Started by Mohammad Tayyab more than 30 years ago, this family run restaurant in historic Whitechapel has grown in size and reputation over the years. Originally a daytime café for locals and those in the know, Tayyabs eventually opened an evening restaurant in an adjoining Victorian pub. The menu is 100% halal.

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83 - 89 Fieldgate Street
E1 1JU
+44 20 7247 6400
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 601 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Tayyabs

2.0 out of 5 23 October 2016
by Jing Shyang Y.

I'd heard a lot before my visit here. Unfortunately it doesn't live up to the hype.

Tayyabs is a cheap indian restaurant in Whitechapel. They have a great BYOB policy, so you can pick up some drinks from the nearby Tesco to go with your meal.

There are some nice touches. When ordering the staff member will attempt to remember your order in their head. Given how busy they are, it's not a...more

3.0 out of 5 8 October 2016
by Mariam Nazdane A.

I have to start by saying that the restaurant experience is not only the food that is being served, and I understand that this place is no fine dining but the noise level & stress wasn't something I could handle!

We had a booking on Friday night & we walked in only to see that not only they have a full house ( the place is huge) but about another 50 ppl waiting in unbearable heat & noise &...more

4.0 out of 5 2 October 2016
by Marilyn T.

Coming from California, my bar for Indian food is set pretty high. I had heard about the food in White Chapel, and friends recommended Tayyabs. It was less than 5 min from the White Chapel station and was pretty easy to find.

You can actually make a reservation online. Definitely do so since there will be a line.

Food is substantially cheaper than what I'm used to..

- Chicken tikka: 5 large...more

5.0 out of 5 15 August 2016
by Alisa R.

What a random find! We were walking by and had to come in because the food smelled so intensely good!

We were not wrong!

We got an order of lamb chops, chicken tikka, and a shish kabab along with rice pilaf and traditional naan. It was delicious!

The meat came on a sizzling pan, the naan was freshly made and so warm when it came out.

The very best thing was actually was the mango lassi! We...more

4.0 out of 5 2 August 2016
by Sampad D.

Loved this place !

Loved the lamb shanks.

Its a huge place with plenty of seating. We got the lamb shanks and keema. Everything was good.

Will certainly recommend this place !more

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