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Cafe Kisimul

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Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
01871 810645
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ate here twice during a 5 day visit. A good few different varieties of food, so if pasta or curries are your favourite, you'll be fine. Also lighter meals and snacks to enjoy!

Thank b0ugie
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived in Barra quite late with nowhere booked to eat, so lucky to get a table in cafe kisimul. The food was excellent - both curries that we ordered were very tasty, and the burger my son ordered was by his accounts "delicious". Service was a bit erratic but friendly. Would definitely eat here again, there is a lot on... More 

Thank William M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Service was OK, speedy. Food was good, fresh and tasty sea food but I personally just didn't feel warm & welcomed there. They did play good music though, I give them that. A friend who I met there said the curry was great so that was good too I guess.

Thank Tute E
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Delicious meal, and a busy bustling place. Make sure you book, it is well worth it. We had prawn, lamb and chicken curries. The prawns were so tender they were clearly fresh from the sea probably only hours before.

Thank Anna M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Enjoyed a lovely meal here one evening. Quick service. Good varied menu - we chose Indian options, but there were also italian and scottish dishes.

Thank David B
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you wouldn't imagine form the outside this is a good curry house. the food is great and there are more traditional offerings as well. worth booking in advance as there's not many tables.

Thank Derek W
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place on the recommendation of its vegetarian and vegan options (hard to find in this corner of the world) and was not disappointed. We had the red lentil daal and spinach and chickpea curry, sharing a portion of rice and a roti between two, with some Hebridean beer. The food was delicious and the portion sizes plentiful! We... More 

Thank Madeleine M
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny atmospheric restaurant serving Scottish, Indian and Italian dishes!! Cash only and you will need to book. Pleasant change from the Craighard Hotel.

Thank LikesToTravel2009
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would normally worry about an Indian Italian local seafood cafe with reggae music. Don't. Just eat there. Fully booked for a reason, so plan ahead.

Thank shipdocLondon
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe Kisimul is one of my favourite restaurants to go to when I venture out to the Outer Hebrides to visit friends, it's always worth the trip along. When I first heard of Cafe Kisimul and their scallop pakora speciality dish from a friend, I wasn't sure what to make of it, but boy was I wrong. The batter is... More 

Thank The-Honest-Diner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Italian, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Catlebay, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra
  • Phone Number: 01871 810645

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?