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The Monal Restaurant

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Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta, Thai, Pakistani, Halal, Afghani
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9 KM, Islamabad - Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
+92300 8433359
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 143
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 2
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quality keeps varying upon every visit

Have been 3,4 times. On every visit, somethings are improved and some dropped in quality when compared to the past experience. The only thing that is always there is the beautiful view of the city down below which makes you forget other things. Need consistency in food quality. Space for sitting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Saif9909
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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Have been 3,4 times. On every visit, somethings are improved and some dropped in quality when compared to the past experience. The only thing that is always there is the beautiful view of the city down below which makes you forget other things. Need consistency in food quality. Space for sitting gets too packed and can be troublesome at times.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

A must visit when in Islamabad! Absolutely stunning view, love the live music really adds to the character and experience and food is delicious, great selection.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Though the location is great but somehow you don't get the feeling of openness. Large number of people make it congested. If you have large family or group of friends you must reserve table in advance. In summers avoid visiting it for brunch. Evenings are much more comfortable and fascinating. Route to the restaurant is though, through a nice road... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The Monal Restaurant has been there for several years now but still serving some good food with a great ambience. You can see some stunning views of Islamabad and the live music with greta food just makes your trip a worth while. Would just suggest a couple of improvements...Wifi must be available and once finish dinner getting the bill takes... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The drive up build expectations, but the view from the many decks surpassed my expectation. This is a very large restaurant, but the many decks on terraces makes it feel much more intimate. The seating is comfortable with a combination of chairs and sofas, and the service quick and efficient,

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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the best places ever to chill and dine with breathtaking views and a pleasant weather . It's a must go place if you are in the city . Food is always fresh . Their lower terrace with arabic majlis type seatings are very comfy . Order their cheese Kabab and rack of lamb from its adjoining Lebanese type... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hiked up for breakfast and back down again on a Saturday morning. The trek was worth it although I probably didn't burn off the calories. The heat was ok for someone not used to Pak cuisine and the omelette light and fluffy. Great value!

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went at night and thoroughly enjoyed the view from the top of hills. The Briyani, Naan and chicken were really out of this world. Service was quick and they put us in a good place. There was also a nice Pakistani traditional song. At US$30 for 4 people for a Business dinner, this was extreme value for money!

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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The most beautiful place in Islamabad. View is awesome, with the quality food and service. Loved the heaters in the freezing night. Road to this restaurant is an adventure in itself. I do not recommend to drive by self on that road for visitors.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

After hearing amazing things by nearly everyone we spoke to, we were let down by the food, cleanliness, and service. I think this was mainly due to the extreme crowded Sunday brunch, so avoid that. The view is still stunning, and maybe it's better when the brunch isn't happening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 KM, Islamabad - Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Islamabad Capital Territory  >  Islamabad
  • Phone Number: +92300 8433359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 1000
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta, Thai, Pakistani, Halal, Afghani
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?