83-89 Fieldgate Street,Whitechapel,London,E1 1JU
020 7247 9543

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  • Cuisine : Indian, Punjabi
  • Price Range : Mid Range
  • Serves : Lunch, Evening
  • Price Per Meal : £15-25 per meal

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  • Thorsten

    Very engaged and friendly staff. Very fast service.

  • Duygu

    Grilled curried meat that’s what it is and really inexpensive! Definitely book before going if it’s for dinner otherwise no possibility to have a seat! And bring your own alcohol, it’s allowed!

  • Ayla

    Really crowded place in whitechappel. You have to wait in a queue while some people get their place the moment they walk in. The food is fresh but not spicy enough-the prices are okay.

  • Heba

    Authentic Pakistani food

  • Nick

    Great for big groups and BYOB

  • Kristina

    More then just delicious food! Sauces are amazing also❤️ Go for chicken obviously and bread is essential!

  • Matt

    Go for the special of the day and the dry meat and share. Also LAMB CHOPS

  • Bilge

    Excellent food but don't sit downstairs! Poor a/c, maybe none.

  • Brian

    Vibrant, bustling, with waiters whisking smokey crackling platters of deliciousness everywhere. The meat dishes are the standout here. Yes, yes, the lamb chops! Maybe the best I've ever had.

  • Valerian

    Great value for money. Lamb chops and chicken masala are so good, topped with a delicious mango lassi.

  • Bader

    Lamb chops

  • Lisa

    Everything is good, and so reasonably priced. The minced chicken was on point! And the warm hand washers at the end topped it all off.

  • Marco

    Everything is wonderful

  • Alex

    Get the lamb chops 👌😋

  • Lauren

    Would not recommend. Fish, cheese and prawn starters very dry. Vegetarian aubergine and lentil curry was decent, though.

  • Léah

    The lamb chop made me close my eyes, shed exactly one tear, and think about my mother. Get it.

  • Lucia

    The lamb chops were actually quite dry, which was a real bummer after lining up for an hour :(

  • Mohammed

    The lamb chops are heavenly. Lamb Karahi was great too

  • Alan

    Went on a Saturday night, unbelievably busy. Food was excellent, can't fault the quality, portions very small especially the rice. The service however was atrocious. Food 9/10 Service 2/10

  • Davide

    Exploring London Through 52 Cuisines in 52 Weeks to enjoy the multicultural diversity of this city ‬ Week 8: Pakistani ‪#cuisinesoflondon‬

  • Simon

    Simply the best curry house in London. Chaotic and busy, but with the best food at very affordable prices. Service is idiosyncratic but perfectly matched. Lamb chops are a must!

  • Flore

    Food is very tasty but overall you can feel it's not very good quality products. Everything has a price in the end.

  • Florin

    Tried a bit of everything at a birthday party and besides the fact that you can byob (bring your own booze) there's nothing special.

  • Eser

    The best İndian in London so far!

  • Samar


  • Awaes

    Lamb chops, sekh kebabs, chicken keema, dry meat curry and mango lassi are all absolute musts.

  • Shayan

    Great place. Kinda noisy and stuffy inside but great food. But the mango and pistachio kulfi is simply the best in the world.

  • Spencer

    Food was amazing, the lamb chops were delicious as was everything else!, lovely staff and service too, not hurried !

  • Richard

    Lamb chops, dry meat

  • Giacomo

    Lamb chops. Dry meat. BYOB. That's all!

  • Pascal

    What a great place. The food is spicy and delicious, the lamb chops are scrumptious and you can bring your own drinks! It tends to get very noisy, but if you don't mind, this restaurant is fantastic.

  • Peter

    So busy, even on a Monday. Nice food at a good price, but not amazing. BYO alcohol.

  • Bridge

    Awesome. 10/10

  • María

    Even if this place is famous for its mixed grill, there is hope for vegetarians: 6/7 veggie dishes on the menu.

  • Niamh

    The lamb chops 😍

  • Joycie

    This restaurant is the definition of value for money. Great food, just expect to be pushed around before getting seated, it's a jungle in there.

  • Henry

    Chops and stuff! Mango Lassi in jugs- pulled dry meat

  • stavin

    Yummy yummy food at even an awesome price.

  • Michelle

    Online reservation system is easy. Don't plan to take leftovers, naan will be left 😅

  • Wee Jordy

    If you can bide your time and wait in the queue you will not be disappointed. Fantastic quality of food with quick service. Would highly recommend the lamb chops and the shish kebab.

  • Peter

    Food was delicious and staff were super friendly. Some of the dishes (lamp chops, samosas) were too spicy, a bit outside my comfort zone.

  • Angeliki

    Lamp chops, dry meat, samosas are excellent! Be careful if you don't fancy spicy foods. Service was really good and polite!

  • Daniel

    Cracking lamb chops!

  • Richard

    One of the best indian restaurants in London. Have the lamb chops.

  • Jack

    Great curry!

  • Caterina

    Food quality ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Harkirat

    Seekh kebab and lamb chops. Karahi ghosht main was quite average. Don't expect polite service.

  • Ayesha

    Very oily food. Very limited options for veggies and they are not very good.

  • S

    Great Indian food

  • Bander

    Lamp chops are potentially the best in town👍🏼

  • Joe

    The lamb chops. BYOB. Saag paneer

  • Yao


  • Jessica

    Haven't been here for a couple of years. Still lives up to the hype, but only just. You won't find your standard curries here. Lamb chops are good, but slightly expensive for the £7 price tag.

  • dtmco

    A long time coming but I was not disappointed. Really tasty meal and a pleasant surprise when the bill arrives. Great place for groups, and BYO!

  • Jim

    Bring your own beer or wine - it's BYOB. Convenience store a couple blocks away if you forgot.

  • Doris

    Lamb chops

  • Majed

    Soooooo delicious

  • Joanna

    Dishonest servers. You CAN pay by card - our waiter lied to us to try to get us to pay in cash. Won't go into the details but no question that it was on purpose and not a misunderstanding

  • Radek

    Delicious food!!! And a very noisy place:)

  • Yiota

    Lamp chops are really good

  • Luiz

    Divina culinária indiana

  • Helen

    Pork chops, chicken tikka, naan

  • Julia

    Busy and loud and at times so smoky (from the kitchen) that even the waiters were coughing. Food was alright and prices extremely fair.

  • Pritesh

    What a shame. From being an East London delight to a disappointment over the past year, this once amazing restaurant has really let standard slip. Look for reviews from 2016 before going. 

  • Jökull Sólberg

    If you don’t mind sitting tight and being served by multiple waiters, this is a very legit place

  • William

    One of the best Indian food places!

  • Callum

    It's been said way too many times but the lamb chops are amazing.

  • Christian

    Excellent food with daily changing specialties.

  • Christine

    Reasonably priced Indian & Pakistani food. BYOB. Samosas, grilled lamb chops 👍🏼 🍛

  • Jacky

    Their lamb chops are amaze-balls.

  • Allan

    Service is awful but the food is all good!

  • Stephan

    You'll small like mad when you get out of here... but it will be worth it if you like good curries. Not exactly a place for vegetarians (they have only some options, none of which is really good)

  • Russell

    Get the lamb chops for starter, or just get the mixed grill, best in London.

  • Josh

    The service is not the best and the restaurant not that cosy, but the food is worth the visit!

  • Josh

    Food tastes great! Take the lamb chops as a starter and a small main dish after (each ~7£)

  • Dominika

    Dry meat. Lamb chops.

  • Marie

    Un peu d'attente si vous n'avez pas réservé mais le restaurant propose des plats généreux (attention ça pique!) à prix raisonnable ! Le garlic naan est comme on l'aime (énorme, épais et moelleux 😍)

  • Pawel

    Good spot with basic, tasty menu but I wasn't blown away. We asked for spicy and our dishes turned out quite mild. Portions are relatively small compared with other places. Popular place so book ahead

  • Johannes

    It's BYOB but super tasty, especially the Lamb Chops 😋

  • Rene

    The best Indian food!

  • Leo

    Cheap and good. Lamb chops are to die for. Bring your own beverages, no additional charges or corkage. Come in a big group and eat as much as you want and yet you'll find it hard to hit £15 each.

  • Shirley

    Awesome and affordable Indian restaurant, a better value than Dishoom! Really recommend the garlic naan, chicken tikka masala, daal, eggplant, a jug of lasse, and if you're into lamb then the dry meat

  • Jason

    A mazy curry dishes, chicken tikka masala is amazing

  • Melforss

    Amazing Indian over eating experience! Good food and that lassi... is to die for! Excellent naan as well and this place is huge and always packed

  • Marten

    مطعم طيب كثير

  • James

    Vegetable pakora is very tasty!

  • Barry

    Best Nihari in London. Lamb chops also fantastic. Stop by Sainsbury's on the corner if you want to BYOB.

  • Natalie

    Lamb chops, and dry meat curry!

  • Daren

    Fantastic grills, and very affordable. Don't wear delicate clothes (eg. dryclean only) because you will smell of spices upon leaving and need to wash them.

  • Gabriela

    Best lamb chops ever !!!

  • Cyndie

    The Lamb Chops are mandatory if you come here !

  • Nadia

    Best lamp chops in London!

  • Satheesh

    Mix grill, curry

  • Ricardo

    Excellent meat options and authentic Indian cuisine, but at the cost of horrible customer service! Don't expect to be treated like a human being.

  • Jas

    Lamb chops are great!

  • Jess

    Very busy in December but the prawn curry and mango lassi are worth trying.

  • Kaspars

    Good quality food but a bit overrated. Once you get in you get rushed to finish your meal & get out. Don't expect to spend a quiet night in there.

  • Bitches Who Brunch

    Tayyabs is a classic eatery serving Punjabi cuisine. The majority of the menu items are quite spicy and the lamb chops were a stand out.

  • Anas

    Very tasty food. Don't miss the Lamb Chops. 😋😋😋

  • Luke

    Great value, tasty Indian food with very efficient service (and BYOB with no corkage)

  • Camila

    Very good quality meat and curry! Bring your own alcohol!

  • Arlen

    Still the best Punjabi cuisine in town

  • Dee

    Order the lamb chops and lamb with okra main. Chicken was overcooked in the two dishes we ordered :(

  • Alykhan

    Mango lassi is delicious!!! Best in town!

  • Mr

    BYOB is great, however soft drinks (for mixing) aren't permitted but a friendly waiter may turn a blind eye.

  • Viktor

    Best Indian restaurant I've ever been.

  • Andreea

    The food is great but the service less so; not particularly attentive and often confused about orders.

  • Jubair

    Best lamb chops I have had!

  • Michael

    Nothing special

  • Lyn

    The din in this place is ridiculous. Can't have a proper conversation without having to shout. Bunch of lads were quite rowdy too thinking the restaurant's a football stadium.

  • Marios

    Great for large groups. Food is quality - recommend the lamb dishes. And you can bring your own alcohol. Parking isn't great, so get there early or get the tube.

  • Maxwell

    A London institution. Described by many as the very best place in London for kebabs and Tandoor roasted meats cooked Pakistani style. Meal for two, including service, approx. £40

  • Stanislav

    Можно идти не задумываясь!

  • Paul

    I'm not a huge fan of indian food but this place was fantastic. Our party ordered several dishes and split them, family style, and they were all fantastic.

  • Alberto

    Really nice food and place! Good for large crowds on a night out. You can bring you own alcohol!!

  • Tee

    Anything from the grill/tandoor is fab! Lamb chops are still as good as ever, and the koftas are juicy and flavoursome. However the curries always seem like an afterthought and are average...

  • Nick

    A legend! Great lamb chops and fish tikka

  • Pawel

    Great and affordable indian food

  • Ilma

    Good Indian food, probably one of the best restaurants in the Whitechapel area. Moderately cheap!

  • Pieter

    Excellent food/price quality! Better than all the restaurants on Brick Lane. Expect queus during the weekend and you will not get a friendly small from staff. Definetly worth it, ORDER LAMB CHOPS

  • Robert

    Lamb chops, biryani, curries, everything. Not as spicy as they market it to be. It's delicious. Fast service and cheap. Great night out. Bring your own alcohol and no corkage fee!

  • Sandeep

    Fantastic lamb chops but the chicken was dry

  • Michael

    Great food at very reasonable price. The chicken karahi is amazing.

  • NY

    Everything was so delicious! Try the garlic bread it was the best.

  • Shaileshwori

    The appetizer tikkas are amazing as is the lamb chop (the best ever). Decent portions if ordered in large. Best to share family style. Service ok but prefer one designated waiter.

  • Christine

    BYO and be prepared to wait. And make sure u're prepared for eating lots of meat - lamp chops and mixed grill are the way to go

  • Aliye

    Garlic naan dedikleri tereyağlı ve sarmısaklı ekmek iyi sadece mangolu ayran pek bana göre değilmiş 😕 lamb chops kaliteli fakat fazla baharattan tadını tam alamıyorsunuz.

  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    Flavoured lentil and baby aubergine curry (dhal baingun) is a must.

  • John

    Grab some beers and join the queue, yes it will be worth it. Wet curries are very good.

  • Andrew

    Lamb chops are a must have

  • Boali

    خوش مطعم وخوش غده كان والله يتقبل من الجميع

  • Joakim

    Try the lamb!

  • Morten


  • Ben

    Get the lamb chops for starters and don't forget a good lassie.

  • Jefe

    Queuing for a table was worth the trouble, as the lamb curry and shredded chicken were amazing. Didn't realize it was BYOB until too late, so we had the Mango drink / smoothie which was perfect.

  • Jordi

    Good food. Cheap. No drinks. Bad service.

  • Valentina

    Always busy - try to get there at 730 to avoid queue. Cash only.

  • Sultan

    It's over rated. Lahore is better.

  • Jared

    The place had an awesome vibe. You can always get takeaway if you live in the area. Don't miss the lamb starter.

  • Paul

    Tandoori meat of any variety

  • Marie

    Lamb chops and lamb karahi both excellent. That is all. Make sure to book. Also, don't be offended if the waiters seem rude or don't take notes - they're ridiculously on top of things.

  • Mia

    Best Indian in London hands down!

  • Adam

    Bring your own booze

  • Adam

    Lamb chops

  • Eduardo

    Be ready for an Indian feast. Food, music, flavour, noise, all inclusive.

  • Mark

    Fantastic mixed grill starter - includes their famous lamb chops!

  • Becky

    Make sure you book otherwise you'll need to queue. Nice and cheap meal however it's a lil overhyped.

  • André

    Comida muito boa, e a um bom preço (10/15£). O serviço é mau, os funcionários não são simpáticos. Colocam coisas na mesa sem pedirmos, e quase os temos de obrigar a retirar da mesa. Mas recomendo!

  • Shelley

    The lamb chops are always good but also the freshest and tastiest naan bread!

  • Erik

    Eat as many lamb cutlets as you can...

  • Di

    Very cheap, great lamb + huge portions. However v crowded and messy.

  • Gareth

    Great food well priced! Lamb chops are a must as are all of the grilled meats!

  • Sarah

    BYOB which is amazing and food is awesom shame about service

  • Willemate

    Order a Mixed Grill (not on the menu) !

  • Anthony

    Good value but unbelievably busy! Booking essential!

  • Roser

    Amazing view, not so expensive.

  • Ruth

    Very busy - uncomfortably close to other people. It took a while to give us a menu, but food and service was quick. Tasty meal, but I think this place has a lot of hype and didn't live up to it.

  • Kim

    The okra and dhal were deliciously spicy and flavourful.

  • Sükrü Ozan

    The only worldwide quality thing in this place is "Tayyabs Still Natural Spring Water". Rest of it is a "tale"...

  • Fawzan

    Was really disappointed with the food and service. This place has really gone downhill since i went a few years ago.

  • Ji-Eun

    lamb chops are juicy and tender. Best I've had in london

  • melocotoncita

    Lamb chops, omg.

  • Sam

    Make sure to get a reservation or be prepared to wait

  • Yasmin

    One of the best Kebab rolls i've ever tasted.

  • Veronika

    Lamb chops!!!

  • Colm

    The Keema Karahi will blow your head off. It's amazing. You will need a jug of Mango Lassi

  • Trang

    Amazing Pakistan food❤️ my first Pakistan meal and I live it. The popadom and the garlic nan there are so fresh and yummy

  • Adit

    Kebab. Mixed grill platter. Okra

  • Kathryn

    Lamb chops!

  • Tom

    Lamb chops are great and BYOB, but very busy. Not one for a relaxing meal

  • Aaron

    You ain't lived till you've ripped through a serve of London's finest lamb chops at this joint. And yes, don't share, you'll want it all.

  • Alex

    Few rules for this place. Book ahead, especially on the weekend. Get the lamb chops, you won't regret it. Bring your own booze, it'll make life cheaper. Relish the atmosphere of this authentic place.

  • Josie

    Worst service ever, and we waited 30 min for a table even with a reservation. Very cheap, good Indian food, but over hyped. Recommend the seekh kebab starter (lamb), remember to BYOB.

  • Robert

    BYOB but also bring your own water or soda to avoid getting ripped off

  • Najin

    Great lamb chops, great food with amazing price. Your clothes may smell after but it's worthy.

  • Sam

    The lamb chops are awesome. Rest of the food above average. Service abysmal. Spent half an hour in line, expected. But after that more than 30 minutes on table without taking order! Even for drinks!

  • Diana

    The best place in town when it comes to a fragrant, tasty big portions of Indian food. Lamb chops are the one! Is always busy, so book ahead. Great sticky desserts as well - an overkill.

  • Stephanie

    Paneer starter and garlic naan were delicious! This place tends to always have an intimidating queue... but the wait really isn't all that bad for the high quality cuisine.

  • Kostas

    Lamb chops and Karahi chicken are fantastic! Queues are long but they move fast. You can bring your own boose!

  • Oktay

    Hersey iyi...

  • Mohammed

    Good food but crowded

  • Almost

    O Chicken Tikka é uma delícia! Para ler mais, clique em

  • Atiq

    Amazing food! Bit expensive plus you have to wait on special occasion so advice to book in advance..!!!

  • Jean-Michel

    The Saag Aloo (spinach and potatoes) was too salty.

  • Jean-Michel

    No corkage fees! Bring a bottle of Kingfisher or Red Wine to accompany the curries!

  • Jean-Michel

    The Lamp Chops are an easy choice. The Paneer Tikka is tasty too! Simple but delicious—get a plate to accompany your meal. If you don't mind a sweet bread the Peshwari Naan hits the spot.

  • Simona

    Lamb chops and lamb tikka!

  • Sebastian

    Anything grilled!

  • Marc

    Masala fish is a must as well! Really good.

  • Curtis

    Best Indian food. Seriously. One of the best I've had.

  • 7161440

    Симпатично. Хорошее меню. Вкусная еда. Тихо.

  • Ayla

    Its not as good as it used to be. I've been there last week after a year gap and was disappointed with the food. Service is as bad as usual , Kulfi is still good though:)

  • Cirine

    Great food but such a long wait...

  • Anna

    Packed out, cheap and BYOB. You HAVE to try the mixed grill.

  • James

    A lot of tips rave about this place. I found the food pretty good, but the service was really subpar. Be prepared to queue if you don't arrive early/ reserve.

  • Phil

    Proper good curry just down the road from the 100x places claiming "Best Curry House 2014". Haha

  • Hervé

    One of the best Indian restaurant in London, try the lamb chops and do not forget to bring your bottle of wine or some beers.

  • Tom

    The best curry house in London.

  • Timo

    Eigenen Wein mitbringen!

  • Arsalan

    Lamb karahi is good.

  • Julia

    Я такого карри в жизни не пробовала, все очень вкусно и сытно, из-за стола выкатились, спасибо.

  • Chefs Feed

    Atul Kochhar, chef of Benares, eats here on his nights off. He loves the King prawns.

  • Jake

    The food was fine but nothing extraordinary. It was certainly not worth the hour and a half wait, which we were told would only be 10-15 min. I won't return

  • Abu Aya

    Great indian experience kebabs

  • Kaylie

    Ordered a jug of mango lassi with our food order, I had to chase up where it was, and it still didn't come until we'd pretty much finished our meals.

  • Kaylie

    The mango chutney had been watered down, eugh.

  • Richard

    After sitting down they brought over a bottle of water. They charged us £2.50 for it. I asked they to take it off the bill as we hadn't asked for it. They refused, speaking to me like I was a criminal

  • Richard

    Watered down mango chutney, poor mango lassi and tasteless rice. Don't get me started on the price of "not large" main course. As for the rude service, a lesson in how not to run a restaurant. Avoid.

  • Catherine

    Even with pre booking you need to wait for a table. Food delicious once you get it!

  • Kaylie

    The standard portions are not that big, on the smaller side of normal I'd say.

  • Dan

    The foursquare rating system has gone a bit crazy here, the food is very average, the staff are highly uninterested, plates and glasses are dirty, they don't serve tap water, and its cavernously large

  • Kaylie

    Service is pretty poor.

  • Kaylie

    Glasses look dirty, may just be worn out, but it's off putting.

  • Kaylie

    The water is not free.

  • Chetan

    Great lamb chops. Vegetarian options are also very good

  • David

    Crazy Indian restaurant! So so big! Loads of rooms, you'll get lost. But they manage to fill it up on Saturday nights. Great busy vibe in there. Food is really good. You can bring your own alcohol ;)

  • Sandy

    The lamb chops are amazing!!!!!! Must have

  • Nikos

    Amazing food especially the ribs! Everyone takes them and they are perfect! Tikka Masala very good too! Staff a bit unfriendly but very efficient! 9/10

  • John


  • La Dolce Vita

    Pakistan (Around the World in London)

  • Ilyse

    Baby pumpkin is my favorite dish.

  • Arissa

    The mango lassi is the best I've ever had. Order the dry meat as well.

  • Ference

    Come here with an empty stomach

  • Fleur

    Do book in advance. Busy, lively, friendly.

  • Esmee

    Very tasty lamb!

  • zoe

    Get the grill! The chops are AMAZE!

  • Sayanee

    Lamb Kurma reminds me of home. So good!!!

  • Alena

    креветки и курица были ЗВЕРСКИ острыми, на любителя конечно, я точно повторять не стану )

  • Tunc

    Lamb chop neymiş ben burda gördüm arkadaş. Good job tayyab.

  • Brian

    Great Punjabi food and fast service! You even get a chocolate treat with your receipt. It's the little things. :-)

  • hello_emily

    Yum! Obviously the lamb chops but the fish starter was also really nice. And the dry meat was delicious. Everything is great - well worth the wait.

  • wasabimari

    Dirrrty! Therrle are better places in London!

  • Ruben

    Consider lovely day specials

  • Kitsos

    Authentic taste, fair prices. A bit unfriendly staff. You are allowed to bring your own drinks. Try the lamb, tastes great.

  • Shahanoor

    Food is good but service is rubbish.

  • Michael

    Just awful. Terrible service. Average food. Avoid.

  • peter

    start with the mixed grill, then the lamb karahi, which is juicy, packed with flavor and absolutely delicious. Get extra naan! But the real star was the keema--it's like a party in your mouth.

  • Leire

    Muy bueno. No venden alcohol, pero puedes llevar tu propio vino o cerveza de fuera. Hay un supermercado 100m

  • Martine

    Anything Karahi based!

  • Varun

    Be prepared for a long queue, waiting time is quite long especially over weekends.

  • Kay

    Seekh kebabs (lamb) and Kahari chicken curry were juicy, dry meat (moist, flavorful lamb) was a highlight, okra = good but not a standout. Only complaint: could've used more spice

  • Anastasia

    Absolutelly delicious lamb chops, slaa smth meat and naan. I'm on the 7th heaven!

  • Sarah

    Completely brilliant food but it was a long wait for a table, definitely to be visited again

  • James

    Lamb chops are good

  • James

    Lamb chops are good.

  • Muhammed Toufail

    Mixed Grillz all the way

  • Ian

    We were told this is the best curry house in London. We went 30 minutes out of our way on the tube to get here, plus a bit of a walk. 100% worth it.

  • Mar

    El pan de ajo es exquisito pero cualquier otra cosa puede agujerear el estómago sin remedio. Aarrrggg...

  • Laura

    Whatever you do, get the lamb chops!

  • Darren

    One of the best, for sure. A very condensed menu with great food at a very reasonable price. Try to book as just turning up will usually mean a very long wait.

  • Glenn

    Not exactly authentic Indian, but a Punjab hybrid that's equally delicious. Try the dry chicken, anything lamb, and Garlic Nan is a must. FYI- bring your own booze since no alcohol is served here.

  • Darren

    Fast, cheap, high quality, flavoursome, enjoyable and authentic. Totally recommend Tayyab :)

  • Anthony

    Awful. Slow service. Average food. Limited menu.

  • Mayur

    It has a very high rating here but I think otherwise. If you are a veggie, don't enter this place. Avoid weekends. Service was pathetic and staff was not interested at all.

  • Cat

    Alright dhal, baby pumpkin is not quite the conventional pumpkin but too salty, avoid. Poor service. Cheap meal though.

  • Ranjan

    bring booze and some friends and enjoy the feast of food..

  • Irina

    The best curry in London. Dinner for 3 - £38 + doggy bag. Don't forget to bring your bottle of wine with you.

  • Pete

    Best indian grill ever. 'Nuff said!

  • Jan

    Delicious and spicy hot meal I like this kitchen so much

  • Ian

    Fuckin reyt food tha knows

  • Nathan

    The food was quite spicy (not in a bad way) but the tikka masala wasn't even vaguely creamy. Just ok. Reasonably priced though. Wait wasn't nearly as long as it looked like it would be.

  • David

    The food is good and the price even better. The Lamb chops are a must. Do try and get a table downstairs though as the upstairs seating areas can get hot and hectic.

  • Yuki

    Was great meal!! Love to go back there

  • Jayant

    The papodoms got to your table without ordering is actually charged to the bill :) So you know what to do :)

  • Ikhlas

    They don't do the Mixed Grill anymore and told to order each individual item to make up our own Mixed Grill. Despite that, dinner for four and value for money made up for the early disappointment 6/10

  • Mira

    Make sure you order the Okra! It's prob the best okra dish I have ever had(sorry mom)

  • Alessia

    Great food,really the best Indian (Punjabi) food tried in London,nice the bring-your-own-alcohol idea.

  • Jay

    Excellent. May be a wait. May smell like the food. Still worth it.

  • Leanne

    Worst service and way overated. Do not bother coming here there are better curry houses than this.

  • Olivia

    Definitely try the marinated lamb chops and the dahl baingun. Do make a reservation though; we waited for 20 minutes although we had pre-booked.

  • Vanessa

    Yummy food and quick in service for a very reasonable price, rushed to leave our table

  • Tyler

    Here it is folks: BYOB+London's finest curry

  • Siddharth

    Tinda masala!!!

  • Binayak

    Oh you need to buy and bring in ur own alcoholic beverages from nearby tesco.

  • Łukasz

    Make sure you book a table - this place seems to be busy every evening. Affordable and delicious food.

  • James

    Tip the crowd control guy and beat the queue

  • Simon

    Do not turn up hungry and even if you book do NOT expect to get to eat at a reasonable time.

  • Christine 지혜

    Best yet and worth the long wait. Also reminder it's byob so you can get drunk while waiting

  • Othmar

    A guest brought her own drinks. Thats was fancy!

  • Xiaohui

    Definitely one of the most busy restaurants in east London, reservation might help I guess. Great food at reasonable price, you could even bright your own wine

  • Viv

    Grills- get the lamb chop, masala fish, chicken tikka. Mains- get the saag meat (lamb), and okra

  • Shiladitya

    Reasonably priced Pakistani cuisine. Reserving a table is a wise option. Brilliant starters and main courses. Try their daily specials.

  • Sex Drugs and Bacon Rolls

    "Tayyabs is known for generous portions, good quality ingredients and very good value for money. Do not come here if you want a slow quite date but do come here if you are after a vibrant atmosphere."

  • firestartr

    Definitely worth the wait. A bustlingly busy restaurant with wonderfully enticing smells full of promise and the food delivers. Be careful, come hungry!

  • Luc

    The food here is delicious! Don't forget to bring your own (alcoholic) drinks. I know, it sounds mad, but it's a lot cheeper than buying your drinks at the restaurant. This is normal here.

  • Liliane

    Lamb chops + dry meat are a winning combo

  • T

    Tandoori Chicken. Garlic Naan... No fork. No knife. Nuff said.

  • Ming

    Took 2 hours from entering the restaurant to getting food on the table. Totally waste of time, don't bother.

  • Mohamed

    Nice and cheap

  • Sarah

    The best (and cheapest) curry in London! The lamb chops are a MUST! My other favourite dishes: karahi chicken, grilled paneer, palak paneer and Sunday's haleem special. Mmm...

  • Tatiana

    Try the Mutton or chicken tikka masala and chick peas salad with any naam! All delish'

  • Anthony

    The Pork Chop Starter is amazing. So Much Meat! I was almost full before the main...

  • Heather

    Lamb chops are as good as everyone says they are. Food is good & cheap! Definitely a great place!

  • Alexis

    Great meat. Avoid the mixed grill, it's a selection of their cheapest/least tasty fare.

  • Dominika

    Masala fish - incredible!

  • Bruce

    Buy the booze at the Tesco near by

  • Natasha

    Delish! Def get lamb chops and keema

  • Atul

    Order the kebabs

  • Asher

    The dry meat, though vague in description, is ridiculously tasty. The tandoori pork chops are equally wonderful. Hit up the desert display on the way out to round out the meal.

  • Арсен

    бегом сюда! очень вкусно!

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  • Vasco

    Best lamb chops in London. Book table in advance to avoid queueing.

  • La Dolce Vita

    Lamb Chops (Time Out London's 100 Best Dishes)

  • Aydin

    Garsonlar uzerine birsey dokebiliyorlar, ama lezzet yerinde. Ertesi gun biraz gaz durumlari olusabiliyor ancak...

  • Bellaco

    Dinner for 16 quid. Excellent value for the money option. They don't sell alcohol but you can bring yours.

  • Emil

    It's very dim downstairs.

  • izzati

    Must try the lamb chop starter.its the best. Also, mango lassi

  • Rachel

    Don't wear your best outfit here. You'll never get the smell out.

  • Latanya

    Very authentic! Get there by 6pm for dinner it starts to get pretty crowded after and longer wait for a table.

  • Pawel

    My favourite curry place in London. All the vegetarian curries are amazing as well.

  • Delikat

    Auténtica comida del Punjab (parte de India y Pakistán).Delicioso su pollo tandoori y el cordero marinado al horno.Muchas opciones para vegetarianos, con gran surtido de verduras (berenjenas al curry)

  • Daniel

    Without a doubt the best Indian k, the area. Be prepared to wait even if you have a booking though.

  • Jason

    Ques are nuts but added to the atmosphere its like a club , food is super fresh and mouthwatering great noisy night of eats

  • plucker

    Two words: LAMB CHOPS. Don't usually like lamb? Neither do I.

  • Richard

    Great food at great prices, but absolute chaos getting a table at 6pm on a Saturday evening. Madness! Plus, you'll come out stinking of the amazing grilled meat, so don't wear your best clothes...

  • Richard

    Groups of 3 or 5 get a table faster; So bring a mate.

  • Yoonie

    Byo and order the lamb chops!!!

  • Graeme

    Tayyabs do takeout too, just go up to the back of the restaurant on the left and order.

  • Misha

    Finish your meal with pistachio kulfi!

  • Erica

    Still one of the best Indian restaurants in the area. Book, then be prepared to wait well past the time you booked for. It's worth it (if you don't mind the buzz and frenzy)

  • Mieke

    If you don't want to queu, book your table online.

  • carly

    Order the paneer tikka! Best in the world.

  • Taimur

    Be prepared to wait...

  • Kurt M

    Amazing lamb chops

  • DishOnIt

    Found Aloo mattar as Yum Yum. Try it and dish on it at

  • Silversurfer

    Order lamb chops for starters and more lamb chops for main.


    Si vous voulez essayer un restaurant indien à Londres, on vous le conseille ! Attention le évitez les heures de pointe si vous êtes pressé le restaurant est toujours bondé mais le service est rapide.

  • a

    Hip n happenin'

  • Richard

    Great food. Average service bordering on rude. Smells fantastic but those spices cling to even item of clothing you have.

  • Bob

    Good food, but very loud, crowded and generally unpleasant

  • Azraai

    The Mango/Banana Lassi is undoubtedly the best in the world.. A must try!!

  • Graeme

    Lamb chops, of course.

  • Michael

    Book ! before coming - it's busy every day

  • Felipe

    amazing. they don't serve alcohol, but the food more than makes up for that (plus you can bring your own booze anyway). each lamb dish was best than the one before.

  • Anshuman

    Must order: Lamb chops and Dry Meat, Classics!

  • London24

    Lamb chops and dry meat is a must-have at Tayyabs!

  • Alessandro

    Lamb cutlets and dry meat and you'll be in heaven.

  • Evening Standard

    A short walk from Whitechapel station, this is the finest in traditional Punjabi cuisine and so popular, you’re guaranteed a bit of a wait. BYOB, with no corkage fee. Just remember to book.

  • Zeineb

    You MUST try out Lamb chops and Karahi Chicken. Best things about Tayyabs.

  • Nick

    BEWARE: Terrible service but GREAT food at a very reasonable price.

  • The Guardian

    "Tayyabs' long-marinated grilled lamb chops remain one of life's great savoury pleasures - a complex hit of sweet 'n' smoky, hot 'n' spicy flavour, edged with a crisp, blackened strip of fat..."

  • New York Habitat

    Be sure to book a table in advance, because this Punjabi restaurant is popular! Tayyabs does not sell alcohol, but you’re allowed to bring your own and they charge no corkage fee!

  • Saif

    amazing Lamb Chops & Mango Lassi!

  • ashley

    Get the seekh kabobs!

  • Talal

    Best Kashmir food you will ever taste.

  • Rocky

    Don't eat for 2 days....then come...paPoW

  • Gizem

    Lamb chops, naan and the smell of wonderful spices. Foodporn in action!

  • Lailla

    10.30/11pm in the week (not Friday) and virtually no queues. Get the lamb chops, peshwari naan and chana (chickpea) curry. Lovely combo!

  • Ivan

    Don't forget your own beer

  • A

    Very busy even midweek theres a queue outside to get in,..but well worth it the Menu & Food is awesome

  • IG @antskong

    Be Early! Always full of people at night. Chicken TIkka is a Must, Grilled Lamb Chops is the bomb! I ordered it twice! :)

  • Priyanka

    Lamb chops,sheek kebab and biriyani.....avoid the lassi

  • Lee

    Service is pretty crap, but food is amazing and it all comes really quickly. You are expected to leave also pretty quickly. They don't serve alcohol.

  • jocelyn

    the tandoori chicken is is phenomenal. everyone raves about the lambchops...but the tandoori chicken is WAY better. and get the paratha. naans are Way overrated in general

  • Graham

    Book book book or be prepared for. Long wait

  • Ermin

    Ask the staff for a recommendation, if unsure!

  • Federica

    Came here on a Tuesday and the queue was insane

  • Elias

    Note to self: Recommended by LM.

  • Giulia

    Best Indian Food ever.But if u go to needo's next door it s the same...same cook,less queue.

  • Andrew

    Great food - book a table in advance though as there's always a queue out the door

  • Diego

    Very good food. A little bit spicy!

  • Joe

    Two words: Sizzling starter.

  • Gokul

    call in advance on weekends and evening. gets really crowded and you don't want to be queuing while smelling the amazing kebabs.. it's cruel!

  • Ginny Yang

    The grilled fish starter is ace!!7

  • Spotted by Locals - city guides by locals

    the delicately flavoured lentil and baby aubergine curry (dhal baingun) is a must, with fresh mango lassis.

  • Jade

    BOOK IN ADVANCE. Amazing peshwari naan.

  • Rich

    Lamb chops and Naan are a must. Bring your own alcohol and enjoy the best food for amazingly inexpensive.

  • P

    BYOB - best lamb chops - awesome food!

  • Irfan

    If you have room left for desserts, give the Raas Malai a try. Delicious! Haven't tasted any this good in all of London

  • Tiffany

    Bestest Grilled Food in London - Try the Lambchops :)

  • Adnan

    Worth waiting in cue for, the grilled meats are full of flavour and come to the table sizzling! try not to cough to much though!

  • Marc

    Bring your own beer or wine.

  • Hassan

    Reserve early, lamp chops a necessity for starters and try the chicken keema masala

  • Aresha

    I have died and gone to heaven several times at this joint. Mixed grill, saag aloo and chana masala FO LIFE. Makes a girl happy. I can now sleep with a big smile.

  • Gemsk

    Best curries in town! BYO, so nice and cheap! Book a table to avoid the queues

  • Ashton

    Grilled meats and veggie curries are best here though it was much better before they expanded and poshified it

  • Kevin

    dry meat is a must. book a table in advance. the paneer starter was pretty amazing too.

  • Frankie

    The fish curry was amazing. I hardly ever eat fish.

  • Tom

    I have dreams about the dry meat

  • Ric

    You must order the lamp chops starter - IT'S THE LAW!

  • Kalpesh

    Best Indian starters in London. Enjoy the chops!

  • ViatorStaff

    Best indian in the east end! Bring your own bottle and order the lamb chops

  • John

    Get the lamb chops and chicken tikka for starters. They are truly amazing

  • Alex

    Dry meat. Ignore the banal name it's amazing

  • Jordan

    One of the best places to eat in London

  • Shahid

    Best Shish Kebabs and Nans in London

  • Shahid

    great place

  • Chris

    Try to get a seat downstairs. It is less smoky and cooler.

  • Chris

    Come at lunch to avoid the queue. Mango lassi and baby pumpkin are my must order items.

  • Est

    Great food, but I'm not dying to go back soon. Queued for hours despite having booked, then orders were mixed up or forgotten. Delicious vegetarian selection however.

  • Stephen

    Amazing kebabs, bring your own booze and great water features. The best place to ear in the whole of Whitechapel - but make sure you book to avoid the queues

  • Abigail

    Order the mixed grill, and extra lamb chops if you can handle the meat feast!

  • yelena_

    go earlier in the week to avoid the line

  • Lawrence

    Go to Tayyabs and ignore the curries- they are good but not amazing. However the lamb chops are the best in London. Oh and book a table too.

  • J

    Book a table ahead - food is excellent

  • Christoph

    bring your own beer or wine.

  • Richard

    Book online and you'll be seated immediately if you arrive on time. But shh, don't tell the queueing hoards!

  • Mark

    BYO at Tayyabs which keeps things cheap, but at the weekend show up earlier than you want to eat because the (not really justifiable) queue - even if you book - will leave you ravenous.