Port Grand, built in Karachi, is a unique food, drink and entertainment complex which serves as a recreational area. Built along the waterfront of the 19th century Native Jetty Bridge that connects the Karachi Port Trust to Kemari, the project was a result of joint efforts made by the Karachi Port Trust and a private company Grand Leisure Corporation. The complex was opened for public on 28 May 2011, with then Governor of Sindh, Ishratul Ibad inaugurated. The area serves as a hub of shopping, dining, cultural and coastal recreational activities in the city.
Port Grand entry fee
The entry fees per person is Rs.300, out of which Rs. 200 worth can be spent on the food, rides and other activities available inside Port Grand. In addition, a number of discounts and offers are advertised by Port Grand on their social media pages like Facebook, including a Ladies’ Entry free on Tuesdays and discounts up to 40% with various usage of debit and credit cards like UBL and HBL. Moreover, students and staff get free entry and up to 25% discounts on selected restaurants inside. Also, on using apps such as GoLootlo, Port Grand offers the entry fee absolutely free.
Restaurants in Port Grand
For all the food lovers and unique eating out places, Port Grand serves as an amazing addition. The one-kilometer bridge has been transformed into an entertainment and food enclave where you will find numerous eateries and space for stalls for more than 10 exotic Pakistani and foreign restaurants and a variety of beverages and snacks for visitors on-the-go. Diners can enjoy the enjoy the serene view and exotic ambience of the sea while savoring some of the most delicious and high-quality cuisines available.
Afridi Inn is one of its only type which serves desi cuisine as well as Afghani cuisine. Afridi Inn is located just in the starting of the food street where visitors are attracted to the unique design of the restaurant. Afridi Inn menu includes Afghani Boti, Seekh Kebabs and many more.
The Grand ChaiKhana
The Grand ChaiKhana is set with a unique truck themed stall. The stall is widely visited by many, and famous for its rich taste of various types of tea such as Cardamom Tea and Kashmiri Tea. The owner welcome customers, wearing a bright green Pakistani waistcoat, to savor the tea with the view.
Mr Cod is both dine-in and takeaway fast food restaurant which offers various types of deals in chicken and fish in an extremely affordable price. The deals range from burgers to fillets and nuggets with add-ons with fries and drinks. Moreover, they also serve dips and beverages such as hot drinks.
Shaikh Abdul Ghaffar Kabab House
Famous for its delicious bbq Ghaffar Kabab House is the most busy restaurant in port grand and you can enjoy some great food in a very calm roof top area.
Babujees (Breakfast in Port grand)
With an authentic buffet in Karachi setup for both continental and traditional cuisine, live barbecue and seafood stations, Babujees comes to grant your hungry wishes. Starting with only 599 Rs per person, Babujees offers breakfast and dinner menu, and also cater various types of both corporate and family events as well.
Other activities in port grand/Things to do in port grand
Port Grand offers a wide range of fun activities and entertainment for both children and adults. To experience the utmost form of entertainment, Port Grand has:
• Grand Circus: With fire dances presenting a stunning fire show, magicians awing the audience and puppet shows for diverse age groups and audience, the Grand Circus is here to entertain us all.
• 6D Cinema: With a combination of 6D special effects, Port Grand’s 6D Cinema adopts high technology and visual effects for a memorable experience for audiences.
• Karaoke: Enjoy melodies with vocals added to the mix and let the world enjoy your talent. Follow the tune, read the lyrics and let people enjoy with wonderful breeze by the sea.
• Fun Gulee: A one of a kind entertainment and leisure zone, such as Virtual Shooting, VR Car Racing, Bull Rides and Haunted House, Fun Gulee is here to transport adults and kids both to the realms of fun.
Shopping in port grand
Shops in Port Grand with its unique golden dome stalls and kiosks is something which is a must experience at least once. Street side shops sell unique kinds of jewelry, keepsakes and artefacts, where you can find something to always remember this beautiful place. The Clay Pottery is a unique place that delights both kids and adults alike with its unique skill of hand-built pots and utensils. Xclusives store is a home of keepsakes and gifts for all ages and toys that for kids. Tiffany’s kiosk houses a wide range of fashion, art and lifestyle products as well.
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