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The Monal Restaurant

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Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Pizza, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Thai, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Halal, Afghani
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9 KM, 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: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 213
    Excellent
  • 170
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A great top roof view of Islamabad City

The taste of food is much better then other resturants in islamabad city. dine in and setting of the view is just great. We had alot of enjoy there when we come but the problem of this Resturant is only reservations and rules are sick! Otherwise view is very owsum of margalla hills!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
AMhii X
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

View was great and food was mediocre at best! Had the whole family eat brunch there and everyone enjoyed the coaster ride there and back but food was so so!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ride up to this place is exciting, the view is breathtaking, the food is good enough and reasonably priced. Really glad to spend a couple of hours at this delightful place with a great panoramic view of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Must check it out!

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Thank textrav58
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the first ever review I have written on TripAdvisor. I travel all over the world and as such, have had the opportunity to dine at numerous restaurants. The Monal Restaurant is absolutely in my Top 5 of ALL TIME! Everything is absolutely FABULOUS! From the outstanding views of the city, to the top notch service and most importantly... More 

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Thank Usman K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The taste of food is much better then other resturants in islamabad city. dine in and setting of the view is just great. We had alot of enjoy there when we come but the problem of this Resturant is only reservations and rules are sick! Otherwise view is very owsum of margalla hills!

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Thank AMhii X
Vilnius, Lithuania
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about Monal is its location and amazing view of Islamabad. Especially just before sunset and during the dark. Food is above average but nothing to write home about. On weekends it gets very crowded so better to go during the week days.

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Thank musafar2016
Lahore, Pakistan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the mountains adjoining Islamabad city, with a beautiful view. It is the best place to visit if you are in islamabad. Food and service are not that bad too.

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Thank Haseeb K
Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from on top of the mountain is absolutely wonderful. It's a must see. Amazing. The food very good and delicious. Outstanding experience

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Thank Dawood G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came as a family and went for the mixed grill starter which was served beautifully on a platter and cooked in front of our eyes in an open air kitchen. For the mains we went for a hyderabadi meat and chicken Karachi which we found to be average to be honest. The nans were fabulous. We also had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located high in Margalla hills, the restaurant offers breathtaking views of Islamabad and surroundings. The food is superb, with very artistic presentation. Ambiance is relaxed and friendly. It is a good place for family as well as business occasions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful experience of eating hot and freshly prepared food in the chilly breeze and panoramic views of the Capital. While the food wasn't surprising or extraordinary, it was easily above average and delicious. Loved my pasta dish and the sibling enjoyed his Thai curry with rice. I hear that Desi cuisine is even better, but we weren't in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 KM, 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, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Halal, Afghani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
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?