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Gurkha Chef

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5 Palmerston Road, Aberdeen AB11 5QP, Scotland
+44 1224 586005
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Went here after searching for an Indian restaurant near where I was working. Food was very good and the service was very friendly. Had the Nepalese lamb, was nice and was about as hot as I can go curry wise. The Gurkha beer is very nice too.

Thank Sy1441
Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016

If this restaurant was in Union Square it would be packed every evening but situated just outside the main car park, it doesn't get the footfall it deserves and at times is quiet. We eat here regularly as the food is superb. It's a varied menu with a number of tasty dishes. Just try it.

Thank Tombobusbo
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

We wre recommended this place by a family friend. Well. It was alright. We were the only people in the restaurant. The restaurant was cold and I had my scarf on most of the time. The radiators were put on for us but they near reached anything more than luke warm. Overall we expected it to be a lot nicer... More 

Thank JellyBunny_x
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will certainly my be going back for a second visit. The price was great and a great find :) Would recommend to anyone who likes a good curry, or something a wee different.

Thank Gemma B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We loved this restaurant. The staff are very pleasant, the food is excellent and good prices. Much better food than many Indian restaurants in Aberdeen. I have nearly tried them all! Will be back for sure

Thank littlereddevilag
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

We'd often fancied trying this restaurant, but hadn't quite got around to it until last night. It turned out to be a real hidden gem near by Union Square. Excellent Service, fantastic food quality and reasonably priced. This would be a great alternative to the busy overpriced options within Union Square as its only a short walk away! Will definitely... More 

Thank TJB333333
Portlethen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

My partner booked table to celebrate my birthday, so glad I had hinted! Certainly wasn't disappointed....this is a lovely little gem of a place, excellent food rich aromatic flavours, attentive but not intrusive service from the extremely friendly staff. Will definitely return.

Thank LoriMid22
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Visited on a Thursday night, there were only 2 other tables in use, however I needn't have worried as the the various dishes which we had were all excellent. The Royal Chicken Tikka was delicious and I also loved the Himalayan Lamb which had lots of huge chunks of meat. The only downsides were the onion bhajis (a bit solid... More 

Thank rvd147
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2016

We have a family meal for 4 at the Gurkha Chef and the taste was fantastic, I normally look for a set menu Indian meal, but at time we head here, the flavors are always fantastic, but for the price, we could be doing with a few extra nibbles to top the meal off, a set-menu for 4 would be... More 

Thank harrymack19
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out during a lunch break. They had a great little lunch menu consisting of an optional starter, main dish with rice or chapati. Portion size was ideal for lunch. Excellent service from the staff. Definitely worth the jaunt across the road from Union Square for a different experience from the usual chains! Will definitely return for an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Palmerston Road, Aberdeen AB11 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 586005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?