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Kayal

153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (167 reviews)
“rice” (142 reviews)
“appam” (23 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We go there when we can and we always recommend the place to friends. There's a wide variety of foods and there aren't any recipes in town that are similar (except their sister veggie restaurant up the hill). Go!! We have a party planned there...More

Thank Rick N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My dinner partners choice, I’m from Brum, proud home of the balti. This was a new experience for me. At this point I apologise for not reviewing this last month when it was fresh in my mind, so, sorry, I cannot remember the detail other...More

Thank DaveMSuttonColdfield
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your valuable comments. We appreciate your custom at our kayal Leicester. Please do keep coming and trying our lovely menu. Regards Manager Kayal Leicester

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a place I would recommend for the food, not quite if you are in a rush or don't like to wait. Even if the restaurant wasn't really full, we waited like 30 mins! The food is very good, rather excellent and not...More

Thank Uollano
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sir or madam We are really sorry there was a slight delay in the food but from your comments you thoroughly enjoyed the food. The main course will take a bit of time as everything is made fresh by our speciality chefs. Yes the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Keralan restaurant has a great menu. I had the Kayal fish curry, made with king fish, which was utterly delicious. Its flavours were different and very subtle. My partner had the Cochin squid to start which were beautifully cooked. He then had a King...More

Thank FELICITY L
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your valuable comments. We appreciate your custom at our kayal Leicester. Please do keep coming and trying our lovely menu. Regards Manager Kayal Leicester

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had some friends visiting from Dorset and their request was to eat “ an authentic curry in Leicester” so I asked around and Kayal was recommended. What a discovery of South Indian cuisine! A bit more explanation of the dishes on the menu would...More

Thank KateLeicestershire
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your valuable comments. We appreciate your custom at our kayal Leicester. Please do keep coming and trying our lovely menu. Regards Manager Kayal Leicester

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here in the week and the food was fantastic. An extremely tasty meal and overall an enjoyable atmosphere. Although I have awarded four stars (it is unlikely I would ever give a 5 so this is something to be very proud of) I...More

Thank ReallyPettyPete
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear sir or madam Thank you for your valuable comments. Glad to know that you enjoyed the meal and service. We are taking into account all the points which you have mentioned to the management at the utmost importance. All the changes will take time...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a Monday evening with the family food was completely amazing- (have been on many other occasions too) I’ve never been disappointed with the food, would recommend this restaurant to anyone, (and often do) great options for vegetarians and meat lovers, staff are...More

Thank michjones644
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you ever so much for the lovely comments. We appreciate your visit at Kayal restaurant. Please do keep coming .We will always welcome you with good food and a heartfelt reception. Regards Manager Kayal

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We’ve been here a couple of times now and each visit hasn’t disappointed. Being a South Indian restaurant the food is so different to your normal typical curries. We always get the waiters to recommend dishes and it never fails. Always packed every night so...More

2  Thank slw19682017
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you ever so much for the lovely comments. We appreciate your visit at Kayal restaurant. Please do keep coming .We will always welcome you with good food and a heartfelt reception. Regards Manager Kayal

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Excellent food at Kayal. The curries are quite mild, but taste different from other Indian curry places.

Thank leic123
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you ever so much for the lovely comments. We appreciate your visit at Kayal restaurant. Please do keep coming .We will always welcome you with good food and a heartfelt reception. Regards Manager Kayal

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Completely disappointing, overpriced and doesn't cater for non-curry eating guests and children. The service was poor and because we had children in our group we were unwelcome and second class citizens and seated outside. Not a place I would return to.More

1  Thank derbyfluter
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Dear sir/madam The day you came to kayal was on a Saturday which was a very busy day due to rugby. The tables were completely busy inside hence there was no option for restaurant and staff to seat you outside. You had the complimentary offer...More

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15 June 2018|
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Response from Nico K | Reviewed this property |
I do not know.. I took a taxi.. sorry
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Vikki M
30 January 2018|
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Response from fashionagent | Reviewed this property |
ps...... they are very friendly, so am sure would be baby friendly
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9 January 2018|
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Response from fashionagent | Reviewed this property |
I'd say more expensive than most Indian restaurants in Leicester, but one of the best I've been to.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 48
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4667
  • E-mail
Description
Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the most popular of its kind to the people of Britain and this family run group of restaurant has become a favourite with dedication and passion for good food. Numerous awards and recognitions proved them distinctive to the normal fellow restaurants. 'Healthiest Restaurant Award' proved that Kayal do care about healthy food. Kayal is all about tradition, qualities, discoveries, fresh ingredients and aromas. Facilities: Entertaining Clients, Groups, Private Dining, Reservations, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Dessert and Bar Scene.
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