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The Monal Restaurant

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

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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
Good place BUT VERY CROWDED.

Beautiful views, beautiful drive, much cooler than the city down, BUT OVER CROWDED, NO Parking arrangements, hours long wait, good food & fast service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful views, beautiful drive, much cooler than the city down, BUT OVER CROWDED, NO Parking arrangements, hours long wait, good food & fast service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited Monal last weekend as it was very pleasant outside but horrible experience. It took us about 45 minutes to cover our last half mile to the restaurant because everyone seemed to be going there. Staff was over-burdened and they were not courteous at all. They put us in waiting for about 50 minutes which I find OK given the... More 

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A must visit restaurant if you want to have a dinning experience with a beautiful natural setting. Great view of Islamabad city with mouth watering food. Just been there for Eid and had a fantastic experience. There is one thing that I didn't liked about the place was the carefree attitude of staff. It seems as if they have taken... More 

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Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I went many time there and enjoyed a lot. But the most i like the atmosphere. Amazing views . Go there in evening or night the best time is that. I always love to go there even my whole family, my mother like that place. Food is good but now they have to improve them.

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Sitting atop the Margalla Hills, Monal is a must visit when in Islamabad. The drive towards the top is scenic and mesmerizing, whether its summers or winters, and there are numerous time one wants to stop the car to take photographs. When you reach the restaurant, I highly recommend sitting on the balconies, the lower the better. You can see... More 

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Mirpur, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Monal Restaurant is located at the Top of the Hill, where from you can see the Islamabad City under your feet, view of the night is wonderful, when lights of the Islamabad are on. Overall one of the best place to visit, when you are visiting Islamabad.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent view, good BBQ n Pakistani food. Do try the Chapal Kebab, cheese Nan and the BBQ platter. Quite crowded but has a capacity of over 500. Very efficient service.

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Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have come for Iftar after a long Ramadan day with my Pakistani customers so I cannot talk about the menu, there was a buffett. Options for everybody: western and pakistani. The kebabs were absolutely delicious and there is another reason to come here...the marvelous setting on top of the mountain with the impressive view of Islamabad below.

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Hyderabad, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

went for the iftaar buffet last year. The view is what makes it special, and the drive to it,through margalla hills, is beautiful.

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Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One of the beautiful spot of the city and the food is great as well. The view of whole city can be seen from here.

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Additional Information about The Monal Restaurant

Address: 9 KM, Islamabad - Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Phone Number: +92300 8433359
Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Islamabad Capital Territory  >  Islamabad
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 1000
Cuisine: Italian, French, Chinese, Lebanese, Pizza, Barbecue, Thai, Pasta, Pakistani, Halal, Afghani

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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, Barbecue, Thai, Pasta, 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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