If you are looking for a great zabiha halal restaurant in the Atlanta Metro area, then this is the place for you. With 2 branches owned by 2 brothers in the Atlanta metro area, Karachi Broast and Grill is a must visit for burgers and such. We go to the Roswell branch, which is very new. It has ample seating, with booths, and is kept very, very clean. Absolutely spotless! The bathrooms are also very well maintained, and they have a separate area for prayer. There is a large flat screen TV of course, but I really don’t remember what they play on it (which means it’s not Indian songs).
You order on the counter that is right in front of you when you step in, and then seat yourself in the dining hall.
The owner and staff are very, very polite. When the hostess wasn’t there, someone from the kitchen staff stepped up to take my order, and although English wasn’t his first language, he was very nice and very polite. The owner regularly comes out to check on you.
I always see non desis coming in to eat whenever I go there.
The burgers aren’t typical desi style. In my book, that’s a good thing. They are also quite large. They are made on a roll, not a regular hamburger bun. The burgers come with a choice of french fries or onion rings. I know that the fries come out of a bag, and I’m pretty sure that the onion rings do too.
I was really craving a beef burger the first few times I came here, so I always ordered the Karacheese burger. It’s really good, but something my husband said put me off of it for a while. Even though it’s a big, juicy beef burger, he said it’s like something one would make at home. It’s got cheese and mustard and lettuce and tomatoes and pickles and onions and on and on and on. There is no thought behind this burger as to what specific taste to focus on. It is not crafted with a certain idea in mind. It just has everything thrown in. That takes a little away from it as far as finesse goes.
Or, you could say, ‘Hey! that sounds like a Whopper!’ And just enjoy it.
We’ve tried a number of other burgers there too. The zinger (KFC, anyone?) is a fried chicken burger with shredded cabbage. I quite enjoy that too although I miss the original zinger from Pakistan a lot!
The grilled chicken burger is excellent, which we tried because of my very health conscious cousin. The chicken is moist and flavorful. A very good choice.
The Thai burger seems to be a beef burger with lots of green chilies! I know there are people out there who like that sort of thing.
The Philly cheesesteak – one of the very good ones that I have had, and I rarely like the mess that a lot of restaurants sell. It has visible chunks of meat, and it is absolutely loaded with meat, cheese, mushrooms, bell pepper, the works.
The chicken wings are another great tasting item, available in mild, barbecue and buffalo flavors, but they are very small. I know that the owner gets their meat from the same place that we do, and since our supplier sells hormone free, antibiotic free, grass fed etc etc chickens, they have to be small. But since they are so small, even though they are delicious, they do end up being pricey.
We also tried the biryani, which has a very nice home made flavor to it. They give you quite a bit of chicken, and the masala is very balanced. It is a bit pricey, but is quite a large serving.
I almost forgot to mention their steak, which my nephew loves. Isn’t it nice when your picky eaters also have a favorite?
The pizza looks really, really good, picture perfect, but is disappointing. It completely lacks the punch in flavor that I expected from such a yummy looking pizza. It’s a good base, but they really need to bring up the flavor. It’s not properly spiced, and I think it needs some salt!
Possibly a new item, since it’s not on the printed menu, is the tandoori chicken alfredo. It is as ‘interesting’ as it sounds. Served with garlic bread, it definitely looks appealing enough, but maybe because I just don’t like how the tandoori masala meshes with the alfredo sauce, it’s not my favorite. In fact the problems are two fold: The tandoori masala has a very typical, strong, box masala type taste. Secondly, the alfredo sauce is a bit lacking in quality. I won’t say much, becauseI knew going in that the sauce would not be made with the best ingredients, but paired with the tandoori masala problem, it brings the dish down for me. Then again, this is an out of the box item, and I give them credit for trying. It might well be enjoyed by people who like their tandoori chicken.
But while eating it, I was thinking that my chicken alfredo is better. See my Chicken Alfredo recipe.
We have yet to try their other desi items like kababs and wraps, but honestly, I doubt I will because I love their burgers and cheesesteaks. But I know that they are enjoyed by many of their customers.
So, a very pleasant dining experience. It really lives up to its name for providing great Pakistani flavors. And I also have to admit, I like the crescent in place of the ‘C’ in their logo. Definitely worth a try!
- 10971 Crabapple Rd, Suite 1500, Roswell, GA 30075.
- 5775 Jimmy Carter Blvd, # 180, Norcross, GA 30071-4603
- (678) 291-0101
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