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The Monal Restaurant

9 KM, Islamabad - Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
51 5837218
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Ranked #2 of 84 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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  • English first
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Islamabad
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is situated right next door to the 'Monal Restaurant' at Pir Sohawa in the Margalla hills. About 30 minutes of a drive up the hills from F-6. Unlike the Monal, it is much quieter and small and offers continental cuisine (a little bit of everything) compared to the very Pakistani touch of the Monal Restaurant next door. The... More

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Dubai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If I had the choice, I would do a dinner there outdoor. The view and temperature would make it all worthwhile. Typical Pakistani food, good service, moderately priced. An outdoor experience in the evening would be great. Alas, I did a mid-day meal at the beginning of summer heat, so no outdoor seating.

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

It is the best place for spending time. I have visited today. Best for tourism. Also extreme height area of Islamabad. Pakistan.

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Peshawar, Pakistan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Whenever i visit Islamabad, I must Visit here(Solo / Family / Friends). Such a nice place especially at night when you feel that the entire city lights are twinkling stars in your feet. Bar B cue is good with live music.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you're looking to find best food in the federal capital of Pakistan in tremendous combination with the soul soothing view... Monal is the place... Try to be there at sunset in summers...

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