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Cats - The Cat’s Pyjamas, Headingley, West Yorkshire

The Cat’s Pyjamas

4.5
4.5
163 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
We celebrate Indian street food culture - the carts and street side vendors that dot the length and breadth of India’s regions, preserving age-old recipes whilst creating urban legends. Inspired by the hawker’s local dishes, Goa’s seafood shacks and the toddy shops of Kerala, every one of our dishes is infused with the passion of India’s cooks. Alfred Prasad, the youngest Indian chef to ever receive a Michelin star, has crafted our menu with tantalising aromas and fragrant flavours to create food that will wake the taste buds. We’re combining the energy from our bustling kitchen with vibrant decor to evoke the colours, chaos and craziness of India and create a fun, easy-going, dynamic atmosphere. We’re bringing the best Indian street food this side of Delhi to the heart of Headingley. We’re The Cat’s Pyjamas.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 22:30
  • Phone number
    0113 274 2618
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Balraj Kundra

What 163 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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163 Reviews
  1. RoshMc

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were just spot on, would definitely recommend. It’s nice to have a well priced local Indian that differs from your ‘run of the mill’ standard curries.

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  2. KathC

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the food here! A smaller menu than a lot of Indian restaurants but all the dishes are amazing. Love the aloo chat!!

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  3. RoseyJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant for a casual get together with family and friends. The service is excellent with friendly staff who are happy to recommend their favourite dishes. The menu is not vast but there is great variety and some less known dishes are on the menu. It is very good value and suitable for all ages.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fourth visit to this delightful restaurant which serves Indian street food, it's limited menu strikes the right balance between offering enough choice to cater for most people whilst ensuring every dish they turn out is done to perfection. Highly recommended for both its food and beer selection, serving many distinct craft beers.

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  5. Familydiner

    London

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was delicious - a little bit different from most Indian restaurants in England and, with a shorter menu, each dish was individually cooked. Service was swift and attentive. We were glad we booked for Saturday night. The restaurant was buzzy but the decor was very plain - perhaps in keeping with the "street food" angle, but I would have appreciated some visual interest.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Second visit. Loved the food but didn't find the waiter's advice about the spicy heat of the food (really not that hot!) that helpful.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food. Great service and ambiance. The nicest Indian food I've had ever!! Will definitely be returning to sample more of the menu.

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  8. TomG

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Cat's Pyjamas is every bit the Indian restaurant Headingley has been lacking for some time. Often quite busy but worth the wait, with a smaller more specialised menu than traditional curry houses. Excellent craft beer rotated on tap and lovely staff. Great meal out highly recommended

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  9. TimD

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great beer, great service. Our waiter was very personable and we had a great evening.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    not a massive menu but what was available was a good choice. Different to your normal " Indian " menu & restaurant, very authentic tasting dishes, spicy but not over powering. Décor basic & rustic but clean, then again, it's the food that you go for. Will certainly go again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the food; it tasted really different from any other 'curry' houses I have been to before. I didn't feel overly full and so felt that I could really enjoy the quality of the different tastes and textures that were on offer.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful evening - great food - really different choices. Staff really helpful and efficient. Will definitely be back to sample other options

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  13. ladyp

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an excellent meal, good and attentive service and ambience

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Visited the restaurant with friends for New years eve. The service was excellent and the staff were friendly, polite, helpful and efficient. The menu has a great variety of indian street food type dishes and as a vegan who usually struggles there wete quite a few dishes to choose from. Also some dishes could be adapted to be made vegan. The food was excellent. Overall a great dining experience. Would recommend and will visit again soon.

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  15. Sarah

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years dinner Excellent service and food as usual. Moved things around to accommodate a table of 9 at the last minute. Thanks guys

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good service and the staff were happy.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food as always. Attentive service, great value, would recommend.

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  18. CarnivorusLeodus

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Been a few times and really enjoyed the food, not quite as good as bundobust but closer, but now they have a new menu, which is pretty poor in comparison. Menu seems to be more basic, less interesting, and one dish came out a bowl of spinach pureed to baby food consistency with a few paneer cubes floating in it. Didn't have more than a mouthful of it Shame really as it was a good local interesting curry with a nice beer selection

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At last ,a reason for non students to go into Headingley!!! Great food,service and beer "Neighbour hood gem" indeed plus you can then finish off at Whites!

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  20. Yulips

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a return visit and it was just as good. The staff are engaging delivering a quick Service, the food was well flavoured and a good sized portion.

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  21. FC11

    Yorkshire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, would recommend very highly.

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  22. JoanneW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    lovely delicious food, good variety of authentic food. staff knowledge of food very good. really enjoyed our night.

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  23. TracyG

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fabulous food! The place is quite basic and rustic and not overly comfortable but the food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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  24. Stillhungry

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was delicious but the service was shockingly bad

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  25. PJL66

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very basic décor upstairs. Busy and compact. Tasty food. Down to earth!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, the service was spotty and they have charged me twice on my card after assuring me that it only went through once. To reiterate, the food was amazing.

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  27. Yulips

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 December 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend recommended I try this out as the food was "really good" and I have to say we were not disappointed she also told us to book as it gets quite busy. The menu is not huge but enough to choose from and what they offer is done well. The staff were attentive and friendly, explaining dishes and recommending, the speed of service was just right . We had pickles and popadom a starter of onion bhajis each and really only needed one between us, one needs to think tapas and get a couple of plates to share although our waitress did mention tapas/ small plates it didn't sink in! This followed by a rogan josh and a chicken in coriander well flavoured, good sized portions with the best nann bread I have ever had. There are a selection of guest /craft beers available. Full marks also for the decor, the only place to eat Indian street food is in the street! This is definitely a place I will be returning to.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently good food & service . One of our favourite places to eat in headingley

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  29. BeccaBeadling

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beer selection is varied with a lot of good options for people that enjoy craft beer. There is a good selection of vegetarian meals on the menu and new Indian meals you don't usually see at your regular Indian restaurant. Definitely worth a visit.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food adding delicate flavour and nuanced tastes to Indian cuisine

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The amitsari fish was one of the best starters I've had anywhere, and the mango beer goes down so easy! Best Indian I've had in Leeds.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food wonderful, a real change to your usual Indian Cuisine, highly recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant! Always love eating here. Wonderful food and friendly staff

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  34. Anticlimax

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply one of the best Indian restaurants on the planet. Great food, fabulous service and convivial atmosphere!

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  35. JanW

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Goan chicken cafreal was quite possibly the best curry I have ever tasted, an opinion shared by my companions, as we all had the same dish. The service was excellent and, when we asked for a table away from the door, the request was met very graciously. Staff were polite and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.

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  36. TrevorL

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was good and it was nice to have a menu that was a little more imaginative than the run of the mill. Unfortunately , in spite of booking ahead, we were given a table by the door and did not enjoy the drafts on the many occasions the door was open on a November evening.

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  37. JuliaA

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Starters were delicious. Choice of mains is limited though we enjoyed what we had . Very good for vegetarians . Would definitely recommend a visit .

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  38. Cal57

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were seated promptly, albeit by the cold front door. The service was attentive and the food was excellent. A large selection of ales, unfortunately I like a lager and there weren't many to choose from. Would definitely recommend.

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  39. DavidL

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent curries. Beers not as good as before - not very smooth and a little too cold.

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  40. chrisw

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu provided a good range of options for all tastes. The food itself was excellent and i'd recommend it to anyone. My only suggestion is that you need to book as it very popular and busy, which is a good sign. Looking forward to going again and trying something different. Good selection of beer too.

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Google Map for The Cat’s Pyjamas

53 Otley Road, Headingley, West Yorkshire LS63AB

Additional information

  • Area
    Leeds
  • Hours of Operation
    Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 22:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Balraj Kundra
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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