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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

A friend ours recommended as the best Indian food that you can have in town if you are in Lusaka, the service was the great and the food was authentic can't complaint about, its tucked away inside a bank complex. Plenty of parking and tip...the guard who will take care of the car. We ordered a quite a big order for the 5 of us. Tandoori chicken, biryani, Nann, Excellent service from Chanda.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

Went here on two occasions because the quality of freshly made Indian food was so good! There is a truly extensive list of options here for all types of eaters. Expect it to take a little bit of time to cook as it's all freshly...made (say an additional 10-20 minutes vs. average wait time, depending on how much you order). Credit card accepted, Wifi is good, parking is in a gated and monitored lot.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 May 2022

Everything is unmatched here, such excellent quality. The food for me is unparalleled, I have never had such an exquisite food experience anywhere I have been in the world. The service is excellent, someone is always waiting for your needs and very kind.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2021

The food was good but the service was less than satisfactory. One set of food was brought 25 minutes earlier than the other set. The drinks order was delayed by 20 minutes. The service level has really gone down.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

beautiful paratha and roti! There is a really big selection of veggie curries (and lamb and chicken), the palak paneer was especially superb.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 9 February 2021 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants around. The restaurant is a bit pricey as it’s name suggests but the food is worth it. Liked the service and the ambiance. Good to give it a try

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

We arrived early in the evening and were treated like royalty being the only patrons arriving for an early dinner. The wait staff were all very pleasant and accomodating, even bringing us some mosquito spray. The menu was lengthy and our waiter made some nice...suggestings. I ordered butter chicken curry with naan bread and white rice and asked for medium hot flavor. The meal was delightful and delicious, served in such a pleasant setting. Just as we were finished the restaurant began to fill up with more diners. This is a nice place for authentic Indian cuisine. The next time I am in Lusaka, I will come back for more curry chicken!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

Very modern restaurant easily located. The food was amazing, I had requested for a pot of masala tea it was not very strong I informed the waitress and she brought me another pot which was perfectly made. The manager/owner was also very friendly came to...ask us how our meal was after we had eaten. Good prices and wish the portions were bigger (maybe the food was just too good)More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 23 August 2019

A little overly refinied Indian cuisine, but still tasty enough. The Naans were small and doughy, but the popadums were good. Decent service.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Situated in the acacia park this is a shot walk from both PROTEA HOTELS. A bit dark interior but the food lightens you up. Try the navshari chicken. Main dishes are 10 to 14 US$

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Went here one night and to be honest I can’t fault the service or food , both were good, the restaurant is lavish and really nice , prices are what you would expect from this type of place so a little more than usual restaurants.... Now what I personally don’t like is the hidden service charge on top and to me this is a form of robbery, so basically your paying for the food and then 10 % for the guy or lady to bring it to your table , in effect more than he gets paid , it’s a bad system and as such a lot of people then don’t like to give a tip because in reality it makes the experience up to 20% more expensive. So rant over , outside this the meal was nice but I won’t be in a hurry to return unless they change the policy of service chargesMore

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

Ww had to leave before eating as the white wine on offer were all more than 2 years old and would have been corked. Really need to get 2019 white Sav Blanc vintage wines to offer patrons.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 8 July 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Starters through to dessert. Was catered to very well. Great experience and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 7 July 2019

Dill has been a staple in Lusaka for many years. Went to the Lusaka Acacia Park location and despite the coiffed environment, the staff are left to their own devices and without supervision which makes for really shoddy service, repeated 'send backs' and food that...made me ill as soon as I left. There was no manager or maitre d' in sight and the staff stared blankly at us as we told them that the food we received was not good. We got lollipop chicken that was not freshly made, had evidently been reheated and was hard and dry. A massive disappointment! Will not be going back unless the owners or someone proficient in the cuisine is present to give proper attention to customers.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

The old Dil in Leopards hill had better food if you ask me. The location is good, the food is ok and the decor quite nice, especially for dinner.

Date of visit: June 2018
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