145 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AE | 01224 647295 | www.lahore-karahi.com
On King Street about a quarter of a mile north of Castlegate at the east end of Union Street, Lahore is a small Pakistani restaurant and takeaway. It is totally unpretentious in terms of decor and style. There is no licence, so if you want wine or beer with your meal take your own with you. If you want to be really authentic try a glass of lassi with your meal
The food in Lahore is absolutely excellent. This is not another Indian restaurant clone (the fact that Lahore is in Pakistan, not India, might be the clue!). Old favourites, when delivered to the table, look different. For example the pilau rice just looked more genuine and less artificial in colour. A great favourite with the regulars are the Roly Poly dishes.
The spicy flavours explode on the tongue with distinct and indiviaul notes. When you order you will be asked if you want mild, medium or hot. Be aware that I (who like hot spicy food) found the medium was very spicy. It was with the heat that Lahore made its only mistake of the night. One of our company asked for mild. Even the waiter admitted it was not mild and a complimentary sweet was offered in consolation.