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“Good Desi Food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of DERA

DERA
Ranked #47 of 279 Restaurants in Lahore
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Islamabad
Level Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good Desi Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Good desi food being served at this restaurant. What i liked about my last visit is that i tried the mutton balty which was served in a traditional way and was really good in taste as well. Rest is the typical traditional style ambience.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Sadiq S
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46 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great outdoor seating, music and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

The restaurant is one of many outside the cricket stadium with a large outdoor seating area. Most tables had low beds to rest on as you eat, there was live music. A unique experience overall. Try the chicken (or lamb) sajji, very tasty meat surrounded by flavorful rice.

This was my second favorite place in Lahore after the Afghani restaurant Namak Mandi.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Paul H
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Lahore, Pakistan
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Nice restaurant near Qaddafi stadium
been there once .
food was good .
we sit outdoor and its a nice experience.

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Thank waqasgondal
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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Eat in a traditional outdoor setting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

This place has indoor as well as outdoor setting and the outdoor setting is preferred for late evenings. Its a good place to bring your friends from overseas as the ambience is that of a local village and food is mostly desi. Prices are reasonable, service is good. There is a play area for kids and if you need a truly Pakistani experience, do visit this place.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Faryal A
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Loved the ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2012

My mother and I had dinner here on our last evening together in Lahore. We loved the layout, decor and delicious hot food. A wonderful restaurant with classic Arabic style seating and friendly staff who took care of our every need. Will definitely return. :)

Visited January 2012
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1 Thank Lil_Miss_Sunshine75
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