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Lal Qila Restaurant

#494 of 4,623 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Surry Hills
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351-353 Cleveland Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 1300 525 745
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17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New York City, New York
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104 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Lal Qila does not have a glamorous interior but it does have good food and friendly staff. I had a lamb dish (Maharaja Gohst) which was nicely cooked, well seasoned and exactly what I had in mind when I decided to go Pakistani. The cheese naan was a pleasant compliment. I was served quickly without fuss or difficulty. I recommend... More 

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Thank rgbob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The flavors are exquisite and very authentic. The staff was friendly. Ambience was great. We had the best sweet balls - Gulab jamun. Loved the traditional Indian sweet

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Thank The Eatery R
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Fine dining with Very nice Pakistani food, the only place I like in Sydney. Both outlets surry hills and darling harbor are excellent...parking available in the street at surry hills easily and almost impossible at darling harbor.nice food, clean cutlery/plates, very nice napkins and above all quick serving.

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1 Thank tanzeel6123
Sydney, Australia
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206 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We've eaten here twice over the past few months and the food is definitely a notch above the other Indian restaurants in the neighborhood. Great spice mixes without being too hot! Generous portions, a wide selection of Indian breads, great buzzy atmosphere and excellent service. This has fast become a local favourite of ours.

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Thank KarinP63
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious Pakistani Food, not impressed by the Behari Kebab though. Food comes out pretty quick and serving size is substantial. Sharing pictures of the food. Seekh kebab, haleem and biryani were yum. Gulab jamun were to die for. They have delicious meetha pan too. They don't take bookings on the phone and ask you if you have a booking when... More 

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2 Thank Aneera S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I m a very big fan of this restaurent.It makes the best indian food in the whole sydney.I think that this type of indian nobody can make in india.excellent job keep it up.

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1 Thank preet r
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best Indian Pakistani food in the heart of Sydney. I have been going there for over few years now, You won't find many places around which taste so authentic, so delicious and service is just gorgeous except for couple of people (maybe they are new, but I am sure they will learn the authentic Lal Qila style)... More 

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1 Thank fallen in l
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Had the most terrible experience at this restaurant and the owners didn't care. There are so many other restaurants around with better customer service

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Thank Lori A
New Delhi, India
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The mutton Seek Kababs were minus typical flavour of fat was a treat in itself. All other dishes including of chicken and paneer (cottage cheese) and lentils/pulses were equally delicious. Staff was courteous and service prompt.

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1 Thank yogibadhwar1
Sydney, Australia
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

we often eat here.. the place is crowded and reservations in advance are required.. food is great and service is fast enough considering the crowd.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351-353 Cleveland Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills
  • Phone Number: +61 1300 525 745
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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