Karachi is slowly turning into one huge restaurant. Many cool restaurants in Karachi have amazing ambiance, food, and the environment. However; there are a few restaurants that have made to the list of top restaurants in Karachi. If you are a foodie who loves to eat out and if you are also a Karachite then this list is for you; the list of restaurants in Karachi goes something like this:
1. Royal Taj Restaurant
This restaurant has the setting and ambiance according to its name; it is built like a mini royal palace with the interior resembling the in the ‘Mahal’s’ of the maharaja. Royal Taj Restaurant has gained its 4.1 ratings because of its setting and its amazing food. It is situated in Gulshan-e-Iqbal and is one of the new restaurants in Karachi which gained sudden popularity because of the amazing services. You can dine inside the palace or you can also sit outside and enjoy the view and food in front of the replica of the palace. Furthermore; you can also arrange parties here.
2. Lal Qila
This is one of the oldest Shahi restaurants in Karachi. It is a buffet restaurant which is open for breakfast, hi-tea, lunch, and dinner so you can enjoy the food anytime you want. The restaurant is built inside a fort which is made by red bricks (hence the name). It is situated on the main Shahra-e-Faisal Road and has a rating of 4.2. You can sit inside the royal dining room or you can sit outside for enjoying the view of the fort. The live food stations double the fun of this restaurant and the taste of the food is unmistakably amazing.
3. Ginsoy- Extreme Chinese
Ginsoy is one of the most popular Chinese restaurants in Karachi. It has amazing food and the ambiance of a true Chinese place. It has Chinese statues, paintings of dragons, Chinese calligraphy, etc. it is situated in various areas of Karachi like Gulshan-e-Iqbal, S.M.C.H.S, and DHA. Ginsoy has a rating of 4.4 on google which tells us a lot about how popular this place is and how good its food is. You can dine at a dimly lit restaurant or you can also lunch here and enjoy it. This restaurant is the hub of the best Chinese food in town.
This is an Italian restaurant and is one of the top restaurants in Karachi. It has such an ambiance that will make you feel like you are sitting in Italy. You can enjoy extraordinary food here either inside or outside in the open air enjoying the beautiful lighting and nature. It is also a popular place for romantic dinners because it is a perfect fairy-tale like the place. It is situated in Karachi cantonment and has a rating of 4.1. Pompei is one of the most magical places, where if you goo once; you will not want to return.
5. Chandni Restaurant
Chandni Restaurant is a part of Pearl Continental. It is a very sophisticated restaurant where only business people or the people staying at the hotel dine at this restaurant. It is located at Club Road, Civil Lines and has a rating of 4.2 on google. The restaurant serves amazing dishes of many cuisines. You can also arrange parties here. It is a buffet service where you can eat all you like and whatever you like at a reasonable price. Chandni restaurant is a very popular place among all those people who visit Pearl Continental frequently.
Sakura is also a part of Pearl Continental. It is a fine dining restaurant that is devoted to fish cuisine. This place serves extraordinary seafood dishes and it also has live bars where you can eat your food as it is made. This place is situated at Club Road, Civil Lines and has a rating of 4.5 which tells us about the quality of this restaurant’s food. It is a place with fine ambiance and natural views. However, the food here is pretty expensive but it is justified because of the variety of dishes and the amazing taste of food.
This restaurant is a part of Movenpick hotel and like its name the restaurant is built encompassing the beautiful cultures of Pakistan. The theme of the hotel is purely Pakistani and as you enter this restaurant; you will feel a true Pakistani or if you are a foreigner then you will feel like you are looking at the true picture of Pakistan. This restaurant is located at Club Road, Awan-e-Sadar and has a rating of 4.2. The ambiance of this restaurant is peaceful and colorful, here you can enjoy the desi and traditional dishes from all over Pakistan. Enjoy your food amongst the culture of Pakistan.
8. Kababji Restaurant
This restaurant is also a part of the Movenpick hotel. It is an open place and a place for fine dining. It’s a cozy and casual place. This restaurant is open 24 hours and here you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner or maybe casual tea or coffee. This place is situated at Club Road, Civil Lines and has a rating of 4.0 on google. They serve Pakistani as well as a lot of international cuisine for their customers. It is also an amazing place to arrange parties. The food and ambiance of this place are extraordinary.
9. La Mamma Restaurant
This is an Italian restaurant with a classy look. This is a fine dining place. This restaurant is located at the Shapes Health Club Compound Old Railway Club and has a rating of 4.0 on google. Here you can enjoy your food in a cottage-like place. This restaurant serves continental and other international cuisines. This place is Italian heaven for people who enjoy Italian food. This place will make you think that you are sitting in Italy and eating in a restaurant in that city. It is a cozy and casual place and is amazing for kids.
10. The East End
This restaurant provides a special experience. It is not like other restaurants rather it more aesthetic and cozy. It is the first restaurant of Karachi which offers an ethnic fine dining experience. The restaurant is an expert in bohri food and you can enjoy the original and pure bohri food here. This place is situated at the Plot [email protected], Khaliq Uz Zaman Road and has a rating of 4.4 which says a lot about its setting, ambiance and food quality. It is a place which is designed very creatively and amazingly. This restaurant is a picturesque place for lovers of aesthetic views.
11. Rajdhani Delights
Rajdhani Delights offer a buffet service. It has amazing vegetarian dishes and is a casual place with good money value. Here you can experience food in a traditional way of Rajasthan, India. The ambiance and setting are also similar to Indian tradition and cultures and here you will get served in thalis and small katoris to give a feeling of really eating in Rajasthan, India. This is an Indian restaurant in Karachi. This restaurant is situated at Marine Pride 2, Khyaban-e-Iqbal, and DHA and has a rating of 4.2. This place has great monetary value and has a cozily casual ambiance.
Tao is a pan Asian restaurant that has a sitting arrangement both indoors and outdoors. This place has a cozy and comfortable environment. You can enjoy Asian cuisine here; be it China, India, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, or any other Asian country. They are popular for having an amazing staff who is super cooperative and friendly. The food is worth trying. This is a casual place which is open till late at night. TAO is located at Kehkashan Zone-C in Clifton and has a rating of 4.3 on google which tells us about the restaurant’s good services and amazing atmosphere.
13. Kolachi Restaurant
This restaurant is constructed on the bay of the Arabian Sea and provides a breathtaking view of the sea. The quality and quantity of their food have been the same for the past many years and they never lower their quality. You can enjoy many types of cuisine here from desi to continental and international along with the perfect view of the sea. This place is ideal for romantic dinners. You can choose to dine right above the sea or can also sit towards the inner side of the restaurant. This restaurant is located in Clifton and has a rating of 4.5 on google.
14. Karachi Broast
This restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Karachi whose specialty is breast. They have outlets in many parts of Karachi like Boat Basin, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Luckyone. This fast-food franchise has been here for the past 20 years and serves only the best quality food. They have a rating of 4.1 on google. This cozy place is ideal for kids and the ambiance here is amazingly calm and peaceful. Their special breast is very popular because of its amazing taste, good quality, and tenderness. Apart from the special breasts; they have a variety of food items on their menu for their customers.
15. Boat Basin
Boat Basin is not one restaurant; rather it is a food street where there are 100+ restaurants both Pakistani and international chains. Here you have a lot of options to choose from, you can either choose a very traditional place or a fine dining restaurant. This place is open 24 hours so you can go and enjoy the food whenever you like. The sitting arrangement is both indoors and outdoors and it is fun to sit outside on ‘Charpai’ and eat traditionally with nice weather and breeze. This place is located at Boat Basin Roundabout and has a rating of 4.2.
16. Okra- The Restaurant
Okra is a fine dining restaurant. It has a good and colorful ambiance. They offer breakfast, hi-tea, and dinner and are located at the 12-C Commercial Street. This restaurant has a rating of 4.5 on google which tells us about the environment and food quality of this place. Okra is ideal for arranging small parties and events. However; this place is expensive as compared to many other restaurants. It is one of the very old and one of the best fine dining restaurants in Karachi. The environment and staff of Okra are very friendly and accommodating towards its customers.
17. Crave Bar
This is a dessert place that specializes in cold desserts. They have a variety of items on their menu which are all worth trying. Their specialty is Churro Ice cream, the churro is freshly baked on demand. This bar is located at Bukhari Building Commercial -16 and has a rating of 4.2 on google. You can enjoy the desserts here which are both aesthetically and tastefully pleasing. It is a small and cozy restaurant with an amazing artistic ambiance. This bar has many outlets all over Karachi. You can also make vlogs and take a lot of pictures here.
18. Espresso Shahbaz
This restaurant is all about coffee and people who love coffee. But, here you will also find amazing food and dishes which will make the coffee taste 10 times better. Their coffee menu is so vast and diverse that you will have a hard time deciding which coffee you would like to drink. This café is located at the ground floor level 7-C at Khayaban-e-Shahbaz and has a rating of 4.2. This cozy place is very aesthetically pleasing; you can also enjoy romantic coffee dates here or work on your laptop here because this café also has a peaceful environment.
19. Thyme Restaurant
This restaurant is a very English restaurant that best serves continental food. Thyme is a fine dining place with an expedient environment. You can have romantic dinners arranged here. You can also arrange small parties here. This fine-dining restaurant is located at the Khayaban-e-Etihad in DHA. It is open for lunch and dinner. It has a rating of 4.2 on google. Thyme is a fairytale-like place with amazing lighting and equally amazing service from the staff and of food. You can enjoy a variety of food and desserts here but it is an expensive place.
20. Nadia Café
This café is a part of the Marriot Hotel on Abdullah Haroon Road. They offer a buffet service where you can all you like. They offer hi-tea, lunch, and dinner. This is a beautiful place with amazing service and amazing ambiance. The sitting area is spacious and arranged in a spacious and very bright place. This restaurant has a rating of 4.2. They server hygienic and super delicious foods. You can enjoy a diversity of cuisine here, from pure Pakistani to continental, Chinese and Italian cuisine. Furthermore, you can also arrange parties and events here.
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