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Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
01871 810645
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Erskine, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the fact that it was open on 2nd jan!!..the only place in Castlebay! I had a chicken korma...it was actually very tasty..though more red, tomatoey in colour than cream but good...awful 'trifle' but when we mentioned it they didnt charge for it...wine was expensive..it was supposed to have been an australian Shiraz..but was Sicilian?..22 quid..and not that great.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I went on a Saturday evening. It was quiet & I was served immediately. The service was good and I had a good chat with the owner. I had a chicken bhoona which was really tasty and filling. It’s roughly £15 for a curry, rice, chapatti and beer so not bad value either.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Brilliant place to eat genuine Indian food. It is only small and you HAVE to book, but it is excellent value and really tasty. Highly recommend it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our experience of Cafe Kisimul was very good. During the day we had asked at the tourist board which places would be open in the evening for food, and were told it was the two hotels in town or Cafe Kisimul. We went into the cafe and after discussing the menu, times, seating etc, booked for the second sitting returning... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Food - Ordered a lasagna well at least I thought I did, to eat it I had to use a spoon, it was more like soup, I couldn't even tell you if there was meat in it had to be binned, my dog even turned up his nose at it. Yuck! Service - Best to say awful! Got told they... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You do have to see it and eat it to believe it. But it is indeed true - fab little indian restuarant (because that's what we had) where you may find your neighbours eating mussels or spaghetti from the italian section of the menu. You won't be blown away by first impressions. It looks like an old scout hut or... More 

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Tring
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When I say the variety of food on offer I was worried but our group had delicious lamb curries, fresh mussels and pasta. Great stuff!

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Despite my research I didn't realise this excellent little, quirky, restaurant was in Castlebay. I had an excellent curry one evening. The atmosphere in the Cafe was great and I was asked to share with two other solo travellers which actually made the occasion even more enjoyable.

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london
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely Indian restaurants we had been told to go here but they were out of all seafood which was a disappointment and some of the beers and ciders they had advertised but the food was amazing all be it expensive the spicing was wonderful and we had a lovely meal

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Good food, service and ambience. Requires booking because very busy. Pricey but comparable with the other two restaurants in Castlebay. Poppadams, 2 main courses and a bottle of wine - £50..

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Address: Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
Phone Number: 01871 810645
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra
Cuisine: Indian, Italian

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