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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 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Kayal - The first authentic Kerala seafood speciality - has become the most...
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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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
Saturday night out with friends

My wife and I visited Kayal with friends on a Saturday night. This was our first trip to this restaurant based on a friends recommendation. The restaurant was busy and we did have to wait a little while for our table even though we had booked. The staff were all very friendly and happy to help and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Darren W
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited Kayal with friends on a Saturday night. This was our first trip to this restaurant based on a friends recommendation. The restaurant was busy and we did have to wait a little while for our table even though we had booked. The staff were all very friendly and happy to help and make sure our... More 

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Thank Darren W
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival on Sunday afternoon. Interesting decor from south India and a fab menu. Great for veggies, fish eaters and meat eaters. We all loved the food. Our vegetarian friend was for once able to choose from a good variety of choices. I had a delicious fish curry. The waiter helped us to... More 

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Thank AmcharJ
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review. Glad to know you enjoyed our food and service. See you soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Milton Keynes, UK
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ask your waiter to help if you are unsure. We had a mixture of starters, and then everyone choose a main course. All the food tastes fresh and clean, not like your usual "batched" curry. In fact this is a stand out restaurant serving great Kayal (southern indian) food.

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Thank Willett
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are extremely happy to know you enjoyed our food and service. See you soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Woodhouse Eaves, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having eaten at many an Indian restaurant, the Kayal has to be one of the best experiences i've had. The food is sensational and the staff are super friendly and polite. Our waitress was incredible, who easily managed to remember starters, mains, sides and drinks for eight, without the need to write anything down. I would highly recommend the Kayal.... More 

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Thank Tiger_Nick
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Elated to know you enjoyed our food and service.See you soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant was busy early on a Saturday evening but we got a table. The South Indian cuisine has a different menu to the usual Indian restaurant. The food was nicely cooked,tasty and the service was prompt and friendly. Will probably try a few more dishes next time as they are all new to us

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Thank Alan D
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. Glad to know you enjoyed our food and service. Hopefully we will hit a full five star review on your next visit. See you soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

germany
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having personally eaten at many Indian restaurants in Leicester since the early days of the cuisine gaining popularity in the 1970's, Kayal offered something dfferent... South Indian food, which was a new experience for all in our party. The restaurant has a friendly, warm atmosphere and we all enjoyed our evening. We were served by Lizbeth, who was very helpful,... More 

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Thank europair
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your candid and frank review. It is our pleasure to read you enjoyed our food and atmosphere. I will congratulate Lizbeth for making your dinner a memorable one. The reason behind the wrong drink served on your table was because of a confusion caused in the bar with another table but I will definitely remind her... More 

Troed-y-rhiw, null, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Recommended Indian food but if you are going with friends/family and you want a nice atmosphere A. Dont go on a match day as you end up with the rowdy crowds and B. Ensure you ask for the air con on if your near the kitchen as it gets so hot.

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Thank Stephen J H
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind review. Many thanks for appreciating our food and atmosphere. Apologies for the crowds and rush as we were extremely busy that day. We will definitely make sure about the air con during our operational times. Hope to see you all again. Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I staying in Leicester for business, and traveling by myself. The staff at Kayal, particularly my server Eva, provided excellent service, and great recommendations for dishes. The staff also made room for me despite being exceptionally busy. I have traveled to the UK multiple times, and always like to eat Indian food while I am there and Kayal had probably... More 

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Thank David S
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your time to write us a review. Many thanks for appreciating our food and especially Eva's service. Hope to see you all soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Kayal before a football match, and had time constraints. Eva suggested meals that could be served quickly, and assured us we would be on our way before our 7.00 curfew. Not only was the food delicious, but we were away on time (and Leicester City won!). Eva was BRILLIANT. a top restaurant with excellent food and friendly... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark C
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your kind review. Many thanks for appreciating our food,atmosphere and especially Eva's service. See you soon! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management More 

Sleaford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i can thoroughly recommend dining at this establishment , the menu is radically different to your normal indian restaurant , not a vindaloo or a poppadom i sight instead you get some lovely unusual Keralan dishes of which my favourite is the curried sea bass which is delicately steamed to perfection in a banana leaf , try it you wont... More 

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Thank Beljim81
Tradition_Quality, General Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your lovely review. Many thanks for appreciating our food. Keep enjoying with us at Kayal! Thanks and Regards Kayal Management 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, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?