When you think of Iftar, what comes to mind is mom’s homemade piaju, chola, beguni, khichuri/pulao. And when you’d think of going out for Iftar with friends, you’d think of Pizza Hut’s infamous “Unlimited Pizza and Coke” offer, and of Iftar buffets, the likes of Efes and Baton Rouge, etc.
Banani 13/E , house #135 ( Opposite of Prescription Point), 1213 Dhaka
But with the integration of Western culture in Bangladesh, we now have available to us a wide variety of “uncommon” items and platter offers for iftar.
Mohakali-Gulshan Road, 1212 Dhaka
Starting with the newest, hottest, and most uncommon Iftari offers are the wide choices of Sushi and Bento boxes – a few including Tokyo Express with a Bento box of Sushi at 990BDT**, Fo_0l’s Diner with a Bento box of Oriental at 785BDT**, Umai with a Fish Bento at 1645BDT, TBC-Dhanmondi with the cheapest Bento of Tofu and Rice cake at 550BDT, and Izumi with a “Special Sashimi” Bento at 2500BDT**, and regular/veg options at 1300BDT**. Tree House have even gone so far as to introduce a “Steak Bento” 1189BDT, with your Steak usual (Mashed potatoes, veggies, Apple ice-cream).
|Cold Stone Creamery
Plot - 6, Block - SW(I), Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan - 1, 1212 Dhaka
Another uncommon Iftar offer up for grabs are magni-“fish”-ent Fish & Chip platters, brought to you by Fish&Co. at 1499BDT**, also by Cilantro at 1795BDT (also includes Stuffed Chicken and Beef Steak)
|Fish & Co. Bangladesh
Crystal Palace, 22 Gulshan South Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh
For chicken lovers, A&W have on offer on Unlimited Spicy Aroma Chicken at 695BDT and unlimited Root beer at 100BDT.
For all of you going to University, looking for a quick and cheap fix in terms of fast food, Chillox (fellow BRACU students rejoice) are offering three Burger & Shake platters starting at 299BDT only! Similar offers are available at Hotbox (starting 299BDT), Takeout (300BDT), etc.
Rabindra Sarani, (Opposite Of La Bamba), Uttara, Dhaka
Shimanto Square, Dhaka, Bangladesh
House 66, Road 9F, Banani, Dhaka
Oh and FYI, Cold Stone Creamery are have a Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer going on for the month of Ramadan, if you’re looking for something to cool down with!
Plot 8, Road 50, 1212 Dhaka
So, if you’re up for something different for Iftar this year, I hope this can be a handy starter guide for you!
(DISCLAIMER – All prices marked with a ** are exclusive of VAT, those without ** are VAT inclusive)