Karachi’s Boat Basin to be turned into a Food Street

A pedestrian trail and a piazza would also be set up in the area.

A view of Tandoori Hut at Boat Basin. (Shahzaib Abdullah)

The provincial government has decided to establish a food street around the eateries in the Boat Basin area of Karachi.

This was revealed by the Karachi Administrator, Murtaza Wahab, when he visited the area, along with his fellow workers Waqar Mehdi and Karamullah Waqasi, on Friday.

Nihari Inn at Boat Basin.

According to the details, Wahab reviewed the ongoing developments in the area and was briefed about establishing the food street.

He also gave orders to develop a pedestrian trail and a piazza when establishing the food street at Boat Basin.

What is the Boat Basin area in Karachi? And why does it have so many eateries?

View from the eateries of Boat Basin.

The Boat Basin area of Karachi is one of the most well-known food places in the city. It is situated not far away from the Port of Karachi.

Initially, only a handful of dhabas were established in the area to serve those who came to visit the beach or go for recreational activities along the sea.

Dera Mattam Restaurant in Boat Basin.

However, soon more restaurants opened up, and the area became one of the most popular food hubs for the middle-class in the metropolis.

From right to left: Dera Mattam Restaurant, Handi Inn, Khyber Charsi Tikka, Baithak Peshawari, Frontier. (Kashif Afridi)

Some of the famous restaurants and dhabas in the Boat Basin area include Tandoori HutNihari InnFrontierBaithakBaithak PeshawariDera MattamThali InnKhyberBaloch Ice CreamKarachi BroastMr. BurgerJan’s Broasted ChickenHanifiaQasr Al NakheelTipu Burger & BroastOPTPBurger KingPizza HutKFCDel FrioCocochanFlamingo Juice & ChatHandi InnChick-N-ChipsRoll InnCool InnJeddah Biryani Food CenterPioneer Foods, and many more!

From right to left: Hobnob, Thali Inn, Qasr Al Nakheel, Pizza Inn & Salad Bar.

Along with the recently pedestrianized Burns Road Food Street, Boat Basin is one of Karachi’s most famous places for food-lovers.

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