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Hidden Gem Alert: A Review of The East End

The East End is a hidden gem in Karachi that embodies sophistication and class. The five-course meal consists of delectable dishes. The ambience at The East End is old-school elegant, perfect for special occasions or intimate get-togethers with friends and family.

Updated Mar 23, 2023

Editor’s Rating


What we don’t like

  • Pricey meal
  • Limited seating capacity

Amidst the bustling cityscape of Karachi, there exists a hidden gem that embodies the very essence of class and sophistication – The East End.

It’s a culinary haven that offers a respite from the monotony of everyday life with its understated charm and exquisite fare. 

As a food blogger on a mission to discover the finest dining experiences in the city, I had the privilege of visiting The East End. The restaurant left me in awe!

So come along with me on my journey at The East End for a dining experience that you won’t forget anytime soon!

Taste: A Five-Course Extravaganza

Now let’s get to what I truly came here for – the food. I was thrilled to experience The East End’s signature five-course meal.

The experienced chefs carefully prepare each dish. Evidently, they take pride in their work and strive to provide guests an unparalleled culinary journey.

The appetizer was the Okra Spicy Salad, a beautiful sight to behold. The vibrant green of the okra with bright red peppers – wow! 

Furthermore, a tangy vinaigrette dressed the salad. The taste was a beautiful balance of heat and acidity, with the okra cooked perfectly.

As for the main course, I had the Chef’s Special Prawn Karahi – a true masterpiece!

The prawns were perfect –  tender, with just the right amount of juice. The curry itself was a heavenly blend of spices, and the tomato base gave it a lovely sweetness that contrasted nicely with the heat. 

The herb-infused paratha was a perfect accompaniment, offering a fragrant buttery flavor that complemented the curry so well.

For the drink, the chef recommended the Falsa with Kaala Namak, and it was a refreshing and zingy delight. The drink was sour and tangy, and adding the black salt provided a subtle hint of saltiness.

To round off the meal, I was served chocolate-coated ice cream for dessert. It was creamy and velvety, and the chocolate coating was perfectly crisp, providing a nice contrast in textures. 

It was the perfect ending to an exquisite meal.

Price: All that Glitters is Gold

Now, I must be honest. The East End is pricey. But let me tell you this – the experience makes up for it tenfold. 

Only the freshest ingredients make each dish. With every bite, you can taste the love and attention that has gone into creating each exquisite plate. You can trust The East End to deliver an exceptional experience that leaves a lasting impression – making it worth every rupee and more!

Service: Utterly Pampering

I must mention the impeccable service. 

Every step of the way, staff were available to attend to my every need – whether pouring a glass of water or answering questions about a dish. They provided helpful tips and suggestions with genuine enthusiasm, making me feel utterly pampered.

I felt like royalty as if I were in an exclusive hotel or resort!

Ambience: Old-School 

Finally, let’s talk about the ambience. The East End was elegant yet inviting – upscale but not intimidating.

The décor exuded old-school charm with intricate details that brought back a feeling of nostalgia. 

The walls were adorned with vintage art pieces, creating an atmosphere of sophistication and refinement. The air was filled with delightful music from local artists, adding a lovely flair to the experience.

It created a comfortable, cozy dining experience for special occasions or intimate get-togethers with friends and family.

Honorable Mentions: Who Loves Red?

If you’re not in the mood for a three-course meal, fear not, as The East End also offers an à la carte menu with a wide range of options. One worth trying is the Red Meat Plank – a mouth-watering dish sure to satisfy any meat lover’s cravings.

It’s a succulent sliced beef undercut, grilled to perfection and served a bit pink in the center. The meat is incredibly juicy, enhanced by the herb and peppercorn sauce drizzled on top. The sauce adds subtle heat and a beautiful aroma, elevating the taste of the meat to new heights

Plus, the corn and mango-pyaaz salsa accompaniments provide a refreshing burst of sweetness that perfectly complements the savory flavor of the meat. 

The presentation of the Red Meat Plank is also quite impressive. The beef is thinly sliced and arranged neatly on a wooden plank, with the vibrant colors of the salsa providing a beautiful contrast. 

It was one of the best BBQs I have ever eaten!

Final Verdict

From the moment you step inside, this quaint yet elegant restaurant truly stands out among its competitors. There’s something for everyone: whether it’s date night or a family dinner, The East End will deliver an unforgettable meal time after time.

So come and see for yourself why this hidden gem is rapidly becoming one of the city’s most sought-after desi hot spots!

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