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“Excellent scenery, great food”
Review of Cuckoo's Den

Cuckoo's Den
Ranked #10 of 301 Restaurants in Lahore
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Overlooking at Badhsahi Mosque, this is one of the best local views you can see in lahore. The food is great. The prices are just a tad higher than other local places, but the ambience and scenery and quality of food makes up for it.

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Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you are in Lahore, you should be there once at least.
Food is good ... a little expensive. Beverages and salads are even more.
Traditional food is the specialty; in the traditional way.
You can see old typical Lahori style of transferring food in a basket / basin from street to roof top.
My favorite is "Brain Masala (spicy)" but the restaurant brings it from outside.
Avoid expensive "special fruit salad" offered by a waiter exclusively there!!!
The view of Badshahi Masjid from rooftop is the best part.

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1  Thank QPervez
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Food is good - but not fantastic - certainly not worth the price - nor lives up to the hype. The view is great - but you can get it next door for a lot less spend.

Nonetheless - put it on your "do it once." list.

1  Thank SwiftTortoise
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

The view of a Badshahi Masjid is awesome at night while you are having your food. Food is also good.

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Reviewed July 23, 2014

A great experience for both locals and tourists, if going to Cuckoo's means it'll be your first foray into old Lahore, by all means, go!

Though there are a couple of newer restaurants that have opened up around the area, Cuckoo's has by far the best view of the Badshahi mosque (frontal view). The Andaaz restaurant next door (which has a better menu offering in my opinion) loses out on the angle of its view of the mosque -- it gets a side view, so no where near as spectacular as the one offered by Cuckoo's.

Going into the establishment is a novel experience, the ground floor is an art gallery with an assortment of scuptures and Gandahara art, as well as the owner's paintings of the residents of the red light district of Lahore.

For the best experience, climb to the top of the rooftop seating area (three or four flights of stairs) onto the side balconies that are one step higher from the roof seating area, these are smaller but cozier. Okay for groups of two to eight.

The menu has all things meat based and Pakistani. The best in such cases is to order a karahi or try the 'brain masala'. It's a Pakistani specialty that even Pakistanis don't all have a taste for but its very tasteful. You will hardly find anything vegetarian, perhaps only a daal dish.

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1  Thank zkhalid
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