Iftaar Deals

Another ritual that most people perform during this month is go to a restuarant for Iftaar. Most of them offer all-you-can-eat packages which make it really attractive for people to spend their money on unlimited food that they can only eat in a limited quantity.

If you happen to be among those people (it’s all right if you are, how else will these eating places make money if we didn’t go there), which places to do you prefer, and how much are you willing to spend?

41 Comments so far

  1. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

    If I am in Khi, I would for sure like to have iftar only at home. These spritual moments cant be enjoyed at a restaurant and plus home made items.


  2. Balma (unregistered) on September 19th, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    * Another ritual that most people perform during this month is go to a restuarant for Iftaar.

    ******
    What kind of baloney is that? Most people don’t go to restaurants for iftar in Karachi or in any other city. Most people can’t afford to go to a restaurant at any time, anyway, in Karachi.

    Karachi does not really have too many good restaurants. And, most places people talk about on KMB are junk food chains, where eating is maut ko daavat dainaa, in the long run.

    I hate to see our kids and toddlers jam packing these junk food joints. Yeh subb qayaamat kay aasaar hai’n.

    For once, I have to agree with Karachi-Toronto-Pittsburg.


  3. Anathema (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    everyone is flocking to these places like there’s no tomorrow.

    so iftar at home as light as possible. and an hour later when evevryone is done. head to a nice exotic place and have a great dinner.


  4. R (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    been looking for a good restaraunt to go to, with friends.. but so far all the one’s we’ve talked to (such as ck, arizona, bbq tonight) range from 550-650 bucks, excluding taxes been looking for a good restaraunt to go to, with friends.. but so far all the one’s we’ve talked to (such as ck, arizona, bbq tonight) range from 550-650 bucks, excluding taxes


  5. R (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:15 am

    been looking for a good restaraunt to go to, with friends.. but so far all the one’s we’ve talked to (such as ck, arizona, bbq tonight) range from 550-650 bucks, excluding taxes been looking for a good restaraunt to go to, with friends.. but so far all the one’s we’ve talked to (such as ck, arizona, bbq tonight) range from 550-650 bucks, excluding taxes


  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    @R: yeah go Burns Rd and enjoy Iftari free of cost.


  7. Dubai key Bhai Log (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:23 am

    The best Iftaar deal in twon used to be at Dunkin Donuts,with all you can eat sandwiches, drinks, donuts ,coffee for around 200 bucks.

    But this year the guys discontinued it :(…


  8. Imran (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:36 am

    For someone who hardly eats at home, eating out is more common than eating in. And most places serving Iftar are crap, except Avari ofcourse!


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 1:27 am

    Ifftari ? going to a resturant for ifftar ? Inviting people for ifftari at resturant ???

    is everyone homeless / familyless in own town ?

    strange, many many people / nucleus families living away from home ensure that they get sometime off and spend ramzan back at home, and enjoy the spirit ramzan specially of ifftar at home, and we are talking about is … Ifftar at resturant.

    not the way it used to be… !


  10. Balma (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 1:41 am

    *The best Iftaar deal in twon (sic) used to be at Dunkin Donuts

    ****
    Aye Allah, yeh kin gunaaho’n kee sazaa hae! Iftar in Dunkin Donuts? I bet each of their donut is ten times more deadly than the deadliest pakoRRaa. Kyaa poori qaum paagal ho gayee hae? I know junk food chains will like to grow their business, but who else is idiot enough to promote this stupid behavior?


  11. Sufi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 3:02 am

    Iftari at home is the best.


  12. xxx (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 4:56 am

    iftari at most 5 star hotel sucks – its overpriced, and you get rubbish for the price you pay.

    nothing beats iftar at home – pakoras, samosas, kebabs, dani baras, chaat, jalebi, etc.

    love love

    xx


  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 5:35 am

    ab agar kisi ki bv usay iftari bhe na bana kar day tu woh idher udher hee moo maray ga;)


  14. ALAM (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 7:28 am

    I know a Pakistani Muslim friend who breaks his fast with red wine in a local pub…go figure :)


  15. mansoor (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    alam: lolLLZzzz!!!

    umar: i prefer home or someone elses home :p if i do have to do it outside, then i prefer buying a couple of samosas and breaking my fast with that. not a restaurant deal person anymore im afraid.


  16. Umair H MIrza (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 10:54 am

    Somebody please come with the best sehri deals in Karachi.. i ‘ll be mashkoor. iftari isnt as fun as Sehri In a restaurant..! dont u guys feel so?


  17. IUnknown (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 11:18 am

    iftaar can best be enjoyed at home i think. doesnt matter how much better the resturant u have for iftaar


  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    @Alam: Must be some secular or liberal (MUSLIM)? *grin*


  19. ALAM (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 12:45 pm

    @PORK-NAAN

    Well, there r many things that u do in intimacy that don’t necessarily make u non-muslim, just a naughty naughty boy with unfulfilled needs.

    Same is the case with my friend….He belives in Allah mian, and all His prophets….Its just that he likes his red wine too.


  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    ALAM, you might live in Alam-e-arwah that’s why you have no idea about things happen on earth.

    seculars/liberals never say they are non-Muslims regardless of how much they stay away from the respective religion(e.g: Islam here). However they do try to fulfill their own fantasies in the name of religion. For instance your friend’s example. At one side he wanted to be in sync with his daily fantasies while on other hand he had fear of Society(not God) so that they don’t brand him a “non-Muslim”. In urdu it’s called “Adha teetar Adha batair”.

    I think I was able to tell you something which you would have learnt in your childhood. Maybe yo re still in your childhood? :-)


  21. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 2:13 pm

    roza & red wine :) what a combination.,:P


  22. faylasuf (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    Red Red Wine..

    what a rude alam we got there!


  23. pron (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 4:40 pm

    how about PIZZA HUT


  24. Ramla A. (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 5:12 pm

    @ Balma:

    Aye. Then there are tens of news brands of chips – Veezo, Kryzo, Slanty, Lays, Kurkuray – God knows what else.

    Our children get sickly food in schools and get beaten up by parents and teachers for slow-mindedness.


  25. Ramla A. (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    The Forum’s Time Out used to have a pretty good deal until two years back. Haven’t eaten out this Ramadan except yesterday when I reluctantly ent to Nando’s. Not healthy food, but they have deals for Rs. 200 and Rs. 300.

    This year, prices seem to have gone uber-crazy. I know well-off folks who’re getting heart attacks learning the list price of pakoras. Insane.

    [Maybe it’s just me, but these days, I am reduced to calming techniques such as this: “All right. Take a deep breath. Think of how people in Iraq are surviving. Good. You can do it. Blame it on global warming.”]


  26. ALAM (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    @PORK-NAAN

    I know what liberal and secular Muslims are. What I meant to say was that they r as munafiq (hypocrites) as Islamists like you are. I don’t see any difference. If there were, you would have been waging a jihad somewhere against the infidels, rather than BS-ing here.

    Don’t confuse secular and liberal Muslims with agnostics and atheists. The latter are r very honest and upright ppl :)


  27. imran (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 7:49 pm

    @Alam,
    If your friend breaks his fast with red wine then he got some real mental issues. you should advise him to seek some help.his actions does not proof that there is something wrong with islam rather proofs his ill mentality and failure to understand the teachings of islam.
    You see all kinds of drivers on the street everyday. some of them driving like meniac and some drive “kuchway ki chaal” and some ppl drive with no clue and road sense, so it does not mean that there is anything wrong with the car. it only shows thier ignorance and their failure to understand the common driving rules. Same goes with Islam and any other religion..
    I hope you get this.


  28. Dubai key Bhai Log (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    @ ALAM,

    Grow up dude, quit the b/s and stop calling Adnan profanic names.

    Try to do meaningfullconversation here so that people would some day take your comments seriously on this forum.


  29. ALAM (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    @Dubai key Bhai Log

    I dont think Pork-Naan is a “profanic” name. If u use Shaan masala with dahi and then BBQ Pork chops and botis, its so delicious with tandoori naan. Once u go pork, u will leave chicken, lamb and beef.

    Its not “profanic” if its my favourite dish :)


  30. imran (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 8:52 pm

    @Alam,
    are you the only one in your family who converted or all your family members have gone crazy??


  31. Dubai key Bhai Log (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 9:01 pm

    @ Alam
    From your background, it not surprising to hear the stuff comming from your mouth.


  32. Razi (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

    Iftari at home is the best…there is no second choice. But guys, for those of us who are 1000s of miles away from home and Iftar most days comprises of ‘Khajoor’ with water or Sprite, with our faces stuck to a PC Monitor at work…..the talk of Pakoras, Puris, Chole, Chaat and Dahi Barre is pure torture.


  33. d0ct0r (unregistered) on September 20th, 2007 @ 11:59 pm

    17 smarty pants like alam died in karachi yesterday when they drank poisonous desi liquor … their families were wailing and demanding govt to take action against those selling poisonous liquor … … ironic isn’t it? they didn’t intervened when those loonies were drinking liquor and now once its all gone bad they’re blaming it on govt…


  34. ALAM (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 12:13 am

    @d0ct0r

    Well, a moazzin got electrocuted while piercing ppl ears with azaans…I never heard anyone stop azaans…did u?

    Many ppl die in Hajj/Umra…but ppl still waste their money on it.

    But if u buy the good liquor, there is no way u would die…and if u do, the world’s Avg IQ will eventually increase….So its best for the human gene pool :D


  35. Balma (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    *they’re blaming it on govt…

    ***** But even you blame every thing on the government!


  36. Balma (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 1:51 am

    *they’re blaming it on govt…

    ***** But even you blame every thing on the government!


  37. d0ct0r (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

    @balma my point was that their families never bothered or discouraged them when they were indulging in that kinda habit and only now when it has gone bad they’re wailing and whining


  38. imran (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

    @Alam,
    You are totally screwed up man. Liquor is harmful no matter its cheap or expensive and you really cant justify this fact.
    Compairing Hajj/Umrah with this incident shows how pathetic you are and have gone brainless (if you ever had it).


  39. ALAM (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    @imran

    >>Liquor is harmful no matter its cheap or expensive and


  40. Balma (unregistered) on September 21st, 2007 @ 8:39 pm

    * their families never bothered or discouraged them when they were indulging in that kinda habit and only now when it has gone bad they’re wailing and whining

    ****
    Part of the problem is this Pakistani rule prohibiting alcohol. When people can’t get good quality safe alcoholic beverages, they (at least the lowest segments of society) will resort to illegally prepared liquor made under unhygenic and dubious conditions. This ban on liquor has created market for low quality unsafe liquor.
    I can see that if you ban coca cola and pepsi cola type drinks from Pakistan, lot of people will die from drinking coke subsitutes made illegally under unhygenic conditions.

    Obviously, lot of you will say that people should just not drink alcohol, but then lot of people don’t agree with that line of thinking.


  41. Hafeez (unregistered) on September 24th, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    I have been to many places for Iftar but have found one thing common. The service is Pathetic infact downright disgusting. The waiters are rude and insolent and everyone is jostling each other . If you show courtesy and wait for your turn at the table you will definately end up with a half full stomach. My point is why bother dishing out a few thousand rupees as well as going through the humiliation



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