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“Carnivores Rejoice (and Veg Eaters, Don't Worry)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lal Qila - CLOSED

Lal Qila
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Carnivores Rejoice (and Veg Eaters, Don't Worry)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

If you like meat, go over to the grill and just ask what they have... then watch as they pile your plate full of juicy, perfectly cooked meat such as lamb chops (my favorite), fish and various kebabs of chicken and mutton. Not a fan of meat? The palak paneer, though not as thick as many Indian restaurants, is very good. I went with my wife and two of our friends and we all loved it. One other thing to try is the lassi. Traditionally it is salty, but you can order it sweet. Personally I like sweet with just a pinch of salt. For the money - the buffet is only 1150Ksh (about 13USD) - this is hard to beat in Nairobi.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Paul M
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Zohaib M, Owner at Lal Qila, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Paul M, thank you very much for taking your time and sharing your thoughts. Its wonderful to hear that you had a good experience and we plan to continue to impress you!

Thanks,

Zohaib
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2012

My family and I probably went loaded with expectations fed in part by the substantial amount of advertising deployed around the streets of Nairobi.
Our experience was good. In all likelihood, we were not hungry enough to give justice to the full-scale buffet on offer. The grill is mouth-watering, and all the other dishes are fairly good quality. In some, the taste of butter is perhaps a tad too prominent.
This is probably the place with the richest selection of Indian-Pakistani desserts we have come across so far.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Giorgio B
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Zohaib M, Owner at Lal Qila, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Giorgio B, Thank you very much for taking your time to review us.

Your assertion: "The grill is mouth-watering" is really appreciated. I will definitely look into the butter taste being too prominent in some dishes.

We hope to see you soon again.

Sincerely,

Zohaib
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