Karachi is known as a city of the tasty cuisine and a wide range of quality restaurants there is proof to this statement. The first-come which comes up in the mind while thinking about Karachi is the sea view and rich taste of food and if we say it is a competitor of Lahore in terms of the eateries, it wouldn’t be wrong. There was a time when people used to visit there merely for spending some time at the seashore while playing around with rising waves but over time, the restaurants in Karachi also started gaining popularity. So if you are residing their or planning to visit Karachi, here are some of the top restaurants where you must visit to enjoy the treat of quality food at reasonable prices:
Cafe Flo is an expensive fine dining restaurant but this one offers quality French cuisine. The ambiance of this restaurant treats you like you’re sitting in a French villa in Paris. As the menu is a collection of French dishes, so you may need some time to familiarize yourself with the menu or you might be needing taking the advice of your server. If it is about your wedding anniversary, a day after getting married or even that of a date, you must choose this spot for some classy experience.
The uniquely named restaurant, Okra has only 45 seats and it calls itself a Mediterranean restaurant. For the ones who are not much into meaty cuisine, this place can be the best choice. Okra has some of the best vegetarian dishes available. They never disappoint their customers in terms of the quality of the food as well as ambiance. You can also book the seats in advance to stay out of trouble due to limited seating arrangement.
Pompei is a top-notch Italian restaurant that will satisfy your taste buds at the best with the delicious cuisine and ensures a good time to spend there. From their menu, you can get the best of pizzas, pasta, and chicken among other dishes. The stuffed chicken is one you should try when you’re there. The ambiance is so peaceful and makes you feel comfortable throughout.
Among the best of the new restaurants in Karachi, an old yet famous for its delicious food restaurant is none other than Dynasty at Avari Towers. It’s one of the nicest Chinese restaurants in the country. Dynasty has an impressive menu specifically for the ones who are in love with Chinese food. Everything on the menu is excellent including chow Mein, chicken, seafood and beef. Once you will be there, it would not be anything difficult for you to praise them for their excellent service.
Movenpick which was formerly known as the Sheraton has some of the best fine dining restaurants in the city. Al-Bustan is one of the most amazing places to eat good food. Their extensive menu has so much to offer that you’d want to try everything but it is wise to be selective while being kind to your stomach. Al Bustan’s eggs, Pakistani, Continental, barbecue and much more can be found at the brunch. The modernized decor is quite classy to go with the taste of your senses. It’s not just great for an outing but also a nice option for families to dine in style.
The Patio is a nice and cozy fine dining establishment that focuses on Pakistani and Pan-Asian cuisine. It is comparatively not that pricey. Soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, grilled chicken and steaks are a few of the different kinds of dishes on offer here. It’s perfect for a weekend outing with your loved ones that would be humble to your wallet. If you are thinking that you can’t have luxurious dining in limited of the budget, The Patio is here to prove it wrong. We don’t claim, experience it yourself!
Cote Rotie is over a year old and is one of the city’s most popular fine dining restaurants. The crafty bread they have been offering is the best you’ll get in town. Apart from that, there is a good variety of salads, open-faced sandwiches, and the bresaola which are among some of the best items to get the restaurant offers. It will not be once you will be willing to visit there but many times repetitively along with your friends, family and the loved ones.
If you are a Japanese cuisine lover, Sakura is your place to enjoy heavenly tasty food. It is an old favorite but maintaining a good repute among the top restaurants of Karachi. If you are thinking about satisfying your taste buds with delicious sushi, Sakura offers the best in the town. It’s quite pricey as its part of Pearl Continent hotel’s restaurants. The other seafood items are great too such as the salmon dishes, lobster tails, and King prawn. You must visit here at least once especially with your loved ones to treat them with lavish dining even if it is somewhat burdening on your pocket as good taste has no price.
Fujiyama is the closest competitor of Sakura in terms of hotel-based restaurants. These cater not just to the locals of Karachi but visitors from other parts of Pakistan and overseas as well. The decor and ambiance make you feel like you are spending some leisurely luxurious time in Japan. As far as the menu is concerned, the items are a bit similar to those you get at Sakura so if you liked the latter, you’d enjoy Fujiyama as well. Try it a must!
Well… Karachi has a good collection of fine dining places of the top level in terms of Chinese food and just like Avari Towers’ Dynasty, the Suzie Wong is another classy Chinese Restaurant. It’s part of the Marriott hotel in Karachi and for years it’s been considered the favorite by food lovers of the city. Not only the locals but also the travelers from other cities as well as overseas like to have their food for the exceptionally good taste. It’s a nice restaurant to take your friends, family and loved ones. If you liked Dynasty’s menu, you’d love Suzie Wong too.
Marco Polo is the PC hotel’s answer to Movenpick’s Al-Bustan. Having been to both several times, it’s hard to pick which one is serving well. I’ve mostly had brunch and breakfast there. From Pakistani to Continental, it’s an excellent place for families since it’s got an enjoyable kid’s menu in their buffet, too. So try it just as one thing is sure, it will not be resulting in the waste of money or disappointment in terms of taste.
The East End
When it comes to fine dining that offers the best of local cuisine, you can’t go wrong with the new restaurant on the block and that is the East End. The menu is organized in a way to give you the main course along with appetizers. So, every item on the menu will be paired with appetizers. What you can enjoy from this menu at the most is the Lahori Charge, Jumbo Prawns, Kemari Crabs, and Masala Chops which are a few of the excellent dishes you can have. It’s hard to beat The East End so for a nice evening out with your loved ones when you’re craving desi, just plan to visit The East End without any second thought.
For excellent Mediterranean cuisine, look no further than Ambrosia. One of the recent contestants to the fine dining scene this restaurant has been serving the best. The Porcini steak is quite popular there. You can even get pizzas and seafood on the menu. As far as the menu of this restaurant is concerned, it has 100 items on the menu and you’d need multiple visits to enjoy the best of its menu as you can’t order everything in the one-time visit. There’s an open kitchen section as well for live cooking which makes you have satisfaction for the quality of the food and hygienic measures being practiced there.
Cocochan is another among the recent entries into the fine dining places in Karachi. It offers what it calls an Asian Fusion menu. You can choose from a variety of dishes ranging from Thai to Mandarin. It has transformed the Tipu Sultan Road into a unique food street since its recent opening by adding up to the laughter and giggles of the people quite visiting here quite often. It’s been getting admiring reviews so far and you could visit Cocochan on your next fine dining trip to enjoy good food with your friends while refreshing your memories.