S Mannaji Rao started Shivaji Military Hotel in Banashankari, Bangalore in 1908. Now, three generations down the line, Rajiv and Lokesh run this iconic eatery serving fresh and authentic Donne Biryani, the dish that they're most well known for. A sharp focus on quality, the brothers personally get involved in the cooking process, deriving their joy from serving superior quality food and providing great service to every customer. Their sense of achievement and joy comes from a deep sense of customer satisfaction.
At Shivaji Military Hotel, Bengaluru they use only nati varieties of all ingredients - from the vegetables to ginger, garlic and the chicken too, and an identical variety of rice to ensure consistency in taste. All sourcing is done from the same vendors all through the year, and now over many years. Providing the same taste and quality, through the seasons, is a challenge that they face everyday. They have many extended family members working for them and the entire set up is like a large family where they take care of everyone.