Famous Chinese Restaurants of Old Karachi.

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. 

MING COURT 
YUAN TUNG Off Tariq Road, PECHS, Karachi 


CAFE CANTON
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. 

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.
This entry was posted in Eateries of Karachi. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s