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Lal Qilla

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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Ancestral view and Mughlai Chicken Karahi

Lal Qila besides providing its basic services as a restaurant offers an incite into the past grandeur of Mughal Empire. A simple and all round elegant sitting arrangement coupled with a central buffet further adds to the atmosphere. The only downside is the price which can however be overlooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Lal Qila besides providing its basic services as a restaurant offers an incite into the past grandeur of Mughal Empire. A simple and all round elegant sitting arrangement coupled with a central buffet further adds to the atmosphere. The only downside is the price which can however be overlooked keeping in view the quality of food.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place never ceases to amaze me. The Lal Qila is located on main Shahrah-e-Faisal is the place for foodies. I have been to Lal Qila and each time I come happy with a belly full of food. To begin with there's Brunch and dinner. Be sure to check the timings form them. You get Valet assisted parking. On any... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing sea food and bar b q, Rest of the menu was ok, Interesting ambience :). Nice and easy location to reach to...

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Ruwais, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice place to go dining. Can spend good time with friends & family. A bit expensive but environment provide is great & is in middle of city so very easy access.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We took our Canadian guests for dinner to Lal Qilla. They were bowled over by the awesome ambiance and the wide variety of dishes - Pakistani, Western and Chinese. Although the buffet spread was not as ambitious as Lal Qilla's "rural" competitors, it was impressive nevertheless. In between trips to the buffet counters, our table was constantly plied with hot... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very delicious oriental food served in Laal Qilla Restaurant enjoyed by me and my two sons an hour back in traditional Oriental style was liked by my sons & me today 15th Oct 2014.Hygienic,hot ,crisp,fresh and mouth watering foods prepared of goat,beef,fish,prawns,vegetable curry dishes,rice,noodles,fresh bread,zinger burger,salad & sweet dishes are worth mentioning not to forget Barbecue items,Just for Rupees 850/=... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Make sure you come with an appetite and enjoy their bbq! Enjoy the authentic ambiance and the sense of joy that good food accompanies!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Okay so I would expect a restaurant which is charging Rs 1200 per head, to serve good quality food but I was extremely disappointed to see that the quality of food has deteriorated since the last time I visited Lal Qilla a long time ago. The quality and quantity both were disappointing. Even though it was a buffet, the quantity... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I had eaten at a series of Lal Qilla restaurants, and found this one in Karachi to be the best. Set in a interested setting the theme remained deeply enjoyable. Staff were outstanding and friendly in true Pakistani style. And the food was brilliant, a good amount of options of which quality appeared to be high. BBQ meats were great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

A group of us went here for dinner on the recommendation of our hotel. The concept (replica of Red Fort) is kind of fun, and the service is good. The good points end there. The grilled meat (BBQ) was tasteless and cold -- despite being taken off skewers in front of us! Some of the other dishes on the extensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Karachi, Pakistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Sindh Province  >  Karachi>  > City Railway Colony
  • Neighborhood: City Railway Colony

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 70

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