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“Amazing crab curry”
Review of Kayal

Kayal
Ranked #11 of 1,246 Restaurants in Leicester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $48
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed September 14, 2013

During a one night stay we chose this restaurant based on the reviews, we were not disappointed. It was nice to be able to try some South Indian food rather than the same old curries.
The crab curry was amazing, both in taste and in the amount of crab. A warning though the crab is cooked in its shell making eating it a very messy experience, I'm sure it will wash out.

Thank mark2ch
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Lovely varied menu with an emphasis on South Indian seafood, but catering for vegetarians and meat lovers too. I loved the spicy crab that had me eating with juices running down my hands. The special Meen Shap Kallu fish curry was just sublime. Great food let down a little by inconsistent service, but very good.

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Thank UKRaj
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

A few times I have tried to book a table at KAYAL, but it was always fully booked. We decided to take a chance and turn up without a reservation. We arrived just after 8 pm, and we were asked to wait for 15 mins, but we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff were very attentive, the food beautifully cooked and perfectly spiced. I strongly recommend trying it!

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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Love the more specialised South Asian restaurants found in Leicester and this is a prime example....... A million miles away from the usual Balti House.
Food is well flavoured and interesting to eat. Service is good and the price very reasonable.
Well worth a visit

1  Thank AJO_UK
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My wife and I had the good luck to be taken here by friends and it brought back memories of a superb holiday in Kerala a few years ago.Leicester is renowned for Indian restaurants,this has to be one of the best.Forget the standard "its only good if it burns your palate away" concept of curry this restaurant serves subtle spiced food of a very high standard. We both had the fish which was outstanding.our friends had lamb and chicken and all agreed on the quality.
The staff were so helpful in talking through the choices and advising portions of side dishes for six.
Kerala was the best holiday we have had for food and friendliness and this restaurant brought it back, thank you.

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Thank Jane&Pete
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