Al-Habib Superhighway

I’m a sucker for great food and when I enjoy a scrumptious meal I make sure everyone hears about it, not to boast about the belly but to recommend people to enjoy the delicacies of life of which good food should be on the top of the list

Today we ventured a good dozen miles to land a late night feast at Al-Habib Superhighway restaurant located on Superhighway an odd mile or so short of Karachi toll-plaza. The seating was on casual charpais with gao takias, which was a treat to relax after a long hard days work (and the drive). Food serving was a bit slow, but thirty odd minutes wait time were enough to devour the salad and raita (Nestle Riata was served !!!).

We ordered Chicken Karrhai, Boneless Chicken and Reshmi Kebab and each and every item was truly scrumptious. I am sure many of you have had some good food there but would highly recommend this place to anyone who has not had a chance to tour the restaurants on Superhighway, most are all worth the drive and Al-Habib is a must-go joint to add on to the list where Inspirex suggested Sajjads

18 Comments so far

  1. Azeem JIva (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 4:21 am

    I’ve eaten there, good food! Definitly worth the trip!

  2. hira (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 4:23 am

    yes definately…the food is great and the environment too…very relaxed and peaceful…completely a must

  3. Da-Man (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 6:29 am

    Karahi chicken, Reshmi Kabab!! Yaar kuch sonch ke likh. You guys should have mercy on us desi’s living in purdais.

    Now I have to go to Raavi Kabab this weekend.

  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    Sajjad is my preference over Habib or Makkah Hotel.

  5. Bamboo Guy (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    For me, Al-Habib is a good place to hang-out but the food is ok, not too good!

  6. Sahil (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    Da man–ravi brings back old memories,do go to ambalas afterwards,have fun

  7. iblees (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 2:07 pm

    i was just wondering if there’s any “experimental” food restaurants in karachi? (or even in lahore?)

    by experimental i mean who have their own (or fused) recipes not the regular karahi,kebab,etc!

  8. Destitute Rebel (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 2:23 pm

    I’v heard a lot about this place, not from karachi will definately check it out next time im there.

  9. ny (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 3:01 pm

    aha..just had lunch and now im HUNGRY again….habib rocks and so too sajjad.
    heard a while back about some hyderabad food restaurant opening up in tauheed commercial (Defense, Karachi) area. anyone here got any clues where in tauheed commercial and whats it called??? or maybe anyone know of any GOOD hyderabad food restaurant???

  10. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 3:20 pm

    Well Teetho, glad that you finally experienced the place. Whenever you go there next, make sure you order the Al-Habib Special Handi. After that, you’ll agree that if there’s any Handi, its the Al-Habib Handi!!!

    O I miss that delicious food. Its definitely gonna be on my list the next time I visit Pakistan!!

  11. shobz (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 5:13 pm

    sajjads is a better option.

  12. Da-Man (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 7:21 pm

    @sahil. Where is Ambala located.

  13. Arifa (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 8:47 pm

    I miss AL-Habib and Knightsbridge ofcourse.. is it still there? We used to go to these places atleast once a week and then off to Hyderabad for Chai in the wee hours of Saturday morning. I am forgetting but one of these places serves white and red karahi, I love white karahi. I think they should add sheesha to their menu here.
    Here in NYC the tikka is reddish orange in color and tastes eyeww.. I am going to Chicago next month only to have food at Bra-B-cue tonite and try out their Sabri nihari which I have heard is better than the real deal.

  14. IllusionFS (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

    TM: ye kya ghazab kiya yaar ap nay.. pehlay hi itni bhook lag rahi thi.. Haye.. Al-habib like most of the places in karachi are a must go. Karachi is king of food man. No other place like karachi.
    Was it the charpai or the Tukhht? I remember being on tukkhht everytime I went..

  15. Saadia (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 9:50 am

    I went there twice, when I went to visit family in Karachi. Once in 1996 and once in 2005. Both times it was great…plus the open air atmosphere is the most enjoyable in hot Karachi nights…but out there its nice and breezy.

  16. Adnan Mansoor (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 12:31 pm

    I got my appetite back with Kaarachi mouth watering eating delights. Thanks a lot Karachi.

    Next time, I will make it a point to visit this Al-Habib place with my family. I hope that to happen soon :)

  17. Ameen (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    Al-Habib has also established there another Branch at Bufferzone, near Nagan Chowrangi…..

  18. faylasuf (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

    in my opinion Alhabib and Nights bridge both hav gone down a bit when talkin bout the quality of food served.
    i visited highwaygarden few weeks back and its they give u sheesha as well;) so u do hav an option Ms.Arifa

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