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.

Venue Details & Map


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

Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 602 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Tayyabs

3.0 out of 5 21 November 2016
by Seo Young M.

Quite a spacious restaurant with Indian menu and a variety of sweet drinks and desserts you can choose. The food tasted pretty good but the portions ended up at an A-OK. We ordered the curry-like menus but would like to try the other meat/rib-like menus (not sure what they're called).more

4.0 out of 5 21 November 2016
by Amar S.

Tayyabs is amazing if you come in with the right expectations. It's a terrific place for the following reasons:

- Cheap (average cost per person is under 20)

- BYOB - keeps costs low and allows you to have tons of booze with your food

- great for groups - Tayyabs is huge and has plenty of room for groups 10+

- Good food - Usually when I eat in groups I'm disappointed with the quality of the...more

4.0 out of 5 25 October 2016
by John C.

Went here last weekend and I was so impressed with the waiter we had I had to write this. First the food was very good we had two different types of Lamb (both very good) and Chicken Tikka Masala also good, lentils and assorted breads and we picked up some kingfisher at the local convenience store around the corner. But the highlight was this guy who seated patrons assisted with cleanup and...more

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

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

Look for similar items by category

Is Tayyabs your business?

Find out how to become a Partner to enhance your listing and access other benefits.