Sad reaction to closure of ‘fantastic’ King Karai

Posted on - 18th July, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Food & Drink, Restaurants in Preston, Takeaways
King Karai

Blog Preston readers have reacted with sadness to the news that the King Karai is to close.


The Indian restaurant, in Watery Lane, aims to close at the beginning of August so the owner can focus on retirement.

Deven Chauhan, son of the owner, said: “My father Babu Chauhan has decided to close the doors for good as he is now embarking on a new chapter of his life, retirement.

“He wanted to end the restaurant on his own terms instead of the other way round.”

More: King Karai announce plans to close

Below are some of the comments received by Blog Preston since the plans to close were announced. 

Kevin Elleray said: “This is a sad sad day, my favourite Indian restaurant by some margin. I heard this was imminent but was hoping one of the lads would take over and maybe retain the chef.

“I guess all good things come to an end and I wish Babu all the best and thanks for many many top meals, looks like that’s tea sorted this Saturday.”

Barbara Storey said: “We will be sorry to see it close, we really enjoy the food and the service there when we go.

“The people are great, plus the takeaway service was a really good touch and the food and service didn’t change.”

Lou Taylor said: “That really is a shame. Been going since I was a kid.”

Do you have memories of eating at King Karai? Let us know in the comments

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