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Cafe Kisimul

Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
+44 1871 810645
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (83 reviews)
“rice” (17 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Indian, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lot of trouble trying to book a table, which we were led to believe was necessary. It turned out that the restaurant had to close for a few days, but there was no note on the door to say so and no...More

1  Thank carleton23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely welcoming staff who manged to squeeze to very tired cyclists in at the last minute. The place was packed with people who had come to enjoy a lovely evening meal. I would highly recommend booking a table here as there is very limited options...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard about the live music night and food had already been recommended by our neighbour back home. Two sittings and a small cosy interior so you need to book in advance and its cash only but the islands bank is just next door- some of...More

Thank B0rderers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked the 7:45 sitting on Thursday to experience the 'Music Night' and thoroughly enjoyed the cosy, friendly atmosphere and some lovely eats. The Kisimul has a laid-back style and being one of the few dining options in Castlebay invariably you'll bump...More

Thank IannGina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the best curry place. A tiny restaurant but big on quality reasonable on price. We ate here twice during our stay on the island. Be prepared and book. Not to be missed

1  Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner while staying next door at the Macroon's Loft. Had a delicious vegetarian Indian meal and there was entertainment on too. It's very popular so book in advance.

Thank weejake2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still heaving three years since my first visit (booking needed on a Sunday to get a table), however none of the Italian choices were available on any of the three evenings I dined, nor were seafood starter items, nor the listed bottled beers. Not being...More

Thank HopefulTraveller45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cafe Kisimul is a small family run restaurant not far from the ferry pier in Castlebay. Its distinction is that it offers authentic Indian cuisine in the Outer Hebrides. It is a cash-only establishment and booking is essential. In the summer, they operate two evening...More

1  Thank uglboo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here after a last-minute recommendation diverted us from the pub. Packed when we arrived so we sat outside for a beer while we ordered. A table became available just as our food was cooked. All four of us went for Indian mains and they...More

1  Thank EsmithScotland
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A delightful little restaurant in the beautiful setting of Castlebay harbour. I visited with my wife and we booked a Thursday to enjoy the weekly live music. The young staff were friendly and attentive and the service was excellent. The menu was reduced to Indian...More

Thank stitchus
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Questions & Answers
4 April 2017|
Response from Harris B | Property representative |
Hi Jeanny, sorry for the late reply but in answer to your question and for future visitors we certainly do! All of our pakora's are made from chickpea flower, our curries don't contain any gluten products and our soups are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Castlebay HS9 5XD, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Outer Hebrides  >  Isle of Barra  >  Castlebay
  • Phone Number: +44 1871 810645
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