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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

25-27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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Ranked #46 of 1,854 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Nepali
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a 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 strives to elevate the 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 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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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We stumbled on this place by accident while on our way to a Fringe show and thought we'd give it a try. We shared a mixed starter which was all delicious, but the chicken pakora and chicken tikka were particularly good. My partner followed that with butter chicken and I ordered methi chicken. When our meal arrived though, I noticed... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We were looking for good Indian food with vegetarian options. Bonus to be exposed to Nepalese entrees. Typical tight quarters. Decor help create a unique atmosphere. Medium spice Dal Makhani was flavorful and fresh. Excellent naans for hungry travelers.

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Carlisle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We arrived without booking at around 6pm and they found seats for us (others slightly later had a longer wait). Drinks menu was standard for an Indian-style restaurant. We were just looking for a quick meal so chose mains and rice. I ordered paneer maknahni with pineapple & coconut rice - unfortunately they only had a small amount of paneer... More

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Austin, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was my second time here, which was actually a happy accident. I found it on TA two years ago and loved it. This trip my husband was with me and I wanted him to pick a place, although I secretly really just wanted to go back here. It ended up he unknowingly chose the same restaurant. It was just... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I did enjoy my dinner at Gourka and can only confirm the positive comments of other reviewers. Very friendly and attentive staff. I took a mix of "Tikka" meat bits, all delicious and tasty. As main dish I followed the waiter's advice and took the"on the bone" lamb curry, melting meat in a subtly spiced sauce. Wow, really above my... More

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Went for a birthday treat with hubby during the festival so it was busy for a Tuesday night! There was plenty of options on the menu, even for a veggie like myself. We found the service excellent; friendly and efficient. The food looked great when it arrived and it tasted even better. My husband and I have visited quite a... More

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dalkeith
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We were entertaining out coeliac son on a flying visit from Manchester and came across this little gem in Cockburn street Edinburgh. They quickly assured us that they could do gluten free food and from the minute we stepped in to the time we left we felt like distinguished guests. The staff are the most polite people I have ever... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I had two lunches here with group of veg/non veg eaters, the only thing on our mind after having first meal was when are we coming back for next, Superbly tasty food, great service!! 5star to say the least

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I went with a couple of friends and their ten year old daughter. Not only was the service attentive and polite, but the food was to die for! They didn't overload you with food, but gave good portions. We got a couple of appetizers to share, some naan and had the Korma and a nepalese lamb dish. The korma is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The food was really good. Everything we had tasted good. It would have been a 5 if when we arrived we didn't have to wait 15 min longer for our table and the male waiters were not friendly. Overall great experience.

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