Saturday, March 31, 2007

Kashmir Of Tripoli

The velvet feel that the name implies, that’s how you feel once you drift through the door of Restaurant Kashmir In the hip neighborhood of GarGaresh.

Facing the Mediterranean sea with a large seating area and plenty of tables stands Kashmir a Pakistani restaurant opened by the Country's Ambassador. Incense fill the air as the host walks you to your table o choice, a music playing in the back ground with tables filled with expats or embassy staff.

The place gives you an international feel. The menu consists of a series of starters, the Samosa and Pakoras are there. I tried the Samosas they were so good but small compared with portions I have had else where.

Kashmir is probably the only place in Tripoli that you will taste a moderate Mango Lassi drink. While other beverages are available my choice was A mango Lassi.
Chicken entries are to die for, the food was a bit on the greasy side but the presentation was excellent, Chicken Tikka Masala is a good choice for starters who love hot and saucy food.
Meat entries are also available. the Palak Paneer spinach dish was good although the lack of Palak cheese did not prevent the cook from doing a good job with mozzarella instead.
A less fluffy and thicker NUN bread smooths the experience, while the dimmed lights of the place gives way to a relaxed night out.
Prices I thought were on the steep side for the whole experience, 14 L.D for entries and 8 for smaller dishes, appetizers were almost alacart, a better price scheme could turn the crowd around for that place.
Very pleasant experience I have had in Kashmir
The owner speaks good English and very friendly, his venture has a wide vision as wide as the view through his windows to the Mediterranean.
Enjoy And Welcome to Libya


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your beautiful artical. Please keep use alret so we can serve our customers in the best possible manners.

Thanks and best regards

Tahir Shafiq
Kashmir restaurant

betha_nael said...

Hi Tahir,
I really like your articles.
I used to work in Tripoli, Libya for 8 years.
I like to keep in touch with some of my friends in 11th June Clinic ( Oil Clinic)near Suani Road. I tried to call the hospital number many times but always busy.
Maybe you can help me trace the new telephone number of Oil Clinic.

Your help will be very much appreciated.

Keep up the good work.

Your new friend,

Tarek Ageli said...

14 L.D for a starter that is extremely expensive!! even by UK standard, I went last weekend to an Indian restaurant with my wife and my son and we had starters chicken pakora, Nan bread and mix grills as main course plus soft drinks, total bill was £20 what a bargain, £20 =$40 .I was delighted to read this article and the next time I am in Tripoli I’ll pay this place a visit for sure, as me and my family love Indian food.

Chatalaine / شاتالاين said...

At one time there was a place in Georgimpopoli called Guy's and Joe's. It was the only place in Tripoli to get a hamburger. Is it still there?

ontripoli said...

No chatalaine, it is not.

Chatalaine / شاتالاين said...


Chatalaine / شاتالاين said...

Oops! Forgot...

Highlander said...

Eid Mabrouk we need an update

Anonymous said...

Good after noon Mr. Taher- this is me MOHE - i want to tell you that - your resturant is the best one in tripoli- it is true - i hope you keep go on -and i will visit you soon maybe -12/03 or 15/03 of this month - so i need very romantic table .
Best Wishes


Hello Mr. Taher
i would like to tell you that your resturant is number one in tripoli- iam always advise my friends to visit you there since i test your meals it was perfect-nutch-spicy-yame--yame/ i hope you keep go on like this - and i wish you best regards. see you soon maybe 13th or 15th of this month


Puneet said...

Please for God sake Dont be misguided by this website.I came to Libya for Libyabuild exhibition & tried to find Indian Cuisine.Someone sugegsted me Kashmir Restaurant.I Found Address & went with my 2 indian Friends & believe me Worst service with 3rd class food & moreover to it,Damn Expensive.
Biryani was like Boiled Pulaav & even 2 people cant finish 1 Plate & Dal Was also Tasteless.Bread was Arabic Khooboos.
Half of the Menu Item as per waiter was over whereas we think not at all being cooked.Secondly took more than 1 hr to bring the ordered food.
Nevereve rate such worst food,We were damn hungry but eventhough cud not finsih even half.Please dont waste your time/money,You will be dissappointed.

Jayesh Balani said...

Can anyone give the number of this restaurant pleaseeeeeeee