Shisha and Mizaaj

Me, being a shisha addict, find it greatly disturbing that for some reason the shisha prices in Karachi have gone up suddenly.

Indulge used to have shisha for Rs. 200 around two months ago and I went there in the first week of August and found out they had increased shisha prices to 300. Shisha at Creek Inn used to be Rs. 150 but now they have increased their rates to Rs. 200. I haven’t had a chance to go to Damascus myself so please excuse me if this is wrong but I’ve heard that even they have increased their prices from Rs. 150 to Rs. 200. I was really unhappy and I really, REALLY don’t think it’s fair. Does anyone know why the shisha prices have gone up?

I think the best deal in town for shisha is Mizaaj. It is located a little further from Afridi Inn (near Funland) and is in the lane next to shabestan (Iranian restaraunt) and Live Rostrum.

Mizaaj initially had an Egyptian theme which explains its old fashioned walls covered with hieroglyphic-type-things, but I went today and found out that they have now placed an LCD TV at one end and have now begun to constantly play Indian songs and their videos which can get irritating for people who are not into Indian music. However, the shisha at Mizaaj is for Rs. 185, the cheapest I think which is available right now and the shisha is much, much better than the shisha at Creek Inn or Indulge.

Other than shisha, Mizaaj is also famous for cigars which I never had a chance to try but they’re supposed to have really good flavored cigars. The menu is composed of a variety of Arabic foods and a range of burgers, as well as some random starters and fancy drinks like margarita and pina colada. The cost is around Rs. 250 per head if you’re not including shisha but I would recommend NOT ordering any of the burgers cuz they’re not really worth it. However, the mozerella sticks were delicious.. the shawarma is also nice and is served in a very different style. Also, if you go, you HAVE to try the blueberry margarita.

If you’re a shisha (and/or blueberry margarita) freak.. Mizaaj is the place to go! :)

7 Comments so far

  1. hafsa (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 6:01 am

    yikes! i think its about time i got myself a sheesha!

  2. JonyBr (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 6:57 am

    Get urself a desi Huqqa :) .. i wana smoke a wooden pipe though :$

  3. saba (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 12:03 pm

    Hasn’t Mezaaj just started this new rule where you have to order shishas according to the number the people you’re with? 6 people and just one shisha? Nope, have to order drinks or food then.

  4. Kiran (unregistered) on August 21st, 2005 @ 5:53 pm

    nope, don’t know abt the new rule. we were six people and ordered one shisha only.. but then, we ordered drinks and food too, so i’m not sure :S

  5. karvat (unregistered) on August 23rd, 2005 @ 5:53 am

    best site for shisha and hookah

  6. PECHS_WALA (unregistered) on August 27th, 2005 @ 10:05 am

    This is something which I noticed during my recent trip to Karachi….an alarming increase in people smoking. Shisha is just another form of tobacco smoking. Call it Shisha, Nargil or plain ol Hookah.

    What next folks? Walk like Egyptians?


  7. HookaSmoker (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

    All I know is as much as people say it’s not addictive, I think it is. The reason I’m saying this is because I tried to only smoke hookah once a week and I’ve been failing miserably. I truly enjoy it and I relax with friends or with my girlfriend. How can you stop smoking hookah when you enjoy it that much? Is it addictive as much cigarettes? obviously not but you’re associating a good time with smoking hookah.

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