The setup is open air.You might have heard of them but made the mistake of not visiting them. Presenting economical food, which will appeal to people with a taste for fast food or some finger licking BBQ, here are some of our top picks for you to dine in next.
This is the place if you’re a fan of Asian cuisine; Chinese, Sushi, Thai. A little closely packed and empties your pockets a bit but it is all worth it because their serving for one person is enough for two. The spellbinding food and ambiance will give you a reason to come back again.
Oh My Grill!
An amazing small burger joint at Commercial Avenue with long waiting lines on the weekend. The place is cozy and greatly lit with diner style tables. The beef burger truly hits the spot with sauces and cheeses that are finger licking good. Although the place is small, the food and amazing and ambiance are great! Buns are baked fresh everyday and if they run out of them at some point in the evening due to heavy customer flow, you might have to go home empty stomach, but it happens once in a blue moon.
Made by an art lover, this cafe is designed to give customers the feeling of sitting in a salt mine. Customers not only enjoy the amazing food like the prawns which are cooked to perfection, but half the experience is of the cozy atmosphere; lit by salt lamps and walls made of blocks which are translucent to light!
Xander’s has quickly emerged as one of the top destinations for cafe-lovers. You will always find it packed on the weekends because of its pleasant atmosphere and the extensive menu which provides a variety of breakfast foods, burgers, gourmet-style dishes such as the Rosemary Chicken and their own Crab Ravioli. (Oh! And the free wifi)
Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House
Not the most fanciest place to dine at and the walk from the parking lot to the restaurant is longer than anticipated, however, the aroma of the BBQ makes your mouth water as you enter the street. This little retro styled restaurant has good air conditioning for the hot summer days. People are willing to wait in long ques for their food which the quick service puts on the table in under 10 minutes. The diversity among the food items is amazing! You can choose from beef, chicken, mutton or even fish. Beef and mutton are the must-try dishes, made to the level of perfection which you just can’t have enough of it.
The place that makes you keep coming back because of the amazing ambiance, great value for money, and phenomenal food. Indoor plantations with old school dim lighting create a romantic aura. The steaks, beef or chicken, are juicy and cooked exceptionally well. The mouthful burgers from the menu are hugeee and are for those who can eat like a horse. Don’t forget to save room for the famous Roaster Chili Fries!
This is pretty much Karachi’s #1 place for BBQ. No other place can serve multiple plates of food in just 20 minutes like BBQ Tonight does. A 3 story building, offering you an indoor and outdoor environment, very spacious but always stirring with activity from start to end. One of the best places to come with family to enjoy Middle Eastern food and Barbecue.
This cowboy thematic place is located in one of the most bustling shopping malls of Karachi. Gunsmoke has quickly become popular for its steaks and American cuisine. It is easily the best place for your red meat fix. The place is always buzzing with meat lovers. The staff is very friendly and courteous offering you complementary soup and bread!
A butcher sitting at the edge of the restaurant surrounded by throngs of people getting their meat exactly how they want it. What a sight! The setup is open air and the sitting arrangement includes long benches instead of chairs with bolsters present so you can adjust your back and get comfy. You can get the meat cut yourself or let the waiter get the job done. It all happens right in front of your eyes. The Karahee takes time to be cooked as it’s freshly made per your requirements. It is served with fresh, warm naan making it the perfect meal. The food is very reasonably priced and the staff is very polite and lively making it a wonderful experience.
You might not find it so attractive at first glance because it’s very casual, the parking is congested and the place is crammed, but what catches your eye is its never ending list of food items, especially the parathas and the tea! It is best for late night outings if you want to chill with friends and family.
Do yourself a favor and visit these hot spots! In the event that you already have, drop down your thoughts in the comments!