The food industry of Karachi has a wide variety of choices available for food lovers. From roadside eateries to fine dining restaurants in Karachi, one could easily find a place in this city to satiate their hunger, according to their budget.
For those ready to splurge, there are plenty of expensive restaurants in Karachi. These places may not be economical but they sure are good.
The 6 Most Expensive Restaurants in Karachi
Whether you are in a mood of dinner for two or you have planned a get-together, the fine dining restaurants listed below will provide you quality food and ambiance.
- Café Flo
- Café Aylanto
Known as one of the most exclusive restaurants serving you French cuisine in Karachi, Café Flo will give you a French villa feel. The establishment opened its doors in Karachi in the year 1998. It was the very first restaurant in the city to offer authentic French Cuisine.
Fresh Gigas Oysters, Aged Angus Tomahawk, Crab Bisque and the Café Flo Apple Tart for dessert are some of the most unique and priciest servings of this restaurant. Their Certified Angus Strip loin is available for PKR 3780 + gst. It is one of the most expensive food items in their menu.
The restaurant is run by a French owner named Florence Villers, due to which, the food and décor of this place are authentically French. Owing to its immense popularity, Café Flo has hosted many launch parties and has remained the centre of celebrity gatherings from years.
Along with many other pleasant features, live music is also available at Café Flo. People are delightfully entertained as they enjoy their meals. The decorated terrace of this restaurant is surrounded by lush green trees, creating an alluring atmosphere.
Location: D82, 26th Street, Block 4 Clifton, Karachi
Business Hours: 12-4pm, 7pm-12am (Mon-Sun)
Contact: (021) 35830018
With the seating arrangement limited to only 45 people, Okra is tremendously famous for its Mediterranean cuisine. It is one of the most expensive restaurants in Karachi to dine out. Its menu offers the most amazing Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and vegetarian dishes.
Tuscan Style Fillet of Beef with Parmesan Asparagus Risotto, Mediterranean Mezza Platter and Chilli Prawns with Avocado are a few of their many expensive food specialties. The price of one serving of Fillet Steak with Morel Sauce will leave you in awe as it is available for PKR 3,345 + GST.
Okra, which is a fine dining restaurant in Karachi, was inaugurated in 1999 in the area of Zamzama. This restaurant boasts a simple yet extremely refined setup. Diners here will get to experience a casual and cozy atmosphere. Having an efficient and courteous staff, Okra provides its customers with impeccable service.
Location: 12- C 10th Commercial Lane, Zamzama Commercial Area Phase 5, DHA, Karachi.
Business Hours: 12.30-3.00pm, 7.30-11.30pm (Tue-Sat); 12-3.30pm (Sun); Mondays closed
Contact: (021) 35831350 (For Queries/Reservations)
Café Aylanto is one of the most high-end and expensive restaurants in Karachi, offering a flavourful variety of Mediterranean cuisine. This eatery began its operation by serving delicacies and gourmet sandwiches prepared from extremely unique ingredients for Pakistanis such as oysters, Italian coffees and gelatos.
People who regularly visit this restaurant often go for items like Chicken Avocado Sandwich, the Fiery Chilli Sole, the Aylanto Grilled Burger and the Pan Seared Norwegian Pink Salmon. These are some of the priciest items on their menu. A platter of Grilled Serving Prawn is the most expensive serving of this restaurant with a whopping cost of PKR 2,135 + GST.
After an overwhelming response to the Zamzama outlet, Café Aylanto was relocated to the very famous Block 4 dining area in the area of Clifton Karachi. This restaurant offers a sensational culinary and dining experience to the diners.
Location: D 141, Block 4, 33-A Street, Clifton, Karachi,
Business Hours: 7.45am-12am (Mon-Sun)
Contact: (021) 35309869 (For Queries/Reservations)
Pompei is another exquisite restaurant located in the area of DHA Karachi. It is a small place with a maximum capacity of 41 people. Due to limited seating arrangement, it is better to call them up and make a reservation before visiting the restaurant in person.
The specialty of Pompeii is Italian cuisine. A wide variety of delicious Italian food served in this restaurant turns out to be a perfect treat for foodies. Red Snapper with Lemon Parmesan Cheese, Ribeye Steak and Shrimp Ravioli are their most unique items. Pompei’s T-Bone Newzealand Grain Fed Beef has a jaw dropping price tag of PKR 4,850 + GST.
Location: 39 McNeil Rd, Karachi Cantonment Area, Near Shapes Health Club, Gym & Fitness Centre
Business Hours: 12.30-4pm, 8pm-12am (Mon-Sat); 12-4pm, 8pm-12am (Sunday)
Contact: (021) 35214684 (For Queries/Reservations)
Despite the fact that Sakura is an old-school establishment, it is still one of the most expensive restaurants in Karachi as it is a part of the Pearl Continental Hotel. Japanese cuisine is the specialty of this eatery. You get served with the finest Sushi here.
Their worth trying menu items include the dishes name like Salmon Foiru Yaki, Black Code Tempura, Grilled Lobster with Truffle Yaki and Gyu Curry Ramen. You surely have to pay a hefty price if you want to enjoy any of these dishes served at Sakura. Their beef tenderloin is the most expensive food item on their menu that is served for PKR 4100 + GST, but it’s worth your money.
Location: PC Hotel, Club Rd, Civil Lines, Karachi
Business Hours: 12:30–3:30pm, 7:30–11:30pm (All Seven Days a Week)
Contact: (021) 111 505 505 (For Queries/Reservations)
Dynasty at Avari Tower is one of the best Chinese restaurants in Karachi. It is more like having an old school experience, dining in a restaurant that is decades old. To make your culinary experience even more exciting the menu of Dynasty offers a whopping 103 different Chinese dishes with a delightful combination of delicious ingredients.
Chicken Cashew Nuts, Spicy Schezwan Sizzler and Gong-Bao Prawns are the items that you should try upon your visit to this high-end eatery. You need to reserve your slot before heading over to this restaurant. Dynasty Fried Prawn with Wasabi Prawn is a pricey serving of this restaurant with a price tag of PKR 1,400 + GST per serving.
Location: Avari Towers Fatima Jinnah Rd, Cantonment Area, Karachi
Business Hours: 12–3:30pm, 7–11:30pm (Mon-Sun)
Contact: (021) 111 282 747 (Avari Tower’s number For Queries/Reservations)
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