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Authentically Afghan: A Shahid Shinwari Review

Shahid Shinwari is the place to go for an Afghan meal. The food will satisfy, and so will the service. It's perfect for a night out with your love.

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Updated Mar 23, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • The Rashid Minhas Road branch is always jam-packed.

If you ever yearn for an authentic Afghan meal in Karachi, look no further than Shahid Shinwari Restaurant. This eatery is beloved by locals for its delectable dishes and hospitable service.

With so many Afghan dishes to choose from, you’re sure to find something you’ll love at Shahid Shinwari. Kebabs and rice, hearty stews, and soups are all there. Just ask the friendly staff for recommendations.

Rejoice, Afghani food lovers! Shahid Shinwari is located on Rashid Minhas Road for your convenience, no matter where you are in Karachi. Next time you have a craving, be sure to give them a try. You’ll love it!

Food: Satiate Your Taste Buds

The Special Balochi Tikka Karahi was not only tender but juicy. It had the perfect amount of spices. Furthermore, the Dhaga Kabab literally melted in my mouth. It was so delicious!

The Garlic Naan went perfectly with it as an accompaniment. The Poori Paratha was also a wise choice on my part, because of its crispy exterior juxtaposed against its soft interior. 

In summary, the food there was excellent and we will definitely be returning for more!

Price: Satisfactory

Disclaimer: The prices quoted below are subject to change. The current prices are dated 9 April 2022. (As per the official FaceBook page).

We went as a couple for a late-night dinner. Our cumulative order was:

  • Special Balochi Tikka Karahi (per KG): PKR 1400
  • Dhaga Kabab: PKR 550
  • Garlic Naan (2): PKR 90
  • Poori Paratha (2): PKR 70

The food was very well-priced. The Special Balochi Tikka Karahi was a bit pricey, but it was worth it because the servings were generous and the taste was terrific. 

The Dhaga Kabab and Poori Paratha were also reasonably priced, and the taste was great. Overall, the price was very reasonable considering the quality of the food.

Service: Cut Above The Rest

I was impressed with the high level of service. The staff members were always happy to help and very polite.

Ambiance: Depends On Your Mood

The Rashid Minhas Road branch is always jam-packed with people. The restaurant is known for its delicious food, but it’s also known for its rowdy gentry. 

If you’re looking for a quiet meal, then this is not the place for you. But if you’re looking for a lively atmosphere and some good food, then Shahid Shinwari is the place for you.

The decor has photos of famous Pakistani cricket players lining the walls. The servers are dressed in traditional Pakistani clothing, and the menu features traditional Pakistani dishes. 

The food is delicious, and the prices are reasonable.

Honorable Mentions: Multiple Choices

Chicken Makhni Handi is a trendy curry, traditionally cooked in a clay pot, and has a unique flavor! The chicken is cooked with tomatoes, butter, and cream after overnight marination in yogurt and spices, and it is perfect for all occasions.

A wide variety of kebabs are served here – including chicken, beef, lamb, and vegetarian kebabs. However, Turkish Kebabs are simply a must-have. It’s popular in Turkey and the Middle East. The minced meat is mixed with spices, shaped like a kebab, and grilled on a skewer.

Final Verdict:

If you’re looking for a delicious Afghan meal, look no further than Shahid Shinwari. The food is excellent, the service is top-notch, and the prices are reasonable. It’s perfect for a casual night out with friends or family. 

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Shahid Shinwari today!

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