Iftar at Shaan-e-Mughlia



Chef Zakir has become a sensation with his cooking show on Masala TV. Few days back I discovered that he owned a restaurant, which was doing rather well. After inquired about its reputation, I found good reviews and decided to check it out with friends.

What I discovered was something delightful, worth the price and ideal for a family/friends gathering. “Shaan-e-Mughlia” is the name and it boasts open air spacious lawn, truckloads of finger-licking food just as Chef Zakir cooks it. The ambiance, greenery, structured and spacious seating arrangement was surely a breath of fresh air.

The place is running on sheer word of mouth, people referring other people. Without much advertising, it is heavily pre-reserved and crowded. So, a good idea would be to call in and reserve before you show up. Also, there is a long waiting list to avail the ‘takht’ seating.

More in Pictures:

The Cooking Hub

The Cooking Hub

This is where all the food is cooked and dished out. In total there were about 40 dishes in total. I’m told in normal days it increases to 70(!).

Spacious Lawn

Iftari Hustle

Iftari Hustle

Address: Just beside Millennium Mall, Old Drive-in building, opposite Askari IV in Gulistan-e-Johar.
Contact: 4823604

In conclusion, seriously, you can’t taste all the dishes, even if you want. The variety of food is good as well from local to oriental dishes. Currently, Iftari deal is Rs. 700 inclusive of tax, including mineral water and drinks. If you want to relax and take a load of people somewhere, this would be *the* place to go.

20 Comments so far

  1. shoaib on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    It could have been much better if you put the address and direction of the restaurant.

  2. farzal on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

    it is near the old drive-in cinema, across from Millennium mall

  3. farzal on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    what will be the phone number for reservations

  4. Afreen (afreen) on September 25th, 2008 @ 3:46 pm

    shoaib, in a rush I forgot to mention the place and number. Will be updating the post just now.

    farzal, see the edited post to get the number.

  5. sufi on September 25th, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

    Correction. It is not owned by Chef Zakir, but merely all of dishes served are his. I think its own by some memon fellows, and if I remember correctly, its got something to do with Haroon Builders.

    That said, Shaan-e-Mughlia, is an ideal place for families hoping to find a good dining experience in Gulshan Area. It is conveniently located in short distance from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and KDA II.

    The three times that I have been there, Twice, I had a good experience and once it was rather chaotic. One of the comments I heard which I completely agree with is " It is a better / bigger version of Lal Qila."

    The amount of space and calm is amazing.

    I loved the Pulao here. There is a barbq section which most people tend to ignore, because it is away from the main kitchen. Barbq (beef boti) was amazing.

    Try to get one of the 12 seater thakkt if you can. That will give you the dining experience that Shaan-e-Mughlia is about.

  6. barristerakc on September 26th, 2008 @ 8:56 am

    Bhaiyoon humara bhe jana howa wahan doo bar during Ramazan and it’s worth it. Yes, definitely another version of Lal Qila although problem with Iftaris is that (and it’s a personal opinion) it all tastes the same to me bizarrely and my appetite dies just looking it all the paki-food which I missed all those years. LOL

  7. mqpasta on September 27th, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    can any one tell me per head price?

  8. Afreen (afreen) on September 27th, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

    Per head is Rs. 700 in case of Iftari deal as mentioned in the post.

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 28th, 2008 @ 1:34 pm

    Kia zamana agaya hay, Nai,Darzi,Bawarchi ,Mochi is qisam k loag magz aur media per featured kia jata hain. Hum ne bilawaja engineering parh kar paisa barbad kia. Ek zamana tha k Maa’ain apnay bacho se kahta thee k Engineer bano ab kahti hongi k Chef Zakir,Gulzar ya Rahat bano takay Moashray me Naam ho.

  10. Afreen (afreen) on September 28th, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

    Adnan, tell me what kind of discrimination you are talking about? Are Engineers, Physicians, Chartered Accountants and Business wo/men are the only ones who have careers and others don’t? These guys earn a living too and in the process of acquiring their experience, some of them get famous. It can happen to anyone.

  11. shoaib on September 28th, 2008 @ 4:03 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi,
    Yes it’s better to be an uneducated person if it provides person’s like you. You need to understand that there are two things, one is education and other is skill. If they are skillful, whats wrong with your. It a pity that skilled people are discouraged.

  12. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 28th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Afreen, take a chill pill little girl. I was just being sarcastic as well as *a bit* funny.

    As long as one is earning in *Halal* way I have no issue.

    @Shoaib: Irony is MQM’s Atlaf neither has education nor skills yet earning more than anyone else ;)

  13. Afreen (afreen) on September 28th, 2008 @ 11:28 pm

    Adnan, I don’t call you little man or use some other innuendo in reference so please refrain from name-calling just because I’m a girl or my name is somewhat musical. Much appreciate it.

  14. barristerakc on September 29th, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    @Adnan Siddiqui, If we promise to miss you, will you go-away? or do we have to throw a bone for that?
    hush hush , good boy!

  15. shoaib on September 29th, 2008 @ 8:16 am

    @Adnan Siddiqi
    What a shame on your thinking. You are a born uneducated person. No matter what degree you have got and i am surprised how, you will not change, Your sick mentality will remain the same.
    Secondly you consider and link income with the education, wow very strange. So for your Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are nothing, hmmmm, just another SHAME, what else i can say.

  16. shoaib on September 29th, 2008 @ 10:50 am

    Sab kuch to bata dia, ab menu bhee paste kar dain. It will be quite useful to see the menu. I am sure now one will ask about serving at the blog from Shan-e-Muglia.

  17. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 29th, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    chisti mian, was a guy on other thread trying to teach you(Haqparasts) manners or this is how you usually speak while communicate with your family members?

  18. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on September 29th, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    comparing Warren Buffet and Bill Gates with Bhatta Khor Altaf? Oh my God. Qurb-e-Qayamat hay. Ever read their biographies? They are not murderers!

  19. shoaib on September 29th, 2008 @ 12:34 pm

    @Adnan Siddiqi
    You showed what you are. You language speaks about your past. In Punjabi we say, KAMMI KAMMI HEE HOTA HAI. Adnan jitna bhee parh lo CHAMAR HEE RAHO GAY, SIRF CHAMMAR. The one other reason is that you are follower of Zani-e-Azam.

  20. khaled on September 29th, 2008 @ 7:56 pm

    @ Adnan Siddiqui AKA Joota e Azam
    Keeep lieing

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