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Lal Qila

Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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M Vieux Lyon 4 Place Saint Paul, 69005, Lyon, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Metz, France
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The other Indian restaurant next door was closed so we fell back on this one. The food was not bad at all, but felt like it should have been more tasty, especially for Indian food. It was honestly good, but far from what I've been able to taste in other Indian restaurants elsewhere. The service was okay, but it took... More 

Thank 5Le_Cid7
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I haven't had a good Indian meal in France yet. The Chicken Tika Masala was a watery red sauce with no cream. The mixed veggie dish was edible but, not very good. The staff are friendly and attentive, except it took 20 minutes to get my check.

Thank Spurothemoment
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking an absolutely horrible meal. Rice is watery, curry has no taste at all and nan bread is the size of a coin. Whoever owns this place needs to have a long hard look at themselves. Would never go back ever ever in a million years. Just so gutted we wasted our money on it. Now have... More 

Thank Jamie M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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294 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lacks a vegetarian menu, but does have a number of veggie options. Tried the veg samosa and veg pakora starters. Both very nice, especially with tasty pickles. Main course for me was tarka dhall, tasty enough, but as usual in France lacking in spice.

Thank MarkP39
Godalming, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Hard to resist the smell of Indian food....even if you're in the middle of gastronomic Lyon, and traditional "boucherons" are everywhere. We succumbed. The restaurant is cosy and interestingly decorated inside. Service is very friendly. Prices are reasonable. But I'm afraid I just didn't find the food particularly exciting. Perhaps French palates aren't as used to spicy Indian food as... More 

Thank AndrewMorris53
Granada, Spain
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We were really really disappointed by this. We went for dishes were normall order in other restaurants like Kashimir, dishes that we normally love. But portions looked like left-overs and they were really tasteless. We truly felt ripped off.

Thank CarlosDgz
Lyon, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

You enter a typical indian decor with a lovely smell drawing you in. Being of indian origin, i can say the food tastes just like the real stuff. Great variety of indian food, recommended for couples, friends or groups. Been there like 20 times and still eager to return.

Thank Soleilmane O
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We went with children seated in a separated table. We ordered chicken tandoori for the children and a mixed plated for us. They served in the same plate the chicken and the rest of the food, so we thought that this chicken was part of the mixed plate. The children are still waiting for the chicken tandoori!!! Very slow to... More 

Thank Sambluzz
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and attentive. Being in a touristy area this place is always busy so it's good to book in advance. The food was good - more south indian style as the owners/staff seem to be from there, nothing to complain about. Nice ambience in the summer.

Thank amritakm
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

This is one of our favorite stops when we visit Lyon. Their tandoori chicken, plain naan bread and chicken madras are divine. We also love their mixed beignet appetizer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Indian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: M Vieux Lyon 4 Place Saint Paul, 69005, Lyon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Rhone  >  Lyon>  > Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
  • Phone Number: 0472078211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?