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Khyber Tandoori

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116 Melton Road, Leicester LE4 5ED, England
+44 (0)116 261 1560/266 4842
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still one of the best in Leicester (therefore the world)

The first curry I tried was at the Khyber over 20 years ago and I've has many more since. The food there is wonderful, good ideas to try are the pakoras, chilli chicken (ok not Indian but very good) and the curry masala.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mortalmerlin
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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, Belgium
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The first curry I tried was at the Khyber over 20 years ago and I've has many more since. The food there is wonderful, good ideas to try are the pakoras, chilli chicken (ok not Indian but very good) and the curry masala.

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Thank mortalmerlin
Leicester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Haven’t been to the Khyber for a long time and went with a friend after a midweek Leicester City game which finished late. The restaurant was still serving at 10.45pm and we had poppadums and a main course with veg side dish. Food and service excellent as it always was so it was great to be back!

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Thank mikesiddall
Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Dined here after hearing several people rating it. Was extremely disappointed. The food was bland and unseasoned. The portions are miserly and no way worth the price you pay. The staff were rude and unhelpful. When told the food had no taste they blamed us for having no sense of taste! Won't be going here again!

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Thank munchking007
Leicester
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Khyber is still my favourite restaurant in Leicester. It has been a while since I have mentioned it in my review but this latest visit worth a mention. The food is still excellent. The portions are bit small for the price but the taste never disappoint. Advance booking is recommended. The service was good. Chilli Chicken is our favourite signature... More 

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Thank Rameshlcfc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great company, Natalie and Simon, shame about Peggy, and a great meal. Great vegetarian menu. Pickles were like homemade.

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Thank Paul O
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Khyber is a delightful little restaurant tucked away on the outskirts of the golden mile. One of the best places to eat with a great selection of both food and drinks for reasonable prices. The poppadoms have a lovely unique twist where you can't find elsewhere, with a nice selection of chutneys. Both vegetarian and meat starters were very appetizing... More 

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Thank Sonal P
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant is over the other side of the city from where we were staying but we decided to go for a walk and try it out. Food quality was very good, all well prepared and well presented. I normally go for the mild dishes but found even those a little on the spicy side for me. The popadums were... More 

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Thank michael186311
Leicester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Expected so much !!!!!!!!!! I visited here with a friend in June after reading the reviews. I have eaten at numerous Indian Restaurants around the world and feel this was not one I would rush back too. The poppadoms were like taco's and the naan bread was only slightly thicker than an after 8 mint. The rice was very nice... More 

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Thank bowler196969
Belfast, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Me and a friend who go to a different Indian restaurant every month visited the Khyber on melton road on 13th July mainly due to the previous reviews.... Well all i can say is the chef must of been day off, the service was fine however the food was not the popodoms where cold the chicken samosas had no chicken... More 

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Thank Gezz27
Cheshire England
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

We visited the Khyber in Melton rd last night, we all enjoyed our meals, 3 of us had poppadums, with pickles, lime pickle, mango chutney and raita, the pickles were particularly nice, tasted like home made. Our starters were good, the main courses were lovely, I had chicken biryani & keema nan, the birayani was a little hotter than I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 Melton Road, Leicester LE4 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)116 261 1560/266 4842

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 41
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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