Thai Seafood

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After much pondering and deliberation a friend and myself, decided to investigate this bastion of oceanic cuisine. Having been bombarded with advertising about the freshness of the various varieties of sea food. One felt it curious what all the fuss was about.

Situated in phase 2, defense, karachi. The entrance contained a fish market annexe, filled with fish tanks and a fish display on ice. We took this as a positive omen. The fish at least would be fresh! We were seated in the basement, which seem to have blue lighting for some reason , not the best set up for underground establishment. However, the icing on the cake were the casio keyboards being played by the, what can be described as hobby musician. Off course, the wall mounted plasma tv was simply lovely!!

Menu arrived in a wonderful shaadi album garb. We ordered, jumbo sesame prawns and prawn rolls. Unfortunately the rolls were soggy. As a main course, Rock lobster thermidor, ( one of the few places in town, selling rock lobster, so I was particularly looking forward to it), crab fried rice and steamed grouper in Soya sauce. The food was presented well, however, the lobster contained tinned mushrooms as opposed to fresh, surprising as we’re in the middle of mushroom season, this was rather puzzling.

The cheese was rather low quality, causing it to become reminiscent of something you scrape of your shoe. Fried rice, soggy and over peppered, also contained low quality Soya sauce. Fish was a complete disaster, as it has gone off, the stench was almost unbearable. Once again a narrowly avoided food poisoning! In conclusion, an experience not to be repeated.

19 Comments so far

  1. Haseeb A (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 10:56 pm

    thanks. was thinking of going there….

  2. Faisal (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

    I simply cannot help myself. I know I’m going to face the wrath of those who frown upon having grammar and spelling mistakes pointed out. Having said that, here goes….

    First and foremost, it would be of considerable help to know the name of the restaurant being reviewed.

    This review is so chock-full of mistakes, punctuation and otherwise, that it simply is not
    worth the effort mentioning them.

    But the following is screaming to be pointed out.

    “Having been bombarded with advertising about
    the freshness of the various varieties of sea
    food. One felt it curious what all the fuss…”

    Please, please, there should be a comma after the word “food”.

    “Situated in phase 2, defense, karachi. The
    entrance contained ….”

    Same issue here…..there should be a comma after the word Karachi.

  3. Anathema (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 11:01 pm

    went to the opening ceremony of the place and revisited it after a few months. the blue decor indeed is quite the put off, and being one vevry conscious of ambience, i decided on opening night if i was to ever return to the place it would be for the food.

    of course i am saying food on opening night was beyond excellent. everythig was so perfectly well cooked and succulent. the thai hot pot soup to all their specialties.

    but months later when i returned the grilled lobster stank and the thai food just wasnt good enough.

    ive had better thai food at Salem/Sarem Paracha’s: the best so far.

    yes. the interior at thai sea food rest is just the start of a put off. the flavouor goes off track. but it doesnt take u long to realise it caters to the lot who want pardesi khana with a desi touch.

    heck when i went they didnt even offer anything but sea food. now they offer chinese, chicken, beef etc just to cater to the market.

    i wuldnt go there myself despite having been impressed at opening night. even if their soup is brilliant.

  4. K G (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

    @ faisal
    I like your spirit :) and i dont think there is anything wrong about it.

  5. original-anon (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 11:30 pm

    @Faisal – LOL !
    I feel your pain :)

  6. Backlawa (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 12:34 am

    You people have a tendency of criticizing and humiliating your own successes. That’s why things tend to fail rather than to succeed. Pakistan should be thankful for this new Thai addition and may make recommendation to make the food even better rather then just defaming the entire business.

  7. SWA (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 6:13 am

    ^^ Theres nothing wrong with giving an honest review. It doesnt equate to putting the whole buisness down. A key point of running a good buisness is to attract people to it based on its quality and if the restaurant failed to live up to people’s expectations, I guess it drove an axe in its own feet.

  8. mansoor (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 10:34 am

    i agree with swa.. if they cant keep up the quality.. then bye bye. Plenty of good business survive because of their good food, just look at all the nihari discussion we’ve been having lately :-D

    faisal: LoL. You’ve got spirit man. Anyway, the name of the place is “thai seafood” ;)

  9. Faisal (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 1:21 pm

    Mansoor, thank you for pointing out the name of the restaurant. Actually, after reading the comments, I sort of figured out that the place is called “Thai Seafood” (a very unimaginative, generic name).

    I sincerely hope that “Foodie” did not mind my pointing out a mistake or two. I truly do not mean to insult anyone. Thank you for this restaurant review and hope you all post some more reviews.

  10. Bozz (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 2:45 pm

    Guys, does anyone on this blog know of any Indonesian restaurant in Karachi? There used to be one, a pretty good one at that, just off Tariq Road. I was wondering if it has managed to survive or bitten the dust.


  11. Sajid (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 4:22 pm


    I believe the review doesn’t count some of those who might have a good experience with this restaurant, so this post can be published on a private blog but not Karachi blog!

    I don’t agree with a review which is based on the observation of a single person.

  12. Adil (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 4:58 pm

    Sajid: Each and every review by a person is based on the observation and experience of a single person! You’re free to go to the restaurant and add your comments to the blog. :-)

    Bozz: There used to be a Burmese restaurant off Tariq Road, not Indonesian (they may have had a few Indonesian dishes). It has since closed down.

    Mansoor: Thanks for the review. Was thinking of going there, but now I won’t!

  13. Bozz (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

    Maybe next Sajid would consider this blog as a woman.

    In that case we would need four observations to qualify for publications!

    :) Cheers

  14. Sajid (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 5:49 pm


    Someones sour mouth can spoil the reputation of a restaurant and it may end like this

    “Thanks for the review. Was thinking of going there, but now I won’t!”.

  15. Sajid (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 5:57 pm

    Sajid wonders who “next sajid” is?

  16. Bozz (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    Or “Someones sweet mouth can save many souls from stomach and pocket destruction”

    What is your problem Sajid? Are you against free speech and freedom of choice? Don’t you believe in the ability to make up one’s own mind? To sift the good from the bad?

    Some where else, your opinion would amount to insulting the intelligence of readers of this blog.

    Give it up.

  17. Sajid (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 2:24 pm

    I didn’t insulted anyone, i have just expresed “my opinion”.

    Any problem with it free speech lover :)

  18. bublee (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2006 @ 9:49 pm

    LOOOOOOOOLLLLLZ faisal – you crack me up – chill yaar! ;) (but vaild points nonetheless!!)

  19. Thai Radio (unregistered) on December 15th, 2006 @ 12:22 am

    Thai seafood is not that good I think…
    I would rather eat some Issan food like somtam (but without crab…).

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