Our Story

Our journey, beginning in 2012, is a testament to the enduring legacy of Uyghur cuisine and the passion that drives us to share these authentic flavors with Leicester and London.

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The store front of Karamay Uyghur Cuisine - Oxford Circus location

The Soul of the UK

Karamay Uyghur Cuisine is where the traditional flavors of Central Asia meet the dynamic culinary scene of the UK. Our menu, a celebration of Uyghur culture, is the result of the collective passion of over 40 dedicated individuals. Each dish is a bridge connecting the rich history of our past to the vibrant present of the UK. In our restaurants, guests are invited to embark on a journey that goes beyond dining – it's an experience of cultural fusion and gastronomic discovery. As Karamay continues to evolve, our commitment to authenticity and excellence remains steadfast. We invite you to join us on this journey, to experience the unique confluence of flavors that Karamay brings to the UK dining landscape.

The Heart of Karamay

Named after the ‘black gold’ – petroleum, symbolizing wealth and its region's deep culinary traditions, Karamay Uyghur Cuisine embodies a rich tapestry of authenticity, heritage, and a unique cultural experience. Since its inception in October 2012, Karamay has been a restaurant and a culinary gateway, bringing the authentic flavors of the Silk Road to the heart of Leicester and London. Our journey, beginning with a single location and blossoming into multiple establishments, is a story of passion, dedication, and the relentless pursuit of culinary excellence. Karamay stands as a testament to the Uyghur people's enduring legacy, rich history, and vibrant culture, seamlessly woven into every dish we serve.

Indoor vibe of Karamay Uyghur Cuisine - Tower Bridge

Come and visit one of our restaurants in London

Experience authentic Central Asian flavors at Karamay Uyghur Cuisine, where a warm welcome and rich culinary heritage await you.

Karamay Uyghur Cuisine - Oxford Circus Location

Oxford Circus Location

Karamay Uyghur Cuisine - Oxford Circus Location

Tower Bridge Location

Feast Your Eyes

Experience our culture's richness in every captivating image, where each dish tells its own delicious story — the Story of Heritage.

Dishes on the table at Karamay Uyghur CuisineVolcano Rice Noodle from Karamay Uyghur CuisineSpicy Prawn with Chips at Karamay Uyghur Cuisine, London, UKOriginal Spaghetti Tenderloin & Fungus from Karamay Uyghur CuisineKebab and Pastry from Karamay Uyghur Cuisine