dominoes, Papa John's, TGI Fridays, and Hard Rock Cafe. There are always rumors spreading about Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks opening soon and some of us are anxiously awaiting them! Prices are reasonable. The red meat in burgers or sandwiches might be goat or lamb unless it specifically says "beef" on the menu. - Feb 27, 2012
McDonald's sans beef. Hard Rock, TGIFriday's and Chili's with beef. KFC, Subway and some other Asian chains. There are about a million good Indian restaurants and you'd have to work to spend over $10, even at the nicest places. Besides pizza, there are few other restaurants that serve continental food. Most of it tastes like Indian food, even though they may call it Italian or Chinese or whatever. Try to embrace Indian food! - Jan 11, 2011