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“Just like being in India”
Review of Kismot

Kismot
Ranked #57 of 2,507 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Description: Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with the kids at the front of house.Bring your own bottle (no corkage charge, wine and beer only)Food cooked and served with alot of love and affection.Try our mums homestyle cooking chicken and lamb on the bone (what we have for dinner at home !) Dont forget the chocolate nan bread and other dishe's only available at our place my friends ! ! ! :)Open every day 4.30pm to 11.30pm
Scourie, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just like being in India”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

I have spent some time in India over the last forty years and I can truly say that this dining experience was just like being there again.I loved the decor-bright cheerful colours. I was taken into the kitchen to meet the waiter,Ahmed's Mum and Dad and it was so delightful to see his Mum in a Sari cooking and to experence the buzz of a "working" Indian kitchen with all the clattering of pans and chatter of people obviously enjoying their work.
The night we went was very busy -with one full table of over 20 and waiting for another large group to come in as well as 2 other couples but we were served quickly by smiling staff showing no signs of stress. It was also very good value for money. Thank you......we will be back

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Sheilah C
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The_Family_at_Kismot, Manager at Kismot, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello there

Lovely review, many many thanks from the family here at Kismot. It is always great to hear we are just like being in India, as we have mum and dad cooking their authentic Indian dishes - exactly how they used to back home!

Thank you again for all your positive comments about us and we would love to see you back soon.

Love from the family at Kismot
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“Real Indian Food”
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Clever concept. You choose the meat (chicken or lamb) and the sauce. There are about 15 different ones (non spice, mild or very spicy). The nans are also great. The service is extremely friendly and are looking well to their customers. When we were there their was a big group of about 20 people. Their was a delay with our food but were informed immediately and given free fried bred and sauces as a starter.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Spiros N
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The_Family_at_Kismot, Manager at Kismot, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello there

Thank you for your review and for your praise on our menu concept.

Sorry again for the delay and thanks again for your positive comments all round!

Love from the family at Kismot
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“Great neighbours”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

I've been living round the corner for them for a few years now and they've always been my go to when I haven't felt like making something in the house. Incredibly friendly staff, and some great tasting food.

I mainly order take-away but on the occassions I have dined in I've been pleased with the service. If you're going late Friday/Saturday it would be best to call and check on availability, it's a popular place!

Also: Try the vegetable pakora - they're delicious

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Dinho E
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The_Family_at_Kismot, Manager at Kismot, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello there

Thank you for your positive comments regarding our food! Yes, id definitely call up before hand on most nights to avoid any disappointment.

Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

Love from the family at Kismot
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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“Great food and good service - just a wee bit off the beaten track”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

My friend and I went pre-theatre and we got there about 6pm. It's about 15 mins walk from the Royal Mile. It was not busy and we were well attended to and the food was served in good time. We took our own beers and no corkage charge. We had two starters to share and two main courses with pilau rice. The food was excellent, freshly prepared and very tasty. The bill came to £32.50 a great price for a great meal in the city.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank LornaScotland
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The_Family_at_Kismot, Manager at Kismot, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello there

Wonderful review, thank you very much!

Your comments on the food are appreciated greatly, as we have mum and dad in the kitchen day after day cooking their authentic Indian dishes.

It would be great to have you back any time!

Love from the family at Kismot
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“Excellent as always”
Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

This was my third visit to kismot and yet again it didn't disappoint. Food was excellent with a vast amount of food to chose from on the menu. Great that you can bring your own alcohol and the staff are happy to provide the glasses. Excellent tasty food and fast efficient service. Definitely recommend and will be visiting again next time we are in Edinburgh!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank DevonAngel45
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The_Family_at_Kismot, Manager at Kismot, responded to this review, 14 May 2014
Hello there

Thank you for the great review, we are glad you had a good time!

Yes, we are BYOB due to not profiting from alcohol because of our religious beliefs, but we wont stop you!

See you again soon.

Love from the family at Kismot
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