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The Monal Restaurant

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Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta, Thai, 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

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  • 40
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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
Exceptionel view

Had late night tea and icecream. Both good. Great service and personel. The view is absolutely stunning. The atmosphere is nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
DK-Desi
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Had late night tea and icecream. Both good. Great service and personel. The view is absolutely stunning. The atmosphere is nice.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

If you survive the drive up the Margalla hills you'll find great service, good portions and an amazing view of Islamabad. Wear a jacket in the winter or at night... you'll need it.

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

One of the classic must visit restaurants of Islamabad, if not the entire Pakistan. The food is quite good, but foreigners should avoid the usual cold uncooked things, as well as any sauces etc. The view is amazing. I suggest avoiding busy times as parking can be quite difficult. Make a reservation for a larger group if want to come... More 

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71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

absolutely stunning view while we ate. food was pretty nice yo but highlight of my visit was sitting down on a warm summer evening with a cold drink and meal with friends on our second night in Pakistan just chilling and unwinding

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Islamabad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Always maintains excellence. Reasonable prices, an outstanding Sunday buffet brunch with a wide variety of local & continental dishes. All you can eat

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New Plymouth, NZ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Divine typical Pakistani food, great atmosphere, astonishing views of the city, service like no other, 10/10 experience

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Monal has no doubt emerged as an all-weather dining place whether it be an in-house dining or someone wants to be part of the scenic beauty of margallah hills besides having spectacular view of the capital. From in-house buffet breakfast to a-la-carte dine-in at night vast variety is available there. Service is also good. It's advisable to get table reserved... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Being resident of Islamabad I have visited the restaurant many times. Situated on top of Margalla Hills its a 30 minutes drive from city center. The winding road to the restaurant is it self a treat. Views of the city on one side and valley on the other side are amazing specially after rain when the dust settles down. Food... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whether you walk up the hill for a lovely Sunday hike or drive up for a evening dinner, the food is traditional meat loving Pakistani food. Often there is entertainment on a weekend, from traditional live music to dancing competitions! View over the city of Islamabad is fantastic! Can get very busy on weekend evenings as is very popular -... More 

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Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Amazing place and setup.Nice food with all varieties.Mind blowing atmosphere.One of the best restaurant in the capital of lovely Pakistan.

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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, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta, Thai, 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?