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Kayal

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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the...
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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  • 183
    Very good
  • 36
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
My favorite restaurant in Leicester

I visit Leicester periodically for work, and always eat at Kayal when I'm in town. The food is delicious and affordable, and service is friendly and efficient. Blaize is my favorite waiter there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
KristinaDzWright
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Seoul, South Korea
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I visit Leicester periodically for work, and always eat at Kayal when I'm in town. The food is delicious and affordable, and service is friendly and efficient. Blaize is my favorite waiter there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The very friendly and unobtrusively attentive waiter (Elaid) served us the best Indian food I had since unforgettable meals India itself. Lively atmosphere, but privacy for closer conversations at the same time. Take time to read the menu, most of the dishes are uncommon in British Indian restaurants.

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks Ludwig for your kind review. Many thanks for appreciating our food and atmosphere. I will definitely congratulate Elziel for impressing you and I am happy to hear this since he is one of our new staff and your review proved he getting everything on track. Keep enjoy with us and see you soon!! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I've Indian food having travelled extensively in India. South Indian food is my favourite and I tried Kayal whilst on business with some colleagues. Wow, main meals were fantastic - we had fish, lamb, vegetarian with rice and breads. It was all great. Popodams were only average though. It is also inexpensive, altogether highly recommended.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Kayal (pronounced kaa-yal, meaning lake) was a rather pleasant surprise when I landed in LEI. Indeed, my running sarcastic party joke is that there are so many Indians in LEI that there is even a Kerala restaurant. For me, finding this place was probably the reverse equivalent of finding a good 'steak' place in India. A gem and an occasional... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We called in for their business lunch, which turned out to be one of the best Indian meals we've ever had; not a large meal, but consisted of small pots of various curries, two sauces, a bowl of rice and a dosa, each with their own superb flavours. A glass of Kingfisher beer washed it down very nicely. Marshall was... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your time to write us a review here in TripAdvisor. It is our pleasure to know that you enjoyed our business lunch and many thanks for appreciating Marshall's service. I would also like to suggest you to try our al a carte so that I am sure you will enjoy the rest of our menu... More 

London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I'm giving this place 2 stars mainly just for the food. The service and atmosphere last night was terrible! A group of 10 of us visited the restaurant for dinner. They were very busy. We were given a table next to a massive group who were very loud. We asked to be moved but to no avail. Our food arrived... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing us a review here in tripadvisor, your comments are very much valued. I would also like to thank you for appreciating our food. On the other hand, I am really sorry that you didn't enjoy the experience with us at Kayal on your last visit. I did a thorough investigation on your case and came to... More 

leicestershire, uk
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice experience, popped in early evening on my own for a little treat. Just had the chefs special lamb and a couple of kingfishers and lemon rice. This place is a little bewildering, the menu isn't at all easy if your expecting the normal Indian fare. No bad thing nicely different,

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your time to drop us a review. We all are happy that you enjoyed our food. We do a very different cuisine and thus you may not find any similar dishes in other Indian restaurants. If you face any kind of confusion with the menu during your next visit, please inform your waiter so that we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A real mix of South Indian flavours and cooking styles. Don't expect your tandoori favourites and do expect to be astonished by lemon pickle, coconut chutney and fish and seafood in abundance. Friendly and efficient service only slightly surprised - given my home town's ethnic diversity - to see only white, middle-class customers.

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and service. Please keep enjoying with us. Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Luxor, Egypt
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

One of the best restaurants in Leicester, only a short walk from Leicester railway station towards the shopping area. This is a busy restaurant with a Very good menu.

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind review. We are glad to read this and I hope we will see you again. Keep enjoying! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

midlands
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Having not been to the Kayal for a couple of years; I was delighted to find it is still a fantastic resturant. A great deal to choose from off the menu, all freshly prepared, very tasty and inspirational. The service was second to none; they were very busy on a mid week evening and we hadn't booked but they still... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your wonderful comments here in TripAdvisor. It is our pleasure to know that you feel we are still fantastic when you visit us couple of years ago. Many thanks for your motivating comments on our food and service. Sincere apologies for the accident caused. We all hope to see you again. Keep enjoying with us! Thanka... More 

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Additional Information about Kayal

Address: 153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
Phone Number: +44 116 255 4667
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
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
Average Prices: USD $6 to $48
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $6 to $48
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?