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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

25-27 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
01312252832
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Ranked #48 of 1,836 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Nepali
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Good for: Families with children
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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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a little gem of Cockburn street, staff very attentive and helpful. Food was some of the best with the sheehk kebab the best I have ever tasted. My wife had the pangasius fish from the tandoori oven which was again textures that were creamy full of flavour. Interesting frontage which does not do justice to the interior or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We happened to walk by and decided to check it out: we were happily surprised by the quality of the food, presentation and service. The butter chicken was, by far, the best we ever had. Period. Just go. Seriously. Go. ;) PS: we have tons of indian restaurant in Montreal, and this one beats them all.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic meal. I had looked at other trip adviser reviews and chose this restaurant in advance of our trip to Edinburgh. The welcome was lovely by all the staff members who we had a few chats with throughout the evening. The restaurant is well decorated to reflect Gurkha traditions. The food is absolutely fantastic quality and quantity, best curries... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Decided to come here after finding it on TripAdvisor. It was my 22nd birthday and i had such a wonderful evening here. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent. The staff were super friendly and they even threw in a complementary chocolate cake for my birthday! Really great value for the standard of food you get. Really recommend to... More

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lowton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews on here we decided to try it. My hubby had the lamb shank and he said it was really nice. I had saag lamb, which was ok but wouldn't order again that more down to personal taste than there being anything wrong with it. The nan was lovely too.if I had a criticisms it would be that... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Ate here because it was the nearest curry house to my hotel. Expectations not too high as it is in the middle of the tourist area. However it was absolutely fantastic. My saag paneer was full of flavour. Will definitely be back!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Would have given six "stars" to this place if possible! Can't think of anything that could have been better. The food was so very much to our liking, we spent a good part of our meal actually talking about how much we liked it and comparing it to other "Indian" meals we've had in this city and others. So far... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food!! Extremely highly recommended. Go for the Nepalese menu items, really delicious and spicy, but not with too much kick. That is all that is needed to be said.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Quiet little restaurant, only a few paces from the Royal Mile. Good value for central Edinburgh, with great staff. Made an interesting change from the average High Street Indian restaurant e.g. apricot naan, as a change from Peshwari. I really enjoyed the tender Leg of lamb cooked in Nepalese Herbs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very good,menu was great staff very friendly and helpful. The food was above average and well presented,the restaurant was clean. Keep it up.

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