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The Monal Restaurant

9 KM, Islamabad - Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
51 5837218
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Ranked #2 of 85 restaurants in Islamabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $1,000
Cuisines: Barbecue, Chinese, French, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Pakistani, Pizza & Pasta, Afghani, Halal
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I visited Monal for the first time. Quite sometime back I had been to Pir Sohawa but there used to be a simple basic restaurant, now it has totally changed. Monal's location is just beautiful. Food is also good, though the tables are set too close for my liking. But they do have a good menu and location is just... More

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Lahore, Pakistan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Windy and view of Islamabad from here is heart touching if you have one, Food is great depends how hungry or what type of taste you wish to enjoy while the cool winds overpower your soul and body.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The restaurant offers a variety of food both buffet and a la carte; however in my view the best thing about the restaurant is not the food but the view it offers if you opt to take food outdoors. Food though good is not worth the money it costs. ambein

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Karachi, Pakistan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Monal due to its natural location provides an awesome atmosphere for a delicious dinner. The soothing lights from the capital are more than enough to soothe the atmosphere. Food & service however needs definite improvement to match the quality of the scene. Recommended as a must go / see spot whenever visiting Islamabad / Rawalpindi.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Food is really bad and service none. Next door restaurant is much more pretty with better food and services

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Dubai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food and ambience is amazing! Must visit for all Islamabad travelers. Its a 30 min drive uphill, and definitely worth it. I wasn;t able to make it for sunset but I'm sure it'll be a worthwhile visit. Had the grill platter and it was YUM! Make sure you place yourself near the cliff to get a nice view.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The place I want to visit every week, but unfortunately can't as I am 6000 km away. If you are visiting Islamabad do go for a dinner. In fact not only to eat, but eat in a beautiful atmosphere with live music and fantastic view. There is no negative points in the restaurant you only need a good vehicle and... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Monal just pathetic.today I was there for Iftar with my family.really it is very bad experience and very bad management.monal Jana is just waste of time and waste of money.Customer Service is very poor.

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Sindh Province, Pakistan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Good place to have dinner. Awesome view. But too over crowded. If you are lucky enough then you will find a good seat. Food was worth the money. Not so expensive as i kept hearing from others.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I have now traveled to Islamabad twice and I have dined here each time. The service is very attentive and the grilled meats are very tasty. I can't say if this is an authentic Pakistani experience, but it appears to be a popular site for the locals. There are birthday parties, family gatherings, and business diners. Make sure you sit... More

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