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Kayal

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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Derby, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When my wife goes away (who dislikes curry) I go here. Could be worse right? This is the veg thali. It's ridiculously good. Let's hope she goes away more often.

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Thank castino
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I found this restaurant via Trip Adviser just across from the hotel. The place had a lovely ambience and very attentive staff. What impressed me from the outset was the interesting range of dishes on the menu. I started with the dahi battata poori. I enjoyed the mixture of cold and spicy from the potatoes and the yoghurt with paprika... More 

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Thank Douglas M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

love this place,very tasty southern indian food highly recommended. excellent staff very helpful and friendly .

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Thank Nicolette T
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My third review of this wonderful find in Leicester. First review, no faults. Second review, disappointing in both service and food. This time, magic! We come here from London as part of a Saturday rugby match. This visit, the service was amazing. Really busy, but staff so attentive, But now to the food. 3 main courses were outstanding, both in... More 

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Thank pammhall
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. Glad we didn't disappoint you and thanks for giving us another opportunity. We take call feedback as a learning experience and this will be no different. Do try us again. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is great for a taste of something different. Having not had southern indian food before, I was expecting the usual indian curries with rice etc. I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience and the taste using more interesting flavours with dishes combining coconut and chillies. We have been back 4 times now. I would have marked it... More 

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Thank lesterguy
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Glad we didn't disappoint you. We are 100% authentic keralan cuisine restaurant. We do maintain our welfare areas throughout the day and we will take your feedback as a learning. Do visit us soon. More 

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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant whilst on business in Leicester and what a treat it was. Excellent staff, amazing food and this was so different to the standard Bangladeshi restaurant of the high street. I had the curried boiled egg starter followed by the talapia cooked in a banana leaf. Awesome!! Would make a point of going to Leicester again to visit... More 

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Thank CrabberOne
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for valuable feedback. Hope to see you soon. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my wife and i's third visit to kayal.A must on our visits down from Doncaster.You won't find a madras or vindaloo there. All the food is authentic Indian.Nikhil our waiter could not have been more helpful,liaising with the in order to provide food for her gluten and rice intolerance problem.Great service.

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Thank chrisanddigrice
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We take care of any allergy or special requirement our guests may have. our staff is very attentive and ensure to accommodate any requests within reason. Nikhil would be happy that his service was recognized. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kayal is a Kerala Indian Restaurant. You may be like me and only visited Bangladeshi type restaurants. The usual fare of Madras, Vindaloo, Jalfrezi and the like are nowhere to be seen. Not even a Naan bread! However with the help of our lovely waitress "Eva" we were guided towards a fabulous meal. We started with the pre-meal snacks and... More 

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Thank 442SteveO
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are a 100% authentic keralan restaurant. Cheera erachi (lamb curry) is very popular among guest and is the signature dish of the restaurant. Our sea foods options are quiet extensive from soups, starters. platters to main course. Eva would be pleased to know her service was recognized. do visit us soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend who makes the journey specially to here from where he lives in Market Harborough for their food. A really different Indian menu from Kerala. Worth trying anything as it's interesting, tasty and fresh. Really friendly staff who are happy to explain what everything is. Definitely recommended.

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Thank BristolPavs
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and feedback. Glad that you were happy dining with us. Our staff is attentive and friendly. Do visit us again for some more mouth watering dishes. More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be cautious to make reservations else the place is very crowded even during weekdays. Excellent good and service. No parking though so got to struggle a bit to get parking spot. food price is reasonable and cuisine range from Kerela back water. The Soup was ok not great as it sounded on menu.. however the other food was real delight.

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Thank Adarssh J
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. If you feel our food is not up to your expectations please bring it to the notice of our staff and they will do the needful within reason. We are 100% authentic keralan restaurant. Pay and park is available behind the restaurant. Do dine with us again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?