Al-Watan sits exactly one half block up from Zam Zam, but is a very different experience. It’s a full-service restaurant with a long menu of Pakistani and Indian staples. If you come during peak lunch rush, you’ll struggle to find a seat here, but the food is worth traveling long distances for. Get the mixed tandoori plate.
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