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Lal Qila
3.6 stars (12 ratings)

(773) 764-8400

6345 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

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Restaurant Description

Lal Qila includes a Banquet hall. It is very elegent. It is a fine Indian & Pakistani Cuisine. We book parties and we can handle any kind of occasion. Give us a call.
October 4, 2009 @ 1:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Barrington
AMAZING food! must go here. Buffet is great. It is pricey but worth it since it is clean and very class- 100 times better than any other indian/pakistani restaurant
October 4, 2009 @ 1:27 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from chicago
If you want to experience the real taste and quality of Indian/Pakistani gourmet food you must go here. Have not ever been to an indian restaurant like this. Decor is beautiful friendly staff
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Avg Rating: 4  out of 5 stars

Number of Reviews: 12

October 4, 2009 @ 1:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Barrington
AMAZING food! must go here. Buffet is great. It is pricey but worth it since it is clean and very class- 100 times better than any other indian/pakistani restaurant
October 4, 2009 @ 1:27 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from chicago
If you want to experience the real taste and quality of Indian/Pakistani gourmet food you must go here. Have not ever been to an indian restaurant like this. Decor is beautiful friendly staff
October 4, 2009 @ 1:24 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Chicago
Great experience. Food was great also the service was pretty good...I would highly recommend this place you wont find any other indian/pakistani restaurant like it. Dont see what everyone is complaining about
September 24, 2009 @ 4:28 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from oak brook , IL
average food for a high price. Service is the worse that I have seen for a long time at any place, even by desi standards. The scene inside is chaotic and half the serving dishes are empty at the buffet table. I have seen this on the two times that I have been there. I am sure that this slow refiling of the food was no due to incompetence but by design. A great way to cut costs. If that is true I have a great suggestion for the owners: close the place sown for the way you are doing business there will be no customers left.
July 1, 2009 @ 10:37 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Wheeling
We picked the containers of food and we went out the door, without seeing what was in the container. We drove to a gathering at a friend's house and we took our share of the food to them.

We were surprised when we opened our tray of our food. We all felt that it was the worst Polao we had ever seen or tasted. No one touched that rice dish from your restaurant, it was dry and had a strong smell of Garam Masala and we felt very embarrassed. The food was like something left over from another party, mixed with some masala and given to us. We would like to know why? Did we make a mistake to order some food from "Lal Quila"? How can we ever trust and order for our next occasion without checking, tasting & seeing that it is worth ordering from Lal Quila? We were very disappointed in the whole experience. We don't like having to write a bad review but feel we ought to speak the truth.
June 22, 2009 @ 12:48 PM
a diner from Palatine,Chicago,Il
Insanely expensive food for the quality and service v got!there were no napkins on our table and no one around to ask for.v helped ourselves with napkins frm adjacent table.V waited n waited for menu cards n they never came UNTIL v asked for them.Food is served but there are no dinner plates on the table!!v waited again and when the confused waiter n manager came close to our table,v asked for plates.ordered karahi gosht and brain masala.The meat in KG was really tough & gravy watery.Brain masala smelled like live brain!yuck it was.v hardly ate!!
June 22, 2009 @ 12:41 PM
a diner from Palatine,Chicago,Il
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE!! My husband and I went there rite when it had started its operations.Back then we hated it!V ordered Nihari but it tasted like a regular gravy n that too tastless!The girl/manager whose name apperas in all Lal Qila advertisements was confused n running here n there aimlessly.There were no trays to bring food out of the kitchen.The management is utterly disorganized!V decided to give it another shot yesterday.Now v dunt hate it,v abhor that place!!
June 10, 2009 @ 1:22 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Schaumburg
I came across this website and saw the reviews other vegetarians had left on this restaurant. I recently went there, and being a vegetarian myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the food and felt there was a decent variety. I really enjoyed my experience and would recommend to anyone.
May 22, 2009 @ 4:41 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from wheeling,il
It was a horrible experience. The quality of food is really bad,the curries are tasteless,it was just filled with oil and it was not fresh either. Only good thing was nan over there, even the desserts were bad. 12$ + tax + tip is a total waste for that place.I am a vegetarian and there were 2 starters that day, named as "Veg rolls/pakoda". we went with a group of ppl, so they told me that the pakoda is made of chicken. Then i confirmed with the waiter that the other starter is veg and stared eating it. Then i realised that the veg roll also had meat in it. My friends said that even non-veg was not that good over there. I would not recommend anyone to go over there.
May 8, 2009 @ 2:26 PM
1  out of 5 stars
a diner from Schaumburg, IL
Absolutely terrible food. I am a vegetarian, but when I pay $13 for a buffet, I expect to get decent choices. Its was a total rip off. They had 2 very bland items and no rice dish for vegetarians. Service is equally bad with half of the buffet being empty most of the time. To top it off, the credit card machine was not working so they expected cash. Absolutely horrible place, DO NOT GO.
May 3, 2009 @ 10:47 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from palatine, il
Simply spectacular. Delicious food, great friendly staff. Overall my family and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Lal Qila. We are definatly coming by again and recommend Lal Qila for those interested in Pakistani/Indian cuisine.

-Mike.
April 19, 2009 @ 8:43 PM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from chicago
Overall an amazing restaurant. The decor is simply beautiful, great and friendly staff. The food is delicious with a great variety of food. Sunday brunch is like no other i've seen and seems to be very popular. The ambiance is great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant..you will no other pakistani/indian restaurant as nice as this!
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Recent Lal Qila Reviews

October 4, 2009 @ 1:29 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from Barrington
AMAZING food! must go here. Buffet is great. It is pricey but worth it since it is clean and very class- 100 times better than any other indian/pakistani restaurant
October 4, 2009 @ 1:27 AM
5  out of 5 stars
a diner from chicago
If you want to experience the real taste and quality of Indian/Pakistani gourmet food you must go here. Have not ever been to an indian restaurant like this. Decor is beautiful friendly staff