Your fingers are not all the same size.
Unfortunately, that seems to hold true for the foreign-based
food franchises in Pakistan. I'll talk about my experience of
the ones in Karachi.
The one in boat-basin is the best. It's clean, it's air-conditioned,
the service is prompt (for the most part) and the servers don't
look like they just crawled out of the sewer, 5 minutes ago.
The worst is the one on Seaview. Oh God! absolutely filthy.
The decor is nasty (they have put up white, bathroom tiles on
the walls, like you are at an abattoir), the servers are lazy, un-
professional and dirty (in every conceivable way). The mgmt is
clueless and there is no chance of it improving with this present
They make the worst Twisters. They fill it up with stale cauliflower
(when they are supposed to use iceberg lettuce!) and curry juice.
They don't bake the bread, so what you get is a mish-mash of
half-cooked flour, curry juice and bits of chicken that are hard as
concrete. The Zingers have rubbery, bad meat that is best left
on the table, or else it'll have to come out they way it entered
your body. Just nasty, all around.
The best is probably the one on Seaview. It's crowded, but
there is enough staff to take care of it. The bathroom floor
is always covered with grimy footsteps and smells funny, as
if folks have had 'accidents' in there.
The worst, is probably the one near GULF shopping center.
It's congested all the time, the service is haphazard and the
tables are littered with ketchup and other stuff, which I presume
is... mustard. Hope so. The sitting area on the mezzanine is
so low, you can't stand-up straight without bumping into the
The one on Khy-Badr. Claustrophobic, mom & pop mgmt
(they are always running out of stuff), over-priced junk
which all tastes the same, ie; oily pakoras.
The one on Zamzama is the worst during Ramazan. It sounds
like a cattle farm, with Uncles arguing with servers about their
service (they won't bring pizza to your table unless you threaten
them with bodily harm and only when the clock runs out). Their
bathrooms are also filthy. I think that's to discourage off-loading
during buffet. Smart move.
The best is probably the one that just opened on boat-basin.
You can see the man-made inlet, all lit-up at night from the
giant windows on the first and second floors. Beautiful scenery
with which to enjoy your food. It's still new and clean. The service
is too good. Last time we were there, the server stood by our
table and would cut our pizza and put it on our plates for us...
I think if we had asked him to put it into our mouths, he just
might have obliged us.
Anybody have different experience(s) or views about these
eating establishments ?. Or a recent good/bad buffet ?.
Sheikh 'A Buffet, Is A Challenge' Chilli