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US$5 - US$35
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Indian, Asian, Healthy, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Southside & Holyrood
0.4 miles from Edinburgh Castle
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely meal with three friends here last week, we've been before several times, good food, great service, good prices.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Manoj K, General Manager at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Firod, Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind review. Loyal customers like you are the backbone of our business. We would love to see you back soon. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice.

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Reviewed 25 August 2020 via mobile

Absolutely bursting with flavours just like I would expect in South India. No chicken madras and chips here, just tasty delicious, freshly prepared food without any fuss. Don’t be put off by the small frontage on the restaurant these guys pack big flavours quickly onto...your table served by extremely courteous staff Thanks a lot guys. When I come back to Edinburgh I am coming againMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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nilgirispice, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2020

Dear ikelly46, Thank you for your time and effort to leave a 5 star rating and fantastic review about the experience you had when you visited us. Such reviews gives us confidence and satisfaction of what we are doing in here. We will continue to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service from Brendon and athiyai would like to appreciate both of them in feature much love n peace. They both ver like n ver kind n friendly

Date of visit: September 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gomesm103, Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind review about our team members. We look froward to welcoming you again soon. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Masala dosa, curries... all was amazing. Perfectly spiced dishes and great service. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ellie|_Adventurer, Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind review. It's really appreciated. See you back soon. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Nilgiri spice after seeing the review in Google, the customer service was very bad, we waited almost 45 minutes to 1 hour to get our food. And the food was very bad, the dosas were burnt and not tasted like normal fermented...dosa, chapathi and parota was very very hard to break and the biriyani rice was only 70 present cooked. We ordered for chicken kothu porota, we hardly seen parota pieces in that it was filled just with vegetable and chicken pieces and not tasted good. We ordered idly for kids, kids didn’t even touched it after tasting it, felt like made from some readymade batter. Only thing that was good was chicken curry. Very disappointed with the food quality, quantity and customer serviceMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

RamyaK158, It is easy to trash the reputation of a restaurant online even with such baseless review. You had asked our staff whether this batter is freshly made the day and we had explained you how the process actually is. For the Dosa and Idli,...More

Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

This place may not look much from the outside but make no mistake, it serves some of the best Indian street food out there, really different from the normal Indian restaurant staples. The Railway Lamb Curry is a winner with real depth of flavour and...a nice backstory too. Worth making a trip to Tollcross for!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Dear daviddy Y8751KP, Thank you for the 5 star rating and kind review. Our team at Nilgiri Spice are glad to know that you did have a nice time dining with us. See you back soon. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice.

Reviewed 8 August 2021

Worst Biryani I've ever tasted, and I've tasted 'a lot', believe me, all over the world, some beautiful food in little family-run undiscovered restaurants and some great, (and some not so great) in Michelin starred, eating out is a hobby in which I take very...seriously. Underwhelming in every sense. Servers and waiters were not very communicative at all, no actual customer care, just the odd nod or one-word reply. Read lots of good reviews beforehand so was quite surprised it was so bland and tasteless, no freshness or flavours apart from the outstanding taste of very very greasy, In fact, it was as if the chicken had been slung on as an afterthought, and to boot, it wasn't cooked very well at all, nearly, but not quite, just a second from pink. Toilets awful, decor awful too, regardless of the age of building it could still have done with a professionally paid person to add a fresh lick of paint . Won't be returning, and please don't reply telling me how my tastebuds are not developed to your world standards because that is just ignorant. I've seen all the replies to people who have made under par reviews here (and elsewhere), they just make you look very unprofessional. People have different tastes and opinions, you need to understand that and move on, not try to argue every point is wrong and put your shoddy reasons why you think they are wrong!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

The way you had taken anticipatory bail at the end of your review says it all. You had left a baseless google review for us and you are trying to lash out on us here too. Your intentions are becoming suspicious now. No one without...More

Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

We have visited Edinburgh this week - and went for dinner at nilgiri spice - lovely friendly staff The food was amazing - we had the masala dosa and the nilgiri lamb chef special - Service was good Thank you Hemma

Date of visit: July 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021

Dear Hemma33, Thank you for the 5 star rating and a fabulous review. Glad to know that you'd enjoyed the masala dosa and chef's special Lamb Nilgiri. See you back soon. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice.

Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Stunning food! Diverse menu and every dish hit the spot, and then some. Lovely. Can’t remember an Indian restaurant as good as this one

Date of visit: June 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021

Dear dgoo43, Thank you for the 5 star rating and fabulous review. We are gald that you found our restaurant as one of the best Indian restaurants in Edinburgh. Look forward to see you again. Best Regards, Team Nilgiri Spice

Reviewed 3 July 2021

We have been for alot of curries but this has to be up there with one if the best. Great staff. Great food. You need to try it. Also i never leave reviews but felt it was a must xMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Manoj K, Owner at Nilgiri Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2021

Dear amyaK9928MZ, It's a great pleasure to have such a review and 5 star rating about your experience with Nilgiri Spice. Our business is dependent on the quality of the food we serve and the service we provide. Thank you for taking your time to...More

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debunty
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Hi, Thank you for your query. It's BYOB although we are fully licensed with a great collection of wine, beer and spirits. You can bring your beer and wine for a pound per head as corkage. Regards Team Nilgiri
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Hi, Most of our dishes are gluten free except for some breads and starters. There are many suitable food to chose from the menu so welcome to Nilgiri Spice. Thanks Nilgiri Spice
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Nilgiri Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5