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Karachiites have had a love affair with Nihari for years. The spicy broth with either beef or chicken is famously adored with everyone having their favorite accompaniments for nihari. We think the best way to eat it with some garma garam naan. While nihari can be cooked at home, we feel that the best experience is to get it at some of the famous authentic nihari vendors scattered throughout the city.
Here are 11 of the best places to get some of that yummy broth in Karachi.
Javed Nihari is located in the Dastagir area of Karachi. While it may be a bit of a commute to venture into that area, its worth it just to get the excellent nihari experience.
Sabri Nihari House
Sabri Nihari House at MA Jinnah Road is the quintessential Nihari joint of Karachi. If there’s one place to have Nihari in the city, then you must go to Sabri. For those who don’t feel the need to venture into the area can get the same taste at the Badar Commercial area (Defence Phase 5) where it’s called Sabiri Nihari Restaurant. Having been to the Badar Commercial location, I can attest that the Nihari was excellent. However, purists should make a point to visit the original outlet at MA Jinnah Road.
Zahid Nihari is the best place for Nihari on Tariq Road. There’s always been a debate among Karachiites whether it’s better than Javed and Sabri. Regardless, the Nihari is superb and I’ve always enjoyed the extra helpings of just the gravy once I’ve chowed down the beef.
Malik’s is located on Burns Road as well as Alamgir Road/ Bahadurabad. You can enjoy Nihari at both locations but the Alamgir Road one offers more items on its menu. I’d prefer Burns Road because that street itself is perhaps the most famous food street of Karachi. Once you’re done with the nihari, you can enjoy the other specialties Burns Road has to offer such as the bun kababs.
Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House
Ghaffar Kabab House is the perfect desi food joint of the city. The original Tariq Road location is my favorite and what does it not have! You can get yummy kababs, tikkas, and of course one of the best nihari the city has to offer.
Waheed Hotel Burns Road
Burns Road is home to another nihari joint on our list. Waheed Hotel is famous for lot of things but the Nihari is one of its specialties. It’s up to you to decide if it’s better than Malik’s or not when you plan to head out to Burns Road.
Boat Basin, like Burns Road, is one of Karachi’s famous food strips. Located in Clifton, the strip is flooded with some of the best desi food joints of the city. Nihari Inn is a great place to enjoy Nihari but also offers barbecue dishes too. Best way to enjoy the meals are in the open air in pleasant weather that we have these days.
Indus Foods, in Defence’s famouse Khadda Market, is famous for several dishes including the Karachi-favorite Biryani. Other than that, the Nihari here is as excellent as its biryani. Do give it a try and see if it matches up with heavyweights like Zahid!
Daily Dubai is a favorite spot for desi cuisine in the Badar Commercial Area of Defence. There, you can order a whole variety of dishes but one of the best is most certainly the nihari.
Tandoori Hut is another Nihari joint on the Boat Basin strip. While it’s famous for barbecue and local cuisine, the Nihari hits the spot!
Chatkharay may be known more for chaat and other spicy snacks but it also offers a great serving of Nihari. Situated in Khadda Market, it’s a great place to relax and enjoy beef Nihari and if you’re in the mood..some paani puri.
Al-Habib Do Darya
Nothing beats having Nihari by the sea with your bae. You’re looking into each other’s eyes and that may be the perfect time to pop the question. That’s all possible at Al-Habib Do Darya. We’re not responsible for what happens next!
Delhi Sohail in North Nazimabad is most probably the best Nihari joint in the area. If you plan on venturing to North Nazimabad, then you must make a stop here for some awesome Nihari.
While we may have missed out on your favorite Nihari place, we feel that these places are some of the best places to get it in Karachi. Do let us know your recommendations in the comments below.
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