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The Cholas - CLOSED


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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Delivery, Reservations, BYOB

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Reviewed March 10, 2015

The food was very good and tasted authentic. The service was very fast and the staff all polite and accommodating. Quite a small restaurant which made for a nice atmosphere. Having said that, the staff will push tables together for larger parties.

Date of visit: January 2015
Thank AaronCrookshanks
Reviewed December 11, 2014

I ate here with my family after a recommendation from a family friend. It is a small and friendly restaurant. The food was freshly prepared and very tasty. The service was professional but the waiter was friendly. I'm looking forward to going back soon.

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank Jen C
Reviewed December 4, 2014

had been here second time with my friends and as usual it was lovely ,have seen a comment here on tripadvisor of closing down but its a wrong information someone has posted on tripadvisor because i spoke to the manager he said "no we would...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank tatz_11
Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

As we entered we saw the for sale sign on the door. Recommended by a friend, the food was as good as we had been told. Unbelievable lime pickle and possibly the best Tarka Dahl I've had in thirty years. Not sure where this wonderful...More

1  Thank EdinburghRoryH
Reviewed November 25, 2014

I'd been to Cholas before and liked it - so I was glad to go back there with family. Unfortunately it wasn't a good experience this time! I've travelled a lot in South India and love the food there. No chance of finding this sort...More

Date of visit: November 2014
Thank PeterJB57
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Located on Clerk Street, this is a great option for good Indian food. We ordered Masala Dosa- tastes so South Indian and Fried Chilly Idli- chinese sauces gave a taste we were looking for, from past 2 weeks(I'm very particular about the taste, and liked...More

Date of visit: November 2014
1  Thank Diksha1410
Reviewed November 1, 2014

(Review by my wife)We visited for a quick meal before a concert at the Queens Hall and it was very good. I was spoiled for choice being a veggie and eventually decided on a Dosa which was fantastic. My partner had a chicken Dosa which...More

Date of visit: October 2014
Thank Iainmoff
Reviewed October 23, 2014

I had been to this restaurant with my friends and we had the best time ever nice friendly waiter excellent service and the food was just awesome ,very yummy,would certainly go back again,a nice place to have the best of south indian dishes

Thank tatz_11
Reviewed June 28, 2014

There are a few really good-value restaurants in South Clerk Street and this is definitely one of them. We were actually looking for somewhere else (now closed) and noticed The Cholas instead. It's BYOB, so although we were drinking water, we didn't feel pressured to...More

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank Stormpetrel2011
Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

The benefits to a customer of trip advisor is that it allows us to leave constructive honest feedback without creating ill feeling to the people serving you at the time and gives the business an opportunity to learn from their guests experience. This is what...More

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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
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