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The Monal Restaurant

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

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food and view !

The Monal restaurant is surely one of the best in Islamabad, the actual quality of the food was excellent, there was also a lot to choose from. All of the food was delicious but another advantage was the outside seating area which overlooks islamabad, that view is truly unforgettable!. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Billaal I
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The Monal restaurant is surely one of the best in Islamabad, the actual quality of the food was excellent, there was also a lot to choose from. All of the food was delicious but another advantage was the outside seating area which overlooks islamabad, that view is truly unforgettable!. The restaurant is surroned by a green and mountainous area which... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

breakfast, lunch or dinner....Monal Restaurant offers the best view of Islamabad any time of the year...sadly the twenty minute journey up to the restaurant is not worth more than the view as the food is, at best, average.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Monal has the best location and environment. When it comes to enjoying some quality food in a very beautiful, calm and relaxing environment then Monal is the best place. Food is a bit too expensive compared to the other options but I guess they are just exploiting the location. The waiters and services staff is not good though. Sometimes it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We decided to make a last minute dinner trip on our last day in Pakistan. It honestly was one of the best nights, eating under the stars with the views of the city's landscape, it was breathtaking! The bbq food was great, service was slightly slow but then they were busy that night. Slightly over priced food although there was... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It takes a long drive up the steep twisting roads to arrive at this spectacular restaurant. Looking down at Islamabad situated at the valley below, at night, is breathtaking indeed. The atmosphere is noisy, adds South Asian spice to the atmosphere, hospitality & to the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

been there twice while i was visiting pakistan. the food is 3 star menue is something like u get a ketchup feeling staff needs professional training and the scenery is one of the best ever i would like to recommend this restaurant for a Date with some spicy queen x

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

View can't be faulted. Ambience, noisy. Only good for buffet brunch as there's fresh parathas & eggs being made. As for a la carte, the bbq meat comes in measly portions, and lacks taste. Boring menu & presentation. Wait staff don't know what they're doing. Wouldn't bother unless I want to take ppl for brunch and want to impress them... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Monal is on a hill that looks over the entire Islamabad city. On a clear evening, the view is divine. Excellent food and ambiance with smell of fresh pines, priceless. There is live music on weekends, and mostly on other days as well. Staff is very friendly and helping. There is a buffet brunch on Sundays which is super rich... More 

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Pakistan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Although the service is a bit slow of the Monal restaurant, but the food is good and enough in quantity. The price is right for the reason that it provides an awesome view of the city Islamabad. There are many many options in food from traditional to continental. It is a good restaurant if you want to celebrate and have... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a nice place to go out in islamabad. It has a nice restaurant and the food is good. I will advise you to go when the sun is setting down.

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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: Barbecue, Chinese, French, Italian, Lebanese, Thai, Pakistani, Pizza & Pasta, Afghani, Halal
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?