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29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
0131 667 0123
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Ranked #11 of 1,788 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I was taken to the Kismot as a birthday treat by my sister and brother in law after being told by them that they had a great experience the last time they had visited. I had never been to a BYOB restaurant we arrived with our supply of bottles of beer how ever had to ask for a bottle opener... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Eaten here before when it was fairly quiet. had a great meal. This evening food ordinary, my chicken pakora starter was luke warm but I ate it. Main was lamb madras lovely and hot but not as good as last time, lamb delicious. Have eaten better though, in Glasgow and Manchester. Return?Maybe not.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We took my brother for a birthday meal after visiting this place last year. We arrived shortly after 9 and it was pretty quiet. We finished our starters and although it was tasty we found it rather average and there appeared to be lots of food colouring in the kebabs. We were shortly into our mains - my husband had... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I think the portions are getting bigger ,Great meal ,great service and great price ,Very enjoyable we were very happy once again

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Alassio, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I was expecting a better, less generic ambiance given the reviews. Also, service was slow and not very proactive. Food quality was fine although disappointingly the much praised Dad's Lamb was not available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Kismot is always our go to curry house because of a combination of excellent food and great service. After reading the review below however, I felt compelled to write my first review on trip advisor! I visited last night with my partner and my partner's mum. We were sat straight away for our table at 7.30 and staff, as usual,... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Overall, not a good experience for the following reasons; Service – we arrived at 8.30 for a table we had booked for 2. We were sat down quickly and given menus straight away. From this moment on the service went downhill. About 30 minutes later a waiter arrived to take our order and over an hour later our food arrived!... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Took a party of 6 here for dinner tonight. The place was buzzing. Lots of big tables with chat smiles all round. The staff were really welcoming and friendly, from the brother and (gorgeous) sister on the desk to the helpful staff serving the food. There's a clear window behind the front desk do you can see the mother, father... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been to Kismot several times and without fail it provides amazing service and great food. The staff are incredibly courteous and accommodating - and they're always happy to help out with requests. I came here for my boyfriend's birthday once, and they allowed me to bring a birthday cake which they stored in the fridge while we ate... More

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Ulverston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Coming from the Centre of Birmingham and having visited India, I have since the 70`s many years of sampling all types of Asian Resturants,some authentic, some mediocre, with varying degrees of quality food and service. Here the food was first rate and just as I remember in India, the welcoming service from the owners son and Daughter was great, more... More

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