Karachi

Price guide: Budget

14 George Hudson Street, York, Yorkshire, YO1 6LP

Price guide: Budget

Karachi by night

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#15 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in York
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
3.6
3.6
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Business travellers, Couples, Families with teenagers, Stag / hen parties, Design and architecture, Nightlife, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of Karachi

Great in every way, Pakistani food never tasted so good.

The third in a trinity of quality Pakistani restaurants in Yorkshire run by the same group, for me Mr Banny Hussan’s Karachi delivers the best food of its genre in York alongside excellent staff and a swish contemporary decor. I don’t go here to finish my night as is traditional with many restaurants of this genre, I go here to make my night.

Food and drink: 

The complex collection of ingredients and flavours of all the usual suspects can be found here, korma, rogan josh, the anglicised balti and nemesis of the post bar reveller, the vindaloo. Dedicated to its Pakistani origins are the signature dishes of Karachi chicken and lamb and a grand collection of Punjabi dishes. A section of the menu is dedicated to introducing the kids to food from the region as well as offering more familiar choices.

Recommended dishes: 

Accompanied by sweet lassi, for me it has to be a mountain of popadoms with all the pickles and dips you can balance on the table, followed by a sharing platter of piquant meats before finally burying myself in karahi chicken.

Ambience: 

Like a good curry, busy and lively; especially at weekends when the open plan, modern minimalist decor soon disappears in the crowds of hungry diners.

Service: 

Winning smiles greet me whenever I go in and the fine attentive service never stops until I leave. If unsure what to order, staff are more than willing to offer help.

Location: 

On York’s ‘left bank,’ just a gentle ten minute walk from the minster.

Price advice: 

Extremely affordable, appetisers are priced between £2.25-£5.00 while main courses come in at £6.00-£11.00. Remember to add between £2.00-£4.00 for a choice of flat breads and rice and look out for special deals between Sunday and Thursday. A bottle of house wine starts at £11.00.

Tables to book: 

Aim to get a table as close to the large windows as possible to watch and amaze at the weekend nightlife passing by on an otherwise unremarkable street.

More information on Karachi:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Indian, Vegetarian
Address:
14 George Hudson Street, York, Yorkshire, YO1 6LP
Telephone:
+44 1904 620 000
Website:
http://www.karachirestaurantyork.co.uk
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 5pm-11pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
indian, Pakistani food

Have you been to Karachi? Would you recommended it?