Food Places in Islamabad…. Well this page is not for the Natives or “Jigars” or the local residents of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, because they know even few more places than written here. So who are the target audience of this Article?
35+ Food Places you should Visit in Islamabad Rawalpindi
- Murgh Pluao Kabab
- Food Streets Areas
- Fast Food
- Barbecue Restaurants
- Nihari Place
- PAYA Place in Islamabad
- BEST CHEAP FRIED FISH
- FRY CHANA
- Desi-Extra-Junk Food
- Best Ice Cream
Well Since you are an Out sider and eventually Reached Islamabad or Rawalpindi Twin Cities, Now you don’t have guide or best suggesting consultant person around. This Page will help You to start reading my article and find out by Meal type, Area, or the Brand you like…. Here you go!
Murgh Pulao Kabab Places in Islamabad & Rawalpindi
SAVOUR FOODS’ “The OFFICIAL FOOD of ISLAMABAD“, says many natives of Islamabad city or you may call them or they feel proud to be called “Islamabadians“. The branches are following:Savour Foods
- MELODY BRANCH
- BLUE AREA ISLAMABAD BRANCH
- COLLEGE ROAD RAWALPINDI BRANCH
- KRISPO FOOD STREET RAWALPINDI
- Pulao Kabab FOOD STREET RAWALPINDI
- McLeoad Road LAHORE
- Syed Ashiq Hussain Road near Shama Chowk LAHORE
If you want a simple meal of pulao, chicken roast, Dahi (Yogurt) , Salad and Pepsi – the standard student food; This is the best place to go to.
Baoo Jee Murgh Palao & Restaurant
As a tradition of Murgh Pulao and Kabab has been a general lunch or dinner in local folks of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. After Savour’ there are few more “PULAO KABAB” Chain of Restaurants are there like Baoo Jee Murgh Palao & Restaurant’s Branches given Below:
- Baoo Jee PWD Housing Society Branch
- Baoo Jee Lehtrar Road Khanna Pul ISLAMABAD Branch
- Athal Chowk Muree Road Branch
- Dhok Hafiz old Air Port Road Branch
- Post Office Stop Tarlai Branch
- Rafya mall, Lane No. 7, Rawalpindi Branch
- Bhara Kahu ISLAMABAD Branch
- Asghar Mall Scheme, Rawalpindi
- Marir Hassan Rawalpindi Branch
Other Palao Kabab
- BABU JEE PULAO, Gouri Town Road Islamabad.
- SAIEEN JEE PULAO, Polic Foundation PWD Islamabad
- MIAN JEE PULAO, Ghouri Town Phase 3-4 Islamabad.
- BANNU BEEF PULAO a rapidly rising Beef meat pulao outlet chain. Might have more than 6 or 7 different shops in Twin Cities.
Food areas in Islamabad Rawalpindi
- MELODY FOOD PARK, G-6/3 ISLAMABAD
If you want the cheapest Pakistani food, and want to have Ras Malai, Khoya Ice Cream, Paan and Kehwa all in one place, check out Melody Food Park in Islamabad.
- FOOD STREET RAWALPINDI CRICKET STADIUM
Almost all branches (apx 50+) of Branded foods Including SAVOR FOODS & SAVOR KRISPO. Located at Muree road near Faizabad, oppposit to old Nawaz sharif Park- New Allama Iqbal Park.
- KARTAR PURA FOOD STREET RAWALPINDI
Kartar pura is well know for Bakri ka Paya or Chota Paya. Murgh Chana, Chicken Roas, BBQ Roll Ice cream etc. But One Word is CHOTA PAYA !
- SADQABAD MARKET RAWALPINDI
Alongside of Muree road Sattelite Town and near by Khanna Pul Express Way Islamabad. You Can Enjoy Cheap Cost Meals like Shawarma, Roasted Chicken, Fish Fry, Chicken Pulao and few desi Chana Chat etc.
- BANI CHOWK RAWALPINDI
- 1969 TGO, GARDEN AVENUE, SHAKARPARIAN
You must go to this place because of the huge lawn they have for their guest. The Pakistani food is nice too, and it tastes better nestled in a forest.
- QISHMISH, BHITTAI ROAD, F-7 MARKAZ
Pakistani food and Barbeque dishes in a peaceful environment. Lamb Chops and Beef Beans are nice.
- HALEEM GHAR, I-8/1 NEAR POTOHAR METRO STOP
This is one of the only authentic tasting Haleem places in Islamabad.
- KABUL RESTAURANT, F-7 MARKAZ, NEAR SAFFA GOLD MALL
I love the tasty beef tikka with poodina chutney and Afghani naan here. It isn’t called Kabul Restaurant for nothing.
Fast Food Brands
- KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken has more or around 18 Outlets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Pakistan.
- McDonald’s has approximate 10 Outlet or branches around Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
- Burger King has 3 Outlets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi Giga Mall, Centaurus Mall and in Spring North Commercial، near Clock Tower، Rawalpindi
- Burger O’clock has 8 outlets around twin cities.
- BALA TIKKA HOUSE SAIDPUR & PWD Sector O-9
I had to add this Tikka Place in Rawalpindi because a top restaurant list would be incomplete without it. Pindi boys just love Bala Tikka house on Saidpur road, Banni Rawalpindi and PWD Islamabad.
- BUTT KARAHI PWD F-8 MARKAZ PWD Colony and Bani Rawalpindi
The best place for Desi Murghi Karahi; you would chew the left over desi chicken bones too.
- DES PERDES, SAIDPUR VILLAGE
Des Perdes serves everything, except excellent food.
- MONAL – LA MONTANA PIR SOHAWA ISLAMABAD
Monal has every kind of Pakistan food and barbecue you can think of. They even have paan, Lassi available there. Good food overlooking Islamabad is priceless.
- BBQ TONIGHT ISLAMABAD & Rawalpindi
The average Pakistani loves this Barbecue place with all sorts of Mutton, beef and Chicken tikka and kebab served hot.
- Habibi RESTAURANT
Habibi has 4 locations in Islamabad and getting popular in town these days. The Locations included:
1- F-8 Markaz Ayub Market
2- I-8 Markaz, Tipu Sultan Road, Executive Center.
3- PWD Housing Society corner with Islamabad Expressway
4- Food Street Cricket Stadium Rd, Shamsabad Rawalpindi.
- DILLI DARWAZA, ALLAHWALI MARKET, F-8/1
Super place for a Karachi-like Nihari on a Sunday Morning.
- MUHAMMADI NIHARI I-10 Markaz
PAYA Place in Islamabad
- Phajja Siri Paye in Melody Market, PWD O-9 Secotr and GT Road opp. DHA II Islamabad.
- G-9/1 Peshawar Morh Market there is a Lahori Paya.
- Kartar Pura Rawalpindi is well know for Bakri ka Paya or Chota Paya. Murgh Chana, Chicken Roas, BBQ Roll Ice cream etc. But One Word is CHOTA PAYA !
BEST CHEAP FRIED FISH
Best cheap Fish Fried can be found at SADIQABAD MARKET & SAIDPUR ROAD RAWALPINDI. There are many shops and sellers but I found JAVED FISH awesome in cold weather!
Pindi Fry Chana is a most common lunch for average class natives in Rawalpindi because of its rich recipe taste as well as low price. There are many old areas like Bani Chowk, Muree Road, Sadiqabad and Many areas starting with “Dhok” in Rawalpindi you may find Fry chana lunch within just Rs 100/-
MUNCHIES, SCHOOL ROAD, F-6 MARKAZ
Paapri Chaat, Channa Samosa Chaat, Chicken Roll Paratha and quick Manchurian are the highlights of this desi-side dish eatery.
Best Ice Cream
- Tutti Fruity Ice-cream Bahria Town
- SAFILO TEHZEEB ICE CREAM AND FRESH JUICES
Safilo Tehzeeb has the sweetest and Creamiest Ice-cream in Islamabad. The funny thing is that all the flavors taste the same.
- MANOLO GELATO, F-11 MARKAZ
I like their Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice-cream flavor and also the blue colored one.