Popularly known as the city of lights, Karachi is the ever-growing business and commercial hub of Pakistan. It is the largest and most populous city in the country. Needless to say, you will find people from all walks of life and different parts of the country making their way to Karachi for all kinds of reasons. Be it a business trip, a vacation, a wedding or a layover, when you are in the City of Lights; you absolutely cannot miss out on all the scrumptious desi food in Karachi.
When it comes to cuisine, Karachi has the most diverse restaurants that you will ever see. Hosting a range of mouth-watering international and local foods, there’s a countless number of restaurants in the city that you can choose from.
At Ktown Rooms, we thought of putting together a list of some of the best places to eat in Karachi while you’re in town. This list is particularly focused on desi food in Karachi.
So those looking to satiate their desires for some good quality desi cuisine, here are some of the best places they need to visit in Karachi:
Starting off the list of the best places to eat while you’re in Karachi is, of course, Kababjees. No visit to this city will be complete without getting a good helping of desi food at Kababjees. As the name suggests, they have plenty of kababs (and other assorted and delicious meat-eater options) to offer in all the different shapes and forms you can imagine as desi food.
There are several branches of Kababjees open throughout the city and Ktown Room suggests heading over to the Kababjees branch at Do Darya. This way, you will get to enjoy some amazing desi food in Karachi with a fantastic view sitting on a pier at the seaside.
2. Zahid Nihari
The second entry on the list of the best places to eat in Karachi is Zahid Nihari. Whether you’re looking for nihari, kunna nihari, haleem, tikka, kheer or any other purely traditional desi food in Karachi, Zahid Nihari is the place to go.
You will find this evergreen and classic restaurant at Tariq Road. The air conditioned halls for families and valet parking make life easier for those looking to enjoy the specialties of this restaurant located in one of the busiest marketplaces in the city.
For those looking to enjoy an excellent dining restaurant on the seaside pier, the third entry on the list of the best places to eat while you’re in Karachi is the Kolachi restaurant. Named after the historical name of the City of Lights, Kolachi offers a wide range of desi and international cuisine.
The multi-level pier, the seaside view and the delicious food make Kolachi a must-visit place in Karachi and it is one of Ktown Room’s top recommendations for people visiting the city. It’s pretty easy to find it at Do Darya. In fact, it was one of the first few restaurants to open up on the Do Darya strip.
All the heavy desi food can take a toll on your tummy. For the people looking to enjoy something light yet delicious, we at Ktown Room suggest heading on over to Mirchili. With different branches across the city, you can go for the most well-known one at C32 on E street.
Enjoy delicious chaat, dosa and a variety of other sweet and sour local delicacies, which have been made in the most hygienic conditions.
Another place to get some amazing chaat, sev puri, meethi puri and other light desi snacks made to perfection is Gazebo. While it might not be one of the most famous places to get some desi food in Karachi, it is one of the best.
Gazebo is a small outlet located at 2-C, Saba Avenue in DHA Phase 5. The peaceful, small eatery can cater to all your cravings for light desi food. The food is light, freshly made and not heavy on your wallet.
6. Lal Qila
One of the most well-known restaurants in Karachi, Lal Qila is the perfect place to go to for a dining experience like royalty. It makes its way on the list of the best places to eat while you’re in Karachi because it doesn’t just serve you great food; the overall experience at the restaurant is otherworldly.
Located at 10/A, M. A. C. H. S., Main Shahrah e Faisal Road, this restaurant is a true depiction of the Mughal era’s artistry. It is adorned with actual relics of the Mughal era dating back to the 17th century. Expect authentic Mughlai cuisine, traditional Pakistani cuisine along with live barbeque when you make your way to the Lal Qila restaurant in Karachi.
Bonus Tip to Find Accommodation While You’re in Karachi
You must be getting excited about checking some of the best places to eat while you’re in Karachi. Of course, if you’re coming to the city, you will also need to find a place to live so you can enjoy all this amazing desi food in Karachi, right?
Well luckily for you, Ktown Rooms has got you covered. We offer a wide selection of safe, reliable and affordable accommodations throughout the city of Karachi. You can expect the best service at unbelievable prices when you book your hotel through Ktown Rooms. Free WiFi, air conditioned rooms, free breakfast and the best services, among many more perks, will make your stay at hotels in Karachi a lot safer and enjoyable while being easy on your pocket.
Feel free to contact us for more information at any time on our website at https://www.ktownrooms.com/ or just give us a call at +92(213) 496 6031. We’d be more than happy to help you in any way we can.