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“Terrific meals”

Lal Qila Restaurant
Ranked #547 of 5,891 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Barbecue, Indian, Pakistani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Surry Hills
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Terrific meals”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

I went here with a friend before the football last night. We were greeted by a friendly waitress who offered the specials to us. We decided to try the entree chicken with crispy onions on a hot plate to share. Not only was it a generous portion it was lovely. For mains we went the specials again,a wok cooked goat curry and a clay pot beef curry,both were sensational. Top this off with yummy sesame naans and it was the perfect meal. I'll be back for sure the next time I'm in Sydney.

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Graeme017
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great, spicy curry!!”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Having read rave reviews about this restaurant, I decided to go here for some good, authentic Indian/Pakistani cuisine. I was not disappointed.

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with friendly service. The food was tasty and reasonably priced. Unlike a lot of places that essentially offer a bunch of Western dishes, the dishes offered here are authentic and full of flavour! This is reflected in the clientele who are clearly there for the real deal.

Another perk was being able to drive there and park easily right outside the restaurant (as long as you arrive after 7pm). Only downside is that there is not an alcoholic drinks menu, but BYO is ideal, just make sure to bring your drink of choice.


  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Ivan S
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Wollongong, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
808 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“Unbelievable taste”
Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

In Sydney alone on business and got off a kilometre from my accommodation, picked up a takeaway and walked home. The hostess was very helpful when I asked for something hot, after dispensing with the usual she asked if I liked slow cooked meat. Answering in the affirmative I was offered an off menu dish (half serve) called Handi? Well it was delicious, hot but not in a vindaloo way and nicely flavoured and not a whole lot of sauce.

Definitely be back for a sit down meal when back in the area.

Visited April 2013
3 Thank Eddie O
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

The food ... the food ... the food ... BRILLIANT ... the staff are just so very attentive and warm and friendly (and run off their feet). This place deserves to be busy and packed (although I really don't want too many more people to discover it otherwise I may have to queue outside). The most incredible flavours in everything and everything so different. The freshness and pristine presentation ... just wonderful. I am so glad to have found this restaurant and can't wait to share it with more friends. This has to be the best Indian/Pakistani restaurant in Sydney ... in the Southern Hemisphere for that matter. Took a friend along to try the food tonight and my friend was also totally blown away by just how delicious and fresh the food was ... and how wonderful the staff were ... all night long ... even when we perhaps overstayed our welcome when the restaurant had closed! Thank you Lal Qila for being a jewel in the Sydney restaurant scene.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank MaharaniSupreme
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Possibly the best Indian-Pakistani Restaurant in Sydney!”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Sydney is not known for great Indian or Pakistani cuisine. The menus are similar, the sauces are the same, and the choice limited, unadventurous and adapted to western tastes. Not so Lal Qila! If you love authentic Indian and Pakistani food LOOK NO FURTHER! This restaurant is breaking new ground in Sydney with the most extensive and rare menu on offer at a reasonable price. If you are an 'Indiaphile foodie' you will be in heaven! They have a vast array of dishes for vegetarians and meat-loves alike, from regional dahl dishes, to spicy tandori cauliflower, tandori fish/lobster, or exotic goat meat curry. You will not be disappointed. The staff are attentive and helpful and will guide you through the extensive menu, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. I don't know where Lal Qila got its chef de cuisine, but he/she is possibly one of the best in the country and deserving of accolades!

  • Visited January 2013
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4 Thank Paulo1122
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