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10/A, M.A.C.H.S Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi 75350, Pakistan
4529493
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12:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Recommended visit for experience not food

This place has an extensive variety of food from desi to chinese to continental and more. But the food is not something you can't get anywhere else in Karachi. It is the overall Mughal experience that Lal Qilla promises to give you. Not something authentic but tourists might enjoy this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Rafia S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

This place has an extensive variety of food from desi to chinese to continental and more. But the food is not something you can't get anywhere else in Karachi. It is the overall Mughal experience that Lal Qilla promises to give you. Not something authentic but tourists might enjoy this different-than-the-usual food experience with live barbecue and storytellers taking you... More 

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Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is the place for a complete variety of authentic Pakistani, Continental, Chinese, BBQ, Sea Food, Salads and Deserts offered on Buffet. My favorites are Freshly fried jumbo sized prawns and Tawa Fish. To avoid long waiting to get in don't forget to have your place reserved.

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Karachi, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

If you come pakistan and want to eat pakistani and continental foods in a row so best No.1 choice is LalQila.which is famous for their delicious food recepice and fresh meal and restaurant atmosphere

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Karachi, Pakistan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A place where you can taste almost all the traditional dishes of the Mughal period. Although the taste is average. It is crowded too.

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karachi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Lal Qila is easily accessible having traditional setting. You feel as you are in a Mughal Royal Court. Food is good with plenty of variety for every age. Live BBQ is nice. A good experience

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

its costly but the food worth the price . it was so fresh. there was a character who acts like a badshah salamat tell you jokes, poetry etc.

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Karachi, Pakistan
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I still remember the dazzling LalQila it was few years back but now it is just a traditional place with loads of people roaming around, always over booked and serving very ordinary food. You may find it interesting for the look but don't go there if you are up for good food.

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Karachi, Pakistan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The decor imitates the 'Lal Qila' (Red Fort) at Delhi, but to someone like myself who was brought up in Lahore (also an old Moghul Empire capital), it's somewhat painfully kitschy. So is the over-spiced, over-rated pseudo-Moghul cuisine.

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Islamabad, Pakistan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

nothing that I liked but my overall experience was very dull. food wasn't even tasty it was just there. LALQILA used to be a very good place but even recently a family fell seriously sick after eating their food which can be verified by media videos floating on the internet

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Istanbul, Turkey
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

LalQila is my all time favourite restaurant in Karachi. Its quality and variety of food is best in town. Environment is comforting and trsditional. Service is excellent. Friend prawns & tandoori fish is mouth watering. BBQ variety and newly added whole lamb rosted was excellent. The poetry of Shahzada Saleem adds a pinch of romance to the foody environment. Its... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10/A, M.A.C.H.S Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi 75350, Pakistan
  • Location: Asia  >  Pakistan  >  Sindh Province  >  Karachi
  • Phone Number: 4529493

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?