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Lal Qila Restaurant

#468 of 4,617 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Surry Hills
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351-353 Cleveland Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 1300 525 745
17:00 - 22:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Indian food is a subtle blend of tastes and unlike so many Indian restaurants the three of us were delighted to experience the flavor differences in Lal Qila's dishes. We had a biryani, roasted cauliflower, a cream/nuts/vegetable dish and a chicken masala. All excellent. BYOB. It was noisy and busy on Saturday night - but a great waitstaff.

Thank twanetdl
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I love this place, really excellent staff very tasty food, BYO and excellent value. These restaurants have all but disappeared from Sydney's East and it is soooo good that this neighbourhood gem has survived. Cant wait for next time!

Thank 32Jules
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had a great catch up dinner with 7 people. The curries were great, service quick and friendly and good atmosphere. Ended up paying $20.00!!!!!

Thank annienvol
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The food was great. A bit spicy for my palate. Service was a tat slow, can't blame them, the place was overflowing with diners. Ambience in general was superb as well. Loved the autographed cricket bat at the front

Thank Shahzad S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the curry, service was good too. Very similar to a curry from the uk (so quite different to aus). Only negative was the cleanliness of the toilets. Apart from that very good!👍

Thank paul123456788
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent Indian Pakistani food. Was there with my family including my mom, dad, my wife and a 5 months old daughter and all of us found the food and service very good.

Thank Sreejan C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

One of the most amazing Indian Restaurant ever!! Nothing like I expected it to be. Most Indian restaurants serve the few basic Indian dishes with monotonous spicy taste but not Lal Qila. With all halal food, the menu was extensive and has a variety to choose from. When our order arrived, the staff greeted us in a friendly manner. The... More 

Thank Sumbal M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Heard a lot about Lahori tikka of LalQila. After trying many Indian restaurants and getting annoyed by the repetitive flavors and sauces, this halal restaurant with its delicious food did not let me down. Everything was perfect. Starting with peaceful ambiance mirroring Indian Mughal culture, we were attended by pleasant friendly staff. They presented the specials and even agreed to... More 

Thank Usama Z
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Undeniably the best Indian restaurant in Darling Harbour and all Sydney. We ordered the famous special chicken handi with naan bread. The naan were soft and yummy. We ate most of them before the chicken dish arrived. The Indian spices and flavors were on-point! Juicy tender chicken cooked with strong traditional Indian spices. The meat was perfectly cooked to medium.... More 

Thank beenish k
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

we stepped in for a late lunch, family of 4. The staff was very courteous, sweet and well mannered. The food was excellent, the presentation, the taste, the presentation, every thing was more than perfect. Food tasted very authentic

Thank Manoj S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
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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