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“Could eat here every day!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lal Qila Pakistani & Indian Restaurant

Lal Qila Pakistani & Indian Restaurant
351-353 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia (Inner South)
+61 2 9319 1988
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Ranked #2,833 of 5,229 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $14 - $27
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Inner South
Description: LAL QILA RESTAURANT We aim to provide best food menu in Sydney by offering traditional Pakistani and south Asian cuisine based on the highest standards of quality, taste, hygiene, presentation and service. Authentic Pakistani & Indian Cuisine " Lal Qila Restaurant " in the heart of Surry Hills famous eatery area. "Lal Qila" we serve creative, Authentic Pakistani & Indian food by professional cooks who treat the cuisine with reverence and respect. You will love the food, service and environment to make you feel proud patrons of "Lal Qila". LAL QILA is beautifully located at a convenient locationin Surry Hills in Sydney. It has becom a benchmark name in hospitality sector offering range of South Asian food especially Pakistani and Indian cuisine with in short period of time ... and with its fabulous size and outlook you'll be sure not pass without a second look.... Be sure to visit the place whatever the occasion, whether its to fulfill your craving for mouthwatering dishes from the South-Asian continent or to enjoy a birthday or any sort of event to celebrating in comfortable environment. With its amazing waiter service and friendly reception your guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience. So all you inidan food lovers would finally have the opportunity to taste not only the best but the finest authentic PAKISTANI DISHES. WE NOW CATER FOR WEDDINGS AND HAVE A TAKE AWAY SERVICE WITH FREE DELIVERY FOR AN ORDER OVER $30
Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Could eat here every day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

I have been here 10+ times and NEVER disappointed. Couldn't imagine going to another restaurant of it's kind because I would always be looking for my "favourite" dishes that well .... no one could top! Can't pronounce many of the things on the menu but it doesn't matter, they always know what we are talking about! Lamb with the chick peas as a starter and #33 with Garlic Cheese Naan is among the top fav! I am not a lamb fan but wouldn't leave Lal Qila without having this dish! This place is very busy (as they should be) so we like to go early !!! Keep up the great work Lal Qila love love love your food :D :D

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Spice heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Our 4th time at Lal Qila and as always the food was wonderful, with the distinctive spice and herb elements able to be picked out of the dishes, which elevates it beyond the standard Indian fare. Lamb cooked in tandoor over spicy black chickpeas was a great start, followed by Kurai chicken, where the taste of the ginger and spices is clear and distinct, beef cooked in clay-pot was tender and delicate. Add some eggplant and potatoes and an okra curry and naan and there was more than enough food for the 5 of us. Service is always friendly and with a smile!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Four of us dined here recently and now realise why the reviews are so great! The service was friendly and very attentive. We enjoyed the complimentary pappadams too. The menu is perhaps a bit too extensive but still fabulous. We had the Butter chicken and Korma vegetables and a spicy beef entree. The ambience is authentic and lively. Fantastic with no corkage too. The bill came to $96 for 4 people which is great in Sydney and for the quality and generosity of the meals.
You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Simply the best Indian restaurant in Sydney. By a country mile.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

For a person of Indian ethnicity to say that the best Indian food in Sydney is served at a Pakistani owned restaurant is a let down. But, the food at Lal Qila is consistently top-class and the service is cheerful.

Another thing: for an Indian to eat out at an Indian or Pakistani restaurant is like an usher going to the movies on his off-day. It better be good!

And it is not merely good, it is brilliant. And, being locals, we are regulars - at least once a month.

What are you waiting for?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Authentic Indian and Pakistani food. Everyone we take here loves it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

First time we went, we thought "this is what real homemade food should taste like". Since then, we've been back many times, for different occasions. Just too lazy to cook, birthday dinners, romantic evenings... Everyone we bring always love it. The service is exceptional. There are plenty of other Indian style restaurants around in Sydney and in London. No other places compare to Lal Qila.

Favorite dishes are Lahori Chatkhare, Peshwari Naan and Karela.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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