Karachi is a city of lights and by that we mean, it is always lit, lively and in the running. Even at late hours when most of the other cities are sleeping.
Though the pandemic has changed us a lot some inbuilt habits can never be gone. And the foodies can never stay calm without food.
One way or another they managed to grab a happy meal or a takeaway or opted for car dining in Karachi while everything was closed under lockdown.
The second strategy was outdoor dining. Now there is good news for all the Karachites.
They can have outdoor dining in Karachi as the government has allowed restaurants to serve food in the open air, where ventilation is possible. Finally, hope for the restaurant industry.
So the restaurants are now offering outdoor dining and we wanted our audience to have a look at the restaurants that are open for outdoor dining in DHA Karachi.
Each of the below restaurants has something unique one way or another so check out the list. You might wanna end up on one of the following.
There are hundreds of restaurant options that you can find while in Karachi, offering a fine dining experience. One of these is knowns as Okra restaurant.
It was started back in 1999 and since its inception, the team is steadfast to provide an environment that is nowhere to be found.
This simple and extremely elegant Mediterranean restaurant has authentic food to offer, a cosy place to sit and have a lovely time.
They make sure that once you settle down, you don’t feel like going back. Over the years, there has been improvement in the recipes from time to time.
You’ll see new additions in the menu as a result of multiple experimentations to bring that right balance on the plate.
This cosy, intimate space is all about simplicity and style. You’ll see that the theme of this restaurant has been kept very natural that compliments their furniture.
They have made up a cute area for outdoor dining as well in the Karachi DHA branch. Most of the time you’ll see different celebrities sitting here so it’s kind of popular in that class.
Coming to the Okra’s menu, you can see a true Mediterranean main course that includes all kinds of seafood paired up with exotic fruits and veggies. The menu is divided into the Main menu, Lunch and Breakfast.
Then there is a whole range of bread that you can get. Okra has a test kitchen where they experiment with different baked items like bread, croissants.
Okra restaurant believes in serving the finest ingredients which is why it’s pretty expensive. On average it could cost you Rs 1500-2000 per head. The restaurant is fully functional and since it has an outdoor dining area, people can sit, eat, and enjoy.
Contact Details Okra Restaurant
Address: 12- C 10th Commercial Ln, Zamzama Commercial Area Defence V Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75600
Contact Number: (021) 35866616
Lunch Time: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Tues – Sat)
Dinner Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM (Tues – Sun)
Brunch Time: 12:00 Pm – 3:30 Pm (Sunday)
Cafeela restaurant, located in DHA Karachi offers four different cuisines. Those are Chinese, Thai, Pakistani, and Seafood. But the restaurant owns itself for the Pakistani local delicacies. Cafeela offers a comfortable dining space for its visitors to have an amazing experience.
I think we need to develop fancy eateries that only specialize in BBQ and desi food to improve the quality of our dishes. Cafeela could be counted as a step towards this as it serves its customers with the dishes that you usually cook at home but they bring more flavor to it.
From Okra to White Daal Mash, these are the items that you would hardly see on the menu of a decent restaurant. Other corners on the menu offer Chinese and Thai items but you might feel that it lacks variety.
Lastly, they have some super amazing, very desi, desserts as well that wouldn’t want to miss even if you are about to explode. Their outdoor dining area would give a very relaxed environment.
The hot, flavorsome food compliments this intimate space that you would not want to leave. Their freshly served Chapatis with the sizzling Mutton or Chicken Karahi is going to blow your mind. That’s almost everything a foodie could ever wish for.
The inside dining hall is a small but sufficient area that keeps it family-oriented, the tables are placed at a good distance. This is to respect the privacy of guests.
One wall is a big collage of bright and colorful broken glass covering up the entire length. When you enter, it gives a dark, glowy, colorful look to the restaurant. So, wanna plan out tonight’s dinner at Cafeela?
Contact Details Cafeela Restaurant
Address: 21-C, Shahbaz Commercial، D.H.A Phase 6 Shahbaz Commercial Area Phase 6 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: 0321 9256235
Timings: 12:00 PM – 12:00 AM (Mon-Sat) 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM (Sun)
Tooso restaurant is serving its customers since 1976. They have two branches, one is located in DHA Karachi and the other is located in Bahadurabad. For Karachites, it’s a go-to place where they can find almost everything thin their menu.
From burgers and fried chicken to BBQ and steaks. Their restaurants are not very big or fancy but just like most of the other fast-food restaurants are. Tooso has been maintaining their quality for decades and has very reasonable prices. Something which everyone can afford.
The indoor sitting is still closed all across Pakistan so Tooso has managed to create a set-up for its customers. They have placed tables and chairs outside the restaurant that can cater few people.
But mostly, people come here for deliveries and takeaway. This is why Tosoo online website offers a flat 20% off on the entire menu for ordering online.
Now it’s up to you whether you want to sit in the open air or take your parcel home. But the best option is to deliver at home and enjoy an amazing discount.
Some of the most running items are their Burgers and Fried Chicken. They also serve Halwa Puri breakfast on weekends and weekdays.
Also, do give a try to their BBQ corner and order some of their delicious Gola Kebabs. There is so much to choose from so take a look at their menu and order now.
Contact Details Tooso Restaurant
Address: 18c, Saba Commercial area, 31st Street of, Khayaban-e-Shamsheer, Phase V Saba Commercial Area Defence V Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: (021) 35846001
Timings: 7 AM – 12 AM
Ginsoy DHA Karachi
Ginsoy restaurant offers Chinese cuisine. Their focus is on putting the rich Chinese color and taste onto the plate that will take you to China. Ginsoy believes in taking common flavors and elevating them with a twist.
That’s what you will get in their dishes. Bringing the unique and striking flavor of Chinese items has managed to grab the attention of a lot of people. They love it because has a very calm environment but is lively at the same time.
Also, their restaurants are pretty spacious which allows people to maintain their privacy. The restaurant itself does not run just on its ambiance and quality of food but also on how the staff behaves.
Ginsoy staff and manager are very helpful and cooperative. They assist their customers nicely resulting in happy and satisfied customers.
The restaurant design is sleek, featuring bright colors that represent China such as red. Their building is on two floors, allowing more guests at a time and even better for maintaining social distance.
Talking about the pandemic, the indoor dining is closed they have a little set up outside where you can sit and relax. But obviously, that indoor vibe was completely different. They even launched special boxes in-car dining days to make your experience stress-free.
If you take a look at their menu, it’s pretty much like most other Chinese restaurants in terms of prices. If you are likely to have a complete meal then on average it would cost around Rs 1200 per person.
Before ordering, ask for the chef’s recommendation as your waiter can really help you while choosing an order. They have single servings and family servings enough for 4-6 people.
Contact Details Ginsoy Restaurant
Address: 29C Khayaban-e-Shahbaz, D.H.A Phase 6 Shahbaz Commercial Area Phase 6 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: (021) 111 446 769
Timings: 12:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Angeethi is also situated in Dha Karachi but has other branches too in other cities as well. It’s a Punjabi cuisine restaurant serving typical desi cuisine ut has tried to elevate the dining experience you usually get at any desi restaurant.
The ambiance is outclassed. You’ll see a lot of wooden works and furniture paired up with dark blues and black giving it a very classy look. However, the area is relatively congested with not many tables.
So there is a possibility that you get the house full. Talking about Angeethi’s menu, there is nothing new or innovative rather very basic Punjabi dishes that you can almost find anywhere but at a slightly higher place.
So if you have a guest let’s say a foreigner who would love to try our cuisine at a nice place, Angeethi could be a good option.
The restaurant doesn’t have proper outdoor sitting. However, in order to run the place, they have a small arrangement on the road right outside the restaurant.
In summer, it could be a little uncomfortable but in winters the cool breeze goes perfectly with barbequed items. The restaurant has managed to provide fans in summers and heaters in winters so if you are comfortable sitting on a road, it won’t be a problem.
Contact Details Angeethi Restaurant
Address: Shop No 1 & 2 Plot 6-C, Main Shahbaz Commercial Area Phase 6 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: (021) 38899996
Timings: 12:30 PM – 11:40 PM
One day two friends realized that there, not enough options available for healthy food in Karachi. Being conscious of themselves about diet and healthy eating habits, this fact disturbed them but instantly came with an idea.
They started selling packed fresh salads and sandwiches in nearby gyms and other locations. With the launch of this idea, many people were interested in healthy eating thus there were a lot of sales.
After some time, this idea got changed into a physical restaurant with an aim to give people food that is good in taste and good for their bodies as well.
The restaurant owners believe in fresh ingredients and the use of fines herbs and spices. Everything should be organic so they sourced them from partners that would deliver them fresh vegetables and fruits every morning at the doorstep.
They selected the whole organic wheat and so much more, all with the purpose to develop a healthy eating habit amongst all. The restaurant is a small space with not many tables.
For now, they have placed a few of them outside with fans placed on each table. Currently, they are serving customers from 10:30 to midnight. This means you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner or even tea at Evergreen.
Coming to the menu, you can find amazing options and the perfect thing about them is every dish comes with a calories count. They have replaced unhealthy ingredients with a healthier option.
You can get breakfast items, green bowls, wraps, burgers and sandwiches. Then they have desserts, juices and smoothies. There is a whole lot of variety for you to choose from. Eating healthy give you some kind of satisfaction and that feeling is amazing.
Contact Details Evergreen Restaurant
Address: 45-C Khayaban-e-Seher, D.H.A Phase 6 Shahbaz Commercial Area Phase 6 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: (021) 35841288
Timings: 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM
Behold all the chicken lovers as Wingitt brings the outstanding chicken wings with multiple sauces crafted 100% to perfection. You will barely see any restaurant that owns itself for chicken wings.
Because only a few know how to turn this cheap chicken cut into a delicacy worth trying. And once you try it, you’ll be coming back to have more. So, they have wings, prepared by different methods.
Some are fried come are baked or grilled. Some of you like it in a traditional way while others like it without bones. Wingitt has got them in every style with more than 10 different sauces all unique and with a perfectly balanced flavor.
You can always tell your preferences to the person taking your order. They will ask about the spice level you can take or and can suggest accordingly.
There is a full range of sauces including Wasabi, Honey Mustard, Habanero, Tabasco, and many others. You can get your wings made however you like.
Other than wings they have grilled and fried chicken, burgers and sandwiches, and some sidelines. Their prices are pretty reasonable. And it can be a fun activity for snack time.
The restaurant has a very tiny outdoor dining set-up with just two to three tables. If you like, you can sit, but it would be best if you get it delivered at home for now because indoor dining is closed.
Though it would have been the best experience for now the wings matter the most. So grab a wing and wingitt.
Contact Details Wingitt
Address: no. 11-C, Shop, Plot, no. 1 Service Lane – Nishat Commercial, D.H.A Phase 6 Nishat Commercial Area Phase 6 Defence Housing Authority, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75500
Contact Number: 0301 2229464
Timings: 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Here we have featured some of the restaurants in Karachi DHA that are offering outdoor dining. You can check out the list and see which restaurant suits you the best.
Let us know your feedback and what we should be writing in future as it matter a lot. Happy outdoor dining!