The Original Sabri Nehari Hotel

SABRI NIHARI – KARACHI:

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*Raju Jamil* (2014)

ESTABLISHED SOMETIME IN 1954….SABIR HOTEL, BUNDAR ROAD (M.A.JINNAH ROAD NOW) OPPOSITE MOULVI MUSAFIR KHANA AND DILPASAND…FAMOUS RAS MALAI OUTLET, IS OWNED BY TWO BROTHERS AND A SON. THEY HAVE NOT BUDGED FROM THEIR ORIGINAL LOCATION SPREAD ON AROUND 500 SQR YARDS AT THE MOST CONGESTED AREA OF KARACHI……At least 200 ON AVERAGE…LESS FORTUNATE ONES TAKE THEIR FREE DAILY MEAL DURING LUNCH AND DINNER TIME IN FRONT OF THEIR PREMISES. MANY…NOT TO BE KNOWN, QUIETLY, MANAGE THE SAME SPECIAL NIHARI FOR THE POOR THROUGH OBAID BHAI WHO HAS, DESPITE MY REPEATED REQUEST, NOT DIVULGED THEIR NAME TO ME……BUT I KNOW THERE ARE AROUND 50 INCLUDING A.K.D.

ON THEIR OWN, THEY TREAT FREE DINNER TO AROUND 1000 PER WEEK….SPECIALLY ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS.

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SOME STATISTICS;

Daily Earning: Approx of Rs. 50k on average. (sometime low but very high on Saturday and Sunday mornings)

One special plate with maghaz, nullee and special bong meat good enough for 4 average eaters..costs Rs. 825/-. Naan is Rs.8/ and/or Sheermaal Rs.10/-

This is the system that cooked Nihari is put in a plate by mixing the names on kafgirs you see…well directed by the owner seen at the back; Bhai Obaid. You can alo have plain Nihari and additional Maghaz at Rs. 85 per packet.

Please do go by the looks of the conditions in this picture. Hundreds eat it every day past 1954… and the popularity of SABRI NIHARI has progress like Malaysia..not Pakistan:)

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
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