Simple living, high thinking what describes #KarachiDarbar (KD) best! A no fuss places that serves excellent #Pakistani cuisine at very affordable rates. Its a hot favorite place for bachelors, office crowd, families actually for all.
Located at the Al Karama shopping complex near Lulu Supermarket, its open all days of the week from 07:00 AM to 02:00 AM. KD also has a family room where only families and women are allowed.
Very basic and nothing to shout about interiors, in fact the interiors have been the same since many years, wooden finished tables and chairs (no padding) and the family room does have more comfortable chairs but they are worn out and look unkempt and could be a turn off for some. The plates have a similar story but they definitely are clean and not greasy which we normally find in restaurants that fit in this category.
This place can be noisy during lunch and dinner time and normally it is crowded, they also have an outdoor seating in the evenings which I normally prefer.
I have visited this place several times before and one thing is always on my order, it is the #MuttonKadai (not the Peshawari Mutton Kadai) which has several pieces of tender mutton pieces that is cooked in a tomato based gravy, this is my all time favourite and I normally have this with a crispy Pakistani Roti, one portion is good for one person. We also ordered #ButterChicken as my friend wanted something that was non spicy, actually I would only order this dish in an Indian restaurant as they know it best and true enough this was not the best butter chicken I’ve had as it was sweeter than it should have been and did spoil the taste of the butter chicken, again their portions are good enough for one person only.
We also ordered #SaltyLassi which is a thick milk preparation that can be served sweet or salty. Over all the food was excellent (except the butter chicken) and we did manage to stuff ourselves for only AED 47/- (USD 13/-) among two people, it was truly worth it!
Nothing fancy and do not expect as well. The staff were obliging and did assist when needed, the service is fast and the food is served hot.
Service: 3.5 / 5
Food quality / taste: 4 / 5
Value for money: 3.5 / 5
Ambiance: 2.5 / 5
Menu Variety: 3.5 / 5
Would I like to visit this place again: Yes