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Ola Kala is a Greek street-food restaurant, awarded with the Edinburgh restaurant awards 2019! It is a fun-loving restaurant in the West End of Edinburgh (Haymarket), with in- and outdoors seating. The aromas of the freshly grilled dishes carry the visitor around Greek colourful places of an endless summer dream. At Ola Kala, salads and dips are at their best, seasoned with herbs and spices, along with and gyros wraps and main courses. In our cosy relaxing atmosphere, you can also enjoy the best walnut baklava in town, after a delicious meal.
PRICE RANGE
£4 - £15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Greek, Grill, Street Food
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 January 2024 via mobile

Tasty food, but serious hygiene issues. I watched the chef, wearing gloves, take garbage bags out of the restaurant and come back in with the same gloves to prepare food. Not acceptable. Will not return here.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Food excellent but not an ideal sit in experience as we had a constant door opening experience with delivery folk arriving for take aways. Decor very basic but staff very nice just more of a takeaway place than a restaurant

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Excellent Greek "fast-food". I went there for dinner twice, had the (half) mixed grill the first time and the pork gyro the second time. Both were great. The gyro seemed to be like the real thing - I had one at first but couldn't resist...from having one more. I also very much liked the Greek orange juice in the blue can which had no fizz and tasted like fresh one. The prices are on the low side.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023

Went to Greece this year and couldn’t stop thinking about the gyros over there and didn’t think id find somewhere in Edinburgh that was just as good but now I have! 10/10 the server even gave me some baklava to try which was really good...but the pork gyros were amazingMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Great little authentic Greek restaurant providing fast, friendly service and generous, tasty plates of food. Also caters for vegetarian and vegan.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Food was sensational, so fresh and tasty. Owners where lovely and really friendly. Would definitely recommend the Crispy Chicken Gyros Meal with the veg and halloumi.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

This place must be good in the past, as this was the worst Greek food restaurant I have ever had. And it had good reviews and rating somehow. Meat was reheated and dry, I had to stop eating as worried about health and safety. Chip?...I had better chips reheating overnight microwaved frozen chips at home, I would not consider what they cooked restaurant quality or chips at all (especially comparing with all the nice chips in the UK) Tomato was soggy, consist with rest of the food presented. Staff seems not fluent in English, good chance he gets so many bad reviews from customer and he had no responses and he agrees.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023

Food was absolutely delicious. Excellent service and friendly staff. First time visiting and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

Lucky to get the last table early in evening Great busy atmosphere Staff friendly efficient and informative Wide choice of Greek dishes all superbly cooked

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Very nice place, excellent staff and fantastic food!! Highly recommended. We had the mixed grill with tasteful starters. Very tasty indeed!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 1 July 2023

We got the platter and it was some of the best food we had in all of the UK! Everything was cooked perfectly and seasoned so well! The sausages are a must!!! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 20 June 2023

We had a fantastic family meal from Ola Kala Grill & Deli The food was Amazing . so fresh and tasty and made us feel as if we were in Greece on holiday. We had a mix of starters , the Dolmadakia , stuffed vine...leaves were the nicest I’ve ever had , and I’m fussy about my vine leaves , & the assorted Greek pies were so fresh and delicious. We had a lovely mix of mains , the country sausage heap ( the best sausages ever ) , chicken Gyros , slow roasted skewers meal & the dill & tomato roasted giant beans protein salad ( vegan ) , all were delicious . The olives and dips all tasted amazing as well. We ordered desserts but had to have them later as we were so full from the starters and mains . When we did have them , wow , absolutely delicious.We tried the creamy Galakto Boureko, angels hair almond roll , zesty orange cake , moist walnut cinnamon cake & mix of juicy Greek treats . We ordered cherries & nuts yoghurt with thyme honey for breakfast the next day & it was so tasty. We bought some awarded extra virgin kalamaki olive oil as well as it comes from the family’s own groves & smells & tastes wonderful . The service was excellent & friendly . We would highly recommend Ola Kala if you want delicious authentic Greek foodMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

We were very happy with our choice! Delicious Greek food & relaxed atmosphere. More than we could eat!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023 via mobile

Amazing dinner at Ola Kala! It was such a great experience with our family of 8. The food was great and the service was equally spectacular.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

Dangerous food. Sausage you undercooked. The spicy feta sauce was dried on the pita. Potatoes were hard and old, not eatable.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Hello, There is free Wifi connection, available at Ola Kala.
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Yes Madam. We do have a high chair. You are most welcome and the baby, too 🌞🌞⭐🌷🌷🌷🌻🌻🌞
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OLA KALA GREEK GRILL & DELI, Edinburgh - West End - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Ola Kala Greek Grill & Deli offers takeaway services.

Yes, Ola Kala Greek Grill & Deli offers delivery services.

Yes, Ola Kala Greek Grill & Deli is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Ola Kala Greek Grill & Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5