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Kayal

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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
Website
Today
12:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 399
    Excellent
  • 178
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Excellent South Indian food

This is the 2nd time I've been to Kayal, in Leicester, and the food was excellent. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
MartynO175
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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631 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

After hearing good reviews from the hairy bikers I had high expectations of this place. Unfortunately I was greatly disappointed. I ordered a vegetable curry which came as cauliflower & green beans in a white coconut soup like sauce, my husband ordered a fish curry which also came in a coconut based sauce- as I am not a great lover... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the 2nd time I've been to Kayal, in Leicester, and the food was excellent. The staff are really friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is great.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Kayal in Leicester has to be one of the best Indian restaurants in the Midlands if not the UK by far, staff are wonderful and very friendly but the food is outstanding. Highly recommend the Veg Thali. Basically 3 courses with a Lentil soup, mixed curry try with 5 different curries, rice which is the best I have had even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Great place, food was really nice not oily like most Indian food, good range of flavours we only had the vegetarian meals but they were lovely I highly recommend the salad with mango very nice to clean the palate if your sharing different dishes. The staff Bale and his team were great recommended which sides and rice go with the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had the business mans lunch here on my sons recommendation and it was superb, a selection of little dishes just enough for a lunch at a very reasonable price and very tasty. The restaurant is smart and clean and the staff attentive without being intrusive. A little novelty is they supply their own advertising postcards and invite you to... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review here in TripAdvisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the business lunch and our service. Many thanks for your kind words "smart and clean". The postcards we provide here are unusual which you might haven't seen in any other restaurants and we always love to do something which make us different from others.... More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food was ok.we went for lunch and had masala dosa.Not much exiting,normal traditional look and pleasant environment .

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks Sue for taking the time to write us a review. Thanks for appreciating our pleasant atmosphere. I wonder what made you to drop us an average review and to say the food was ok. I believe it may not be of your taste. Kindly visit us again and let the waiter know what your taste is so that we... More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The Kayal is one of those little gems that once discovered, is impossible to forget. I really should have written this review sooner but I'm often left speechless by the food I end up forgetting. Before I even talk about the food I want to say the service *even at FULL capacity* is superb, the staff are always friendly and... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks Ben for your kind review and choosing Kayal to drop your first review in TripAdvisor. This is such a great review to read where we become speechless to do a reply. We are glad to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our food,atmosphere and service. Many thanks for appreciating the portions we serve and our price listing. It is also great... More 

London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

pretty much opposite the main station, there's a lovely Kerala regional twist on Indian food & décor. starter of Boli Banana & main of Koonu Curry just different to anything I've had before, even in places that specialise in South Western Indian food, incredibly tasty & well served. staff very friendly & efficient, for someone who ended up having three... 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. We are honestly charmed to read your review. Its great to read when our guests take their time to describe how amazingly they enjoyed each and every bit of their experience at Kayal especially with the food,decor and service. We are very thankful to you for recommending Kayal for the... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were served by Marshall and were on a tight schedule having arrived at 6:15pm and wanting to be out within the hour. We also particularly wanted to share a seafood platter for a starter (well worth it!) and fit in mains and were advised that we would just be able to squeeze it in. We were not disappointed and... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks Mark for writing us a review here. We are charmed to know you had a wonderful experience with us. Also, very happy to read you enjoyed the platter and the meal afterwards. Many thanks for appreciating us in our service especially for your time to appreciate Marshall. Please book your table on your next visit in order to avoid... More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

First of all the Kayal isn't what might described as a typical Indian restaurant but don't let that put you off. We dined there last night, Saturday, and very nice it was too. Not being being a typical Indian restaurant the menu might look daunting. It was for us. No matter Eva was on hand to help us out. Her... More 

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Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for this candid review. It is so nice to read your review where you have mentioned clearly your experience last night with us. Many thanks for appreciating our atmosphere,cuisine and service and the best part we love to hear is when our guests appreciate us on what we doing which is always called as "different". I will... More 

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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 - 48
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

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