Your favorite restaurant

Since eating out is what we mostly do in Karachi, here is another poll for you all.

Which is your most favorite restaurant in Karachi? Tell us about one place where you’ve always loved eating at, and would go there anytime anyday.

Only one restaurant is allowed. Don’t give us a list. Thanks.

49 Comments so far

  1. amin polani (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 2:53 pm

    BarBQ Tonight


  2. llama (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 2:58 pm

    Roasters & Nandos


  3. umar (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:02 pm

    LLAMA: I said only one restaurant is allowed. So which one is it? Roasters or Nandos?


  4. mantissa (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    Not sure if I can name any single restaurant since I go to different places for their specialties depending on what my mood is. For what it’s worth, I do enjoy the Pad Thai noodles @ Cafe Zouk, off sea view.


  5. Fatima K. (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:30 pm

    Espresso – their buffalo wings are beyond comparison!


  6. Huzefa L (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    Fujiyama


  7. Huzefa L (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 3:44 pm

    Fujiyama


  8. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 4:31 pm

    Kasier Resturant Phone. 2628954 @ Light House,

    The BEST quality food in Town, BBQ tonite comes no where near.


  9. Babar (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 5:51 pm

    Dynasty


  10. IUnknown (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 6:17 pm

    i like Subway, so as bar b. q. tonite


  11. Raja Islam (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 6:19 pm

    265 Days Biryani @ Darbar Haleem & Biryani Hasan Square.


  12. Ahmed (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

    Karachi broast


  13. original-faisal (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 6:58 pm

    Always SAKURA at the PC for japanese
    Great food, excellent service and
    ambience with stunning views of the
    city.


  14. Omer (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:10 pm

    Hard call to make, but I am going to go out on a limb and say…Arizona Grill for me.


  15. S M Nabeel Dibaji (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    Sajjad @ Highway
    Good Food Good Prices :) but sitting and allover environment of Habib is more better


  16. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 8:42 pm

    BarBQ Tonight


  17. maliha siddiqui (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 9:08 pm

    I would say Al-Bustaan at Sheraton Karachi
    amazing food


  18. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 9:13 pm

    Espresso Roasters Fujiyama Dynasty Subway SAKURA Arizona Grill

    Egads, Lagta hai saaray angrez yahin par hi aa gaye hain. lol..


  19. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 9:33 pm

    I know tum sab log mujh par toot paro gay ab :)


  20. Balma (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 9:52 pm

    There is nothing wrong in enjoying a variety of food, and having restaurant names in English or Ethiopean.

    But, I do have probmlem with uneducated burgers mispronouncing Urdu words just to make them sound like English words. For example, Zauq is quite a good name for a restaurant. Everyone knows it means ‘taste’. But, moonh bigaaR kar TooTi phooTee angraizee bolnay vaalo’n nay iss ko Zook kehnaa shroo kar diyaa. Part of the blame lies on the ownwer of the place (usually people who get into restuarant business are not the educated types – the owner should have spelled it Zouq and not Zouk – there is a difference between q and k, when transliterating Urdu words), but the consumers either thought it was cool to say an Urdu word wrong….. or god knows what…. Karachi is full of new money chhichoraas anyway. Nothing wrong with new money, esp if legally made, but chhichoraapan has to be controlled – folks!


  21. Balma (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 11:36 pm

    Of course, my appologies, if Zouk as in that restaurant’s name is not supposed to be Urdu, but is in fact a Bengali or a Hebrew word.


  22. Imran (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    My favs are FUJIYAMA (Japanese), DYNASTY (Chinese) & The TERRACE (BBQ) … all in the same building … so i hope that counts as ONE :)

    Can’t wait for Shangrila (Continental) to open.


  23. Anathema (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    Okra but now its cheaper counterpart: The Deli


  24. Haseeb (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:52 am

    @Balma: Yeah, it is Zouk as in zaiqa.. used in a restaurant.
    There is one more meaning i think.. its a kind of music (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zouk)
    but Zaiqa is used for this… otherwise it wouldn’t make sense…

    I laugh openly at those who say is Zook.. especially the burger types :D


  25. former bharam baaz (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    No Bandu Khan or Sabri? God bless you all.


  26. Balma (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:04 am

    ***** for haseeb.

    Zauq in the context of music, is same as saying ‘someone has a good taste in Music’. Zauq could be in poetry, music, clothing, food, or in general can be used to describe a person, example, Budnazir nihaayat budtameez aur budzauq hae!
    While on the subject of burgers, Budnazir is perhaps the ultimate burger: Azaan buj rahaa hae kind of idiot. I hope she spends rest of her life in qaid-e-baamushaqat for loot-khasooTing, cheating, lying, and deceiving Pakistani illiterates with her fake dupaTTa and and shaitaani tasbih.


  27. CHIPMUNX (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:36 am

    KHITORPIT, ye sab jaali angraiz hain. ye sab 20 number k bus saddar se pakar kar zamzama k qareeb utartay hain aur terhey merhey hotalo k naam note kar k apas me ek dosre par bharam daaltay hain halan k asal me ye sab jacob line aur ranchor line k rahna walay hain aur zyda tar waqt pathan bhai k paseenay me fry Tandoori roti aur daal kha rahay hotey hain wo bhe baghair fry.

    balma tu Balooghat k omar ko kab pohchey ga? ya teray par kabhi jawani aye he nai?


  28. HASSAN' (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:38 am

    Lasania


  29. Mehreen (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 3:21 am

    ROASTERS!!

    Now I’m hungry.=(.


  30. nida (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 4:41 am

    how about super highway resturants??


  31. danny (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 8:22 am

    Wow .. I am one of those people who pronounce Zouk as ‘zook’. And it’s not because I’m a burger or anything — I just had no idea it was supposed to be ‘zauq’. I find the situation pretty hilarious actually, since now I know what the name actually is, I like it :) I had no idea would Zouk was, and I fully agree the restaurant owners are stupid for spelling it with a ‘k’ instead of a ‘q’. Dumbos. They ruined an interesting image for a restaurant.


  32. Foize (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 10:17 am

    Burns Road ka masala kabab


  33. Brown Sahaib (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 11:34 am

    For all the jahil bun kebabs who are jealous of us burgers. If you had ever travelled abroad you would know what Zouk is and that it exists in a number of countries. Grow up!

    For your benefit – in case you do not know what a dictionary is

    zouk /zuk/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[zook] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
    -noun a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.

    [Origin: 1985-90; appar. For all the jahil bun kebabs who are jealous of us burgers. If you had ever travelled abroad you would know what Zouk is and that it exists in a number of countries. Grow up!

    For your benefit – in case you do not know what a dictionary is

    zouk /zuk/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[zook] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
    -noun a style of dance music that originated in Guadeloupe and Martinique, featuring Caribbean rhythms over a disco beat and played with electric guitars and synthesizers.

    [Origin: 1985-90; appar.


  34. IUnknown (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    oh yeah , i forgot to mention “Javaid Nihari”. No one can compete it in khi im sure


  35. Ali (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    hot and spicy (rolls ummmmmmm). But, as far as proper dinning is concerned…i feel more comfortable having a desi food rather teasing my taste buds with other types of foods. So, sajjad on highway or even burns road kebob are good.


  36. KINGDOM (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 6:05 pm

    Ager Zook/Zauq walay bhai apni dukan may urdu may bhe likh daitay naam .. tu yeh sara masla he khatam hu jata … Oops .. ager urdu may naam huta tu burger party wahan nahin aatee .. :S
    Waisay I am all crazy from Javed Nihari.. :)


  37. A fully informed idiot (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

    Cafe Flo….just an amazing dining experience.


  38. sensible (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    I like home cooked food.


  39. sensible (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 11:34 pm

    I like home cooked food.


  40. Petarian_88 (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 11:43 pm

    BarBQ Tonight


  41. Atif (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 3:07 am

    Sabri Nihari


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  44. MB (unregistered) on August 19th, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

    @JAMAL SHAMSI

    Is that light house the same on MA JINNAG road ?
    I am asking with regards to Kasier Resturant.


  45. udass (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    without any doubt
    ~DAMASCUS~
    not yet found any other better place for arabic cousine and sheesha


  46. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on August 20th, 2007 @ 9:43 pm

    My vote is for CIAO @ Zamzama … #1 coz its just under my office and secondly I get good discounts at this place.

    I am a Biryanni fan so Food-Center (Burns Road, Hussainabad) & Mazaidar (Ancholi) also are my fav.

    For Chinese – HangZho opposite Federal Urdu University Gulshan Iqbal.


  47. Balma (unregistered) on August 21st, 2007 @ 1:01 am

    Tankyoo, Brown Sahaib, hum Tumaaraa tankyoo karnay ko maangTaa.

    Seriously, thanks for the information. I didn’t know that there was a word like that in French Creole. But, since Karachi is not in West Indies, at least the last time I checked, it would have been better if the onwer of that restaurant had written the name in Urdu too (as someone else also suggested). But, knowing the kind of people who get into this business, i.e. not too educated, I doubt it was just a play on words. I am still wondering if the word is suppose to be Zauq mistransliterated ????

    Also, Kingdom made a good point. Write a name in Urdu, and no burger worth his or her namak will show up. E.g. Call a school Ibn-e-Seenaa, and only bhangis and dhobis will send their kids, but if you use Avecenna, burgero’n kee line lagee ho gee. Same reason that a school named after Ibn-Rushd in Karachi is not called Ibn-Rushd school. How painful will it be for a burger to tell his neighbors that ‘oh, my son/daughter goes to Ibn-Rushd.’ Actually, burgers and non-burgers, all are to be blamed for this self-hating.


  48. maaju (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

    wah wah….aisay zouq ki baatain kaafi din mai sunai di hain. maza aaya.
    meray rashq-e-qamar, tunai pehli nazar
    jab nazar say milai, maza aa gaya
    barf si gir gayi, kaam hi kar gayi
    chaandni muskurai, maza aa gaya :)

    BALMA and CHIPMUNX….enjoyed ur comments!!


  49. Balma (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

    Hamaaray saath rahoe gae toe yehee ayaashi ho gee!



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