your favorite Iftar place in Lahore?

So what is the best place to have Iftar in Lahore? Personally I don’t have any preferences and if given a choice, I would prefer home :).

28 Comments so far

  1. Bhaalu (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 12:17 am

    Home cooking is overrated.


  2. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 30th, 2006 @ 4:20 am

    KFC’s all you can eat offer for Rs.375/-(last year’s rate) has always been among my favorites!


  3. zeeshan (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 1:57 am

    ziafat is nice because its just 5 minutes drive from where i work. a bit expansive though but yeah there is no better place for iftar thatn home.


  4. Sabyn (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 4:29 am

    Freddy’s aftaar is good, also Dhaabaa’s.


  5. Rafi Faisal (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

    Hi,
    I am not living in PK so I am curious about all these restaurants.
    Anybody that has pictures of his favourite iftar place ? Like Ziafat for example ?


  6. sadaff (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2006 @ 8:12 pm

    my fav ifftar is offcourse at home but i want purani anarkali kay samoosay and kachori + dahi bhallay from regal (no other place but regal will do) pakoray+ kebab + chicken, fried by my ammi along with fruit chat and chana chat in my ifftar at home with a jug of doodh 7up.
    ages ago i had ifftar buffet at PC and it was good, freddy + ziafat are also good but do’nt want to go there every day, perhaps once in the whole ramdan.
    last year i seldom had a chance to have a laid out ifftar and usually snatched a bite in changing trains. but in the last ashra of ramdan i had luck to spot an indian resturant in shinjuku where i went for business meeting. I entered the resturant with counter service, and had a hot samoosa’s for ifftar after almost 2 years of leaving pakistan. it was perhaps the best ifftar i have ever had, though there was nothing special in it just a plate of 2 samoosa’s but the nostalgia and longing for home, hitting on halal food among the millions of haram resturants made it a dream come true ifftar.
    happy relax ramdan to all of u back home because u do’nt have to search for hallal food when the hour for ifftar is closing in on u.


  7. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 12:01 am

    Oh yes, Freddy’s Iftaar is cool, too!

    I’ll soon be posting pics of it…


  8. sh (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 3:11 am

    the resturants are way to packed out at iftar,

    i prefer to go when the crowd is small.


  9. Yahya (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 8:13 am

    Rafi Faisal, I used to love dahi bhallay from regal (no other place but regal will do – I second) when I lived in or visited Lahore in mid 80s. Then once I got typhoid from there, since then no no. Hope they have better hygiene.


  10. Yahya (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 8:14 am

    Sorry, last comment was for sadaff.


  11. faisal (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 12:49 pm

    @Zeeshan

    “ziafat is nice because its just 5 minutes drive from where i work. a bit expansive though but yeah there is no better place for iftar thatn home”

    I think perhaps you meant to write “expensive” and not “expansive”.


  12. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2006 @ 10:11 pm

    @Faisal: LOL!


  13. sadaff (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 10:03 am

    @ Yahya

    tell you what yahya when i was in high school my chacha brought dahe bahlay from regal for all of us, and when i was pourng them out in the dish a healthy black stout fly disentangled itself from the salad and flew away with the dahee still glistening on its body.
    You can imagine my disgust at the incident and I boycotted the sepciality for life. But my self retrain lasted till i reach college. in two years time my craving for the taste overcame the disgust at hygiene.
    I was born in lahore and that i think is a true spirit of lahore that ppl forget what is bad and rememebr all that was good.
    We lahorites can stop eating what we like, infact nothing short of death can keep us away from taste.
    You will find the world’s greatest concentration of diabetics in lahore and you will see the most careless diabetics also in lahore who will eat any thing and every thing to staisfy their taste buds. The general opinion among diabetics in lahore is to eat niralla and eat glucofax afterwards in double doze, (eating ur cake and have it)—ensure


  14. nida (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 3:13 pm

    well i don’t live in pak anymore but accoding to me one of the best places are anarkali, rahat bakers and offourse ur home. no place like home is there… or is it! well i will be visiting pak next year inshallah.i will definetly visit ll the esturant read s far n logs so don forget to tell me about the best places in lahore and i u can do send some photoes aswell.it will be gr8 thanz bye and happy ramadhan.


  15. nida (unregistered) on October 4th, 2006 @ 3:14 pm

    well i don’t live in pak anymore but accoding to me one of the best places are anarkali, rahat bakers and offourse ur home. no place like home is there… or is it! well i will be visiting pak next year inshallah.i will definetly visit ll the esturant read s far n logs so don forget to tell me about the best places in lahore and i u can do send some photoes aswell.it will be great thanx bye and happy ramadhan.


  16. Seema (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 12:39 am

    definitely Freddy’s for me


  17. Seema (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 12:42 am

    but i think lahoris generally like have iftaars at home. anarkali has a special place for iftaar? which one?


  18. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 2:09 am

    Are we talking about Anarkali Food Street here??


  19. sadaff (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 5:55 am

    @ Hasan

    what are you talking about hasan, anarakali and gawalmandi food street are miles apart. Or is it the small so called food street in front of anarkali that u have pointed at. The place where there used to be a landa bazaar two years ago. But you see hasan, seema do’nt live in lahore any more and its not likely that she has visited food street either in gawalmandi or anarkali. The likelyhood for fruit chat shops in anarakli or the backery next to cone wala are most probable places of her ifftar venue in anarkali.
    Plz tell us seema if i am right?
    and i think seema is an ex student of KE, GC or PU because noobody else would think of anarkali as a place for ifftar unless u are a shopohlic.


  20. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    @Sadaff:

    Yes, Anarkali has its own food street and it’s lush in variety for eateries including Yusuf Falooda, Biryani, Tikka, Fried Fish, and other desi stuff…


  21. sadaf (unregistered) on October 6th, 2006 @ 9:49 am

    @hasan

    its purani anarkali you are talking about, purani anarkali has the yousaf falooda and various halwa puri and samoosa shops.
    ok ok now i recall its the lane leading from purani anarkali to the the lower mall upto the tollington market just in front of the packed road leading to anarakali bano bazar.
    there is also a miniature food street in the green belt at the edge called ‘nukkad 38’
    i am sorry but i never ate there so can’t comment on the quality of food except the halwa puri + samoosa and ever famous yousaf falooda.
    i hope seema will write a short response to put our speculations on her fav ifftar at rest.


  22. iceCube (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 3:13 am

    Now that I’m not there… all of Lahori restaurants feel like the most delicious and tasty places known to me. I definitely love em all!


  23. Seema (unregistered) on October 7th, 2006 @ 4:55 pm

    yup sadaf, you are so right. i ve been to gawalmandi food street but not to anarkali that’s why i asked if there is any special place in anarkali food street which we should try? oh n i luv regal ki fruit chaat :D


  24. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 6:23 am

    Sadaff: why use ‘lahorites’ when theres a good proper word available. Lahori.

    Cheers


  25. Shoaib Ikram (unregistered) on October 9th, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    Hi, i am lahori, right now Livinh In kHI, and missing my home, tooo much, but I love all lahori touch restaurants…….


  26. IllusionFS (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 2:24 am

    Shoaib Ikram: If u are missing lahore for emotional reasons, then its okay. If u are missing it for food, yaar karachi is no less ;)


  27. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 11th, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    Lahore ho ya Karachi; kee faraq painda hai! Pakistanis just love Food :)


  28. Muhmmad Saifullah (unregistered) on October 17th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    i think Pizza Hut.



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