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“Buffet lunch”
Review of Kalpna

Kalpna
Ranked #427 of 2,505 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Buffet lunch”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

My partner and I visited Kalpna for the buffet lunch.

The food was delicious. I would have preferred though that the different dishes on the buffet had been labelled, as we didn't know what we were eating, and would have liked to know what each of them were.

The waitress took our drinks orders and served our drinks straight away. We found the service to be great, and the restaurant was full to capacity! We will definitely be back :)

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Cacheena
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Millbrook, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent authentic food for amazing value”
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is consistently good and the quality is fantastic. We have only ever been to the lunchtime buffet but are never disappointed. The only slight negative is the decor which looks a little dated . But this is easy to overlook as the food is amazing. It's also great as a vegetarian to eat at a buffet without having to worry if it's got meat in a dish or not. The staff are also very friendly :)

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Perth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Shocking Customer Service”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

If you are looking for an Indian restaurant with good ambiance, don't go here.
If you are looking for a place just to eat a meal with value for money, don't go here.
If you are looking for a place where you want to be treated like a normal customer should, then definitely don't go here.

If you want to eat mediocre food and pay more to complain later, go here !
If you want to spoken rudely to by the Hotel staff without any courtesy, you must go here !
If you want to lament(after being here) that you could cook a better Indian meal and eat in a much peaceful place, definitely go here !

I was extremely disappointed with the way we were treated as a family when we had a one year old baby with us. Greedy owner needs to given lessons on Hotel Management.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Srihari V
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent good and service”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We don't eat onion and garlic but that wasn't a problem for kalpana. They arranged food for us without hesitation and it was very delicious. Will defiantly recommend this Resturent. Lovely food service and atmosphere.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Namamrita
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic Family Night out - one of Edinburgh's finest!”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Having frequented Kalpna many time as a student in Edinburgh some years ago, I was thrilled at the opportunity to go back with my family during my most recent trip. They've revamped the place with some stunning decor, giving it a great ambiance! We ordered an assortment of starters and then I had the Archna Thali ( a selection of tasty curries, daal, rice and accompaniments). Somehow, I even had room for dessert, and the gulab jaman was fantastic! The icing on the cake was knowing that my dad, who has always been a meat lover, left Kalpna feeling full and happy!

Would recommend it to anyone looking for great food, a homely vibe and an iconic Edinburgh dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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3 Thank T-A-Pela
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