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The Sultans of Karahi: A Review of Saltanat

Saltanat Restaurant is an excellent place to enjoy dinner with family, celebrate a Birthday party, or to have an official corporate dinner. The ambiance and food of this restaurant are magnificent.

Written By Hafsa Sheikh

Hafsa Sheikh

Food Critic

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Updated May 02, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • The price is a bit on the higher side.

If you’re ever in Karachi and looking for a great meal and an even better ambiance, check out Saltanat Restaurant. This restaurant recently opened at Old Drive Inn Cinema on National Stadium Rd. With a menu that offers Pakistani, continental, Chinese, and BBQ cuisine and traditional cuisines. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy. 

Read on to learn more about Saltanat restaurant!

Food: A Delicious Mouthful

The place was filled with the smell of different spices. The food was served fresh and piping hot. We ordered the following items:

Paneer Reshmi Handi:

This dish was sublime. The paneer melted in my mouth, the gravy had me licking my plate clean, and the flavors were perfectly balanced.

Chicken Tandoori Boti:

The chicken was perfectly cooked, the spices were spot on, and the tandoori flavor was incredible.

Mutton Karahi:

The mutton karahi was my favorite meal of the evening. The meat was cooked correctly, and the gravy had a great flavor without being too spicy.

Saltanat Fire Steak:

When the steak arrived at my table, it was an appetizing sight. The chef cooked it perfectly according to my order and served it with fantastic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables.


The hummus was creamy, with just the right amount of spices. It was served alongside fluffy pita bread.

I was very impressed with the food at Saltanat Restaurant. The dishes were all cooked perfectly and the flavors were spot on. I will definitely be back to try more of their dishes.

Price: Premium

Disclaimer: The prices quoted below are subject to change. The current prices are dated 11 September 2022. (As per the official Facebook Page).

The price of the dishes at Saltanat Restaurant is way high, but due to the ambiance and the quality of the food, it is worth it. The cumulative prices are as follows:

  • Chicken Tandori Boti: Rs. 999
  • Paneer Reshmi Handi: Rs. 1699
  • Mutton Karahi: Rs. 3399
  • Saltanat Fire Steak: Rs. 1499
  • Hummus: Rs. 499

Service: Rewarding

My younger brother’s birthday was on Sunday, so we celebrated in Saltanat. It was really overcrowded because of the weekend. so, we had to wait 45 minutes to sit. Once we placed our orders, the food was served within half an hour, which was reasonable considering the number of people in the restaurant.

Ambiance: Charming

The ambiance of the restaurant was really good. The decor was eye-catching and full of vibrancy. The seating was comfortable and the tables were spaced out well.

There were various seating arrangements you can enjoy food on a covered rooftop, in a ‘desi’ style upon Takht, or just under the glorious sky in an open-air environment, whichever you prefer.

They also have a kids zone where your Kids can enjoy premium rides against tokens.

Gentry: High Class

If you are looking for a place to celebrate small events or birthday parties with your family or friends, Saltanat Restaurant is the perfect place for you. The restaurant had a luxurious and spacious feel, and the gentry was very good.

Honorary Mention: Something Different

If you are in the mood to try more delicious food, do try out the following Dishes:

  • Moroccan steak
  • Chicken Manchurian 
  • Fried fish and fries

Final Verdict:

I was very impressed with my experience at Saltanat Restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was good, and the ambiance was perfect for celebrating a special occasion with family and friends. The only downside of this restaurant was the price.

So, If you’re looking for a delicious meal in a beautiful setting, Saltanat Restaurant is the place for you.

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