New Restaurant: Fuchsia

Just a heads up for Karachiites who enjoy eating out on the town. Today on a casual drive I stumbled across a new restaurant that has opened its doors on Zamzama, it is located in the lane behind Roasters / Baan Thai, the exterior sports a very modern outlook and apparently seems to be an upscale joint probably a little on the expensive side of the budget.

I cant say anything either way as I did not have an opportunity to step in and get a better feel of the restaurant hence all my comments may actually be more speculative than actual fact. Has anyone here taken the plunge there as yet to maybe give us a sneak preview?

14 Comments so far

  1. HelloPerson (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 5:20 am

    Why is it that all (or most) new restaurants seem to open in the Zamzama area ? In fact, one may even ask why is it that the Zamzama area is considered to be upscale/swanky/elite ?

    Given its extremely narrow lanes, where even a single car has difficulty traversing, given its flowing gutters, its heaps of garbage, overbuilt area, it should, by any objective standards, be considered a slum. At best, it should not be rated higher than a D+ area (not even a “C” grade).

    It is easily, in my opinion, one of the WORST designed areas anywhere in Karachi. If I am wrong, I would be happy to hear which areas are worse designed. DHA should be ashamed of Zamzama, and should take steps to raze it to the ground, and rebuild an entirely new Zamzama, with wider roads, sewerage, water supply and garbage disposal points.

    So why is it that all (or most) new restaurants seem to open in this ramshackle area? Beats the hell out of me.

    By the way, I live in Zamzama, lest anyone thing I am talking about that which I know not !

  2. Adil (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 4:11 pm

    The reason why these upper scale restaurants gravitate towards Zamzama is because other upscale restaurants are already there. It’s ECON 101, which tells us that the closer they build their restaurant to an existing one, the more likely the new restaurant will be visible to those already visiting that area to dine. Since a only certain segment of the population goes to Zamzama who have sufficient disposale income, the new restaurant can easily attract those people without much expenditure on advertising. They don’t open on Boat Basin because the ‘upper scale’ population doesn’t go there to dine. Plus, it is easier to find the kind of employees etc. there (whether stealing them from existing restaurants or not).

    While I agree with you on the pathetic condition of Zamzama regarding parking, traffic & amenities, you can’t argue with Economics.

  3. ELIZAMANTIN (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

    How do you pronounce the name of the restaurant???:)

  4. Anathema (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    people with one track disgusting minds may pronounce it “f*cks ya”

    but its actually to be pronounced as “foosh-ee-ya”

  5. Salman A. (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    Fuchsia? what a pathetic name? it’s too difficult to pronounce it.. they have no idea how many attempts will it take to tell a rickshaw driver that i wanna goto Fuchsia and have a candle light dinner wiht my potential future bride-to-be :)

    how do people come up with such idiotic ideas? i dont get it.. what do they eat and smell to evolve with such concepts i am just curious to know.. seriously, life should be all about easy listening, easy talking, and easy eating :)

    suppose, if you wnated to name a place after a color or a flower, then my suggestion would have been “GULABI GULABO” or “CHAMKEELI CHAMBELI”.. well, I can come up with some more names if you want, but only the first 2 are free :)

  6. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    i havent heard about this one but there is a steak house opening in the lane of Roasters and ban thai soon. i think its called the “The Ranch”

  7. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm

    i havent heard about this one but there is a steak house opening in the lane of Roasters and ban thai soon. i think its called the “The Ranch”

  8. Balma (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

    DHA, Zamzama, etc are Ayub Khan’s revenge. This is what you get when you go nuts about living in an area planned and designed by half-educated bad ass army types.

  9. Salman A. (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    KDA is like one to many.. One land multiple claimers..
    while DHA maintains the ratio of one on one.. one land one owner..

    KDA is like anna nicole, while DHA is nake perveen.. LOL

  10. Balma (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 8:53 pm

    Now I know why zan, zar, and zameen go together!

  11. MB (unregistered) on August 28th, 2007 @ 10:01 pm

    Its all about money honey.
    Whats the big fuss in it.
    The restaurant owner knows which class he is dealing with. I guess he has every right to open it anywhere he likes. Its just that they are expensive.

  12. Keep Walking! (unregistered) on August 29th, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

    Now the only reason I read KMB is to laugh on these weird replies on posts :) I just love. Someone would initiate a thread and others would just blast it :)

    And I like this new thing. A lot of new authors have sprung up and they would write such a loooooooooong post to contribute to this rich blog about Karachi city but they would end up with like %&^* from the readers :)

    I’m lovin it

  13. Nabeel (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 12:27 am

    I agree with Helloperson. When I was new to this city,about two years ago,I bought one of those roadside maps and started checking out places,locations,stuff.needless to say,none of it was retained,but anyway.there was also a feature on zamzama in one of DAWN’s Real Estate Sunday editions.i remember looking at Zamzama and all of the restaurants and stuff located there,and I thought it must be some big,clean,well kept road with plenty of big storefronts and all that.i was actually amazed when i went to zamzama myself – the area,the place,it’s not worth all the money invested there!!

  14. SHAKALAKA (unregistered) on September 5th, 2007 @ 6:11 am

    I dont think zamzama is that bad infact i like the area its darkness, narrow streets, and that wiered plotting makes it very unordinary as in hip. If u ever look at the restaurant from outside it looks like a small dimmed lit restaurant but when you enter any of the restaurants, they have a new world inside full of people, sizzling food etc and i agree with Econ 101 this is where all these restaurants will open their first location to save on advertising costs and once they are well know then they open new locations for e.g CopperKettle …

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