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) #58 of 979 Restaurants in Leicester ££ - £££ Indian, Asian,
347 Catherine Street | Leicester, Leicester LE4 6GG, England
+44 116 266 4247
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“onion salad” (10 reviews)
“curry” (26 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
347 Catherine Street | Leicester, Leicester LE4 6GG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Vishal about 3 times on Saturday evenings and it is consistently good. It is quite small, but cosy. The purple tablecloths are a nice touch so it looks inviting. Parking is limited so you need to get there for 6pm when...More

1  Thank cmsdloma
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant only a couple of times. As it does not have a large frontage it can easily be missed, even so, we had seen it a few times and visited - mainly out of curiosity. It appeared to be a...More

1  Thank Peter F
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Best Indian in Leicester. Have been going for years and it has never once disappointed. Onion salad with popadoms and chicken tikka and special sauce. Perfection

1  Thank Macy C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

food is always of a high standard never had a bad meal in all the years we have been to vishal .service is excellent . tandoori food is superb .Has to be the best Indian in Leicester.

2  Thank carolinerees26
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This was the second time I had visited Vishal - a small Indian restaurant in Leicester - as with my last visit the food was superb and was cooked to perfection, the biryani sauce was not like any I had tasted before and was brilliant....More

2  Thank tony1949tiger
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic restaurant, food always cooked to perfection, lovely and polite staff always happy to help and assist you with anything. Always an amazing atmosphere in there. Will 100% go back there again

1  Thank leaann p
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Went on a friends recommendation with two other curry experts. Food was really excellent. It was exceedingly tasty with exactly the right balance of heat etc. Their Peshwari nans were the best we have ever had. A very friendly pair seemed to be running the...More

3  Thank Robin C
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Visited again last evening and had another wonderful meal in very pleasant surrounding. Our guests loved it too. Thank you all.

1  Thank Nigel N
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This has to be the best fish dish I ever tried. Perfectly cooked and came out on a hot sizzler plate. Highly recommended.

Thank Foodgeneral
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Been a while since my last visit even went in the past when located in walnut st. Very clean, nice menu and perfect service with courteous manner not over the top . Food was plentiful and tasty . Early visit soon on New Year's Eve...More

Thank paultJ1288IF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 347 Catherine Street | Leicester, Leicester LE4 6GG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Leicestershire  >  Leicester
  • Phone Number: +44 116 266 4247
In Sanskrit Vishal means Great. For a Great Indian dining experience you must visit Vishal. We have been established since the early 80's. Many of our loyal customers have been with us from our days at Church Gate (City Centre). We can boast that we have many loyal customers coming from all over the County and Country regularly. Our regular clientele understands the importance of our unique Indian Tandoori Cuisine. Vishal's style of Indian Cuisine is more than authentic, contemporary or genuine, it is unique. Many Indian restaurants in the UK provide cuisine similar to each other, however this is not the case at Vishal. No other Indian restaurants in Leicester con provide you taste similar to the cuisine at Vishal. The food at Vishal is special. Firstly, the Tandoori (clay oven) food is perhaps one of the best in the country. Please note that a real tandoori oven must be fuelled with Charcoal and not gas. Most restaurants use ready made yoghurt for marinades. We at Vishal make our own yoghurt for marinades. We make our own Paneer for cheese. We mix and grind our own spices for our own mixture of 'Garam Masala'. Our own made dessert Pistachio Kulfi is very popular. At Vishal we try to make sure others do not dictate our ingredients. We are in control of our food. Our Chef's culinary skills with Indian food are very special. We have a very good selection of fresh vegetarian dishes. Our lamb dishes are popular and we only use the best Lamb. Vishal provides a unique Indian Cuisine that has been exactly the same for the last 30 years. We at Vishal keep our ingredients and recipes a secret, and our chef Jewel and his team have sworn to secrecy to make sure Vishal's secrets are kept safe. We are more than happy to welcome you to a Vishal dining experience.
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