Xinhua Capital Restaurant is the new eating place in town that serves Chinese as well as Thai cuisines – a delight for the taste buds. Many a people joined the exclusive opening of the restaurant and to the delight of the visitors, they were offered a few bites of the appetizers – crispy fish fingers and sesame chicken with a bit of sauce.
Located in F-10/3 (at former Café Eclipse location), though away from the commercial area, the restaurant opening is a good news for the local residents since “Xinhua specifically cater to people in vicinity of F-10 and 11, G-11 and E-11 because all the Chinese restaurants are to be found in Supermarket, Jinnah Super or Blue area,” told Zafar Rahim, co-owner of Xinhua Capital.
Xinhua Capital is a joint venture of two brothers, Imran Mahsud and Zafar Rahim, who had long experience in restaurant business where they started with “All that Rock café” in 1997, and then “Café Eclipse”, both in Islamabad. But why the swift shift from café to proper family restaurant? “Primarily after the sheesha ban, we stopped serving sheesha and then decided to transform the whole café into a proper restaurant,” said Imran. This change of course denotes how some cafes were affected and other modified after the authorities banned sheesha cafes and smoking in public places last year (2012).