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Dhaba Diner

37 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DD, Scotland
+44 131 667 2720
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Ranked #161 of 1,854 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Dhaba Diner west Nicolson Street, serving authentic Indian food in tapas style, Dhaba diner is unique,small yet very cosy
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Dhaba Diner west Nicolson Street, serving authentic Indian food in tapas style, Dhaba diner is unique,small yet very cosy
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English first
Falkirk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We dined here at the weekend after a really good recommendation & great TA reviews. However we did not have the same experience as the reviews. Unlike the pictures on the website, it was a small room with about 6 tables. Website also says "Indian Tapas", however we were given a Festival Menu to choose from which was the only... More

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Edinburgh
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I booked this "restaurant" after reading great reviews on trip advisor, and seeing an extensive tapas menu on their website. I was expecting to dine in the large basement venue as the website photos detailed. On arrival, i was convinced I'd been on the wrong site! The basement restaurant was actually a pokey hole in the wall, with 5 tables... More

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Edinburgh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I booked a table here after hearing good reviews. Well whoever thinks this place is good, I'll have some of whatever they are on. Firstly despite having booked a 'table' we were made to stand in the rain while others finished due to the location being the size of a toilet ( incidentally there were no toilets!).... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is small; when we visited there were 18 diners and it was pretty cramped. However, if anything that added to the experience which was most enjoyable. The owner was really friendly and quite a character taking time to talk through the dishes on offer. Our visit was during the festival and they were offering a cut down menu... More

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Edinburgh
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went for a meal here with my parents as they were visiting during the festival, the menu was confusing to say the very least, on one side was a vegetarian menu which looked to be reasonably priced but apparently this was only available during lunch, despite the fact this restriction was mentioned nowhere. On the reverse there was a set... More

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Burntisland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had been here before and loved the tapas idea but this time, as is was during the festival, there was a set menu. The menu was much reduced but the food was still fantastic. It is now in smaller premises so we had to book in advance, and fit shows around it but it was worth the hassle. The... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I have eaten at Dhaba diner several times now and we are looking forward to going back. The Tapas idea is fantastic, every time we go we try new dishes and while I have some favourites I love trying new things. It's a great place to go with friends as you can try many dishes, our usual... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great ..simply WOW,,,,,The place is full of positivity ...off course what to tell you all....The food is best in its class.... You will find people around you,,with a big smile always...Hope my home would be near to it....But Dhaba Diner attracts me from long.....Everything made here is filed with love..and who doesn't get attracts to LOVE...Love you Dhaba Diners,,,You always... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This place is amazing the food is fantastic the staff are very very helpful the best indian food in Edinburgh but what makes it better is its Tapas dishes so you get to try a a few dishes! The Diner is small so make sure you book.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I went on a city break having ordered Tesco Clubcard vouchers, and it was well worth it. The owner was doing the front of house, and spoke to all of the customers as though they were family, and really made you feel welcome. The food tasted amazing, and the tapas style meant that sharing dishes and trying new foods was... More

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