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Kismot

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Southside & Holyrood
Indian, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 228
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 32
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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
Superb !

Visited gurkha as recommended by friend. Everything from the food and service was first class. I could not fault anything , well priced. we will definitely return for what I would consider a memorable dining experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
pram_t
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,854 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Visited gurkha as recommended by friend. Everything from the food and service was first class. I could not fault anything , well priced. we will definitely return for what I would consider a memorable dining experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

I had the rogan josh and every mouth full was a pleasure the rice was cooked to perfection. I had a takeaway but am in no doubt to where I am going to for my next meal out with friends and family. Fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visited Kismot for friends birthday. Haven't been for a good 6/8 months. First thing we noticed is the fresh decor. Greeted by new member of staff who was very polite and very friendly, fits in great with the ethos of the restaurant. Food was phenomenol, fresh, full of flavour and very quick. Regardless of how long between trips always end... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We had read the reviews and as curry lovers we were very disappointed. Don't get me wrong the service was attentive with nothing too much trouble. When we pulled up I thought it was a take away, minimal and boring decor. Tables set more like a cafe not a resturaunt. Bring your own bottle was strange we hadn't prepared for... More 

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BLACK ISLE, SCOTLAND
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Had meant to visit Kismot for quite some time. Was a little surprised at the lack of intimacy with the interior / furnishings. The place had just had a coat of paint internally and the smell of the paint - which in restaurant surroundings these days is a little old fashioned - was everywhere - a little overpowering!. Staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We're made welcome from first walking through the door. Lovely people. Food was very tasty. Didnt know it was bring your own booze but pub next door is on hand if you forget.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After reading all the great reviews we were maybe expecting to much? The restaurant has little atmosphere with harsh spot lights giving the dinning room the feel of a canteen rather than any intimacy . The food was rather bland with no depth of taste. The menu was not extensive so you would expect what was on offer to be... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is by far one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh, if not THE best. If you enjoy curries and the like, you'll love this. The food is always prepared from scratch and fresh. It is always tasty, and the menu selection is so grand that I have been there 20+ times and still don't think that I have tried... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Staff are great, super-friendly. Meal was amazing, lot's of interesting curry choices so you need to keep coming back to try more.

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Myself and four work colleagues ate here last Friday night. We started with poppadum’s, then I ordered the lamb Sag, pilau rice and a garlic nan. We also ordered a few side dishes including their excellent Iron Bruna. The order was taken quickly and efficiently. Can’t remember how long the food took, but it wasn’t too quick and it certainly... More 

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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, Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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.