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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Indian, Barbecue, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups
About
Charcoal by Carlsson is the only barbecue in Udaipur and as our name suggest we specialize on food cooked over coal. We have a great selection of veg and non-veg, from deliciously mild to excitingly spicy from both or barbecue and our traditional tandoor. We are also excited to offer you authentic and traditional Rajasthani food. Charcoal by Carlsson was started by the Swedish Chef Carlsson.
PRICE RANGE
USD 2 - USD 10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Indian, Barbecue, International
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant ison the 4th floor in a narrow lane full of debris. It doesn't even have a signboard on the main road leading to it. Difficult to reach. No lift/elevator so you gotta climb 4 floors of narrow, dimly lit stairs. The Lake view...isn't too great either since it has 3 buildings and a main road between itself and the lake. Avoid.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

The most prettiest views and the tastiest food. We were given a table overlooking the lake and it was just perfect. The staff were so polite and tentative without being too much, always on hand if we needed anything and were happy to welcome back...Foreign tourists like ourselves. We ordered prawn tacos, pork souvlaki and chicken tikka (we went for a variety) and all were absolutely delicious. And don't forget desserts...the waffles and cake in a cup wonderfully finished off dinner. Mojitos were good too if you fancy a drink! Such a lovely and relaxing evening, would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 July 2021 via mobile

I'm a military officer visiting udaipur for the first time... What makes a place special? I feel its the personal touch by the people working at the place.. And this is where this restaurant stands out Situated on roof top right next to lake Pichola.....The place is peaceful with great food quality and mesmerising service Food - famous for Mexican and barbecue dishes.. We ordered mushroom and chicken starter and it was really nicely cooked and great taste Service - the main reason for writing this reviews is to highlight the service of this place.. On our very first day we thought of going to a normal place which is not very hyped and we though rest of the hyped places we will cover subsequently... However unlike the reviews of so called other hyped and utterly overcrowded with zero service... This restaurant provided a great service. Special mention to MAN SINGH and the owner of the restaurant who were with us throughout.. Ensuring that we have a memorable time.. Its the true example of people with great attitude and true feeling of atithi devo baho.. I would recommend everyone coming to udaipur to visit this place for sure.. Tip - plz dont take your own car instead get a auto to reach this place.. As it is situated in Old City where roads are really narrow and all famous restaurants in Old City have this issue... Also this restaurant is on 4 floor and there is no lift.. So you guys really have to climb.. Rest all 100 % good... Must visit..More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 February 2021

Loved the place . Serves amazing food and the owner Mahipal is very humourous,will make you fill comfortable. Must visit.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2020

We went to Charcoal by Carlsson for dinner with our kids as we were craving a good BBQ and kids wanted tacos and quesadillas.We were attended by Shiva who is a wonderful host and has a very hospitable nature. The ambience and views are sooo...amazing.We have travelled a lot worldwide and have lived in various countries and we found the food to be really authentic and very well prepared. We ordered Humus and Babaganoush with Pita,Oriental chicken skewers,tacos,quesadillas and Pork souvlaki. The preparation and presentation was amazing and service very good.The BBQ was tender and melt in your mouth .The tacos were so yummy and the Humus spread was delicious with fresh pita bread with olive oil.We will always go back to Charcoal by Carlsson. Thanks for the wonderful time.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 24 March 2020 via mobile

It was a truly unique experience in terms of seating arrangements. This rooftop restaurant has quite unusual fixed two and three seaters spaces along the boundary of the roof. This, I think, can be found only in Rajasthan. It also has usual seating arrangements, but...those boundary seats give you a little bit of extra in terms of view of Lake Pichola and feeling the charm of the city! Food was very good. We had very good tandoori chicken as it should be from a charcoal grill. Famous ’Lal mas’ was cooked to perfection, the meat was very soft and tender. The owner was very humble and caring person. Definitely recommended if you are staying in the old city area.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

Before I start with my review, a statutory warning, to reach this restaurant, you will need to climb lots of stairs... No elevator here. Ambience and views are surreal and breath taking, food is great, we loved their skewers. Portion size is a little less,...compared to the price Staff is polite and courteous.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020 via mobile

After sticking to traditional Indian food for a month we were very pleased to find that Charcoal prepares what we in Canada would call home-cooking. The chicken meal and prawns skewers were perfect. We’ll be back for tandoori next time.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

We wanted a change from Indian food and this place hit the spot. Tacos, bruschetta and satay chicken were outstanding. View was pretty good too. Lots of stairs but it’s worth it.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

We were really disappointed by this rooftop restaurant. The wait was very long (despite the poor waiter trying his best) and when the food arrived it was cold. I had the chicken roulade - dry chicken wrapped with cheese and nuts and covered in bbq...sauce (which just didn’t seem to work) combined with a tasteless hollandaise sauce, served with a very small portion of fries. All in all just really disappointing and quite pricey.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Monica G
28 December 2016|
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Response from Henric C | Property representative |
Hi Monica, We have plenty of gluten free options in both Indian food and from our barbecue. Almost all of our Indian dishes are gluten free and we have several gluten free options of breads instead of chapatti or naan. Our... More
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Charcoal by Carlsson is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5