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191 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ, Scotland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

This take away is no longer an Indian take away but a chip shop I have not used it as a chip shop. The take away changed hands about a year or so ago and the food went down hill.

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Thank Bruce H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Been a regular for years and always loved it and recommended it to friends. It's recently become under new management and has changed for the worse. Phoned and ordered for tonight. Ordered two of the mega deals for one and tried to pay by card but they could not do it (they normally can) We decided to just go to... More 

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Thank Stacey L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

Fresh Indian takeaway friendly staff lovely mouth watering food that is really fresh would recommend

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Thank Madmandie31
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

We've had food from Sonar Gao on several occasions now over the last couple of years and this time, as always, the food was outstanding and the delivery timely. Our first courses of Lamb Patties and Sheek Kebab were superbly spiced, perhaps it's a touch of corriander there that makes the tastes so fresh. Lamb Tikka Zeera Massala was a... More 

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Thank Graham C
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Worst takeaway I have ever had veg pakora so oily and cooked don't know how many times you could have bounced them. Lamb korma was gristle and fat disgusting, rice cold and nan bread was so thin it was like cardboard. Hence my menu has been shredded. Will go back to my usual place Indian Flavour amazing dishes.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

I have been purchasing carry out meals from this establishment for many years and have never had a disappointing one the service is excellent and the food is very very good I would recommend this carry out to anyone.

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1 Thank Bruce H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

The curries are usually quite nice, if a bit oily on occasion. Good value for money and probably the best down in Leith for a good Indian takeaway.

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Thank Dagmar B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2013

I have had a take away from here a few times and I am well impressed there Madras is the best I have tasted and there vindaloo is hot and still tastes good, I have only had it delivered to my house so I can not tell you what the place is like but the price is good and the... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2012

This indian is by far the best Indian take-away i've tried - seriously surprised and disappointed by the reviews below. We have tried the saag paneer (a must, even for the non-veggies), chana bhaji, north indian garlic chili lamb/chicken, king prawn bhuna, lamb bhuna, bombay potatoes and various starters and all have been fantastic. I think the only disappointement we've... More 

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Thank JAG312
Edinburgh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

My wife and I had a Chicken Bhuna from this place recently and it was the most disgusting curry we have ever had in our lives and we have experienced Indian food from hundreds of Indian take-a-ways and restaurants throughout the UK. In this particular curry, the chicken was soggy and this was something we have never had with chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Fast food, Asian, Middle Eastern
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 191 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh EH6 5LQ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?