Restaurant Review #8: Cafe Mediterranean

Cafe Mediterranean is one of the several places in Zamzama that offer a nice ambience, wierd music, and expensive food.

How expensive? Well, that depends on you. Main course between 400 and 600 can mean a lot to some, but if you are dining in Zamzama expect to spend that much anywhere you go.

I would rate the food above average. The delivery time was excellent, perhaps because there weren’t many people at that time (I went there early, at 9 PM). However, their food wasn’t as scrumptious as places like Roasters and Arizona Grill. We had chicken steaks and that’s what I am comparing it with at other places. We didn’t have any starters or side dishes, just main and drinks. The bill came out to be around 1100 rupees, not the most I have payed at these restaurants.

So the bottom line: try it once, and move on. Or perhaps go there when there is nowhere else to go.

Rating: 6/10

13 Comments so far

  1. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

    On the contrary, I had a wonderful experience. Me & the lady wanted to try out a new place on our 1.5th anniversary & mediterranian offered good food, excellent ambience, nice music & better than average service!

    The ambience gets most marks I must say, & the food is also worth the money.

    A must visit from my side!


  2. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

    Last week I was in Toronto, I had a buffet in a beautiful restaurant, their were so many dilicious food items like kababs, nihari, butter chicken, koftay, chicken pulao, haleem, and so many other dishes, and if I will convert the price to rupees it wont be more then 1000 rupees.

    @Umar, I didnt understand why just the steaks has cost you that much money, why do we have too high prices of food in our restaurants ?


  3. dann (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    Does this restaurant have a website?


  4. zee (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    UMAR: So I went to an expensive place and had some food… err, let me BRAG about it!

    Yar koi pathan ki chaye kay dhabon ka bhi review likhay. Muj ko yahan ka kabhi author bannay do. Tight dhabay dhoond kar laonga aur review karonga aur yeh bhi bataonga keh chaye kahan aur kitni saste milte hai :D


  5. Imran (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 11:04 pm

    thanks for the info :)


  6. zia (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 2:24 am

    I recommend to anyone inclined to spend upwards of 1000 rps for a meal to visit SIUT, childrens hospital to kick start your appetite.


  7. zee (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 6:00 am

    WELL SAID ZIA! VERY WELL SAID! *STANDS UP AND STARTS CLAPPING*


  8. busy eating (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 7:10 am

    Don’t disturb me. I am busy eating.

    News:
    40pc dropout rate raises eyebrows in Senate body

    ISLAMABAD, July 30: The Senate committee on education on Monday expressed serious concern over the staggering 40 per cent dropout rate at primary level and asked the Ministry of Education to make necessary arrangements to take the children back to schools.

    http://dawn.com/2007/07/31/nat11.htm


  9. Edward Louis (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 7:12 pm

    my experience in Medditerrean was absolutely world class. We ended up there on a Sunday afternoon which essentially meant that we had the place all to ourselves. The food was “excellent”; I had their “ultimate sizzling steak” and it came out to be a delight. With most continental/european restaurants in Zamzama, the food serving is not very filling. Meditterean does not have any issues like this. The servings were very generous and filling. The service was good but keeping in mind that we were the only ones around in that place… one could not expect anything less.

    The freebies which is usual for joints at Zamzama were also good. Started off with the Greek salad, followed by a “green” mint drink which I haven’t been able to figure out what it was. Plus, the bread basket came in which had the most amazing bread, freshly baked along with soup sticks.

    All in all, I recommend the place for good food, generous helpings and attentive service. As for price, well, with the rentals at Zamzama that they are, everything needs to be passed around to the end consumer which, unfortunately, in our case… would be us.


  10. semi-charmed life (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

    You guys always do a great job with the restaurant reviews but, correct me if im wrong,there is no place on the net where you can get reviews on all all the major karachi eateries in one place. Considering how one of the main forms of entertainment in karachis is tos tuff your face with fabulous food, it suprises me that there isnt a place on the net that tells you whats new, where to eat, what to order and etc.. you guys do a good job of getting th enews out there but it is not nearly enough.. I frequent karachi once a year for a few months, so i never really know whats going on.. and it seems that restaurants are gaurded as secrets at times. same goes for other events happening in town, like shows, concerts and etc.. so is there a place on the net informing us let knowledgeable of the on goings og karachi particularly the restaurants?


  11. semi-charmed life (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    You guys always do a great job with the restaurant reviews but, correct me if im wrong,there is no place on the net where you can get reviews on all all the major karachi eateries in one place. Considering how one of the main forms of entertainment in karachis is to stuff your face with fabulous food, it suprises me that there isnt a place on the net that tells you whats new, where to eat, what to order and etc.. you guys do a good job of getting the news out there but it is not nearly enough.. I frequent karachi once a year for a few months, so i never really know whats going on.. and it seems that restaurants are gaurded as secrets at times. same goes for other events happening in town, like shows, concerts and etc.. so is there a place on the net informing us less knowledgeable of the on goings of karachi particularly the restaurants? Im always out of the loop and run out of things to do in karachi (i get so tired of going for ‘coffee’)


  12. Aristocrat (unregistered) on August 4th, 2007 @ 2:08 pm

    thats good! but where exactly in zamzama is this?


  13. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on August 4th, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    kabhi 100, 150 rupay wali jaga ka bhi review kardo to make this series a balanced one.



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