Karachi BroastPosted on Dec 21 in Dine In, Featured, Take Outby hrcookiewomanPrint
My older brother and sister-in-law were the first to tell me about Karachi Broast. My initial response was that of disbelief–a place in Atlanta that serves good American style halal food? Never! But my first trip there with the siblings helped open up my eyes to a halal-food world I never really imagined for this city.
Overall the restaurant is clean and has a very family-friendly set up. In addition to the sit-down tables in the main areas, there are separate rooms available for small private parties, a prayer area and best of all a special play room for children. The TV and toys in the playroom are a great way to keep young children occupied as you take some time for yourself to enjoy a nice meal.
My favorite menu item is the Zinger Burger. Battered, seasoned, and fried to prime crispiness, white-meat chicken tenders are slathered with spicy ketchup, topped with fresh coleslaw and surrounded by a toasted, buttered hamburger bun. With the first bite, your mouth is simultaneously hit by the juiciness of the chicken and the crunch from the coleslaw. All that punctuated with the subdued spiciness of the ketchup creates a flavorful bite that’s hard to swallow, only because you want to keep it on your taste buds for a while. This burger is highly recommended.
Another item worth a try is the Karachi Cheeseburger. This burger is your traditional American style cheeseburger: a thick, seasoned beef patty topped with mayo, pickles, onions and cheese, also on a buttered toasted bun. Although the meat is juicy and seasoned very well, my only complaint with this burger is that the name hints at something spicy– something with a little Karachi “chat patti” (spicy/zingy) flavor to it. But once I got over the initial disappointment in the lack of spice, the rest of the burger just got better and better. As long as you’re not expecting any extra kick to it, you’ll love this one for its traditional American style.
Also worth mentioning are the french fries. As one of my favorite foods, I like to consider myself a connoisseur of all fried potato foods. Karachi Broast’s french fries are really good. Super crispy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside: the perfect way to supplement a great burger.
And now for the bad. Although it’s in the name of the resturant and should be their signature item, the broast is nothing to get excited about. Broast is basically a method of cooking chicken in which the chicken is fried under pressure. Broast in Karachi is made the same way but it traditionally has a spicy flavor to it as well. However the broast here is your run-of-the-mill fried chicken, without the spice. In addition to the broast, stay away from the steak.
If you’ve ever been to Karachi before, don’t come to this resturant expecting spicy broast or burgers topped with chutney. This place is for all of you who have driven by a McDonald’s or any other burger joint with a pang of sadness, thinking you will never be able to savor a juicy halal cheeseburger. Karachi Broast has not only made this possible, but it has done so without sacrificing the quality or flavor of the burgers.
- Zinger Burger, Karachi Cheese Burger, Chicken Tandoori Burger and the Thai Burger (which is basically a Karachi Burger topped with a sweet and spicy thai peanut sauce)
- Philly Steak and Cheese
- Boti Kabob Platter
- Food: 4.0 – The food is worth coming back for, as long as you know what to order.
- Value: 4.0 Portion sizes are decent. You can fill yourself up for around $7.
- Service: 4.0 – The staff is very nice and the food comes out fairly quickly. But in general it is a self-service type of resturant.
- Lota-Pani: 4.5 - The bathroom is pretty clean and even comes lota-equipped!
- Decor: 4.0 - Nothing too fancy, but the place is clean and well organized.
Phone: (678) 291-0101