Walking into X2 is an invitation to have a good time. Traffic isnâ€™t great around Hussain Chowk, MM Alam and Liberty at the moment but thankfully, the restaurant is a little haven away from all the hustle and bustle. The first thing you notice when you grab a table is how clean and poshly decorated the place is: dark walls, spick and span floors, large windows, and accents of colour thrown in to the mix with modern art and furniture. There is a lush and serene outside seating area, which will be fantastic come late Fall. The staff is welcoming, polite andÂ attentive, they know the menu inside out and can effortlessly advise diners about specials and favourites. We loved the aura before we even dug in.
Once the Food comes, you become even more smitten with the place. Kicking off the proceedings were crispy Indonesian style vegetarian spring rolls, served with peanut sauce and delightful tiger wasabi prawns. The wontons paired with spicy plum sauce, deep-fried drumsticks, satay chicken and assortment of soups (especially the laksa) are highly recommended too. If youâ€™re watching your weight, the Thai mango salad and spicy beef salad are fresh, light and divine. Sushi lovers! Try the dynamite sushi and California rolls â€“ you will not be disappointed.
As a main, we tasted a bit of everything. The kung pao chicken, Koren spicy chicken, red curry chicken, tamarind fish, red snapper in garlic sauce, spicy Thai noodles, prawns teppanyaki, and X2special beef are divine and cooked to perfection. All of this topped with their banana spring rolls, cheesecake bites or hot apple pie should satisfy any hungry carnivore. Thatâ€™s how good it is, people.
- Where: 102-C II, Gulberg III (Behind The Shoppe near Hussain Chowk), Lahore
- Dress Code: Smart-casual
- Contact: (042) 111 222 102 (Reservations recommended