Alternative cuisine

We all know about the places in Karachi that offer mainstream cuisine like traditional (Burns Road, Boat Basin, Hasan Square, etc), Continental cuisine (Zamzama, etc) and Chinese cuisine (Yuan Tung, Peking, Chinatown, etc.).

However, how about compiling a list of places which offer alternative cuisine, for example:

Afghani cuisine (Al Asif square)
Irani cuisine (Chalo Kabab Subhani at Lucky Star, Shandiz in Clifton, etc)

I really like Afghani and Irani cuisine (since I go to both these countries on business trips :) ), so if anyone knows places that serve all this, or other alternative cuisines, please do list em!

10 Comments so far

  1. raven (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

    Dude. What kind of business do you do in Afghanistan?

  2. sarah (unregistered) on February 2nd, 2006 @ 10:02 pm

    Sweet & Sour, opposite of seaview, Nawab Restuarant in clifton, and Bar BQ tonite !

  3. Inspirex (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 12:52 am

    You should try Shabestan at Seaview too, and Yemek next to Hot n Spicy

  4. Razi (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 4:00 am

    Khurram! Kya yaad dila diya!?? “Cafe Subhani” the Irani Hotel. Their Chiloo Kababs were amazing.

    In the past, Karachi boasted of some very good Iranian hotels in the Saddar area.

    Speaking of international cuisine, I used to frequent this Korean place named GRAND (opp Hotel Metropole) and an Indonesian restaurant named BALI near Jheel Park in PECHS

  5. Asouza (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 5:29 am

    How can I sign up with the Karachi, Lahore or Islamabad Metroblogs? Please someone give me some information!

  6. zain (unregistered) on February 3rd, 2006 @ 11:43 am

    Khurram Farooq saheb – Check out Serana Hotel in Kabul, they have amazing food!! Well we (I mean my company) also do business in Afghanistan.

    Afghani food in Karachi – I don’t know but yes Irani, call me I will arrange a full Persian style dinner for you man. You would definitely say “khailee mamnoon biradar”…..

  7. Neelam (unregistered) on February 4th, 2006 @ 6:01 am

    Has anyone heard of a place called Dimasscus (prolly spelled differently). I have heard about that place here and than, off of Clifton i believe. ????

  8. zain (unregistered) on February 6th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    Yeah Damascus, its in Syria. Emirates charges around Rs. 29000/- via Dubai.. Oh what a bad joke sorry!!

    Now the real Damascus, its near the “Ideas” outlet of Gul-Ahmed… Come on now, I am not going to tell you how to find Damascus.. Its a famous place Neelam.

  9. altaf (unregistered) on February 8th, 2006 @ 3:04 am

    Damascus – I love it! – Although the last time i was there i was attacked by a mad stray dog. But that little episode has not dented my courage and determination to return.

  10. KT (unregistered) on February 8th, 2006 @ 3:52 am

    Damascus – Well..I have some memories of that place too. I was there almost 3 yrs back on my last visit to Pakistan.
    Not knowing that the tipping standards have changed so such in karachi..I tipped the waiter Rs. 20 on a tab of Rs 1500. The guy looks at me and goes “yeaa bhi app raakh laain”. I was internally awestruck!!! But, oh well..from where i see it..i saved 20! ;)

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