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The Monal Restaurant

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Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Thai, Pasta, Middle Eastern, 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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 2
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Out of Pakistan atmosphere but service needs slight improvement

Since it was our first visit, we were just too caught in scenery and views it afford. It was really out of Pakistan experience at 1st impression. And that is why it really gets its customers on daily basis. However, since Monal restaurant has starting getting things for granted, there they have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Hassan G
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Woking, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

this place is awsome if you want a break from the hustle bustle of the city. great place to sit back, relax and enjoy the nice view. would recommend going in the evening as during the day the sun can be overbearing due to altitude and lack of umbrella shades and they do not have enough of them there. Wife... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Since it was our first visit, we were just too caught in scenery and views it afford. It was really out of Pakistan experience at 1st impression. And that is why it really gets its customers on daily basis. However, since Monal restaurant has starting getting things for granted, there they have started loosing quality in service. For instance, internet... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

nice place. stunning view. great food. yes, crowded, but you can't assume you're the only one who know about this good place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurants outdoor dinning spaces are on the cliffs overlooking hills and lights and beauty. Order something grilled and hope they take a very long time bringing it, because this place is gorgeous on a nice night. I still think about this place and the warm, smart, creative and funny people I met while I was delivering Strength Based Leadership... More 

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Bujumbura, Burundi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Used to be an excellent place. Now a victim of its own success ?? ... Or perhaps management is complacent due to almost assured crowd every evening. .. Visited after almost an year .. And was appalled by service standard. The waiter basically told us to accept what ever was "thrown" on the table.. Tasteless food ... That too at... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Long drive up, had a great view but average food. We ordered the family menu(8 different types of meat), food was not that good. I've had better.

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Monal Restaurants Islamabad offers good food and awesome views of the capital Islamabad. There is not only indoor dining facility but also out door facility available as well and outdoor setting is recommended to enjoy the lovely views of the city. At night you can see the city lights which are simply stunning. Foods are good in taste not extraordinary.

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Lahore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went here a few weeks ago for a conference dinner. It was quite a drive up to the restaurant, up a windy and fairly scenic road, but the journey was probably the best part. I think people go to Monal for the view, but it was pitch dark and cloudy when I went, so I couldn't really see why... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We visited the Monal Treehouse for evening tea. As expected, the bird's eye view of the lush green hills and of Islamabad nestled in between them, were awesome! The service was quick and efficient. We had desserts: lava cake and fudge cake, both didn't disappoint one bit. The Monal is a great restaurant for families. However, the drive up to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Location and ambiance plays a big factor in monal added with the choice on menu and the live qawali adds to the atmosphere. Great experience a good place for family as well as they cater for family needs

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Thai, Pasta, Middle Eastern, 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?