We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kismot

29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
0131 667 0123
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #45 of 1,855 restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: Indian, Bangladeshi
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

1,768 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
    1,409
    211
    75
    43
    30
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We made a last minutes late booking and my friends and I had dinner at this restaurantand we had a great time, the staff were wonderful, and food was divine. Definitely worth a visit. We order the dad's lamb curry. It was succulent and beautiful flavours I could not stop eating it was very addictive and I ended up cleaning... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Biggar, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

I had read a lot about this restaurant, not least on this website. Everything suggested that this was going to be good. Well, I dunno.... We had booked a table for 1745 on a Saturday which was just as well as soon after the place was going like a fair and folk were waiting on the pavement. The staff were... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Probably the 2nd best indian restaurant in UK, but the best in Edinburgh ! It's not cheap, but not expensive. The food is very tasty, and sometimes really spicy ! If you plan to go there be aware that you can wait for a long time before you get a table, especially during week-ends. It's true that the waiting can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Wish we had known it is a BYOB restaurant so we could have purchased a great bottle of wine. We were able to go to the pub next door and buy beer to drink with dinner. Food was great -recommend the sag with chicken or just plain.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

very good food and the service is great as well, staff always have time to have a chat and make sure your meal is good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Friendly staff but very slow service. Seems to attract a certain type of crowd, which when we visited included a shrieking drunk girl and her boyfriend just interested in have the hottest food on the menu, spoilt it for everyone else in the restaurant. Felt the prices were high given the location and quality of the food. Average veg pakora... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place is different and interesting. Family run, with some clever marketing ploys by the owners e.g. their killer curry (for which you have to sign a disclaimer) and a curry featuring Scotland's other national drink, the chicken Iron Bruna. Décor is bright and cheerful, staff are friendly and smiley. Food was no better or worse than any other half... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You can understand that a place is frequented for its food when the decor is somewhat special. Bright is one word that comes to mind. But one can forget the constant running of the film of their chilli contest because of the family's lovely service. We arrived half an hour late for our booking and the lovely guy was apologising... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Was on a 9 day Journey playing all the best golf courses in Scotland on our last day before we flew back home to LA, We were starving found Kismot on Tripadvisor and called up to see if we needed reservations no need, because they just opened and it was bring your own wine! Then he called me dude over... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

hi been to a few indian res.after seeing reviews and publicity thought give it a try. fairly busy .starter wes ok .main meal chicken tikka came with a sauce on it totally spoiled it.eat it but not again and seemed to be similar sauce to 1 of other mains not tikka. how some one can rate 5 stars I don't... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8

Travelers who viewed Kismot also viewed

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
 
Edinburgh, Scotland
 

Been to Kismot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Kismot, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing