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“They know good service.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lal Qila Restaurant

Lal Qila Restaurant
Ranked #674 of 5,454 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $23
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“They know good service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a wonderful family-style restaurant. The service stands out as well above average. They are immaculately dressed, and they are very professional in dealing with your questions and your order. They really want you to enjoy the meal, and try hard to get it right. The dishes stand out as tasty and spicy. Most of the customers in the restaurant seemed to be local Pakistani and Indian families enjoying a hearty meal. If you are after a genuine, professionally-run family restaurant this is for you.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
“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
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Thank KDE777
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spice heaven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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423 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 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
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1 Thank chris G
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Sydney
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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
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3 Thank dhmadm
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