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The oldest in old town

Must stop if you’re in Karachi. This was established in 1889 and continues to be a wholesale market... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hammad S
via mobile
Always a delight to visit Empress market

A variety of stuff, from vegetables to birds, to old clothing and dry fruits and gardening stuff... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop if you’re in Karachi. This was established in 1889 and continues to be a wholesale market for the people of Karachi. It definitely offers a unique experience for outsiders. A good spot of bargaining in Karachi. You will get anything and everything here....More

Thank Hammad S
Reviewed 13 December 2017

A variety of stuff, from vegetables to birds, to old clothing and dry fruits and gardening stuff, always end up buying one thing or another even if I don't need it.

Thank Jawaidsalam
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I go here to get groceries that i cannot find anywhere else... almost all off - season produce and especially vegetables that most local shopkeepers do not stock. I get pure pressed oil (mustard/coconut and almond) from here, they fresh press it infront of you....More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

While location of Empress market in the Heart of Saddar makes it challenging to get to, the Classic English architecture of the main building has this Romantic nostalgia to it. The colourful sights, myriad smells and energy of the place teleport one to a chapter...More

Thank Kamakazi786
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Well a market where you can find any type of grocery whether meat, sea food , poultry provision and perishable store at whole sale prices , it is now a spice bazar a place where you can buy anything eatable and a experience through colonial...More

Thank Ahmed S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The Empress Market is situated in the Saddar Karachi, Pakistan. The market traces its origins to the British Raj era, when it was first constructed. Today, it is the most popular and busy places for shopping in Karachi and reflects as one of the few...More

Thank Posts2013
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Saw lots of good things to buy in it Amazing Quality 👌 nice to go n visit their 👍 mainly dry fruits

Thank Dr_MS1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a historic building and dates back to 1889. I haven't counted but am told it has over 300 shops and vendors selling condiments, meat, fish, veggies, clothing, textiles, food, stationery... the list goes on and on. If you can ignore the general messiness...More

Thank Glen B
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The market is a busy place with small vendors selling things like dry fruits, vegetables, DSLRs, mobile phones etc. should try this place just for the energy of the place

1  Thank hmansoor
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Ok. I give Empress Market five stars just for the sheer experience of it but seriously... so.... many.... flies. The spice and dried fruit guys are great but I don't think I would be buying any produce or meat from there. I also really got...More

Thank BoundForElsewhere
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Bharatt L
5 April 2016|
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Response from newtechpack94 | Reviewed this property |
Strange queation. Their is no danger at all. Their are many many non Muslims in Karachi and other cities of Pakistan. Be free to Travel free.