Many International leaders, celebrities have visited the restaurant including lady Diana. Nice food. Enjoy Breakfast at Pirsahawa and lunch or Dinner or tea at Damen-i-koe. JAPANESE Park is also there. Enjoy it too.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Rice and Chicken Karahi
Pappasallis is Islamabad's oldest but mot popular Italian restaurant. If you want to enjoy real Italian food and also want to party then Pappasallis is the place for you. Move around on dance floor and then enjoy delicious food.
I would only say that PAPPASALLIS IS SIMPLY A MUST!!!
Favorite Dish: Almost every thing Pappasallis offers is delicious and my favorite. Try their Pizzas, Steaks and Pastas. In just Rs. 150 ($ 3 appox) you can enjoy delicious hi-tea twice a week from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. So try delicious Italian good at Pappasallis and feel the difference!
Melody Food Park is great addition in Islamabad and hundreds of people come here to enjoy food. Quality of food is good and service is just okay.
It is not a very high profile place to eat. But if you are looking for budget restaurant then you must go to Meldoy Food Park where there are around 25-30 different restaurants serving food dishes of your choice. In Rs. 100-150 you can enjoy really good desi food at Melody Food Park. So do try Isloo's this new speciality soon!!
Favorite Dish: Bone less chicken Handi and Seekh Kabab at Jahangir's shop. Sufi's chappal Kabab and Savor Food's Muragh Plaoo with Shami Kabab
Civil Junction is a great addition to Isloo's popular food spots. It is located in Sector F-7/3's famous Gol Market.
This is the place which offer you real good coffee and drinks of exclusive variety. Light snacks are also offered and they are really too good. Prices are very reasonable and service n food is excellent. Their menu card is itself a piece of art and you would not stop your smile while having a look at items being offered. You may enjoy Musharaf's Expresso ,Vajpai's Cappuccino or other such items.
Every Saturday night a local band Corduroy also performs for enjoyment of guests in up stair's mini hall. In just Rs. 100 you can enjoy a cup of coffee with snacks. Interior of Civil Junction is superb and it shows the good taste of its owners.
This is the place which is on most peace ful corner of Islamabad and I also prefer enjoying my time there with friends because of its nice atmosphere. By the way, this place is nice for dates too ;-)
Favorite Dish: Their Cappuccino , Cream Coffee, Chicken Burger, Special cookies, Smoosas and Sandwiches are the best!!!
Jahangir's is one of the most popular desi restaurants chain in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Jahangir started its business with a single restaurant in Saddar, Rawalpindi. Due to its delicious desi items and Barbecue it got lots of appreciation from food lovers. So first restaurant was opened in Blue Area Islamabad. Now you can find Jahangir Resturants in Blue Area, F-10 Market and Melody food park.
If you are visiting Islamabad and you have not yet visited Jahangir's then you are really missing some worth eating food. So treat yourself with delicious desi food and enjoy your stay in Isloo.
Favorite Dish: Murgh Chana, Chicken Tikka, Sheek Kabab, Murgh Handi and Boneless Chicken Handi.
Kitchen Cuisine is very famous name in Isloo for cakes and other bakery products. This is an expensive bakery but their food is so delicious that you just get addicted to them. Simply fresh and delicious!
Now the have also opened a mini restaurant offering hi-tea and light snacks that you can always enjoy in evening times.
Favorite Dish: Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Cups
Sogo 2000 is one of Islamabad's most popular Ice Cream Parlor. It offers great variety of ice creams of your choice. Also there are some special exclusive ice creams available.
Light snacks, sandwitches, burgers and cocktails are also served. It is a nice place for hanging out and enjoying ice creams.
Favorite Dish: You must try their Peach Melba.
Chevy's is an international Italian chain operating in Italy , Germany and now in Pakistan. They are in Islamabad too offering mouth watering Italian, Mexican, Continental and Pakistani dishes.
Their food is excellent and interior is very impressive. In day time from 12 noon till 6 p.m. they have buffet lunch daily for Rs. 263 ( US $ 5 appox) inclusive of taxes per person. You can also choose any thing from their huge menu. They have starters, soups, salads, steaks, chicken specialities, sea food, exclusive Chevy dishes, burgers, sadwiches, sea food, mexican food, pizzas, pastas, dessertsm coffee, ice cream, cocktails and much more.
Chevy's Ristorante is located in Blue area just next to Emirates airline office. Most of their clients are executives working in nearby offices. So they are usually busy during lunch timings serving their regular guests. Free home delivery is also available.
Let me add here that Chevy's is an expensive restaurant and a decent meal for a couple would cost more than Rs. 1,000 ( US $ 18 appox).
Favorite Dish: I love their BBQ- Chicken burger with hot BBQ- Sauce, Chicken Corn Soup and Vanilla Shake.But i can assure you that all of their food is excellent.
The Khokha should be your ultimate choice for food at Peer Sohawa. It is not very high class restaurant but because of its delicious food, you would find it always crowded.
Favorite Dish: You must try Suji Ka Halwa with Puri, Barbecued kebabs and chicken tikkas with chatney.
This is the latest restaurant to hit town, serving a variety of high quality international dishes. Islamabad isn't really known for its restaurants (unlike Karachi) but I have to say, it's easy to believe one is sitting in the trendiest restaurant in Manhattan! and the good thing is that you get a good mix of foreigners and Pakistanis eating there...definitely not to be missed...
Favorite Dish: Beef carpaccio and ceasar salad...just yummy and delicious. Period.
This amazing restauarant has interesting if uneven thai and pakistani cooking. The starters
and soups at mezzo are probably the highlight of the meal. The cooking is authentic- in other
words there is an absense of the usual 'garam masala' and red chilli powder. I just loved
the potato and leek soup, you should try this- it's delicious!!! I also loved the chilled gazpacho!!! It's a must!!!
The continental dishes are generally well prepared and presented- the fish dishes are particulary good.
My other favourites are the grilled sole in butter sauce and the thai grilled sole in corriander sauce!! no 1 dishes!!!
If you prefer slightly simpler fare try the fried fish with tarter sauce. One reason that i am reccommanding the fish is that
meat in pakistan doesn't come up to the standard required to make a good steak!
In addition, few other restaurants cook continental style fish well in the capital. So while the meat and chicken dishes
are good enough at mezzo, you will be better of sticking with fish!!!
Mezzo has a pleasant interior done in egyption motif. While there is absoulutely no connection between the decor and the
cuisine- it does make a pleasant environment!!!
The sevice at mezzo 's is also usually polite, with the staff always willing to make an extra effort to personalise the
dishes for regulars. AN AMAZING RESTAURANT!!!!!!
Special because even during the lunch hour, they have some entertainment, as shown here...plus the food really good and clean environment and lifestyle.
Favorite Dish: Briyani rice off courseeeee...with mutton curry and lots of other varieties too for their buffet lunch.
Yummy's 36 is one of Pakistan's most famous ice cream parlor chains. Their Islamabad outlet is located in Jinnah Super Market. Their speciality is 36 flavors of ice cream. But usually not all flavors are available always.
Yummy's 36 is a nice choice if you love ice creams. They have special ice creams as well which you can try on the spot.
Favorite Dish: I love their Peach Melba and Parlor Special ice creams.
Haleem is a traditional dish of Pakistan. It has many ingredients including chicken, meet, beans and grams. Ginger and fried onion adds to the taste. it is taken with tandoori nan, freshly baked, and CHATNI. The outlet is a budget restaurant in blue area. Lunch is very popular for students and workers including high officials of private and government offices. It does not cost you more than a dollar(Pak Ruppee 50 to 60)only
Favorite Dish: Chicken Haleem and fresh nan
One of the oldest restauantsin islamabad is the OMAR KHAYYAM restaurant.
This is even more commendable if you consider the light and subtle flavours
of iranian cuisine and the fact that most pakistanis find the food much to bland
to consider eating!! Nevertheless, this is where omar khayyam has scored.
You can enjoy the lightness of the flavours that are a hallmark of the iranian cuisine-
lots of yogurts, garlic, lemon, spinach, olives, promegranate seeds, plain rice and lots
of saffron. Your taste buds will be thankeful for the lack of spice overload. It's a most
I just loved the kebabs, served in a bed of rice with a knob of butter. Another one
of my favourite is the chelo kebab kobedah- a flat grilled mutton kebab.
I also loved the barley soup and the wonderful aubergine starter!!!
You should also try the salad olive made of potatoes, peas, eggs and ckicken
in mayonase. It's served with bread. If you prefer something simpler, then the biryani- a
spinach and yogurt dish is ideal.
When i came back here in the uk , i found out that i had gone a bit fat- but in islamabad
you can't help it with all these dishes- but soon i got myself in my usual shape again!!!
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