Boasting the largest population in Pakistan, Karachi acts as a financial and commercial hub, in part owing to its role as a major port. As a result, Karachi is home to a multitude of cultures, and this is reflected through the cuisine. The city’s dining scene comprises restaurant’s specializing in a variety of international and fusion fares, with a number of fine dining restaurants garnering particular attention. We take a look at the five best restaurants in Karachi.
Located on Karachi’s Beach Avenue, this restaurant sits on the water’s edge with an outdoor terrace making it possible to dine beneath the stars. The restaurant’s diverse culinary offering includes a selection of Italian and Lebanese specialties, alongside Pakistani and Chinese cuisine, and barbecue meat and seafood. Whether it’s for the sea views or the quality of the food, this is a restaurant people keep coming back to.
This contemporary fine dining restaurant specializes in serving Pakistani and Pan-Asian cuisine using premium ingredients such as lobster and New Zealand scallops. The service and relaxed ambiance are both highly rated here in a space that comprises elegant modern décor. Guests can also choose to dine amid the greenery of the restaurant’s patio.
Within the five-star hotel Pearl Continental Karachi, the Japanese restaurant Sakura features an a la carte offering of sushi and sashimi, plus a live teppanyaki counter. In a light and airy space with Japanese design accents, guests can tuck into dishes such as tempura soba, grilled lobster with truffle yaki, and grilled black cod marinated with sweet miso.
The award-winning Dynasty restaurant of luxury hotel Avari Towers showcases the authentic Chinese cuisine of chef Yu from Hong Kong. The extensive menu here comprises a selection of dim sum and both Szechuan and Cantonese classic dishes, which are all elegantly plated. The dining room brings classic décor together with Chinese furnishings, artwork and lanterns.
Tucked into the five-star Mövenpick Hotel, this fine dining Lebanese restaurant celebrates Middle Eastern cuisine through a comprehensive menu of authentic dishes, plus hot and cold mezze, with a live kitchen for added theatrics. The restaurant can be found on the hotel’s mezzanine floor.