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Kismot

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Southside & Holyrood
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi
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29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
0131 667 0123
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4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Wee Family run Indian and Bangladeshi restaurant.Mum and Dad cooking with...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Indian Food We Have Ever Had

My wife and I are staying in Edinburgh for our honeymoon, traveling from the United States. Kismot is situated close to the flat where we are staying. There is no shortage of tasty indian food restaurant options for us back home, and we are big fans so we have shared quite a few meals across... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was the 2nd time my friend and I had visited Kismot after finding the food delicious on our first trip. The food again was lovely. We ordered the following: Starters: King Prawn and Chana Puri Main: Chicken Iron Bruna, Chicken Amm, Pilau Rice and a Garlic Naan (£40) The initial service was good,but from the moment the food was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited for the first time last year and the food was great, so much so that we recommended to a number of friends and family. Unfortunately our visit this time was not the same and I certainly won't be recommending it. The food was incredibly oily, you could see the amount of oil coming out of my Murgh Chicken Tikka... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I are staying in Edinburgh for our honeymoon, traveling from the United States. Kismot is situated close to the flat where we are staying. There is no shortage of tasty indian food restaurant options for us back home, and we are big fans so we have shared quite a few meals across quite a few restaurants. We... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Me girlfriend and I went to this restaurant for first time because of the great reviews from TripAdvisor. I must say that it really live up on my expectations. The service was very kind and the food incredibly good. We ordered samosas, pakoras, a chickpeas side which I can't remember the name and chicken tikka massala with naan bread and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

BYOB is always a plus when you are on a budget. But the real benefit of this wonderful family restaurant where mum cooks in the back kitchen is the stunning and authentic Indian food. Highly recommended.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Arrived on time. Service was slow, we had pre-ordered a Killer, but they did not seem to have any record of this & we were suggested just to try the sauce. Whilst hot, no hotter than the Naga & smelt really nasty & tasted pretty awful. There was a very definite chemical smell, could not quite work out what it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The guys there are all very friendly and welcoming. Food is good and I would definitely recommend. There are a couple of unusual curries as well as all the well known classics.

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Peterlee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Decided to come to this restaurant because of such great reviews and we weren't disappointed! Delicious food and great service, lives up to the hype.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

On Saturday we had our 3rd trip to Kismot. The previous two trips had been good. The service from our waitress on Saturday was good. I ordered a veg haggis (beans and lentils) Lahore (medium), and also tasted a friend's lamb curry. I had no alcohol. I spent the next day being sick / in bed with a bout of... More 

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Leven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We booked this just because it was near Masson House where we were staying in Edinburgh and I was so pleased that we did. Beautiful prepared food it a very relaxed atmosphere. It was packed so service was a little slow, and the sunny staff could not have apologised more. Well worth the visit and I would recommend this to... More 

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Additional Information about Kismot

Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 667 0123
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 St. Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: 0131 667 0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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