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“Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and great value for money.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant
25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland (Old Town)
+44 131 225 2832
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Ranked #28 of 1,789 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Description: Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant based in the Heart of Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a unique journey through the Nepalese cuisine. As well as maintaining the authenticity of the food, Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant strives to elevate the Friendly and relaxed dining experience by following the changing food trends in Nepal. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.
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“Amazing food, lovely atmosphere and great value for money.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I spotted Gurkha restaurant whilst wandering around Edinburgh. It was my wife's birthday so we wanted a nice small restaurant. We were blown away by the amazing food we found here, the favours were just delicious and made it a meal to remember. The restaurant was clean, lovely and warm, making it a relaxing atmosphere. The waiters were so attentive and its lovely to visit a restaurant where the people that work there care about giving good service - something which is sadly rare now. The meal was great value for money for the high standard of food. It's a shame Gurkha restaurant is not nearer to our home. If we go to Edinburgh again, we will definitely pay another visit.

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Gurkha C, Public Relations Manager at Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Philip,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your wonderful review . we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service at our restaurant.
Thanks again for you for your lovely review. we look forward to welcoming you when you are in town.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Creating Smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We went there as our friends refer us. We don't have that much expectation rather than deliver food on time. But it was amazing English and Nepalese food. Guys who i can't forgot at all are Mr. Suman, Sujan & Kumar. Always with smile face...that create smile in our face as well...If you like to be a hot and spicy food to challenge the Scotland snowing weather then you must be call Chef and discuss on it as you found Chef is shot guy but not his experience to make a great food. The design Thank you guys making our trip wounder-full. We will sure come to eat again in your traditional design restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurkha C, Public Relations Manager at Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Hi There,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review . It was our pleasure having you at our restaurant and pleased to hear that you still remember our name. we do remember you were sat at inner sitting very near to bar. we also had a wonderful time to serving you all. You all were very friendly , smiling and chatty too and it was so fun taking photos with -:).
we always always try the best to make our guest feel friendly with bit of affection and love and our brilliant chef with fresh local and authentic Nepalese ingredients never can't go wrong.

Look forward to seeing you all next time when you are in town.
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“Fantastic meal and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

We had an extremely enjoyable meal. Our main courses, a mushroom pyaza and bhuteko kashi (lamb) tasted wonderfully fresh and bursting with flavour. Our starters and side dishes were equally as enjoyable.
Service, right from making the booking until our departure was friendly, polite and helpful.
Prices are very reasonable, especially considering the restaurant's location in the middle of Cockburn Street.
This was one of, if not the best, Asian cuisine meals we have ever had. I would thoroughly recommend the restaurant and we can't wait to return.

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Gurkha C, Public Relations Manager at Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Hi Wendy,
Thanks for your lovely review.
Pleased to hear that you found our service friendly , polite and helpful and food tasted wonderfully fresh and bursting with flavor. Our foods are prepared from the combination of fresh local ingredients and authentic Nepalese species. Right ingredients with our renowned chef can't go wrong -:).
Thanks again for your wonderful review. Hope to see you next time when you are in town.
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“Superb Meal & Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We had a meal here while we where in Edinburgh for a couple of nights

We got a lovely greeting as we went through the door everyone was so friendly and nothing was any bother the menu was very good the dumplings were excellent and the lamb madras was to die for

Well done all of you we will certainly see you when we are next in town.

Sorry for breaking the wine glass on the way out

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurkha C, Public Relations Manager at Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Hi There,
Pleased to read you found our service friendly and food excellent.
we remember you both, sat on front part of restaurant , another corner of window. You both were also friendly and chatty too -:). It was very nice to chat with you.
I saw from bar and came to you when you break glass of next table while you leaving . we will charge you £ 50 extra when you come next time ...never mind just joking -:). Our restaurant manager also was joking at that time -:).
Thank you for your lovely review.
we look forward to welcoming you when you are in town.
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“Brilliant value for money!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

What others have said is true: this restaurant offers excellent service, good food and great value for money.

The menu is varied without being too lengthy, and the staff are happy to spice the dishes according to your liking. There is a good range of beers and wines - lassis were also available, but we didn't partake.

I can thoroughly recommend the mo mo starter - both the chicken and vegetable versions are delicious.

I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurkha C, Public Relations Manager at Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Dear mebanana,
Thank you so much for your kind review. Pleased to hear that you found our food and service excellent as your friends said. Our team always try the best to make our guest feel with bit of affection and love -:). Thanks again for recommending us for every one and I do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Gurkha soon -:).
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