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Lal Qila Restaurant

#614 of 4,424 Restaurants in Sydney
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351-353 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Delhi, India
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The mutton Seek Kababs were minus typical flavour of fat was a treat in itself. All other dishes including of chicken and paneer (cottage cheese) and lentils/pulses were equally delicious. Staff was courteous and service prompt.

Thank yogibadhwar1
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we often eat here.. the place is crowded and reservations in advance are required.. food is great and service is fast enough considering the crowd.

Thank vacationaddict_009
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and friendly service. Plan to go again soon with friends. Busy restaurant so booking recommended.

Thank Bradjjackson
New Delhi, India
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We went for a dinner on a saturday night. We placed an order for a yellow dal, chicken adraki and rice and roti. The food was poor in terms of taste. We were not asked spiciness level and were served food with crazy amounts of garam masala which blew my taste buds and belly.

Thank Peripatetic_Farrukh
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Food:- Bland Place:- suffocating & conjusting Ambience :- poor Service :- not good Do NOT go by the Ratings😑 Considering the high rating on trip advisor (which was the first mistake I made) and popularity of the restaurant I booked table for 2 online 1 week in advance for Friday night. While booking I advised time as 6.30pm but realised... More 

Thank Prajakta B
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I only noticed Lal Quila a few months ago, even though it's been there for six years. One reviewer complained they didn't like the chunks of spices they bit into but for me that's a sign of authenticity - real spices, not just pastes. The chickpeas were delicious - in a rich gravy. The goat meat in the biryani fell... More 

Thank PhyllisSakinofsky
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Food was good, but the service was pathetic. Was there with friends on a Saturday evening. The ambience was mediocre. Attitude of the owner/ guy with cap on the counter, was hostile. Had heard this from a few friends before, nevertheless decided to give the place a try for the food. Wasn't disappointed on both fronts. Never again

Thank Angry L
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there last night after checking all the positive reviews and didn't get disappointed at all by the food. I can simply call this by far the best Indian food in Sydney, Yes it is that good. Ambience is ok, sitting arrangement isn't very spacious and lots of noise around because of that but food is reasonably priced and damn... More 

Thank vikasyagnik
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Since i have moved to Sydney been to so many restaurant in the past 8 months it was a first time went to lal Qila it was a good experience the food was amazing especially the salmon fish the staff was really good and friendly

Thank Lionel M
Paddington, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The best thing about this "Indian" restaurant is that it specialises in Pakistani food which is hard to find amongst all the other Indian cuisines in Sydney. The Lamb Boti is a highlight and perfect for an entree. Succulent lamb pieces with grilled black chickpeas, onion and cabbage, sprinkled in lemon juice is unforgettable. For mains, either the Chicken Handi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $23
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Halal, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351-353 Cleveland Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 611300525745
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

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