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Tayyabs

83 Fieldgate Street | Whitechapel, London E1 1JU, England (East End / East London)
020 7247 6400
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Ranked #4,542 of 16,479 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $23
Cuisines: Pakistani
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East End / East London
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I am indian, naturally i have tried many curry houses in london and nothing can compare to Tayaabs. The food is simply delicious, do book if you want a table on the weekends. I have been there numerous times, the place fills up quickly . There is always queuing up of people without reservation that are willing to wait an... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Advice: go with a big group, wear clothes you can throw in the washer and order the lamb chops, lots of them. And bring beers for your wait and dinner. This was the advice from our friends and we will follow it next time. Your clothes will smell like Tandoori oven but the food is yummy and cheap. See full... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Food is really good here but service was somewhat horrible. Starting with the waiting time to sit down. We didn't want to wait long so we asked how much time would it take to sit us down and they said 12 minutes max (otherwise, we would go to Lahore). After around 40 minutes they gave us a table. The table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

After hearing a number of people rave about Tayyabs for years, I finally sampled the place last month and I have to say I found it underwhelming. There is very little selection in the menu, the food is average at best and the service was ridiculously poor. The waiter was unhelpful and downright rude and they even changed our table... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The food at Tayyabs is not terrible (nor is it exceptional, at least the curries I tried, veg and fish but no meat), but they seem to be living on momentum at this point. The service is like you would expect in any relatively cheap restaurant that got so well-known its owners turned it into a giant money-making machine: perfunctory,... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

...and I am one to excuse service if the food is brilliant. The most arrogant staff you will ever come across. They rush you and have no manners whatsoever. The worst customer service you'll find anywhere. I would really advise you to refrain from visiting this place. If you ask for tap water, they stare at you as if you've... More

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Went to this place and i found it really bad. In the mint sauce there was a hair told the waiter he just changed it without an apology. Then when we ordered salad plate again found a hair told the waiter he said i will go change it again no apology i told him don't bother walked out and went... More

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I've been to Tayyabs a number of times over the years and it never fails to please! Yes it's chaotic, yes you get a lungful of smoke from the mixed grills that constantly pass through the place and yes you do queue for a while even if you have booked a table, but who cares when the food tastes this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I actually like the taste of the main courses, in particular the veggie curries and I love the naans, but the samosas etc are not nice. The place is packed and you literally have to shout be heard by the person eating with you! The last time I visited, I walked out as they tried to seat me as it... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We went to this place for dinner with the team on recommendation from one of our colleagues who mentioned this place was rated among top 5 by some critics for Indian/Pakistani food in London. But the moment we step foot in it, we were in for disappointment. It was a total chaos inside with people swarming in waiting to be... More

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