Compiled by Amin H. Karim
Photos courtesy of various sources on the web.
HONG KONG RESTAURANT, Victoria Road (Now Abdullah Haroon Road), Across from Jabees Hotel. Saddar, Karachi.
Mr. Li continued to run it upto 1990’s and by end if the decade one of the most favorite eatery for many of the Karachiites was closed down as he decided to wind up his business and finally left the country for Canada.
ABC CHINESE RESTAURANT, Elphistone Street (Now Zaibunnisa Street)
SOUTH CHINA CAFE, Clarke Street (now Shahrah-e-Iraq, close to Paradise Cinema, Karachi)
The owner, John Liang, then moved to Lahore and opened Cathay Restaurant on the Mall. Later he moved to Florida and opened four restaurants in Miami. He sold all a few years ago and is now retired.His son Anthony Liang also studied at St. Patrick’s High School
CAFE CANTON Invararity Road close to Zafar Marbles
KOWLOON CHINESE RESTAURANT, Allama Iqbal Road, Karachi.
YUAN TUNG Off Tariq Road, PECHS, Karachi
By Mr. Felix Gois of Houston: The First Chinese Restaurant to open in Karachi was Cafe Canton between/adjacent to Alpha Restaurant n Zafar Marble, on Inveraity Road. The family lived above the Alpha Restaurant which has since closed down. One of the daughter/grand child live in Houston n rest of the family are spread out in Canada, Australia, U.K.The Surname were Liong.
OTHERS CHINA TOWN, Clifton Karachi.