12 Restaurants in Rawalpindi For A Nice Meal

Written by Umm e Swaiba

July 3, 2021

Living in Rawalpindi and looking for a place to dine out this weekend? Well, here are some of the restaurants in Rawalpindi where you can plan a family dinner, friends get-together, or a business lunch. All of the mentioned restaurants are great places to visit for lunch or dinner with your loved ones. 

Check all the details mentioned including website, address, and timings for each one of them. As good news, indoor dining is now open at all restaurants and ready to serve you seven days a week. Most of the restaurants will be closed by midnight while some may deliver past 12.

In order to sit inside restaurants, make sure you get your dose of vaccination as only the vaccinated ones would be allowed to avail indoor dining experience.  Read ahead to know which restaurants we have added to this article. You can also read about restaurants in Food Court Centaurus Mall Islamabad.

Best Restaurants In Rawalpindi

There are many restaurants in Rawalpindi, but we listed some top-class restaurants that provide quality food and environment. Additionally, we provided the contact details for your convenience.

The Monal Downtown Saddar Rawalpindi

Restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi
Photo by Monal Downtown on Facebook

According to the nature and weather of Islamabad, the best restaurant so far has been The Monal Pir Sohawa. Located in the Margalla Hills, the restaurant has gained tremendous attention because of the landscape as well as its outstanding food. People all over Pakistan when visiting Islamabad, come here for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. However, for some, it might not be easy so they made their outlets in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. One of The Monal restaurants by the name Monal Downtown is located in Saddar Rawalpindi. It has 2 floors and a rooftop. The management has tried to create the same ambiance, with open-air dining and live music going on.

Talking about their food, you will notice that the Monal Downtain has the same quality standards, taste, and menu. The menu is all about desi food, Chinese, Italian, Continental, and much more. However, people prefer ordering Pakistani specialties when they visit Monal. Their prices are a bit expensive but the food and the atmosphere are truly worth it. Monal Downtown offers an individual platters menu which is super economical. These platters are a combination of 4-5 items, each one is different for instance one is a Pakistani Platter. Then there is a Chinese, Thai, and Italian Platter. So it will completely suit you if you are less in number.

So, plan out your family dinners, birthday get-togethers, special occasions, or event catering at your location. You will be served in every way possible. Enjoy their Sunday Brunch from 10 AM – 2:430 PM for just Rs 1035 + tax.

Monal Downtown Contact Details

Website: http://rwp.themonal.com/ 

Address: Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: (051) 5130365

Timings: 8 AM – 12 PM

Monal Downtown Menu

Mei Kong Restaurant Rawalpindi

Mei Kong
Photo by Mei Kong on Facebook

There is an old Chinese Restaurant in Saddar Rawalpindi, serving its customers for decades. You must have heart about Mei Kong. That’s right, I’m talking about one of the very few Chinese restaurants that were the pioneers in introducing authentic Chinese cuisine in Pakistan. Mei Kong restaurant is a very typical Chinese place where you will find red lanterns and dim lights with mostly everything in red. But their furniture and design are modern comparatively.

The ambiance is family-oriented with cooperative staff and efficient service. If you are looking for basic Chinese dishes such as Hot n Sour Soup, Chicken Manchurian, and Egg fried rice, Mei Kong could be a good place for people living near Saddar. There is a lot of variety and options available in Chicken, Beef, and seafood when it comes to Mei kong Chinese restaurant Rawalpindi.

You will notice that their prices are not very less, in fact almost close to the new Chinese Restaurants such as Asian Wok. However, their serving size is relatively more. One main dish would be enough for 3-4 people easily. Mei Kong has started a Lunch cum Hi tea buffet where you can enjoy 20+ items in just Rs 1250 + tax. The menu includes Chinese dishes, BBQ, bakery items, and much more. For children below the age of 6, it is free and 50% will be charged for children from 6-10 years old.

Mei Kong Saddar Contact Details

Address: 32 Haider Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: (051) 5566577

Timings: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Mei Kong Menu

Texas Steakhouse Saddar Rawalpindi

Restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi
Photo by Texas Steakhouse on Facebook

Looking for a good, a premium-cut beef steak in Saddar Rawalpindi? Consider the experience of Texas city by visiting Texas Steakhouse near you. They offer amazing steaks, Mexican and Italian food. The restaurant has a completely different vibe as if you really are in Texas because of rustic decor, cowboy hats, and horse seats being incorporated in their interior design. The ambiance is dark and cozy.

This restaurant in Saddar Rawalpindi has a to-the-point menu in which you get variety but you come here for a reason and that is quality steaks. Their beef steak would cost around 1400 including tax. There is a variety, from spicy sauce to a very mild one. Do give a try to their Terragon steak if you want to stay in your comfort zone otherwise go for French Onion Steak. Other than steaks you would get Burgers & Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken, Seafood and desserts. From their dessert menu, Malt Cake is a must-try. Texas Steakhouse is a bit expensive but that’s how steakhouses usually are. 

They have another branch in E-7 Islamabad. Texas Steakhouse is now offering indoor dining as the restrictions have been relaxed. If you are vaccinated and have a certificate, you can enjoy the indoor seating. Don’t forget to wear a mask even if you got your vaccine and maintain social distancing. 

Texas Steakhouse Saddar Rawalpindi Contact Details

Address: Adam Jee Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: (051) 5792132

Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM

Texas Steakhouse Menu

Ox & Grill Steakhouse Saddar Rawalpindi

Restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi
Photo by Ox and Grill Steakhouse on Facebook

We have talked about the goodness of Ox and Grill steakhouse in our previous article but now let’s highlight its branch in Saddar Rawalpindi. The restaurant is located on Murree Road, nearby the main Saddar Bazar so location-wise, it has a great advantage. A lot of people end up in restaurants for lunch or dinner after shopping. And some of them would definitely choose Ox & Grill steakhouse if looking for a good steak. And oh my god! What flavourful, yummy food they have in a dark, cosy place. Perfect to relax and have good food in a secluded place. It’s never crowded or noisy Simply comfortable. It is one of the best restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi.

The design of this restaurant in Saddar Rawalpindi has been kept quite simple yet trendy with mostly reds in their theme. The sofas are super comfy, the lights are just enough. The staff is going to help you in every way possible in selecting the order. And you never know, they end up giving you a complimentary dessert because that happened once. Looking at their menu, you can get steaks, burgers, and sandwiches. You can opt for grilled chicken or pasta. They have seafood options such as Fish n Chips, an all-time favorite. Ox and Grill are known for their cocktails and have a separate bar for that. Summer is the right season for trying out an amazing drink. Then they have a limited dessert menu as well. But very delicious indeed.

For a very long time, they have been offering a Lunch deal in which you get 50% off on your second entree. The discount applies on the item with a lesser price but it gives you a good discount. At least better than nothing. So, plan your dinner this weekend because they are open for indoor dining.

Ox and Grill Contact Details

Address: Rafiq Sehgal Street, Murree Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: (051) 5130023

Timings: 12 PM – 12 AM

Ox and Grill Menu

Ranchers Saddar

Ranchers Saddar
Photo by Ranchers on Facebook

Who is up for the messiest burger challenge? Because we have got a restaurant in Saddar Rawalpindi that makes the best, biggest and juiciest burgers in town. Ranchers are a burger house located in I-8 Markaz Islamabad and Saddar Rawalpindi that promises you to deliver the best of the best. The restaurant is all about food that can fill you up till your mouth. It’s quite a challenge to handle a Ranchers Burger, isn’t it? Well, the outlets are simple, like all other fast-food restaurants but you will never find this place dull and boring.

They have a massive crowd all the time. You will find boys around here mostly and that is because probably they have a bigger appetite. And Ranchers is something that can satisfy their hunger at very very reasonable prices. Yes, Ranchers guarantees to offer an unbelievable price for a burger that big and they make sure that you come again for more. Their deals are amazing. You will certainly get something within your limited budget.

Ranchers offer a variety of beef and chicken burgers with single and double patties. Depending upon how much you can manage because its not easy here. Then they have a range of PIzzas that too are super affordable. Other than that you can get different sidelines and snacks. The most running snack of Ranchers is Frizza; a combination of fries and pizza in just Rs 299. Check them out because you won’t be able to control the temptation anymore. 

Ranchers Saddar Rawalpindi Contact Details

Website: https://rancherscafe.com/ 

Address: Rizwan Arcade, Adam Jee Rd, Saddar, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: (051) 5120558

Timings: 11:30 AM – 12:30 AM

Ranchers Menu

Marco Polo Saddar Rawalpindi

Restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi
Photo by Marco Polo on PC Hotels Website

Are you planning your anniversary dinner? Or do you have to organize a business lunch? Well, for that you need to look out for a fine dining experience and that can be offered by a restaurant; Marco Polo. Marco Polo is a continental family restaurant located in Saddar Rawalpindi at PC Hotel. The restaurant offers a great fusion of desi and western style of food thus you can invite your foreigner guests her. It will be a great idea to let them enjoy a bit of Pakistani cuisine with a little twist. This continental restaurant is open all day for you to sit and relax in a soothing environment. Have a family lunch or a discussion on your next project.

Since the restaurant is a part of Pearl Continental Hotel, it is designed and styled luxuriously. The prices are definitely high and not everyone can afford to come here. The restaurant menu offers the Ala Carte option as well as Hi tea buffet, Saturday and Sunday brunches. You will get a lot of variety including Pakistani specialties, Continental food, Italian cuisine and much much more.

For a place like Marco Polo, you don’t have to dress up formally but not very casually either. Just something you are comfortable with because there is no dress code. The restaurant is now open for indoor dining so check out what deals and discounts they are offering. As well as buffet menus!

Marco Polo PC Rawalpindi Contact Details

Website: https://www.pchotels.com/pcrawalpindi/en/dining.html 

Address: Pearl Continental Hotel Rawalpindi

Contact Number: 111 505 505

Timings: 6:30 AM – 11:30 PM

Marco Polo Menu

Hardee’s Saddar Rawalpindi

Hardees Saddar
Photo by Hardees on Facebook

Among a list of restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi, there is a name you can’t miss out and that is Hardee’s. The best Chargrilled burgers you can ever find however, their quality has been on a downfall lately. It’s an international fast-food chain with branches all across the globe. One of which is located in Saddar Rawalpindi. The restaurant has been closed since Covid but recently got open for indoor dining. Before that, they were serving by deliveries and drive-thru.

It’s a perfect place to grab your meal in a rush because its drive-thru is super-efficient. At Hardee’s, you can get a range of Angus Burgers, Chargrilled Burgers in both chicken and beef. You can get sandwiches and wraps with different flavors in sauces. They also offer snacks like Tender Bites, loaded fries, Tender chicken, and much more. Hardees also has a dessert menu with its special hand-scooped milkshakes available in four flavors.

It’s a must-try. They launched an ice cream sandwich a while ago so you can also try that. The best thing about Hardees, they had curly fries when no other chain offered them. Most of the people actually visited Hardees because of that. But now many other restaurants have Curly fries. Anyways, check out their deals as you get to sit in their much more comfortable environment than outdoor seating. Or just grab your parcel and chill.

Hardees Saddar Contact Details

Website: https://hardees.com/ 

Address: 41 Haider Rd, Saddar Cantt, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Contact Number: 111 200 400

Timings: 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM

Hardees Menu

Habibi Restaurant Rawalpindi

Photo of Habibi Restaurant from Facebook

Another restaurant that offers delicious traditional food in Rawalpindi is Habibi restaurant. The wood-style interior with intricate glasswork adorns the dining area. The food outlet is present in the ever-so-busy feed street in Rawalpindi.

As far as the menu of Habibi restaurant, it is full of delicious appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Habibi Special BBQ platter is among the that costs around Rs 1350. Other house specialties include Habibi special Mutton Roast Boti, Special Taka Tak, Special seekh Kabab, and more. Habibi simply aims to provide exclusive and premium traditional food within an affordable range.

Apart from high food quality and traditional fine dining, the services of Habibi restaurants are also matchless. Habibi is living true to if aim and becoming a leading restaurant in its fraternity. If you like classical BBQ and spicy meaty dishes, Habibi might be the restaurant you are looking for.

Habibi restaurant Contact Info

Website: Habibi Restaurant 

Address: Cricket Stadium Rd, Shamsabad, Rawalpindi, Punjab

Contact: (051) 4855047

Timing: Mon-Sat 12:pm-1:05am

Aryana Namkeen Shinwari Restaurant

Photo of Aryana Restaurant From Facebook

Another restaurant that is offering spicy traditional food is Aryana Nameen Shinwari Restaurant Rawalpindi. The specialty of this restaurant is Afghani food. You can locate Aryana Shinwari restaurant in Commercial Market Rawalpindi. 

As mentioned above, you can find all sorts of original Afghani dishes here. The menu at the old-fashioned restaurant includes Namkeen Shinwari Tikka, Afghani Shinwari Tikka, and other delectable and meaty dishes. Obviously, you cannot forget to try their Afghani pulao and Namkeen Ghost. 

This afghani restaurant is matchless in terms of food quality and menu prices. The services are also quite good and you always get value for your money. Whenever you find yourself on shopping spray in the Commercial market, do give Shinwari restaurant a visit.

Aryana Shinwari Restaurant Contact Info

Website: Aryana Shinwari Restaurant

Address: Commercial Market, Block B, Satellite Town, Block B Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Punjab 46000

Timing: 2:00am-12:30am

Anarkali restaurant Rawalpindi

Image of Anarkali Restaurant from Facebook

Anarkali is also among the best restaurants in Commercial Market Rawalpindi. It started out in 1992 in Saudi Arabia and Singapur and served world-class dishes. The food chain is now in Rawalpindi and offers high-quality finger-licking food to its customers. 

Anarkali restaurant is staying true to the aim of winning the hearts of their customers and gaining a reputation within the city. The menu includes cheesy appetizers, delicious salads, soups, sandwiches, Stone away steaks, sizzling steaks, and more. You can try their house special Shahi Platter and Mutton Leg Roast. All-in-all there is a range of culinary choices for you to relish at Anarkali Restaurant. 

Lastly, the restaurant has a comfortable environment perfect for family get-togethers. The services are also extremely good and the staff is very cooperative. You also order food from their fusion menu with certain delivery charges. Check out their Facebook page and do visit them for a great dining experience. 

Anarkali Restaurant Contact Info

Website: Anarkali Restaurant

Address:  Nadir Plaza, Commercial Market Rd, D Block Block D Satellite Town, Rawalpindi, Punjab 47850

Contact: (051) 4944424

Timing:  11:00am-01:00am

Zam Zam restaurant Rawalpindi

Image of Zam Zam Restaurant from Facebook

Next up is Zam Zam restaurant that is another famous food outlet in Rawalpindi. They are offering delicious continental and Pakistani food in the highly commercial area of the city. In contact with other restaurants, Zam Zam is offering good quality food within an affordable price range.

The menu of Zam Zam includes a variety of dishes that include Pizza, Salads, Pasta, Lasagna, and more.  Besides western-style meals, the restaurant also specializes in traditional Pakistani dishes. You can try their Karahis, Fried Fish, BBQ, and particularly, Barbeque Platters. 

The choices to try finger-licking meals are endless. Furthermore, the restaurant has earned quite positive reviews since it was established. Their service is pretty satisfactory and you also order food with the 5km range of the restaurant. Therefore, it is one place you can visit with your friends and family and have an amazing time.

Zam Zam Restaurant Contact info

Website: Zam Zam Restaurant

Address: 4th St،, Commercial Market Rd, opp. new town, Rawalpindi, 46000

Contact: 0335 1926926

Timing: 12:00pm-3:00am

Nandos Rawalpindi

Image of Nandos from Facebook

The last restaurant that made to our list is Nandos Restaurant. The food outlet is especially renowned for its Peri-Peri chicken. The afro-Portuguese restaurant started out in 2001 and is currently ruining 12 outlets in Pakistan. You can find Nando’s in Bahria phase 7 in Rawalpindi.

The menu at Nando’s is full of appetizing and spicy dishes. For instance, you can start your meal with Appeteaser Platter or Peri-Peri Bites. There is a variety of Peri Peri-chicken that you can relish. Besides chicken platters, you can enjoy Burgers, and Chicken wraps. Moreover, you can also get special Nandino’s for kids and finish your meal with drinks. 

For further information on the menu, you can check out Nando’s website. In addition to Dine-in, there is a takeaway service at Nandos that you can choose from. It is also considered among the best restaurants in Bahria Town Rawalpindi. So, if the chicken is your favorite meat choice, then Nandos Rawalpindi might be the place you are looking for. 

Nandos Contact Info

Website: Nandos 

Address: Plot No. 10 Theme Park Avenue, Phase 7 Bahria Town, Rawalpindi

Contact: (051) 111 626 367

To conclude

Now that you have amazing options of restaurants in Saddar Rawalpindi for a dine-out this weekend, let us know your experience too. Please comment down below if you want us to write about a certain restaurant or to cover a certain area within Pakistan.

Happy Weekending!

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