Mohtashim from the IT-Tazee fame has taken his brainchild into beta. KarachiMetro.com is a site that helps you quickly find restaurants in Karachi, their menus and phone numbers. The site is similar to some other attempts at creating such resources, including Foona.net (which has been inactive for a couple of years now). I think the menus are a great addition – I always find myself wishing I had the latest menu from the place I’m ordering.
The site interface is clean, simple and fast – the site seems to have a singular purpose: "Get in, get your info, get on with your food-craving life", and as such there isnt any other unnecessary feature to clutter the experience. Mohtashim tells me that while alpha-testing the site users were always telling him that this site offered the fastest way for them to info they were looking for compared to other such sites.
I’d suggest adding a way to get users to help build and maintain the database, by letting them add restaurants, numbers, and perhaps a way for them to reserve tables or parties from right there. That would take it to the next level.
If you’re in Karachi and craving your next meal, check out KarachiMetro. If you’re in Islamabad, make something similar man, and make sure to include deeeetailed coffee reviews for me.