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Cafe Kisimul

Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
+44 1871 810645
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (83 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Indian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Still heaving three years since my first visit (booking needed on a Sunday to get a table), however none of the Italian choices were available on any of the three evenings I dined, nor were seafood starter items, nor the listed bottled beers. Not being...More

Thank HopefulTraveller45
Reviewed 4 days ago

Cafe Kisimul is a small family run restaurant not far from the ferry pier in Castlebay. Its distinction is that it offers authentic Indian cuisine in the Outer Hebrides. It is a cash-only establishment and booking is essential. In the summer, they operate two evening...More

Thank uglboo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after a last-minute recommendation diverted us from the pub. Packed when we arrived so we sat outside for a beer while we ordered. A table became available just as our food was cooked. All four of us went for Indian mains and they...More

1  Thank EsmithScotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful little restaurant in the beautiful setting of Castlebay harbour. I visited with my wife and we booked a Thursday to enjoy the weekly live music. The young staff were friendly and attentive and the service was excellent. The menu was reduced to Indian...More

Thank stitchus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little restaurant is packed every night with two sittings- so that says it all !!! The food is very very good - note they only take cash.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really not impressed with this restaurant, having heard great things and local recommendations. The restaurant did not open on time, we were left standing outside for over 10 minutes past opening time wondering if anyone was going to turn up. Once the staff did all...More

Thank Rona P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to eat here first week in August but despite checking with them at 11:30am that the full menu would be available if we returned at 14:30 and being assured that this was the case, we were only offered a sandwich menu as get this...More

Thank freebo2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an evening meal at Kisimul on our last evening on Barra. We had read the guest book in our cottage and we had really built this place up! It did not disappoint! We booked for an evening when they had some great live...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At present the cafe is only serving Indian meals. That didn't bother us: given that CK was a finalist in a national curry competition, it was the curries that we were after. We all had scallop pakora to start (meltingly sublime) and then the signature...More

Thank sbizzle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went this cafe after reading the reviews and regretted it , on arrival were told that they had no Italian food we said fine we would have the curry -it is on an island with fishing boats tied up outside -'no crab ' no...More

Thank kate d
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Questions & Answers
5 April 2017|
Response from Harris B | Property representative |
Hi Jeanny, sorry for the late reply but in answer to your question and for future visitors we certainly do! All of our pakora's are made from chickpea flower, our curries don't contain any gluten products and our soups are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra  >  Castlebay
  • Phone Number: +44 1871 810645
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