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The Monal Restaurant

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9 KM, Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
+92 51 2898044
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a nice view in a wide angle of Islamabad. Also the scenic beauty can not beat the taste of dishes which they offer.It was a great experience of Pakistani cuisine. worth enough to the expenses.

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Thank Rasika G
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monal is always worth the drive up the hills. Great views, particularly near sunset time. Also excellent service and great food.

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Thank MushPanjwani
Munich, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there twice in April,once in a group of seven and secondly as a couple. The restaurant is vast and set above the city on a cool hill. Both times the food was excellent and the highlights,not surprisingly are the grilled items such as kebabs which are delicious. Service was a little slow but we were given a time... More 

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Thank Susan2395
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with good food and amazing views. A little over priced probably due to the location. Overall ambience is excellent live music adds to the fun. A must go place for people visiting Isb.

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Thank Yasir N
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving up the hill was the most breathtaking experience ever! The weather was insane, there was thunder, lightning, heavy fast thunder storm rain and it was VERY windy! We were all so scared yet so excited. The drive up is just indescribable. The best thing ever in Islamabad. The entrance is welcoming, staff are accommodating. However finding the staff to... More 

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Thank zuni123
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant as a group of about 20. It is located high up in the Margalla hills, but getting there is not that difficult. The location is unbeatable, and provides an excellent view of Islamabad and surrounding areas. It was a bit cold in January, so our hosts had opted for indoor seating, although the restaurant... More 

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Thank Akhma60
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is situated in the Margalla Hills and the view over the city is really worth a visit. The staff is traditionally incompetent and mostly ignores the customers. The menu seems to offer a great variety of food. The food is as much below average as the prices are above. Everything is overspiced. Special orders or amendments are accepted,... More 

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Thank Besold
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is very nice and the food and service is excellent as well.while you are enjoying your food you have a good view of the city around you.

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Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of friends. The food was good, especially the 1 meter kabab. Its a bit difficult to get there as it is up a mountain. However, it is worth it. You can see the whole city of Islamabad from the outdoor seating area. This place is huge, it can seat upto 400 people, if not mroe. Very... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view! Their mixed grill was very good. Overall a nice restaurant and good service. Should be visited once if you go to Islamabad, mostly because of the view. I would recommend going when it's getting dark.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 1,000
Cuisine
Barbecue, Asian, Pakistani, Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 KM, Pirsohawa Road, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Islamabad Capital Territory  >  Islamabad
  • Phone Number: +92 51 2898044

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?