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“Haven't been for a while...so happy to come back”

Golden Ambal North & South Indian Restauarant
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Ranked #323 of 2,389 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$27
Cuisines: Indian
Description: In the heart of Leith walk, Golden Ambal welcomes you to explore a new food culture, a menu that will take you on a culinary journey around India, inspired from the exotic flavours of north and south. Our customers are our biggest promoters, and we are committed to providing the best experience every time. We guarantee that you will be a regular visitor after trying out our food once, because we believe authentic taste is above all. This made us one of the best reviewed restaurant in Edinburgh to serve north and south Indian food. Let it be a casual dine in or a big party, book a table online anytime from 2 hours up to 6 months in advance, we have the right space to accommodateup to 60 guests. We are delighted to celebrate our successful fourth year, with unique Mother's recepies crafted and perfectedover time. Proud to bring the authentic and diverse taste of India to Edinburgh, the great capital of Scotland.
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Description: In the heart of Leith walk, Golden Ambal welcomes you to explore a new food culture, a menu that will take you on a culinary journey around India, inspired from the exotic flavours of north and south. Our customers are our biggest promoters, and we are committed to providing the best experience every time. We guarantee that you will be a regular visitor after trying out our food once, because we believe authentic taste is above all. This made us one of the best reviewed restaurant in Edinburgh to serve north and south Indian food. Let it be a casual dine in or a big party, book a table online anytime from 2 hours up to 6 months in advance, we have the right space to accommodateup to 60 guests. We are delighted to celebrate our successful fourth year, with unique Mother's recepies crafted and perfectedover time. Proud to bring the authentic and diverse taste of India to Edinburgh, the great capital of Scotland.
Reviewed 13 November 2018

Really happy to come back here. Had a dosa as a starter (a thin pancake from fermented batter made from black lentil also called urad bean) which is a South Indian dish. I had it plain served with delicious coconut and other chutneys. My mate is vegetarian so he had a channa (chick pea) masala which was really tasty and I'm so addicted to vindaloo I had a lamb one of those. All very tasty and bursting with spices. It's BYOB so you can take a bottle of wine and they also have a full bar. Very friendly service and a lovely atmosphere. The people at the two tables next to us looked like Indians and they cleared their plates with great enthusiasm which I think is always a good sign of an authentic restaurant. 100% recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

A pretty good curry but I would say a 3.5 rather than 4. Fresh food, slightly hotter than usual but not mental. Would go back

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

I ordered as a takeaway from leith (of which there are currently many to indian takeaways to choose from).

Food arrived in a timely manner and was a good temperature so no complaints.

The onion bhajis were great - ticked our box!

The rest of the food was okay. Quite light and fragrant for an indian -nice for a change but was looking for the full bhuna so to speak. We tried the Kadai (lamb) and Tikka Masala (chicken) with garlic naan and jeera rice.

Overall it was pleasant albeit I've had better meat and curry dishes elsewhere - it was good value for money however.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived 20 mins early for a booking which was no problem. Byob optional, staff even opened our fizz. Food was amazing, will definitely be back.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Our meal was delicious, particularly the plain dosa and tikka garlic masala. Service was quick and efficient. We visited before 6pm on a weekday and got buy one get one free on our curries. Will definitely visit again.

Date of visit: October 2018
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