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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

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Old Town
Indian, Asian, Nepali
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25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cleveland, Ohio
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here for dinner and the entire experience was fabulous! The food was incredible. The appetizers were delicious and the entrees were mouth-watering! The service was great too. When we were leaving, the chef came out and thanked us for coming in. We were definitely impressed by the great customer service. I wish I lived in Edinburgh so I... More 

Thank yoderka2
London, UK
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick meal mid shows at Festival. Fantastic flavours and good service. Wish I lived in Edinburgh so I could easily come back!

Thank JABU73
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for lunch. Food was absolutely amazing. We had tandoori chicken and tandoori seabass - both beautifully seasoned and cooked to perfection. One of the nicest meals I've had for a while. Lovely!

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Early booking last night as we were doing the Festival! This place has never disappointed! Was heaving but table was ready, food was fresh and delicious as ever and the service quick and so friendly! Absolutely 5 star!

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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was very tasty, with lots of flavour. Rice portion is enough to share between two people. Service was friendly, but very rushed. The restaurant was overbooked it seemed, and many two person walkins were seated at four chair tables, while four person bookings were asked to return "a few minutes later". It felt like they were trying to... More 

Thank Largetogo
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very busy so get there early or be prepared to queue. Not sure if they take bookings. Food was delicious and very generous. We had the chicken momo and the chef's special chicken, which was really wonderfully flavoured. King Prawn tandoori wa also excellent and with wonderful bread. Service is genuinely warm and friendly too - and it was ram... More 

Thank CambridgeLady7359
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent authentic Gurkha restaurant. All dishes were delicious, there were four of us so plenty to taste, service great even on a busy festival night and overall fantastic experience. Will definitely return and would recommend.

Thank ggmthomson
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128 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendliness and service remain exceptional. Food remains the star. Stick to Nepalese choices rather than Indian. Momo starter and Lamb Choila. Main of Poleko Bhale Kukhura. Just can't go wrong here. Excellent value for money. Nice touch not seen before here where Head Chef did a round of the tables to check all was well and enjoyed a fascinating discussion... More 

Thank Redrab1980
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at about 5.30 for an early dinner. A few tables were already taken. We were seated straight away. Although it was early evening the restaurant soon got busy. We ordered chicken and the vegetable momo's to start along with a ghurka prawn dish. We shared a rice and chicken curry, a Dahl dish and a paneer Karai, along with... More 

Thank manofkent1394
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about nine o clock without a reservation looked very busy very polite staff on the front manage to get a table for the two of us,, drinks waiter arrived promptly and took our order the food was cooked beautifully arrived about 10 minutes after ordering great tasty food good atmosphere and staff very efficient , the Nepalese chef came... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Indian, Asian, Nepali
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
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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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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