There are a lot of areas in Karachi where you can eat good food, but "BURNS ROAD" is acclaimed to be the Food Street of Karachi.
From Fresco Chawk (Round about) till Women College there are a lot of Restaurants offering Local, Indian, Fast Food, Bar B-Q, Deserts & Buffets.
Fresco Chawk is famous due to Fresco Sweets. They make traditional sweets alongwith local fast food like Chaat, Dahi bara, samosa, pakora etc.
Opposite to Fresco is Bhashani Sweets. Their Bhashani Cham cham is famous all over the world.
Then we have Karachi Haleem, who are specialist is a local dish called haleem.
Just next to Karachi Haleem is a 4 story Food Centre. Their Biryani is the best. They also offer buffet dinner at nominal cost. (See also my Food Centre Tip)
Then we have a number of Sweet shops who make Rabri (condesed milk sweet dish) & Kheer. You must try it.
Malik hotel, Sabir Restaurant & Waheed are famous for an indian dish called Nihari.
There are a lot of Bar-B-Q restaurants there. Woh offer traditional Tikka, Sajji, Kabab etc. Agha Sajji, Dehli Gola Kabab are more famous
Dress Code: No Dress Code required.
Arts Council Karachi has its own theatre where different producers present their stage shows. Most of the shows are comedy or cultural and the theatre runs throughout the year. Late night show timings are 10 pm PKS. Standard show duration is 2.5 to 3 hours.
Since last 3-4 months Arts Council has started Sunday Night Street Theatre which is free and open for all.
Full Street in front of main building is covered. A street theatre runs throghout the night and various artists perform and sing. Artists display their paintings. They draw your sketch instantly by charging only Rs. 100 (1.66 US$). Stalls of Books, fast food and handicraft are also organized.
P.S. Street activities have been stopped for some time. Now Stage plays and other cultural activities only take place within the Arts Council Building.
Unlike western countries where rock bands/musical groups performs to mass public in theaters, arenas, we in Pakistan usually book through an agent various musical artists to perform at our meetings/conferences. Also some organizations will book large venues and through their employee network sell tickets to other people to come and enjoy a musical concert where 4-5 different famous rock groups/music artist will come and perform.
More recognizable or famous the group/personality, such as Janoon, Strings, Ali haider, Hadika Khani, Nayara Noor, etc higher the cost. So the agent will book all of them to come and perform 4-5 songs, and we get to enjoy a concert.
Although some of these groups do have there own concert at various venues, majority perform through advance bookings - as described above.
Dress Code: Casual for rock, local dresses for classical music
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