The Cat’s Pyjamas

4.5
165 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 17:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
0113 274 2618
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Balraj Kundra
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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RM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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RJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food, great beer, great service. Our waiter was very personable and we had a great evening.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent meal, good and attentive service and ambience

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London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service and the staff were happy.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food as always. Attentive service, great value, would recommend.

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CL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Y
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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FC
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, would recommend very highly.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

lovely delicious food, good variety of authentic food. staff knowledge of food very good. really enjoyed our night.

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Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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M
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2016
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

The food was delicious but the service was shockingly bad

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PJ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very basic décor upstairs. Busy and compact. Tasty food. Down to earth!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2016
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 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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Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food & service . One of our favourite places to eat in headingley

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BN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2016
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food adding delicate flavour and nuanced tastes to Indian cuisine

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Food wonderful, a real change to your usual Indian Cuisine, highly recommend

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant! Always love eating here. Wonderful food and friendly staff

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply one of the best Indian restaurants on the planet. Great food, fabulous service and convivial atmosphere!

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JW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 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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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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C
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 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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DL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent curries. Beers not as good as before - not very smooth and a little too cold.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 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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