Islamabad Dining Delights: Around the Asia in Four Restaurants


Hordes of epicureans board Islamabad flights to relish its culinary delights and seldom return disappointed. A melting pot of varied cultures, this charming capital of Pakistan is a perfect place to savour different types of cuisines from around the Asia. Dining venues range from immensely upscale bistros to elegant, yet pocket-friendly restaurants and offer something exotic for all. Here are some recommendations to help you make the most of your money invested on travel tickets and holiday deals:

Sakura Japanese Restaurant, Marriott Hotel (Japanese)

Sakura redefines Japanese dining with delicious authentic cuisines and the spectacular interior with a live Teppanyaki station. The chick eatery is a part of Islamabad Marriott Hotel and will win you over with scrumptious food complemented by coveted Japanese hospitality.

Top Picks: Chicken Teriyaki & Tempura, Sashimi and fried Shrimp.

Golden Dragon (Chinese)

Both locals as well as international tourists visit this elegant eatery to savour the best of Chinese cuisines in Islamabad. It serves on platter a wide range of dishes, all cooked to perfect. Cordial staff will make you feel at home and leave you gloating about your decision of dining here after disembarking Islamabad flights.

Best Picks: Soft Noodles/Lo Mein, Pork chow Mein, Beef Chop Suey and Shrimp Egg Foo Young.

Cafe Lazeez (Indian)

“The best Indian food in Islamabad”, this is what has often been said about Cafe Lazeez, located on Bhattai Road in Islamabad. The chic eatery is known for its delicious naans, crispy kebabs and varied shades of Chicken Rizala flavoured with aromatic spices. Great service from the friendly staff makes experience more enriching and well worth the cost of travel tickets, dining and other expenses for Islamabad trip.

Top Picks: Chicken Rizala, Dal Makhani and naans.

Rock Bistro (Local Pakistani)

No ‘true-blue epicurean’ can claim epithet until some of the local delicacies are savoured. And perhaps the best place to do in Islamabad is Rock Bistro, located in street 11-A, F-10/2. It offers hygienic, delicious Pakistani cuisines paired with an elegant ambience. Book your table at the top floor to take in the captivating views of Margalla hills.

Best Dishes: Local cuisines, steak and prawns.