THE BEST PAKISTANI RESTAURANT I have seen so far in the US. Truly Authentic Pakistani food, reminded me of the original chicken biryani which I used to eat in Karachi, Pakistan.
"O.M.G. This Chaat Papri is like a party in my mouth. I'm in love."
Thoughtfully Paired: Craft Beer + Curated Wine
"Malika is Now One of the Only Pakistani Restaurants in the Country to Offer Alcohol"
We offer local and international craft beers and ciders that pair beautifully with our rich and spicy flavors. Current selection includes favorites from Munkle, Westbrook, Coast, Wölffer, Stiegl along with a fine selection of white, red and rosé.
The force behind the kitchen of Charleston’s beloved former Ma’am Saab pop up at Workshop, and now first-ever Pakistani restaurant to grace the state, Malika, Maryam, along with her husband, Co-Owner and Creative Director Raheel Gauba, are bringing a taste of Pakistan culture and cuisine to the Lowcountry.
Born in Pakistan, food was the center of the Ghaznavi household as Maryam’s mother, grandmother and sister all cooked Pakistani food. Maryam as the “chief taste tester” grew such a love for her culture’s staple dishes like Biryanis, Karahis, Saags and Kababs, and through many hours spent in the kitchen, became a chef herself.
Maryam and Raheel’s families both moved from Pakistan to Canada where the two met, and later relocated to the Lowcountry. The couple jumped at the opportunity to do a Pakistani popup at The Daily in 2019, capturing the hearts and stomachs of locals and visitors alike, before opening Ma’am Saab at Workshop the following year in 2020. Fast forward to today, and the power couple now has plans to open a restaurant downtown on Meeting Street very soon, while continuing to operate their fast-casual Pakistani street food concept Malika in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre!
Street food is an essential part of everyday life in Pakistan. Maryam's fondest memories include going out with family and friends and visiting streetside cafe's (dhabas) enjoying chaats and biryanis. Malika was created to deliver the flavors, sights and sounds that mean the world to me, but what I hope you'll walk away with are moments that you will cherish forever.
Host your next event with us and experience southern hospitality with a south-asian twist. Wow your guests at one of the most celebrated dining rooms in the Greater Charleston area. With an outdoor patio, we are able to accomodate parties from 10 to 100 guests.
We look forward to delivering an unforgettable experience for you and your guests... one that your friends will reminisce over for years to come.
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The color and the aroma is only the beginning. Taking from our south-asian heritage blended with a bold and adventurous vision, we can help design a menu perfect for your unique gathering. We are able to accomodate most allergies and dietary preferences.
Unique catering packages available with delivery for catered lunches in Mt. Pleasant and surrounding areas.