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“Big plates, small portions, BIG PRICE.”

Lasan Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #49 of 2,199 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $64
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Ladywood
Description: Lasan is synonymous with exquisite cuisine that teases the senses and stirs the soul, delivering the true essence of India in all its glory. Experience how sublime Indian food really can be at Gordon Ramsay's Best Local Restaurant in the UK.
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Big plates, small portions, BIG PRICE.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

4 of us went to Lasan for dinner after all the hype - 2 couples. The menu makes choosing easy as its tiny. However, its overpriced and the portions are small (albeit in huge plates). What we had was reasonable, but clearly there are a few restaurants out there that would easily beat the taste of the dishes at Lasan. 2 of us don't drink, so I was aghast at the final bill of £220 for 4 of us. That was perhaps the worst aspect of the restaurant, a totally overpriced affair. The second aspect is that I was back rummaging through the fridge after 3 hours! All in all, a very dissapointing turn and I for one shall not be returning.

  • Visited August 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cann't wait to go back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

Arrived with 3 kids and all in scruff order. Couldn't have been made more welcome with friendly and attentative service. All our dishes were outstanding but the soft shell crab was the most delicious thing I've ever tasted. My son who doesn't like Indian food was also raving about his meal. I cann't wait to go back and try more on the menu. There was nothing that I wouldn't want to try again.

  • Visited October 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Even better than the first time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Our second visit to Lasan, three years after the first when they had just received the 'F Word' award. Standards had remained high, service is second to none, being addressed by our names by all staff. My husband was even offered some reading glasses to read the menu when a lens fell out of his own! We had the sharing platter to start, all succulent lay cooked food. Followed by a lamb dish, finishing with kulfi. Food is amazing, beautifully presented. Wish we loved closer as we will definitely return.

  • Visited October 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Why such praise?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The Asian resturants realise that from the 1970s onwards their food was served cheaply and considered just as a late night meal, the food is cooked well, the location of the venue is almost prime St Pauls Square, i have been several times but there is nothing motivating about the place, i think that there are better resturants on the Ladypool Road, which is where the Chef probably hails from.

  • Visited October 2012
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leicester
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“lassn all the way.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Indian food has come a long way when it all started decades ago for being the nations fav cuisine. We as curry lovers always expect indian food to be cheap and chearfull. Now here is a restaurant which is leading the way on how much indian food should cost when dining. We dont complain if were out at an italion paying over the odds for spaghetti bolognese or even pub grub. As for asian customers , if you want "mummys style cooking" KEEP AWAY. They are the most annoying diners. In fact asian diners KEEP AWAY FROM INDIAN RESTAURANTS.. FULL STOP.

  • Visited June 2012
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