This month TML dined at Lal Qila Grill & Seafood Buffet in Security Mall across from the AMC movie theatre entrance. This is an all Halal buffet with options for dine in, take out paying per pound, private parties, and catering services, they are open 7 days a week. The buffet options are pleasingly extensive to choose from a wide variety of: Chinese Cuisine, Indian Cuisine, Pakistani Cuisine, American Cuisine, Kabobs, BBQ, Teriyaki, Tempura, Sushi, Salmon, Crab, Shrimp, Mussels, Chicken, Pizza, Green Salad, Fresh Fruit, Desserts, Ice Cream and more up to 250 different dishes any given day. The first TML suggestion is that you arrive hungry and survey all the options before loading your plate and then realizing you haven’t even seen half of the menu yet!
A great thing about Lal Qila is that despite having such a wide variety of ethnic foods to choose from, each is made true to form! While many other restaurants tend to mix flavors of the varieties offered so that one can barely tell the difference in taste between Curried Chicken and Chicken Korma, Lal Qila keeps specialty cooks on staff for each type of cuisine and they cook fresh all day long to maintain the constant freshness of the dishes available on the buffet. The Chicken Karahi was a perfect blend of garlic, ginger, chilies and tomatoes while the sushi was authentic to taste and even the fried chicken and stewed greens in no way fell short of expectations for what was expected! Vegetables were fresh and colorful, meats tender and flavorful, breads warm and fresh, the quality of ingredients was top notch, and every meat is halal!
Lal Qila while located inside the mall, is not at all bustling or hectic inside, as you enter the door there is a sense of calmness represented in the bamboo and peaceful Asian decorations. The entire restaurant is clean, well maintained and the staff is both polite and attentive. While speaking with the owners it was clear that they intend to keep Lal Qila buffet at impressive standards as the name itself represents in Indian culture, citing the Red Fort in Dehli, India. Lal Qila makes it easy to stop in for a nice sit down family meal, or even pass through and get a takeout box charged by the pound. Additionally there is a good sized room for private parties and catering is an option for offsite parties. The buffet has a lunch price and a dinner rate which is a little more, but compared to other buffets Lal Qila is very reasonable, and less than many which will have far fewer options.
Even if you are not in the area of Security Mall, the trip to Lal Qila is very much worth the experience, price, selection, freshness, quality and service. Lal Qila has it all in check! Make a point to visit Lal Qila, and it will surely become your favorite buffet in Maryland.
Cuisine: Buffet, Chinese & Indo-Pak
Address: 6901 Security Blvd., Ste 659, Windsor Mill, MD 21244
Phone: (410) 265-1088
Hours: Mon - Sun - 11:00 am to 10:00 pm