N-Acyl-hydantoins have emerged as novel acyl transfer reagents for the synthesis of ketones via selective N–C(O) cleavage. Herein, we report two new protocols for the cross-coupling of N-acyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoins using versatile and readily accessible Pd–PEPPSI or Pd/phosphine catalysts. The acyl Suzuki reactions afford biaryl ketones in good to excellent yields under operationally-simple conditions using commercially-available, bench- and air-stable twisted N-acyl-hydantoins as acyl donors. The method complements and expands on the previous protocol for the cross-coupling of N-acyl-hydantoins (Org. Process Res. Dev. 2018, 22, 1188).