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US$12 - US$15
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Chinese, Asian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Reviewed 9 May 2022 via mobile

Had a very nice visit for dinner on s Sunday evening. Food was different and lovely to experience. Service very good. Felt a little out of place at first (not restaurant-y) but very quickly settled in.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

I love Chinese food! Prawn toast, crispy chilly beef, salt and pepper wings, sweet and sour chicken etc. However this type of cuisine is something else. We ordered all the authentic uyghur dishes and shared amongst 7 of us. We were not disappointed! The chicken...stew was full of flavor, packed with chicken, veggies, thick noodles which were thicker than pappardelle pasta. You first think the flavours are familiar, some oriental aromatic and some Indian heat spices but then you get hit with unique flavors which just dazzle the tastebuds. Crispy lamb chops were sublime! Only thing we did not enjoy were the prawn toast. We figured out the authentic uyghur food was cooked from the heart but chefs don't specialise in the commercial Chinese food we are used to. If your are adventurous, love your spice and heat then definitely try this place out. Also the atmosphere here is very calm and serene. We were able to have a great get together and service was top notch.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

10/10 place. Food is great, freshly cooked and really tasty. Our waiter was great, really friendly, attentive and professional, he explained where he was from in western China and it was really interesting to hear. The food is great. Service brilliant and the rose tea...is especially good. Will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 19 December 2021

My partner and I had a wonderful dinner at Karamay. The restaurant is beautiful and has a really relaxing atmosphere. The food was incredible and the manager was so helpful and friendly. He made us feel so welcome and relaxed, and recommended the signature noodles...and the traditional rose tea, both of which we ordered and loved. Even if you don’t think you like rose flavoured things very much, the tea is amazing! Would highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be coming back next time we are in Leicester!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 December 2021

This place is nothing short of 10 stars if I could . The food is outstanding . I’m new to Leicester so it was daunting ordering as it is with any other place you visit but It was such a great descion . Me and...and my husband have confirmed this is it for us now in terms of ordering Chinese this is our go to . Where do I start... the spicy prawns ... wow if your a sea food lover TRY they are delicious , so much flavour and swimming in sauce not a dry dish at all ! The homemade noodles I think the dish is called “leghman” I’m not sure but WOW iv never tried them before this was a new thing and Wow I don’t think I could eat the tradiotional chow mein style noodles after this .They were amazing as were the spring rolls. Crispy and all the food you can taste the difference , the freshness , not no warming in the microwave like iv once had from other places Just for an example of how good it was ... I ordered on Wednesday and ordered again on Thursday . My husband colllected on Wednesday and I thought I would collect this time and the restaurant was fitting for the food produced it was so so clean and there is a window that you can see through to the kitchen this is always a gold star when it comes to eating out you have the option to have a look to see behind the scenes and it’s all spotless and you can tell they enjoy providi my good quality food. The manager also gave me a complimentary drink as I couldn’t help but tell him how great the food was. I do like to take my time to comment when I have received a good service because they defiantly deserve it . Great work guys . I’ll be back .More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 13 November 2021

Just had the worst meal ever. All of the food we ordered just tasted of salt. The menu has been altered with tippex and we thought one item we ordered was £5.50 but it turned out to be £15.50 when we got the bill. My...wife could only eat half her meal due to the saltiness. I was so hungry that I ate most of mine but as it had no taste other than salt I just did not enjoy. We were so looking forward to trying this restaurant but came away feeling angry at paying £72 for an awful meal. We certainly won't be going again and I would not recommend this place to anyone.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

My friend and I went for the first time last night. Although Chinese is not my first choice of cuisine, as my friend really likes this kind of food I agreed to go with her. I was very surprised as the menu was not what...I had expected ( I thought it would be curry, sweet and sour, chow mien type of food) it was far much better, with some tradition food (spring rolls and dumplings etc) however lots of other non common foods We both loved it and would definitely return soonMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

Having been let down for a booking by the sizzler place across the road we decided to go across to go to Karamay based on some online reviews we had seen. This was my first time in Leicester with family and a group of 9...were easily accommodated at short notice. On arrival the reception was warm and friendly and we were quickly seated by the waitress. The menu offered a selection of unique dishes, from which we tried several starters, the beef dumplings, prawn toast and chicken wings were amazing and we had to order a second helping as we couldn't get enough! The mains were equally tasty, we opted for the chilli chicken and beef stir fry with egg fried rice and hand pulled noodles, which were all very tasty and cooked well. Added bonus was all the kids loved the food too! As I live in Manchester my only disappointment is that this place isn't closer to home as I would love to go back again soon! Definitely an easy 5 stars from me!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 25 July 2021

My partner and I had a delicious meal at Karamay last night. The restaurant serves Urghur Chinese cuisine - very different from the Chinese food we were familiar with. Shabbir gave us a warm welcome and made some recommendations. We had a noodle dish -...called Leghman ("as soon as the order is received our chef will hand roll and then cook the noodles"), some skewers (chicken gizzards!), some delicious dumplings and a chicken/handmade bun dish called Chinese Murger, which was my favourite. The restaurant does not serve alcohol - we had rose tea. We agreed with Shabbir that the dishes work best when served super fresh from the kitchen - eg the noodles would be stodgy if transported in a sealed container. If you fancy trying some interesting and very tasty food, then I would recommend a visit to Karamay.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

Restaurant was booked by a local family member, as we walked up, it looked a little dark from the outside, we weren’t too sure but how wrong we were to doubt this place. The food was amazing! The soups, dumplings, chilli chips and meat dishes...were delicious. I rated a 4 because they didn’t have any ice or bottled water (tap water did just fine though). It was such a hot day that we were in need of cold drinks. Would definitely go again and recommend to friends and family! Great location as there is car park just around the corner on Nelson Street which was decently priced.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Yes, Karamay Western China Cuisine offers takeaway services.

Karamay Western China Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4