Warm & Cosy

By Sumeha Khalid
Tue, 01, 18

This week, You! checks out the cosy environs of the recently opened Pan Asian restaurant in Karachi...


Comfortable seating, good food and apt background music can make your dining experience delightful. In an ever-growing battle to outdo each other, restaurants in Karachi have been trying to create the most memorable experience. Karachiites no longer want a candlelit table in a quiet part of town. They want something unique and worth trying. If this is what you are looking for, ‘Golden Bowl’ is the place to try out. It is one of the latest additions to Karachi’s bustling restaurant scene. It’s a Pan Asian with panache. Featuring mouthwatering cuisine such as Thai, Chinese, Malaysian and Japanese, the place is not just about food. The restaurant is cosy with a warm and inviting interior. The flattering lighting and music allow you to carry on a conversation in a chic yet casual ambiance.

The restaurant has a friendly setting which instantly puts the customer at ease. Dimly lit with low over-hanging lamps, the atmosphere is just perfect for a Pan Asian feast. The restaurant has been done up in subdued shades with food art adorning the walls. Accents of bamboo in various corners add to the aesthetics of the restaurant. The pristine open kitchen is yet another treat which offers visitors a complete view of the hygienic cooking in its kitchen.

What makes this place unique is that it offers you to customise your own bowl while getting each and everything made right in front of you. They take fresh food ingredients and cook for a few minutes over an intense fire - preserving maximum vitamins, minerals and fibers. A simple three-step menu helps you choose the combination you love and personalise your own meal the way you like.

The glass wall with the wok chefs working on your bowl is an amazing experience making you feel the freshness, and ensuring you that the food is hygienic.

Aromas wafting from the kitchen intensify one’s hunger as you patiently wait for your fare to be presented. And when it is presented, it surely is a sight to behold. From presentation to taste, the food is unbeatable.

The restaurant recently opened its doors to celebrities, socialites, media and foodies who were treated to gastronomical delights at the launch. The well-attended event provided the attendees a perfect opportunity to taste authentic Pan Asian cuisine cooked right in front of them.

On why specifically Pan Asian cuisine, Usman Sakarani, COO of the restaurant says, “Pan Asian food is fresh, healthy and quick. The brand is spearheaded by the most experienced team, who were the pioneers in launching the Pan Asian Cuisine with open kitchen concept in Pakistan.” Working under the umbrella of Crescent Star Foods (CSF), the company has four brands operating in Pakistan - Golden Chick, Bombay Chowpatty, Fat Burger, Cafe Tiramisu and now, Golden Bowl. CSF is a team of vetted professionals with abundant hospitality industry experience within Pakistan and abroad, with the objective to provide global standards of hygiene and pocket-friendly prices to customers throughout the country.”

Reiterating the same, CSG’s CEO and Managing Director, Mr. Naim Anwar, shares with You!, “Pakistan is a big market and people love to eat healthy and delicious food. With our latest eatery, we offer authentic Pan Asian cuisine to our customers. They get three-step menu to prepare their bowl along with high level of service and hygiene.”

With dozens of new restaurants in Karachi, why should people choose Golden Bowl? “Our menu serves the protein needs ranging from meat, chicken, fish and prawns. People can prepare bowls with a wide range of rice, noodles and vermicelli, prepared with an exquisite range of sauces. That is also our unique selling point,” elaborates Sakarani.

Talking about the inspiration behind the ambience and decor, Sakarani adds, “The restaurant caters multiple countries’ cuisine which ranges from Chinese, Thai, Singaporean and Japanese, and our whole decor depicts their essence through different elements and props that we have used all over the place.”

If we talk about which food items to select from the menu, we strongly recommend their specialties such as, Wasabi Prawns, Edamame, Black Pepper Beef, Lemon Grass Chicken, Chilli Prawns with Calamari, and definitely the signature Fried Ice Cream.

Be it food or the atmosphere, Karaciites should prepare themselves for an amazing experience they have never had before...