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A Whole New World: A Review of Ghalib Restaurant

At Ghalib Restaurant, you will enjoy an upscale Pakistani dining experience complete with incredible food quality and top-notch customer service. The ambiance is also phenomenal. However, prices are higher than average, so be prepared to spend more money.

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Updated Apr 14, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • The high price tag

iIf you’re in the mood for some delicious Pakistani food, you need to check out Ghalib Restaurant. It’s Located on the rooftop of the Habitt Building on Main Tipu Sultan Road, it has a fantastic view of Karachi’s cityscape. 

Ghalib Restaurant’s menu features all your Pakistan classics like Karahi Chicken, Beef Seekh Kebabs, and more. And don’t forget to try their signature Turkish Kebab – it’s delicious! 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening out or just a fun night with friends, Ghalib Restaurant is sure to please.

Food: Savor It!

Ghalib Restaurant is a trendy spot in Karachi, especially for its Chicken Peshawari Karahi. As the name suggests, this dish originates from Peshawar and is a staple in many Pakistani households. 

The Chicken Peshawari Karahi at Ghalib Restaurant was hands-down the best Karahi ever! 

It was cooked with bone-in chicken pieces simmered in the tomatoey gravy until they were fall-off-the-bone tender. It had the right amount of spice from fresh green chilies. This made it perfect as I enjoy a bit of heat in their food. I could eat this dish every day.

The Chicken Turkish Kebab at Ghalib Restaurant was truly a feast for the senses. The chicken was perfectly cooked, juicy, and tender. The Saffron Rice was fragrant and flavorful. The kebabs are served with a delicious yogurt sauce that adds a touch of creaminess and acidity to the dish. This dish is sure to satisfy your hunger and leave you wanting more!

The Garlic Naan was soft and fluffy with a slightly chewy texture and a distinct garlic flavor. The bread served as a perfect accompaniment to the dishes we ordered. It helped soak up all the delicious flavors. 

Price: Heavy On The Pocket

Disclaimer: The prices quoted below are subject to change. The current prices are dated 15 October 2022. (As per the official FaceBook page).

I went with a group of 4 for dinner at Ghalib Restaurant. Our cumulative order was:

  • Chicken Peshawari Karahi (Half): PKR 1390
  • Chicken Turkish Kebab: PKR 990
  • Garlic Naan: PKR 100

The meal was quite expensive; however, the taste more than made up for it. Consequently, not everyone could afford the high price tag.

Service: No Disappointments

The service at Ghalib Restaurant was fantastic. I never had to wait for my food. If I complained about the taste or quality of a dish, they would replace it immediately, no questions asked. The wait staff was attentive and polite.

Ambiance: A World Of Its Own

You can visit it on the rooftop of the Habitt Building. The outdoor section offers a breathtaking view of Karachi cityscape, while the glass section provides an intimate and classy dining experience. The restaurant is adorned with traditional Pakistani artistry, and the entire atmosphere emanates an authentic desi vibe.

Even though Ghalib Restaurant is located on the Main Tipu Sultan Road, there was no noise or air pollution. No traffic and parking commotion either. Excellent management indeed!

They had a model of the famous W22 bus, as a decoration piece, and is adorned with traditional Pakistani artistry.

The gentry at Ghalib Restaurant is elite and sophisticated. This makes it a popular choice for business meetings and hosting international clients.

Honorable Mentions: Stay Desi

Beef Fry Kebab is famous at Ghalib Restaurant. The beef is marinated in a unique blend of spices, then fried to perfection. The kebabs are served with a delicious onion and tomato relish.

Other than that, I recommend you to try the BBQ and desi dishes only. It’s way better than the Continental and Chinese food.

Final Verdict:

If you’re looking for an upscale eatery experience in Karachi, then Ghalib Restaurant is the place for you. The food is absolutely amazing and the service is top-notch. However, be prepared to shell out a bit more money as the prices here are high. For a more budget friendly restaurant with desi cuisine you can try Royal Taj, Plus you can avail cashback with Savyour.

Nevertheless, the overall experience is worth it, and I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a unique culinary adventure. f

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