Nothing is as mouth watering as our desi dishes! No matter how modern we may become, our connection with desi dishes will never weaken. When we talk about desi dishes, Karahi is undoubtedly one of the best and most favourite of all. As much as we love to munch on mum-made karahi at home, eating this dish with ‘garma garam tandoor ka naan’, in a local restaurant tantalizes our taste buds to the max!

So, if you are planning to head out this weekend for karahi but don’t have a clue where to go, consider this list as your guide and decide where to go. Well, if you are a real foodie, you can also try all these eateries one by one.

1. Anwar Baloch

Located at Malir Bridge in Malir, Anwar Baloch is one of the most popular karahi eateries in town! They offer a variety of different karahi flavours including chicken karahi, mutton shahi karahi, prawn karahi, chicken brown karahi and batair karahi.

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Out of this myriad range, their chicken and prawn karahi are the most famous ones. One of the great things about this restaurant is that you can give them your own meat of any breed and they can cook it for you by charging you a specific price per kg.

Location: Malir Bridge, Malir

Charges: PKR 450 – PKR 1300 (Depends on the type of karahi you order as well as the portion size)

2. Afridi Inn

The local Afridis of Khyber PakhtunKhwa are known as the pioneers of this delicious savoury and at Afridi Inn, their karahi represents the same. Their chefs know how to score a perfect concoction of meat and spices to tantalize those taste buds and make you keep licking your fingers while eating.

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Location: Clifton – adjacent to Dolmen City Mall and Do Darya Beach Avenue D.H.A, Phase- VIII

Price: PKR 600 to PKR 1000

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3. Shaheen Shinwari

Just like Afridi, the Shinwari tribe too hails from Pakhtunkhwa and shares a historic origin with this exquisite dish. So, if you want to experience that true taste of karahi, head over to the Shaheen Shinwari restaurant and indulge your taste buds in a one-of-a- kind karahi taste.

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The place oozes with mouth-watering aroma and Afghani flavours! There is something unique about the taste of Shinwari’s karahi that makes customers return every time. Their Afghani chicken and mutton karahi are the two dishes that food lovers absolutely rave about.

Location: Rashid Minhas Road opposite Askari 4

Price: PKR 700 to PKR 1300

4. Salateen Restaurant

This is another equally popular go-to spot for karahi lovers in Karachi. In an open air dining area, the menu of Salateen Restaurant offers an array of scrumptious karahi versions; however, the most popular order is their ‘green masala karahi’. Braised chicken with a lot of sprinkled green chillies and coriander, the palatable green masala karahi will make you mop every inch of the gravy from your plate, with your naan.

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Location: Gulistan-e-Johar and Clifton

Price: PKR 800 to PKR 1000 per kg

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5. Tooso

Tooso offers a range of dishes and cuisines, but their karahi is something that will make you fall in love with this small eatery all over again. The restaurant is situated in Bahadurabad and offers chicken and fish karahi, two of their most popular servings.

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Tooso’s karahi offers a tasteful blend of ‘chatkhaaraydaar’ spices. However, if we have to weigh the two in terms of taste, the fish karahi would be a definite win. Their karahi is spicy and tender, with an unbelievably sumptuous taste!

Location: Bahadurabad 

Price: PKR 500

6. Madina Hotel on Superhighway

There are several restaurants on highway serving some delicious cuisines, but the Madina Hotel is that one eatery where people make a special visit merely to try out their karahi. Sitting on a charpai on the roadside and having that delicious karahi with naan is a unique experience that we all must have.

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Just like other restaurants, this place offers all kinds of karahi versions, but their Balochi tikka karahi is the most famous of all.

Location: Superhighway

Price: PKR 1000 to PKR 1300 per kg

7. Kolachi

Located on the scenic Do Darya belt, Kolachi is famous for a wide variety of dishes be it continental, Chinese or desi. However ask anyone and they will say the special Peshawari Karhai available in both Chicken and Mutton, is an absolute must have!

Location: DHA

Price: PKR 940 to PRK 1590

Which one is your favorite go-to karahi spot? Comment below and let us know.

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