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“Hidden Gem”

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 2,446 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepalese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Old Town
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant based in the Heart of Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a unique journey through the Nepalese cuisine. As well as maintaining the authenticity of the food, Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant strives to elevate the Friendly and relaxed dining experience by following the changing food trends in Nepal. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 12 May 2014 via mobile

Saw this place whilst on a weekend break in Edinburgh. We recieved the warmest of welcomes. The starters were something neither of us had tasted before, we'll cooked and bags of flavour. They told us to just let them know when we were ready for the next course so we could take a rest! Great service. The food was fantastic, it's just a shame we live so far away!!
Definately worth a visit

Thank MissLean85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Incrediably friendly staff, who were cheerful and helpfull throughout! The food was very tasty and well presented. Very kindly offered us a free drink after dinner as a digestif which added to the brilliant value of the meal. Very pro British military, could not recommend any higher!! Shabash!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Scott M
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best curry in a long time”
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We visited the restaurant having eaten Nepalese food in our home town, so we were delighted to see this one whilst wandering around the city. We decided not to book a table and just try our luck, which thankfully paid off. The service was very friendly and efficient throughout. We enjoyed the cosy and authentic atmosphere that did not feel at all pretentious. After all, we were there for the food. We chose dishes from the menu that were more Nepalese in style (try the mo mo's as a starter!) rather than the more recognisable Indian dishes and they didn't disappoint! The food was extremely tasty and portion sizes were very generous, which is exactly what we had hoped for. If you are interested in a slightly different curry at a reasonable price I would definitely recommend it as a place to eat!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Food_King1308
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“Good food, friendly staff”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

We've been to this restaurant several times over the past few years and have yet to have a bad meal.

Visited April 2014
Thank Fox2319
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Very nice place”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

One of the best Indian restaurants I have ever tried. We went with friends and everyone enjoyed the meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Aggye
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