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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

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Neighborhood:
Old Town
Indian, Asian, Nepali
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25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant...
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic 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 & Restaurant strives to elevate the Friendly and relaxed 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 & Resaurant 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!

Visited this restaurant on a weekend break. Food tasty and reasonably priced. Staff super friendly and attentive. Would certainly recommend. Busy at weekends so would advise booking.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Wales, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visited this restaurant on a weekend break. Food tasty and reasonably priced. Staff super friendly and attentive. Would certainly recommend. Busy at weekends so would advise booking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Really not going to go overboard writing about this because really all one can say is it's the best Indian/Nepali food we've ever had. Ever. Ever. Ever. And we live in the 4th largest city in America. So yeah, go here. Quickly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visited with friends and we were all very impressed with this restaurant. My lamb starter was gorgeous, small chunks of lamb in a lovely spicy salad. My madras was amazing with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Some interesting things on the menu that I'd never seen or tasted before. Unassuming place that you may be tempted to walk by but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Such tasty and delicious food and impeccable service! Cannot fault it, especially the dhal and sea bass. Very busy on the weekends so you may need to book 👍

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of our favorites. Vegetable korma, and pineapple/coconut rice. Garlic naan (bread). The servers were all wonderful. They took several photos of us (at our request). We at every last bite of food. If you like Indian food, do NOT miss this place. You will not be disappointed!

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to the Gurkha Cafe and Restaurant. We had booked a table for 6, and I am pleased that we did - people were actually queuing to get in! The staff were attentive and very professional; the decor was attractive; the prices were very reasonable. The age of our group ranged from 10 to nearly 50... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

AMAZING RESTAURANT-NICE people!! GREAT family owned restaurant-awesome food and I felt like we were treated like family!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a great place to eat..., great location, great food, great atmosphere and great reputation judging by how popular it was when we visited. The staff were very friendly, helpful and informative in helping guests in selecting their choice of meal. The menu covers a wide range of food which will satisfy (almost) any eating desires. Everything about our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My friend and I ate here very recently and both had a fantastic meal. We were late arriving but the restaurant was still quite busy. The meal got off to a great start with the poppadums as the depth of flavour in the dips was just wonderful. Then delicious Nepalese curries with tender chicken and beautifully spiced sauces. The apricot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Fantastic Indian food in a great location just off the Royal Mile, High Street. Some of the best Indian food you'll ever have, from the onion relish and garlic Nan to the Chicken Tikka and their special lamb dish. Spicing especially subtle, and hot and spicy. Get there early, especially on a weekend (by 6:00) or book in advance, it's... More 

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Additional Information about Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

Description

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic 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 & Restaurant strives to elevate the Friendly and relaxed 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 & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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