Qismat

Qismat

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Hours
Sun
17:00 - 21:00
Mon
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 21:00
Tue
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 21:00
Wed
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 21:00
Thu
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 21:00
Fri
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 22:00
Sat
12:00 - 14:0017:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles372 reviews
Excellent
221
Very good
71
Average
27
Poor
26
Terrible
27
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Allan C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We were in for a sit down meal last night and just want to send a quick message to thank you all. We didn’t book a table but you managed to squeeze us in, which we are so glad you did, a fabulous experience from the start, warm and welcoming staff and fantastic food. Thank you all so much, we will be back. The restaurant looks amazing after the refurbishment 10/10 👍👍
Written 17 March 2024
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J Campbell
United Kingdom2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
We're the only people there. It felt like we were inconveniencing them by being there. Food was awful and we couldn't eat it. I'll never go back
Written 26 January 2024
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Eddie P
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
Still by far the best curry house in Moray. Highly recommend Murgh eh Mingora, chicken Desi or chicken shaslik All top dishes made with great attention to detail and authentic spices throughout Excellent for eating in or carry outs
Written 13 January 2024
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L L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 family
Absolutely amazing lunch here today. Food was piping hot and delicious. Waiters very friendly and efficient and food was served very quickly. Great selection of food on the lunch menu to choose from. They even cater for kids that don't like curry. Couldn't ask for more.
Written 18 October 2023
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L.davidson
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 solo
Food very expensive £36.10 for 2 take out meals both below expect standard rice comes in a plastic bag not bpa free. Madras is very sweet and no other flavour. Food extremely wet and not appetising.
Written 29 August 2023
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miguelgeddes
17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 couples
Went for the Monday buffet which finishes at 8. We arrived at 7 and had to wait a short while for our reserved table. The choice of starters and desserts was not great and many of the dishes had been emptied, without replenishment leaving largely dried out pakora and naan bread. The main courses of chicken and one lamb were reduced to the sauce only in a few cases , all protein having been taken by earlier diners and again not replenished. Admittedly, we were eating towards the end of the advertised times and perhaps things might have been better had we arrived earlier. The price was reasonable but the quality and choice of dishes on offer reflected that we felt. All in all, not a great dining experience sadly as this restaurant generally gets a good name. Our tip would be arrive early if attending the buffet night.
Written 12 July 2023
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Rozza20
Buckie107 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We had the business lunch menu which is great value. Food was good and plentiful so was the service. We're definitely going back.
Written 3 July 2023
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Jack
Elgin22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
There has been a change in the quality of the food. We have been coming here for a number of years but the last 4 visits have been consistently poor. The buffet night the curries Had no flavour and were watery. The starters were chopped up into little dry pieces. The take away recently the chicken tikka was 4 tiny pieces with no sliced onion as usual. The salad served was bagged lambs lettuce that had wilted away, no lemon tomato it was very poor. The rice and Nan had reduced in portion it was small. The onion bahjis were little half pieces served again no salad as it used to be. The curry I had,had hardly any chicken all sauce. The top of fresh coriander has gone also. The quality has changed a lot and there are other Indians I would recommend in the town that are good quality and value for money. This seems to be more profit over quality now.
Written 19 May 2023
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Derek_H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 none
Whenever we visit my mum in Elgin, one of the first things we plan is when we will be visiting Qismat. It has become a routine over the years. The food is great and the nan bread homemade and delicious . The staff are very polite, helpful and attentive which makes the whole experience very special. Can't wait for our next visit.
Written 30 January 2023
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Freedom88
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 couples
Starters and main course was very nice and really good portion sized and the service was outstanding will certainly be back again!
Written 7 January 2023
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johnJordanportree
Elgin19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 family
Very small amount of rice served directly on the plate, for the 50 years iv been eating curries the rice has always been served separately on a platter or bowl, it’s the first time I’ve left feeling hungry!
Written 16 December 2022
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FarAway782591
Rio das Ostras1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 friends
Best Indian food in Elgin, chicken tikka faslabadi, pilu rice and a cheese and garlic nan is what you need to eat! Magic!!
Written 26 November 2022
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Mama M
Moray194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 friends
This wasn’t our first choice as we had went to spice but they were fully booked up, but either way the 3 Indian restaurants in elgin have a good reputation. I had not been to Quismat since lockdown but have had takeaways. The Quismat was also busy but we managed to get a table! Staff are very friendly including the young girls that come and check tables and deliver condiments. We had poppadoms…. Was a little bit disappointed with the offering (spiced onions were just literally just coloured onions and not like usual spiced onions offered elsewhere and the other dips were a little strange)… Starters were ok, the mains…. Im glad I didn’t order tandoori like my friend did as they ordered a lamb tandoori expecting it to come out on a hot plate sizzling with onions etc! Just tandoori on a plate! With a sauce on the side! Sauce and my Karachi (beautiful curry) were delivered to the table and our rice and lamb tandoori 5 or so minutes later. It would have been a 3 star review based on both our experiences but 4 given that my Karachi was beautiful! If you like hot and spicy but not too spicy I highly recommend this dish. Its a flavour burst dish which just really ticks all the boxes 😀
Written 30 September 2022
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Orkho
Hopeman820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
I am a regular diner at the Qismat and cannot speak too highly of the restaurant. Extensive menu, quick friendly service from all staff and prices on par with other local restaurants. Finally and most importantly a delicious lunch
Written 13 September 2022
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Grahamwwalker
95 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 solo
If you’ve been to a decent Indian restaurant then that becomes a benchmark. In my opinion if you’ve not experienced that then mediocre get mixed up with good. This one adds my to mediocre list. It was buffet night on a Monday night so it was a total cattle market. I went for a la carte as buffet isn’t my thing. Had to wait for a table but that was ok. I thought maybe that was a good sign….it wasn’t. Table was worst in the house - but that’s ok. I’m a single diner. Right beside the bar and all the foot traffic. But what was inexcusable was they didn’t even make my table up when they sat me down. I actually had to ask for a napkin and cutlery. When the latter arrived it was just put in a jumble of knives forks and spoons beside my plate. Presumably I was expected to set my own place. Total amateurish. This was from the waiter who ought to have known better. Ordered chicken chilli bhoona which was nowhere near my previous experience of a bhoona which has a rich dark thick sauce. This was a hot and sour tomato sauce like it had vinegar in it. Maybe lap up this mediocrity. They clearly so as it was busy. But that doesn’t make it acceptable. Another one to add to the mediocrity list - but at least get the basics right guys. Never sit down a diner at a table that hadn’t even been set.
Written 5 September 2022
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