The top 10 fine dining places in Karachi come at a price. If you’re loaded with cash, proceed with reading and sharing this article. If you’re not Kardashian rich but still want to feel it, read at your own risk.
A combination of art, both visually and through your food are a guarantee at Cafe Koel. Their menu offers variety with a touch of lavishness, thanks to their eatery being situated in their magical courtyard. Their exhibitions offer even more exquisiteness to their environment. If you want food and a serene environment, Koel seeks you.
It takes a lot of gusto to choose the hub of energy – Zamzama, as your choice of location. Okra did just that and triumphed in their efforts to deliver food worthy of Michelin stars. Their variety is expansive and their baked goods are worthy of mention. Their presentation will make you think of all those restaurants you dreamed of visiting when watching Masterchef Australia, and Voila!
I might have to blame a certain friend who took such picturesque photos of Arbor that I feel compelled to visit it since. Interior aside, the menu reminds me of Mugg and Bean, a famous South African restaurant. For anyone who has a sweet tooth yet want to feel extravagant, THEIR DESSERTS are a knockout. Arbor offers class and taste, two things essential to make you feel fine while dining.
If you aren’t loco for Loco, what are you even doing? (Can I get a free lunch for this wordplay, Loco?) Their shrimp pasta is worth drooling over, but their minimal seating might make you have to fight for a spot in their reservations. Their food is great and your palate reminisces what it had 10 seconds after devouring it.
If you want posh combined with cozy, Flo is your spot. Their food ranges from concocted pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and shrimps and French Cuisines in with great options in meat and sea food. Flo offers Japan and Sushi and Gluten free foods. If you want to step into a world apart from the usual conundrum of Karachi, Flo is a good getaway.
If you want to dine amidst lush, green and clean surroundings, Ambrosia offers pure Oxygen Karachi has inhaled for quite some time. Their menu is 100 items long so that should keep you busy while your friend counts if your budget includes dessert. Their food upon arrival will be vibrant and complimentary of their surroundings. If you order dessert, the valet adds a fragrant token of appreciation – an air freshener inside your car (I’m kidding again, you don’t need to go broke for Ambrosia to treat you nice).
There are great restaurants and then there is Kababjees. There is something dominating and commanding of their presence, which is partly (completely) based on how fantastic their food is. It offers EVERYTHING. On Foodpanda it’s one of the few restaurants who have a great rating plus thousands of positive reviews. Their food is worthy of mention and if Aliens came down to ask for a restaurant that defined Pakistani food, I’d point at a Kababjees outlet, strand them and proceed to go inside to eat.
The only restaurant I’ve heard people want to dine at more often is Kolachi. It’s located at Do Darya so it’s up for debate if people want to visit it for the stunning view or because the food is great. I’m messing with you all, the food is great and worth every rupee spent, and that’s a lot of rupees. It’s difficult to get a table there but then again, such an expensive yet delicious place deserves attention.
Presenting the contender who has made their name huge in the field of Mediterranean cuisine, Cafe Aylanto (Come on, sing with me: Bailando, bailando). Aylanto has made a huge leap from their gourmet sandwiches to their exceptionally fine and refined cuisine. It is fresh, chic and deserves for their Flame Grilled Tenderloin, The Fiery Chili Sole or their The Roquefort Cheese with Grilled Garlic and Rosemary. This sounds too posh to be true, take my wallet.
Saudi Arabia and UAE folks, where you at? You smell the whiff of a Shawarma already, don’t you? And you’re salivating at the thought of a falafel. Well, that’s natural. I just wiped some drool of my keyboard too, can’t help it! Lebanese cuisine is the king of subtle yet flavorsome. I’ve been trying to make my friends develop a taste for it since a few years now, safe to say they’ve gone from pulling weird faces at its mention to telling people they’d eat a Shawarma if they had a chance.
That’s all for now, folks. Have a delicious and gob smacking time.