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153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
+44 116 255 4667
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12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant whilst on business in Leicester and what a treat it was. Excellent staff, amazing food and this was so different to the standard Bangladeshi restaurant of the high street. I had the curried boiled egg starter followed by the talapia cooked in a banana leaf. Awesome!! Would make a point of going to Leicester again to visit... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was my wife and i's third visit to kayal.A must on our visits down from Doncaster.You won't find a madras or vindaloo there. All the food is authentic Indian.Nikhil our waiter could not have been more helpful,liaising with the in order to provide food for her gluten and rice intolerance problem.Great service.

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Thank chrisanddigrice
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. We take care of any allergy or special requirement our guests may have. our staff is very attentive and ensure to accommodate any requests within reason. Nikhil would be happy that his service was recognized. More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Kayal is a Kerala Indian Restaurant. You may be like me and only visited Bangladeshi type restaurants. The usual fare of Madras, Vindaloo, Jalfrezi and the like are nowhere to be seen. Not even a Naan bread! However with the help of our lovely waitress "Eva" we were guided towards a fabulous meal. We started with the pre-meal snacks and... More 

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Thank 442SteveO
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are a 100% authentic keralan restaurant. Cheera erachi (lamb curry) is very popular among guest and is the signature dish of the restaurant. Our sea foods options are quiet extensive from soups, starters. platters to main course. Eva would be pleased to know her service was recognized. do visit us soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by a friend who makes the journey specially to here from where he lives in Market Harborough for their food. A really different Indian menu from Kerala. Worth trying anything as it's interesting, tasty and fresh. Really friendly staff who are happy to explain what everything is. Definitely recommended.

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Thank BristolPavs
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your time and feedback. Glad that you were happy dining with us. Our staff is attentive and friendly. Do visit us again for some more mouth watering dishes. More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be cautious to make reservations else the place is very crowded even during weekdays. Excellent good and service. No parking though so got to struggle a bit to get parking spot. food price is reasonable and cuisine range from Kerela back water. The Soup was ok not great as it sounded on menu.. however the other food was real delight.

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Thank Adarssh J
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. If you feel our food is not up to your expectations please bring it to the notice of our staff and they will do the needful within reason. We are 100% authentic keralan restaurant. Pay and park is available behind the restaurant. Do dine with us again. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch at Kayal was a very enjoyable experience. Elzid, our waiter, explained the lunch menu which we chose. His service was excellent and the food was delicious; it consisted of several meat dishes and rice with some very nice, thin, crisp bread. The atmosphere was quiet and very pleasant and made it possible to have a proper conversation. It could... More 

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Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comment and especially mentioning our colleague's name. it is a real experience for us too, to have guests like you dining with us. Kindly visit us very often. More 

Launceston, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing meal, the menu features some truly delicious dishes, which are different from the 'usual' Indian restaurant options, but as tasty as I have ever had. Southern Indian food is different from what many would associate with 'typical' Indian restaurants, you are guaranteed to be genuinely surprised if you want to be, although there are more familiar dishes... More 

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Thank Megalithic_European
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

thank you for your valuable time and comment.. This review means a lot to us especially our chefs. Its their skills and hardwork that keeps us always top among the restaurants. Kindly visit us again to try more and more delicious dishes. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first came across a kayal in Leamington Spa. So when we saw this one we phoned and booked a table. We were greeted and seated and admired the decor. Nikhil served us with a smile and humour which made her our evening even better The boys ordered a thali each, one meat, one vegetarian. I ordered a mild veg... More 

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Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your lovely comment. We are really glad that you have marked us up in your top list to dine and looking for more of Kayal treat. Will let the top management know your request. Nikhil is overwhemled with your comment and he has extended his thanks too. Please try to visit us often when you come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was fantastic. Have lost faith in Indian food lately-too many disappointments but tonight it was restored. Without a doubt the nicest food I've eaten out for a long time enhanced by nikhil who was just lovely.

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Thank Jane K
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment and glad that we were able to meet your expectation. Kindly do visit us often to try more dishes. More 

Colchester
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing food here with friends. Something totally different that got my taste buds tingling. Probably the nicest food I've ever tasted. The staff are lovely too & suggested certain things to try. If your visiting Leicester this place is a must!

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Thank Maxiene
Tradition_Quality, Manager at Kayal, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment and reccomendation. Hope to see you soon again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$48
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Granby Street, Leicester LE1 6FE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 255 4667
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.

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