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“Disappointing”

Lal Qila Restaurant
Ranked #520 of 5,943 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
Nambour
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This one was a disappointment. After reading some good reviews we thought it'd be great to try. Sadly it wasn't. The food was ordinary. Just typical Indian or Pakistani food you could find anywhere. The staff were slow and not helpful. We weren't offered anything other than tap water to drink. The interior was shabby, the chairs full of holes.

The only thing going for it was it was cheap. Not enough to warrant going back though.

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2 reviews
“Nice food”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Quality food n money value ,very delicious and good environment all time favourite highly recommended if u want to taste the authentic Indian food.









  • Visited August 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“They know good service.”
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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Sydney, Australia
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“Could eat here every day!”
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
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“Spice heaven”
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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